$280 – $330

TACKERS 1 & 2 (T1/3 & T2/3)

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Mount Martha Yacht Club

Cnr Esplanade and Watson Road

Mount Martha, Vic 3934

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Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12.
Kids don’t need to have any prior sailing experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun!! All equipment is provided.

Kids receive a Tacker's certificate of achievement at the completion of every program. The Tackers program is delivered in small groups by an Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors who love teaching sailing to kids.

In Tackers 1 - Having Fun, kids sail in pairs in small boats called Optimists. It’s a great way to make new friends, play games and be active out on the water while learning basic boat handling in a safe environment.

The next level is Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support and encouragement from instructors, while developing important boat handling skills and an understanding of marine rules and safety.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM: 5 DAY INTENSIVE JAN 3 - 7 2018 9AM - 1PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be a club member to participate in Tackers?

No, one of the great things about Tackers is you don’t have to be a member of MMYC to participate. In fact, kids receive an honorary club membership during their participation in the program. So kids, invite your family to come and watch you during the course. They'll be able to enjoy the club facilities and fantastic view from our deck while you're doing the course and maybe see a dolphin or two.

Do kids need to be able to swim to participate in Tackers?

Some ability to swim would be preferable; however, they will be wearing lifejackets at all times. In the first session, the instructors supervise the group in a 25m swim with their lifejackets on. Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to our Tackers Centre Leader or the Tackers Instructor if they have any concerns.

What type of boats will the kids be sailing?

The Tackers program is only delivered in a boat called an Opti. This boat was specifically designed for the program and is an ideal introduction to dinghy sailing. The boats allow two kids to sail together. The boats have built-in buoyancy which means they provide extra stability.

Are the kids out sailing on their own?

When kids start sailing in Tackers 1 they will be sailing in pairs. There are usually 6 boats in a group and there will be an Instructor and an Assistant Instructor in a safety boat supervising the group. The safety boat stays on the water all the time the kids are sailing. In the Tackers 2 course, if they are confident, they start to sail the Opti on their own with lots of support and encouragement from instructors,

Do the kids need any special clothing to participate in Tackers?

No, there is no special clothing needed but we recommend kids wear clothes and shoes that they don’t mind getting wet and bring a towel and a change of clothes with them. See the list of what to wear on your confirmation form.

What can kids do when they finish Tackers?

There are three levels to the Tackers program which kids can progress through. The pathway is Tackers 1, then Tackers 2, followed by Tackers 3. When they finish Tackers 3 they can progress to a program at our sailing club called Skills Development. (You will need to be either a Junior or Family club member to participate in this). This program introduces kids to fun racing. To find out more about what happens after Tackers speak to the Tackers Leader during your course.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Usually 7-12 years. But speak to our Tackers Leader if your child is younger.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: Training@mmyc.org.au Mobile: Suzanne 0418 387 604

What's the refund policy?

To receive a full refund cancellations must be made 7 days prior to the course start date.
The Tackers programs will be run subject to minimum numbers enrolled. MMYC reserves the right to change dates and times of courses due to weather and course suitability. A full refund will be given if MMYC has to cancel the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes – this is so we can confirm your registration.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Simply log into Eventbrite and edit your details.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

The name of the ticket needs to match the details of the Tacker registered for the course.



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Cnr Esplanade and Watson Road

Mount Martha, Vic 3934

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