Tackers Courses



Is your child interested in enrolling in the next learn to sail class at Kingston Beach Sailing Club?

Tackers is a kids-centric, non competitive, games based, social course.

There are three levels of Tacker training:

Tackers 1 (Having Fun) is designed for children aged 8-12 yrs, who have had little or no sailing experience.

It is conducted in our Tacker Optimist dinghies, two children to a boat.

Tackers 2 (Tricks and Techniques) follows on from Tackers 1. Children take command of their own boat and build on the skills they learnt in Tackers 1.

Tackers 3 (Sailing Fast) consolidates the learning from Tackers 2 and the children learn how to get their boat to sail faster through fun games and activities.


Courses for each level consist of 8 three-hour sessions.

Sessions run from 9am until 12 noon. We do not generally run classes on long weekends.

Boats are provided for all courses. Sailors need to be able to swim 25 metres unaided.


Continuing Students

At the conclusion of Tackers Courses, Jenny will discuss your child's progress with you and determine the next step in your child's sailing instruction.  Following that discussion, you will be sent a link to the online registration form for the appropriate course.

Payments can be made by EFT as follows:

Account Name: Kingston Beach Sailing Club
BSB: 017-214 (ANZ)
Account Number: 449206586
Reference: Child's Family Name and TAK1, TAK2 or TAK3 as appropriate