Tackers is Australian Sailing grassroots participation program. It's aimed at primary school children and has been designed to provide an accessible, inclusive and FUN non-competitive learning environment.
The fundamentals of Tackers can be best communicated and understood through the Tackers Mission statement:
The objective of the Tackers Program is to attract a significantly increased number of primary school age children to sailing, especially those who would not otherwise participate, in an initial fun sailing experience before progressing on a pathway to a full learn to sail program over three main levels, non-competitive participation, and long-term club membership.
The Program is open to all Discover Sailing Centres around Australia and can be delivered by Dinghy Instructor's who hold the Tackers Endorsement. We encourage all Clubs and Discover Sailing Centres to engage with local primary schools so as to establish longstanding relationships for the development of junior and club sailing for many years to come.
The following links will provide you with more information on the program, how to accredit as a Tackers Centre, the types of vessels used, the delivery models and where the program fits in the sailing pathway and resources for Clubs and Instructors to promote and deliver the program.