Junior Sailing Courses

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Our junior sailing programs are designed to progressively teach your child how to sail, starting with the essential skills and gradually introducing more advanced techniques as they progress through the various course pathways. The courses encourage high standards of safety, proficiency as well as skill development, and introduce students to enjoyable dinghy racing, giving them the confidence to enter races. Our club also provides further opportunities for young sailors to improve their sailing and racing skills. So, if you would like your child to learn how to take control of small boat, this is the place to start!

Tackers presented by SunSmart is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 years. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate, however they will need to be able to swim 25 meters unassisted to complete this course. All the equipment, including the boats are provided. The Tackers Program is delivered in small groups by an Australian Sailing Qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors. There are two levels that kids can progress through:

Tackers 1 – Having fun. Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids will have the chance to sail with others in their group.

Tackers 2 – Tricks & 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.

$140 current junior EFYC member s |  $200 non-members (includes a kids 20/21 EFYC membership)

Next Course Dates:
April 2021 School Holidays (TACKERS 1 & 2)
6th – 9th April (8.30am – 12.30pm)
12th – 15th April (8.30am – 12.30pm)

Please contact out On Water Co-ordinator by emailing activities@efyc.com.au for more information.

Did you know your child could be eligible for up to $150 towards their club fees thanks to Kidsport? Click here for more information.

Registration Form:

Download Tackers 1 & 2 registration form

Frequently asked questions:

What should my child wear on a Tackers course?

With the majority of the course spent in the water, we highly recommend that participants wear clothing that can get wet. For both girls and boys, we recommend board shorts, a long sleeve rash top, a spray jacket and a wetsuit for cold days. We also recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel for afterwards.

All participants must wear enclosed shoes and a hat at all times on the water.

What should my child bring to the course?

Each participant will need to bring:

• A change of clothes and towel
• Sunscreen and hat
• Old shoes or rubber boots for sailing
• Morning tea & water bottle

Out There Sailing presented by SunSmart, is a new & improved program incorporating sailing, stand-up paddle boarding & power boating. This program is aimed at 12 – 17 year old’s who would like to try dinghy sailing, keelboat sailing, stand up paddle boarding & powerboating. Out There Sailing also focuses on the social element of a club environment, simply enjoying time spent with friends whether that be on the water, on the beach or in the clubhouse. The program provides a social environment for teenagers to cultivate real friendships with others from their local area, whilst potentially igniting a love for sailing in the process!

Next Course Dates:

Next course dates to be announced, for more information please email activities@efyc.com.au.

Did you know your child could be eligible for up to $150 towards their club fees thanks to Kidsport? Click here for more information.

Registration Form:

Download registration form.

Bronze Fleet is designed to be a cost-effective gateway into our Junior Training Squad & Racing Program. Once successfully completing a Tacker’s 2 or Out There Sailing you can progress up to our Bronze Fleet. The Bronze Fleet is a fully coached program. The main objective is learning how to sail boats faster & boost confidence on the water. The Bronze Fleet is structured to take place on Saturday morning’s coinciding with our Junior Training Squad. Bronze Fleet kids will get to know our existing sailors & experience a taste of sailing different types of boats.

Please contact our On-Water Co-ordinator for more information on joining this program by emailing activities@efyc.com.au or calling 9339-8111.

Coaches will identify when junior sailors are ready to progress from Bronze Fleet into the Junior Training Squad. This maybe before or at the end of the seven sessions in the Bronze Fleet. Junior Training Squad runs Saturday mornings throughout school terms. This is a fully coached program gearing the kids up for club racing on Saturday afternoons.

Please contact our On-Water Coordinator for more information on joining this program by emailing activities@efyc.com.au or calling 9339-8111.

To improve your child’s sailing skills, training is offered on Wednesdays or Fridays after school throughout the year. It is a great way to practice what they have learnt at throughout the courses and gain an understanding of sail racing. If you do not have a boat, you can lease one from our Club. This training is subsidized by 100 Club and EFYC so the costs are minimal for the parents.

For further details and dates please contact our On Water Events Coordinator on activities@efyc.com.au or call 9339-8111.