Tackers 1 -having fun while learning to sail in the Optimist sailing boat

Ideal for 7 to 12 year olds – Level 1

Tackers 1 – Having Fun. Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids have the chance to sail with others in their group.

Prerequisite:  Participants must be water confident and able to swim. A buoyancy vest is supplied for use during the course.

Cost: Non-member price $354,  RFBYC Junior Member price $300 – both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program).

Upcoming Tackers 1 Courses:

Week 2 April School Holidays

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08:00 - 13:00 Daily Tues 19 Apr - Fri 22 Apr


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Term 2 Apr/May 2022

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Saturday Mornings 08:00 - 12:00 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May
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Term 3 Aug/Sept 2022

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5 x Saturday Mornings: 08:00 to 12:00 20 Aug | 27 Aug | 3 Sept | 10 Sept | 17 Sept
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Registering for a course:

Please use the links to the information pages above to choose the right course for your child. A full list of available course dates is shown on the page.  If you know which course you would like to enrol in you can also choose from the upcoming courses below.


To make a course booking, please use the ‘enrol now’ button to go to the registration page. This will take you to an Australian Sailing (AS) registration page. Australian Sailing is the national body for the sport. RFBYC is a registered Australian Sailing Training Centre.

You will need to know the Australian Sailing (AS) number of the sailor in order to register or you can create one for a new sailor. This becomes your childs unique identifier and stores their course information for future reference which can be accessed by your registered club and yourself. It is important that the AS number is created for the person doing the course with their own name and details, this number stays with them for their lifetime journey in sailing.

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