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Junior Sailing Program (7-12 yrs)

Our Junior Sailing Program at MHYC is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for children aged 7-12 years through Tackers, a fun, games-based sailing program.

Little Tackers. Little Tackers is a short experiential introduction to Tackers. Little Tackers can be aged 5-7 and don’t need to have any sailing experience but it helps if they are water confident. All equipment is provided.
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 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! 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.
 
Our Tackers program follows the Australian Sailing Syllabus which takes the sailors through the 3-step program using club-supplied OziOptis which are ideal for new sailors. After the sailors have completed Tackers 3, they are invited to join our Optimist Green Fleet Squad. Full information on the Australian Sailing Tackers Program can be found here.

 

Optimist Green & Silver Fleet Squads

Members of these squads have usually come through the complete Tackers program and are ready to take the next step into beginner racing in their own boats.  Sailors have a mix of race coaching and adventure sailing around the harbour on Sundays and also have the option of attending regattas such as the NSW Youth Championships, Queensland Youth Week, Optimist Nationals and Australian Youth Championships in the green fleet (for beginner racers) or the intermediate fleet.

 

Upcoming Courses

Spring School Holiday 4 Day Camps (includes Tackers levels 1, 2 & 3)

Junior & Youth Discover Sailing Program Week 1 (9am - 3pm daily)

  • Monday, 25 September 2017
  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017
  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017
  • Thursday, 28 September 2017

Week 1 - Members $395, Non-Members $495 register here

Junior & Youth Discover Sailing Program Week 2 (9am - 3pm daily)

  • Tuesday, 3 October 2017
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2017
  • Thursday, 5 October 2017
  • Friday, 6 October 2017

Junior & Youth Discover Sailing Program Week 2 - Members $395, Non-Members $495 register here

Please note that the Junior Sailing Program requires MHYC Youth Membership (2017/2018 Season $99.00).  Please select "Member" or "Non-Member" during online registration. Non-Members can download the application form here.  Please email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it in to the office.

 

Pre-NSW Youth Championships Training Camp 

Optimist Green & Silver Fleets (10am - 4pm daily)

  • Thursday, 28 September 2017
  • Friday, 29 September 2017

MHYC Members Only $120 register here

 

 

Term 4 Junior Sunday Sailing Program

  • Sunday 15th October *
  • Sunday 22nd October
  • Sunday 29th October
  • Sunday 5th November
  • Sunday 12 November
  • Sunday 19th November
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Sunday 3rd December

Little Tackers (11am-11.30am from October 22 *) register here

Tackers 1 (9am - 11am) - register here

Tackers 2 (11.30am - 1.30pm) - register here

Tackers 3 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) - register here

Optimist Green & Silver Fleet Squad (12.30pm - 3.30pm) - register here

Tackers Fees - Members $295, Non-Members $395

Optimist Green & Silver Fleet Squad Fees - Members $295, Non Members $395

Please note that the Junior Sailing Program requires MHYC Youth Membership (2017/2018 Season $99.00).  Please select "Member" or "Non-Member" during online registration. Non-Members can download the application form here.  Please email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it in to the office.