Tackers for Kids

Tackers programs

For the kids! Our Tackers programs are held in the OziOpti class which has been specifically designed to make sailing simple and safe for kids and delivered by our qualified Yachting Australia instructors and assistant instructors.

Targeted at approx 6 – 12 years of age, with a carefully constructed syllabus to gradually introduce kids to the boats and build confidence through fun activities and games. More info about the Tackers program click here.

We provide the boats, lifejackets and qualifies instructors and morning tea. You need a sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeved short, spare clothes and towel - closed-in non-slip shoes that can get wet and a big smile. What to bring click here.

Numbers for each course are strictly limited and enrolments are accepted on the basis of first to enrol and pay through the online registration and payment system.

 Tackers 1 - Having Fun 

Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and  have the chance to sail with others in their group. Cost for Tackers 1 per child is $355 for the seven week course run by Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors. This includes use of boats and life jackets as well a Tackers pack (shirt, water bottle, sticker, hat) and activity sheets each session.

 Upcoming courses:

Feb-Mar course 4 February - 18 March 2018: Register HERE

 Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques 

 Once the kids are confident, they learn to sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant instructors. Cost for Tackers 2 per child is $325 for the seven week course run by Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors. This includes use of boats and life jackets as well as loads of fun activities each session.

 Upcoming courses:

Feb-Mar course 4 February - 18 March 2018: Register HERE

Contact dpssmanly@hotmail.com.au for further information.

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Notice Board

Sunday club sailing

 Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

Sunday 11 March - Junior Dolphins CANCELLED

2017-18 sailing at DPSS

 Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. After three races with our club, we ask that new sailors become members. Boats sailing from DPSS must be registered at DPSS. Please check calendar regularly for updated information about sailing events at DPSS.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 4 Feb - 18 Mar 2018 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 4 Feb - 18 Mar 2018 - Register HERE. More information HERE

Start Sailing 1 and 2 for 12 years to adult - a 6 week course held on Sunday mornings 4 Feb - 18 Mar 2018 - Register HERE. More information HERE. 

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. Starting 4 February 2018 and finishing 18 March 2018.