Tackers is an Australian Sailing National Program for kids aged 7 to 12 – it’s fun, safe, and best of all, affordable! View the video below to find out more about this fun program. 




Info for Parents

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12, delivered at recognised Discover Sailing Centres that are accredited with the Tackers Program. The Tackers Pathway starts at Tackers Intro and continues on through Tackers 1, 2 and 3. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of a club to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.

Visit the Info for Parents page for all the information you need to know as a parent.

Info for Kids

Kids play loads of games and go on adventures together to learn how to sail. There isn’t a court, pitch or oval like other sports – instead you have a beach, river or lake to explore.

Read the Info for Kids page to find out about all the fun you could have by taking part inTackers.

Info for Schools

Sporting Schools is Australia's largest school-based sports participation program to help children foster a lifelong interest in sport. The program offers funding to schools to use in a sports activity. With over 30 sports to choose from and sailing being one of them, make sure you choose sailing! 

Sailing through Sporting Schools should be run through a Discover Sailing centre accredited with the Tackers Program. It is an introductory program designed to give kids a taste of sailing.

Read the Info for Schools page for more information. 

Got questions? We’ve got some answers to the most asked questions on the School Frequently Asked Questions page.

Kids on tackers course