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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.

Adventure Squad

For young sailors who have completed Tackers 3 or Better Sailing, the Adventure Squad aims to develop young sailors’ confidence, seamanship and boat handling skills through adventure sailing in the club’s fleet of OziOptis and 420s.  Using the Australian Sailing Discover Sailing framework as a basis, the program fosters an enjoyment of sailing in its recreational and competitive forms.  Sailors can then progress to coaching and development programs in their own boats

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......

Summer School Holiday Camps

Week 4 (x 4 Days) Tackers 1, Tackers 2, Tackers 3

  • Monday, 22 January 2018
  • Tuesday, 23 January 2018
  • Wednesday, 24 January 2018
  • Thursday, 25 January 2018

Tackers 1, Tackers 2, Tackers 3 - 9.00am - 3.00pm - Register Here

Tackers 1, Tackers 2, Tackers 3 - Members $395, Non-Members $495

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.

Term 1 Sunday Morning 'Little Tackers'

  • Sunday, 11 February 2018
  • Sunday, 18 February 2018
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018
  • No Little Tackers on Sunday, 4 March 2018
  • Sunday, 11 March 2018
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018 (Final Session)

Little Tackers: 11.00am - 11.30am - Free Registration Here 

Little Tackers Fee - This is a free introductory activity

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.

Term 1 Sunday Sailing Programs - Tackers 1, Tackers 2, Tackers 3

  • Sunday, 4 February 2018
  • Sunday, 11 February 2018
  • Sunday, 18 February 2018
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018
  • No Tackers on Sunday, 4 March 2018
  • Sunday, 11 March 2018
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018
  • No Tackers on Sunday, 1 April 2018 (Easter)
  • Sunday, 8 April 2018 (Final Session)

Tackers 1: 09.00am - 11.00am - Register Here

Tackers 2: 11.30am - 1.30pm Register Here

Tackers 3: 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Register Here

Tackers 1, Tackers 2, Tackers 3 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.

Term 1 Saturday Program - Adventure Squad

  • Saturday, 3 February 2018
  • Saturday, 10 February 2018
  • Saturday, 17 February 2018
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018
  • No Adventure Squad on Saturday, 3 March 2018
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018
  • Saturday, 17 March 2018
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018
  • No Adventure Squad on Saturday, 31 April 2018 (Easter)
  • Saturday, 7 April 2018 (Final Session)

Minimum Age - 10 years

Adventure Squad 12.30pm - 3.30pm - Register Here

Adventure Squad Fees - Members $395, Non-Members $495

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.

Term 1 Sunday Program - Optimist Green Fleet and Optimist Silver Fleet Squad

  • Sunday, 4 February 2018
  • Sunday, 11 February 2018
  • Sunday, 18 February 2018
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018
  • No Sailing on Sunday, 4 March 2018
  • Sunday, 11 March 2018
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018
  • No Sailing on Sunday 1 April (Easter)
  • Sunday, 8 April 2018 (Final Session)

Optimist Green & Silver Fleet Squad 12.30pm - 3.30pm - Register Here

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.