Flinders – Flinders Yacht Club

Circle Time @ Flinders

The Mobile Boatshed will return to Flinders from the 27th-31st December 2016 to deliver Tackers and Adult/Teenage Learn to Sail programs. The Tackers 1, 2 & 3 programs are the accredited introductory kids sailing course’s recognised by Australian Sailing, suitable for ages 7 years – 12 years old. 

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

For those who have completed Start Sailing 1 + 2 or Tackers 2 or 3 and are ready to go fast we are offering  the Australian Sailing Better Sailing program. Start Racing is then the next step for those who have completed the better sailing program, offering an introduction to sailing.

NEW IN 2016! For those who have completed Start Racing, for the first time we are offering Better Racing.  Improve your performance and compete at a higher level. A greater understanding of tactics, wind patterns and boat tuning techniques will all help you get there.

The registration fee for all courses includes entry to the FYC Beach party on Thursday 29 December from 7pm, BBQ food, games, treasure hunt, egg toss, ice cream eating competition all included, sure to lots of fun for all.  Siblings and friends of Participants welcome! – entry $10 each

Tackers 1 – Having Fun (beginner level)

20 hour program – 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. Get in early and pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 0900-1300 Enrol Now

Tackers 2 (Tricks and Techniques)

Sailing Solo- 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 .Get in early and pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 1400-1800 Enrol Now

Tackers 3 (Sailing fast) 

Sail Fast and get into racing. 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. Get in early and pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 1400-1800 Enrol Now

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

Yachting Australia Small Boat Sailing Basic Skills 1 and 2 program (13 years +) Adults/Teenagers 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. Get in early and pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 0900-1300 Enrol Now

Better Sailing (Intermediate level) 

(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. Get in early and Pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 0900-1300 Enrol Now

Start Racing

(Teenagers and Adults) For graduates of better sailing and who would like to start competitive sailing. The Course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres. Introducing basic racing tactics and strategies. Get in early and Pay the Early Bird rate of $350.

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 1400-1800  Enrol Now

Better Racing

(Teenagers and Adults) Having enjoyed your introduction to racing it is now time to improve your performance and compete at a higher level. A greater understanding of tactics, wind patterns and boat tuning techniques will all help you get there. An introduction to Team Sailing included! Get in early and Pay the Early Bird rate of $350. 

December Holidays 27th-31st Dec 2016 – 0900-1300  Enrol Now!


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). Parents are encouraged to stay and help but not compulsory.

 Flnders community

The Boatshed supplies the Ozi Opti Tackers and Pacer boats, PFD life jackets and instructors. We include Fruit, cordial and a sausage sizzle each day. Our Lifejacket swim is also held at the Flinders Pier and at the completion of the course all kids receive a certificate.

  Pacer Sailing at Flinders