07 4939 9500

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 6 to 12, delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs throughout Australia. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience.  All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.

There are 3 steps to the Tackers program;

Tackers 1 – Having Fun

Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques

Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast

Each level involves 20 hours of participation. The first step, Tackers 1, is conducted over 4 days as a school holiday program. Children are then able to complete Tackers 2 & 3 on Sunday mornings during school terms or as another school holiday program.


Course Overview This is the ideal introduction to the Tackers program. 2.5-3 hours on-water activity to get children familiar with sailing in a fun, non-competitive environment with a pathway on to more sailing through Tackers. Held every Tuesday, from 3.30pm till 5pm.

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to be introduced to the sport of sailing. It’s an ideal course to determine whether you’d like to participate in a Tackers 1 course.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Tackers Intro completion certificate.

Tackers Intro is an afterschool sailing program for primary school students held at the sheltered waters of the Causeway Lake.

-Make new friends

-Learn water safety and confidence

– learn basic boat handling skills

– all in a  fun, games based environment

All sessions  conducted by experienced qualified Australian Sailing Instructors.

Participants may wish to progress their sailing skills into Tackers 1, 2 and 3 after completing this program or continue sailing in Tackers intro.

Casual Fee- $15 per session. Book Monday before your session(at the latest). TO BOOK PLEASE PHONE 49399542

OR $150 per child per term.

Nationally accredited Instructors

Safety focused with lots of support from Instructors

Fun , games based learning

Our instructors will make sure your child feels safe and confident

Even if we have to get in the boat with them!

Learn independence and responsibility

We Celebrate achievements of all sailors


The Keppel Bay Sailing Club holds all of our Tackers programs on the safe sheltered waters of the Causeway Lake. This is a great venue for learners as it is almost always calm and the parents can easily see their children from the banks.

Course inclusions

  • Tackers fun pack
  • PFD and boat Hire
  • Nationally recognised certification
  • Lunch and Morning tea for courses run in school holidays
  • Cost $150 per child or $120 for family of 3 or more

Payment plans are available, please contact us via the form below to take advantage of this offer.


We are currently taking enrolments for the following dates, click on the dates below to enrol. Numbers are limited so please enrol at you soonest opportunity to avoid missing out. For other enrolment options phone or email the Sailing department on 49399542 or sailing@kbsc.com.au

Tackers 1 

June 30th - July 3rd

9am – 2pm

Tackers 2

July 7th - 10th

9am – 2pm

Tackers 3

July 7th - 10th

9am – 2pm

Tackers Intro

Term 4 Tackers Intro

8 October – 10 December

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