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KIDS LEARN TO SAIL COURSES

Our kids sailing courses 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 sail, this is the place to start!

Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing course 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.

Cost:
$140 current junior EFYC member s |  $200 non-members (includes a junior 21/22 EFYC membership)

Next Course Dates:

Term 4:
Saturday 16th, 23rd & 30th October & 6th November (8.30am – 12.30pm)
Saturday 20th & 27th November, 4th & 11th December (8.30am – 12.30pm)

January 2022 School Holidays:
Monday 10th January – Thursday 13th January (8.30am – 12.30pm)
Tuesday 18th January – Friday 21st January (8.30am – 12.30pm)

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 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, 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:

January 2022 School Holidays:
Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th January (9am – 12.30pm)

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.

The Junior squad is the next progression from our Bronze fleet and recognises a skill development and on water confidence. This fully coached program aims to introduce racing based concepts and further develop sailing skills. Junior Squad training is run on Saturday mornings during the Sailing season ( School Terms 1, 2 and 4).

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

The Performance training is designed to enhance racing specific skills and techniques.  Available to selected sailors that have reached a higher skill level or displayed great commitment and desire to improve their skills.  Performance training is an afterschool program, prioritising regatta racing experience.

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