Phillip Island – Cowes Yacht Club

The MOBILE BOATSHED @ Cowes                   5 – 9 January 2017

Thanks to Cowes Yacht Club, The Mobile Boatshed will be in Cowes 5 – 9 of January 2017.

The Tackers 1 , 2 and 3 programs are the main accredited introductory kids sailing course recognised by Yachting Australia for Ages 7 years – 12 years.

For participants that are 12 years and older wishing to get into sailing for the first time we offer the Start Sailing 1 + 2 course. This will be combined with the Adult Start Sailing Program, run in off the beach dinghies (Pacers).


Tackers 1 – Having Fun (beginner level)

20 hour program $330- Introduction to fun sailing and confidence on water for those just starting. What to Bring – Clothing applicable to the weather and that you are happy to get wet, footwear you are happy to get wet, change of clothes and footwear, towel, snack lunch.

Summer School Holidays:  5 – 9 Jan 2017 –  9:00am – 1:00pm    CLICK TO ENROL


Tackers 2 (Tricks and Techniques)

Sailing Solo $330- Be ready for better sailing, tricks, techniques and sailing safely by yourself and starting to learn about how to race. For those Kids that have completed Tackers 1.

Summer School Holidays:  5 – 9 Jan 2017 –  1:30pm – 5:30pm    CLICK TO ENROL


Tackers 3 (Sailing fast) 

Sail Fast and get into racing $330. Tackers 3 is all about how to sail as fast as you can. We will introduce some racing concepts but still keep the competitive element out of Tackers. For anyone who has completed Tackers 2 and feeling comfortable sailing by themselves.
Summer School Holidays:  5 – 9 Jan 2017 – 1:30pm – 5:30pm    CLICK TO ENROL


Adult /teenage Start Sailing 1 & 2  (beginner level)

Yachting Australia Small Boat Sailing Basic Skills 1 and 2 program (13 years +, Adults/Teenagers) $330. Why not also learn to sail whilst your kids sail. At the end of the course we expect you to be able to jump on any boat, big or small and be a valuable sailing member. The course will be in Yachting Victoria Pacers or in your own boat.

Summer School Holidays:  5 – 9 Jan 2017 – 9:00am – 1:00pm   CLICK TO ENROL

Better Sailing (12 places only) Intermediate level – $330

(Teenagers and Adults) For Graduates of Tackers 3 and for Teenagers and Adults who have done Start sailing 1 + 2 or have had some prior sailing experience.

Course Dates:

Summer School Holidays: 5 – 9 Jan 2017   1:30pm – 5:30pm  CLICK TO ENROL


What sailors need to bring: Bathers, Towel, Wetsuit (if available), Shorts (also ideal over wetsuit for protection), polyester shirts and tops recommended, windproof and waterproof jacket, old sneakers or wetsuit boots,  sailing gloves if available,(bike golf gloves etc are good).