Childrens Sailing Courses



We provide sailing courses for boys and girls from 7 to 17 years of age. Our courses are designed for beginners through to the experienced junior wishing to improve and build on existing skills.

School Holiday Programs

Monday to Friday, from 8.45am until 4.00pm during the school holidays.

Sailing Course Costs

  Child Child CSCC Member
3 Day Course
$330
$310
4 Day Course
$350
$330
5 Day Course $390 $370

Course Bookings

Our sailing courses are extremely popular, so to secure you a place, we require FULL payment at the time of booking.

What to bring!

Shoes Two pairs, one enclosed (no sandals or thongs) for the water, aqua booties or reef walkers are great and one dry pair for on land.
Pants Shorts or track pants are fine over swimmers.
Torso T-shirts, woollen jumper, rain jacket, lycra rash vest
Hat Students are required to wear a hat at all times outside, base ball caps are the best. Sunscreen is provided.
Towel We get wet!
Food Bring morning tea and lunch. The club has a fish and chip shop and soft drink machines. Please bring change for these.
Water Water bottles are strongly encouraged and can be carried on the boats.

We find that it is good to bring two sets of wet sailing clothes each day as there is a reluctance to get back into wet clothing after lunch.

Like more information before booking? Download this -  Kids Holiday Course Brochure.

If you have any other queries please call the school on (02) 6273 4777 or Email

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Tackers Program

The CYC's Tackers Program is designed for school children aged between the ages of 7 to 11 as safe, fun games based learning in specially designed Optimist Dinghies. All Canberra Yacht Club staff are qualified instructors through Australian Sailing. The Tackers levels range from Level 1 Having Fun and then progress to Level 2 Tricks and Techniques and finally Level 3 Sailing Fast. All these programs will be conducted over the term and Canberra Yacht Clubs successful Holiday Programs.

The Canberra Yacht Club Sailing School operates a number of Junior Sailing Programs. The levels progress from a basic introduction to sailing, to an introduction to racing to finally a full racing program. The first four levels of this program are taught through the Youth Sailing Academy and the Tackers program, the final level is taught as part of either the Optimist Race Squad or the Junior Youth Race Squad.

Tackers 1  - Having fun: Participants will learn the basics of sailing, boating safety, and confidence in the boat. The boats are sailed two-up, with sailing games replacing traditional theory.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques: Participants will learn to sail single-handed, rig and launch independently as well as skills such as stopping, coming alongside and sailing backwards.

Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast: Focuses on sailing faster through boat and sail trim as well as racing skills and how wind shifts, tide and current affect the boat.

Bookings

Want to be an Olympic Champion Sailor? Well, it all starts here with our learn to sail programs .... see below.

Courses will be listed here as they become available.

K01 - 26th Sept - 29th Sept (4 day) Register
K02 - 3rd Oct - 6th Oct (4 day) Register
Term 4 YSA Gold (11th Oct- 29th Nov) Register
Term 4 Tackers 3 (13th Oct- 1st Dec) Register
Term 4 Tackers 1 (14th Oct- 2nd Dec) Register
Term 4 Tackers 2 (14th Oct- 2nd Dec) Register
Term 4 YSA Silver (14th Oct- 2nd Dec) Register
K03 - 4th Dec - 8th Dec Register
K04 - 11th Dec - 15th Dec Register
K05 - 18th Dec - 22nd Dec Register
K06 - 2nd Jan - 5th Jan (4 Day) Register
K07 - 8th Jan - 12th Jan Register
K08 - 15th Jan - 19th Jan Register
K09 - 22nd Jan - 25th Jan (4 day) Register
K10 - 29th Jan - 2nd Feb Register
Term 1 Tackers 3 (9th Feb - 6th Apr) Register
Term 1 Tackers 1 (10th Feb - 7th Apr) Register
Term 1 Tackers 2 (10th Feb - 7th Apr) Register
Term 1 YSA Silver(10th Feb - 7th Apr) Register
K11 - 16th Apr - 20th Apr Register
K12 - 23rd Apr - 27th Apr (No Course Wed) Register