Portland – Portland Yacht Club

Portland Tackers 1

The Mobile Boatshed is returning to Portland Yacht Club in 2017 to run Tackers!

Thanks to Portland Yacht Club, The Mobile Boatshed will again be in Portland 28th-31st December 2017. Returning for our second year, we will be offering Tackers 1 & Tackers 2 in the safe waters or Portland behind the breakwater. PYC will be kindly providing a lunch snack each day with the break for 12pm – 1pm. Parents are encouraged to stay and help but not compulsory! Get your registrations in quick as places are limited!

The Tackers program is the main accredited introductory kids sailing course recognised by Australian Sailing for kids aged 7 – 12 years.

  • Tackers is aimed at providing kids with a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing.
  • Tackers introduces children to the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.
  • 20 hours of structured sailing with qualified Australian Sailing Tackers Instructors & Assistant Instructors – all equipment provided and no sailing experience needed

Tackers 1 – Having Fun (beginner level) – $295

Christmas Holidays: 28 – 31 December 2017  10:00 – 15:30  CLICK TO ENROL!

An introduction to fun sailing and confidence on water for those just starting out. The 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.

Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques – $295

Christmas Holidays: 28 – 31 December 2017  10:00 – 15:30  CLICK TO ENROL!

Your sailing journey continues with the fun & games while learning heaps of new tricks and techniques. If kids are confident they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors. For those Kids that have completed Tackers 1 and are ready for Tackers 2.

What sailors need to bring:

  • Clothes & Shoes – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days. Wetsuits & beach shoes are ideal, polyester is recommended but cotton is not.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Towel
  • Drink bottle, lunch and snacks.
  • Hat – to keep you warm and protect you from the sun.
  • Sunscreen
  • …and loads of energy!

For more information please contact Adam at info@theboatshed.net.au.