Kids Sailing Courses

Welcome to the Tackers Program

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12 and delivered during school holidays at Claremont Yacht Club. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or to be a member of
the Club to participate.

We provide all the equipment, including life jackets and boats.

Each level involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 5 days school holiday program. Places are limited so please register early.

Our qualified Instructors will make sure your kids have a great time on the water learning to sail. The program is a fun filled with loads of games and river adventures as they learn how to sail. There isn’t a court, a pitch or an oval like other sports, instead, you have the Swan River to explore and enjoy.

For just a few hours in the morning, this is a great opportunity for you to interact with your children whilst they learn some valuable skills in a fun and safe environment. Parents are encouraged to participate as much as they like during each session or they can just relax and enjoy the view and ambiance of the club veranda.

Claremont Yacht Club is a short 10 min stroll from Claremont Train Station and has easy vehicle access from Stirling Highway.
Sailing equipment provided. Click here for what to bring!
This will be a fun, activity-based sailing program to improve your sailing using the OziOpti dinghies.

For more info on OziOptis please see

Tackers 1- Having Fun

It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids have the chance to sail with others in their group.

Next Tackers 1 Course – $300 per child

Next session to be confirmed.

Tackers 2- Tricks and Techniques

Tackers 2 builds on what you have learned in Tackers 1 and teaches more Tricks and 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.

Please note that all participants must have completed the Tackers 1 course.

Next Tackers 2 Course – $300 per child

Next session to be confirmed.

Tackers 3-Sailing Fast!

The final level is Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! This is a chance for the kids to sailboats 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.

Next Tackers 3 Course – $300 per child

Next session to be confirmed.

Tackers Fleet Program

In between the Tackers levels, Claremont Yacht Club provides structured practice sessions where kids can get together and work on improving their sailing skills. This is called ‘Tackers Fleet‘. Sessions are planned to be held on Sunday mornings during the sailing season depending on volunteer and parental support with strong
commitment from junior sailors, so let us know if you are interested!!

Students must have completed a Tackers course prior.

For more information, please contact our Rear Commodore Sail:

Richard Boykett