Tackers in Term Time
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 12 noon for 8 weeks during term
Tackers runs over 8 weeks during the school term, on both Saturday & Sundays. You can join the day that suits you best!
This term's dates are: October 10th 2020
The term has started but we'd still love to have you. Please book a session here and come and see us.
If you have your active kids voucher, please email it to us first for a discount voucher.
Little Tackers: Intro for 5-6yr olds, all experience levels
Tackers Level 1: Intro to sailing. 1st or 2nd attendance
Tackers Level 2: 7-12 years, completed Tackers 1 twice
Tackers Coaching: 10 - 12 years, completed Tackers 2.
Racing For Kids
BSC Junior Sailing Program is ideally suited to kids who have completed our Tackers program or can sail around a course in moderate conditions.
Designed for Juniors Sailors aged 8+ who have a passion for sailing and would like to further develop their skills into Club racing.
The program runs on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm and will run during Terms 4 and 1 of the summer season.
The program includes instruction by qualified coaches from Balmoral Water Sports (BWS). Instruction will consist of both on-water and off-water lessons, together with participation in club and inter-club racing. All on-water activities are supported by a rescue boat, with trained operators.
The requirements for the program are as follows:
Prior sailing experience to at least Tackers level3, with sail and water confidence
The program is lead by a trained coach and supported by volunteers. To help support the program BSC encourages the families of junior sailors to get involved in the club and to support their child’s passion for sailing. BSC encourages at least one parent to help with the program every week.
Opportunities to assist include both on-water and off-water activities. Additionally, there are numerous social activities at the club including BBQ’s, pizza nights and prize nights.
The Junior Program is an Open Fleet. Current boats in the fleet are MJ’s and OpenBics, Windsurfers, Other boats are welcome. The club has several loaner boats for those wishing to try out these boats. Racking facilities for boat owners are available through the club.
Our school watersports programme is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn new skills, increase their knowledge of the weather and the ocean, work as a team and it’s an exciting change from the usual school sports. We take children of all ages and have specific equipment for kids. The programmes include all equipment, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, and tuition by our experienced Australian Sailing & Royal Yachting Association instructors. There are also hot showers and changing rooms available. We also offer Tackers sailing program, which is an introductory program designed to give kids an experience of sailing. At the end of the program they receive a Certificate of Achievement. The Tackers Intro for Schools is an ideal excursion for schools where kids can combine learning about water safety alongside game-based sailing activities.
Be aware that you can’t participate in any watersport activity if you can’t swim.