Tackers – Kids learn to sail

Tackers640KidsBoatsFun640Tackers is a great sailing program for kids aged 7 to 12 – It’s fun, safe and affordable!


Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of Elwood Sailing Club to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.


Kids play loads of games and go on adventures together to learn how to sail. There isn’t a court, a pitch or an oval like other sports, instead you have a beach and bay explore. Click here to find out all the fun you could have doing Tackers.


Tackers is aimed at providing kids aged 7-12 with a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing.

Tackers 1 

Having Fun –  Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids have the chance to sail with others in their group. Tackers 1 introduces children to the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

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.

Tackers 3

Sailing Fast –Sailing Fast! This is a chance for the kids to sail boats on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games, all whilst still under the guidance and supervision of the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.



The courses will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable (please bring plenty of coins).


Each Tackers course cots $320 per child for a 20 hour course with a free make up day if any time is missed.

Members and family of members will receive a 33% discount please email manager@elwoodsc.com to arrange discount.

Further Information

For further enquiries please email training@elwoodsc.com