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 click the links and enrol online.
Gift Vouchers are available for both Discover Sailing Experiences and Keelboat Courses. Please click the link below.
- 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
How to register for an Australian Sailing course at RYCV…
To register for all sailing courses at RYCV, you will need an Australian Sailing number. This is your unique identifier that recognises you as a member and/or course participant. If you already have an Australian Sailing number, you can look it up here. If you do not have one, then there is an option to Sign Up for an Australian Sailing number when registering for a course or Discover Sailing experience for the first time (follow the links via course registration). There is no charge to get an Australian Sailing number.
Once registered, you will receive a number, a username and an online profile. The benefits of this include being able to enrol in any national sailing courses, register for a ‘SailPass’, and to keep a record of your memberships, courses and qualifications.
TERM 4 2023
TERM 1 2024
Tackers Intro – 18th Feb 9:00am – 11:30am $50
Tackers 1 – 18th, 25th Feb, 4th, 18th, 25th Mar, 1st and 29th April 9:00am – 11:30am
Tackers 2 – 18th, 25th Feb, 4th, 18th, 25th Mar, 1st and 29th April 12:30pm – 3:00pm
TERM 1 2024
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS:
SEPT HOLIDAYS 2023
Tackers Intro 25th Sept 9am – 12:30pm $70
Tackers 1 25th – 29th Sept 9:00pm – 12:30pm $295
Tackers 2 25th – 29th Sept 1:00pm – 4:30pm $295
Tackers 3 18th – 22nd Sept 9:00am – 12:30pm $295
JAN HOLIDAYS 2024
Tackers Intro Week 1 Monday 8th Jan 9:00am – 12:30 – $70
Tackers Intro Week 2 Monday 15th Jan 9:00am – 12:30 – $70
Tackers 1 Week 1- Monday 8th – Friday 12th Jan 9:00am – 12:30pm – $295
Tackers 1 Week 2- Monday 15th – Friday 19th Jan 9:00am – 12:30pm – $295
Tackers 2 – Monday 15th – Friday 19th Jan 1:00pm – 4:30pm – $295
Tackers 3 – Monday 8th – Friday 12th 1:00pm – 4:30pm – $295
EASTER HOLIDAYS 2024
Tackers Intro Monday 8th April 9:00am – 12:30
Tackers 1 – Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 9:00am – 12:30pm
Tackers 2 – Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Tackers 3 – Tuesday 2th – Friday 5th 9:00am – 1:30pm