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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 Fleet and Optimist Race Squad

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......

Term 2 Sunday Mornings - Junior and Youth Discover Sailing Program

(Incorporating Tackers 1,2,3, Start Sailing 1 & 2 and Better Sailing)

  • Sunday, 06 May, 2018
  • Sunday, 13 May 2018
  • Sunday, 20 May 2018
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018
  • Sunday, 03 June  2018
  • No Sailing on Sunday, 10 June 2018
  • Sunday, 17 June 2018
  • Sunday, 24 June 2018
  • Sunday, 01 July 2018 (Final Session)

All Levels Session Times: 9.00am - 12.00pm  Register Here

All Levels Fees: Members $395, Non-Members $495

Please note that the Junior and YouthSailing 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 2 Sunday Mornings - Optimist Green Fleet 

  • Sunday, 06 May, 2018
  • Sunday, 13 May 2018
  • Sunday, 20 May 2018
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018
  • Sunday, 03 June  2018
  • No Sailing on Sunday, 10 June 2018
  • Sunday, 17 June 2018
  • Sunday, 24 June 2018
  • Sunday, 01 July 2018 (Final Session)

Session Times: 9.00am - 12.00pm  Register Here

Fees: Members $395, Non-Members $495

Please note that the Junior and YouthSailing 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 2 Sunday Afternoons - Race Squad (Optimist, Cadet & 420)

  • Sunday, 06 May, 2018
  • Sunday, 13 May 2018
  • Sunday, 20 May 2018
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018
  • Sunday, 03 June  2018
  • No Sailing on Sunday, 10 June 2018
  • Sunday, 17 June 2018
  • Sunday, 24 June 2018
  • Sunday, 01 July 2018 (Final Session)

Race Squad Session Times: 1.00pm - 4.00pm  Register Here

Race Squad Fees: Members $395, Non Members $495

Please note that the Junior and Youth 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.