Tackers 1: Sporting Schools is a program offered over a minimum of 4 sessions. This course is the first step of the ‘learn to sail’ pathway and dives into teaching students the foundations of sailing in a kids-centric environment. The kids develop leadership skills and independence as they progressively learn to manoeuvre their boats in pairs through the activities set out by their qualified Instructors.
By the end of Tackers 1: Sporting Schools the children will:
Have learned the fundamentals to sail their boat under supervision with a partner
Know and understand the basic sailing safety rules and procedures
Be able to launch and retrieve their boat
Have an in-depth understanding of the different roles within the boat and being able to put them into practice.
Understand how to read the wind, tide and weather conditions
Be able to right their boat after a capsize
Have learned half of the tricks and techniques to sail through Tackers fun and games based approach
Understand the freedom and responsibility that sailing provides