Tackers Junior Sailing Program

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is the perfect venue for families, and children in particular, to learn to sail. The Club understands the importance of quality training for both adults and children. Tackers is a program aimed at giving every junior Australian the opportunity to go sailing in a professional, safe and fun environment.

Tackers is an entry-level sailing program for primary school aged children. Designed around kids, for kids, the Tackers program seeks to provide a vibrant new approach to sail training that recognises that the learning styles of children differs from those of adults.

The program is based around some core values that inform everything that is delivered and communicated about the program. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t need to have their own boat. All the equipment, including life jackets and boats, is provided. They don’t even need to be a member of the Club to participate, though of course we would be delighted if ultimately they decided to join up.


To enrol in a course you can fill out and submit an enrolment form to the RYCV office or click the links online to enrol over the internet. Tackers Values:

  • Kids Centric
  • Non-competitive, fun and social
  • Delivered by professional, young, instructors
  • Program consistent across locations
  • Branded modern presentations
  • Target kids outside of existing yacht club membership
  • Value for money relative to programs in other sports
  • Graduate pathway over several steps and seasons




 TERM 1 2022

Tackers Intro – 13th Feb 9:00am – 11:30am $50
Tackers 1 – 12th, 19th, 26th Feb, 5th, 19th, 26th Mar, 2nd April 9:00am – 11:30am – $285
Tackers 2 – 12th, 19th, 26th Feb, 5th, 19th, 26th Mar, 2nd April 12:30pm – 3:00pm –  $285
Tackers 3  – 13th, 20th, 27th Feb, 6th, 20th, 27th Mar, 3rd April 9:00am – 11:30am – $285
Greenfleet  – 13th, 20th, 27th Feb, 6th, 20th, 27th Mar, 3rd April 12:30am – 3:00pm – $285



 TERM 1 2022

Tackers 1 – 10th, 17th, 24th Feb, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 4pm – 6pm $285





Tackers Intro – 20th Sept 9:00am – 12:30 – $70
Tackers 1 -20th – 24th Sept 9:00am – 12:30pm – $285
Tackers 2  – 20th – 24th Sept 1:00pm – 4:30pm – $285
Tackers 2 – 27th Sept – 1st Oct 1pm – 4:30pm $285
Tackers 3 – 27th Sept – 1st Oct 9:00am – 12:30pm – $285


Tackers Intro 10th Jan 1:00pm – 4:30pm $70

Tackers Intro 17th Jan 9:00am – 12:30pm $70

Tackers 1 10th – 14th Jan 1:00pm – 4:30pm $285 (Full)
Tackers 1 17th – 21st Jan 9:00pm – 12:30pm $285 (Full)
Tackers 2 17th – 21st Jan 1:00pm – 4:30pm $285  (Full)
Tackers 3 10th – 14th Jan 9:00am – 12:30pm $285 (Full)



Tackers Intro 19th April 9:00am – 12:30 – $70
Tackers 1 – Tuesday 19th – Sat 23rd April 9:00am – 12:30pm – $285
Tackers 2 – Tuesday 19th – Sat 23rd April 1:00pm – 4:30pm – $285
Tackers 3 – Monday 11th – Thursday 14th  9:00am – 1:30pm – $285

Have a question?

You can find out more about trying sailing by contacting our Sail Training Development Manager on (03) 9397 1277 or by email.

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