Tackers 3 – learning how to sail fast in an Optimist sailing boat

Ideal for 7 to 12 year olds – Level 3

Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast. This is a chance for the kids to sail boats on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games, all whilst still under the guidance and supervision of the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Each level involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 4-5 day holiday program or as a series of sessions over several weeks either on a Saturday/Sunday or after-school.

Prerequisite: Completed Tackers 1 and Tackers 2, must be water confident and able to swim. A buoyancy vest is supplied for the course.

Cost: Non-member $352.04, Junior Member $322.04 – both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program).

Upcoming courses:

Term 1,  2023

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Tackers 3

5 x Mornings: 08:00 to 12:00 Saturday Mornings 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar NB: No Sailing 4 Mar Due To Public Holiday
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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.