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Australian Sailing is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools programs to primary and secondary schools across Australia.

Tackers is a learn to sail program that caters for primary school children aged 7 - 12 and is delivered at recognised Tackers centres. There isn’t a court, a pitch or an oval, instead students can learn new skills through games and adventures to explore beaches, rivers or lakes.

OutThere Sailing is an introductory program aimed at 12 - 14 year old secondary school students wanting to experience sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun environment. Although the focus will be on small and big boats, OutThere Sailing activities can also allow participants to try windsurfing, powerboating and stand up paddle boarding.

Tackers Sailing Program

Primary Schools

There are two levels of Tackers sailing programs available for primary schools, Tackers Intro and Tackers 1. Students don’t need to have any prior sailing experience and all equipment, including the boats, is provided.

Tackers Intro

Specifically designed for Sporting Schools, this program allows students to get a taste of the wonderful world of sailing. With shorter sessions than Tackers 1, students will get involved in a sailing treasure hunt, paddling race, wind awareness activities, plus they learn about water safety! Program includes:

  • 4 hrs coaching by qualified Australian Sailing instructors
  • Combination of on and off water games
  • Tackers Intro course certificate of completion for students

Tackers 1

Tackers 1 is the first step of the ‘learn to sail’ pathway which teaches students the foundations of sailing. Students develop leadership skills and independence as they progressively learn to manoeuvre their boats in pairs through the activities set out by their qualified instructors. The program includes:

  • 10 hours coaching by qualified Australian Sailing instructors (Sporting Schools funded)
  • Combination of on and off water games
  • Option to complete an additional 10 hours tuition delivered by qualified Australian Sailing instructors (at school or parent cost)
  • Nationally recognised Sporting Schools Tackers 1 certificate of completion for students

Secondary Schools

There are four different OutThere Sailing programs available for secondary schools (year 7 and 8), OutThere Sailing Experience, and OutThere Sailing 1 - 3.

OutThere Sailing Experience

OutThere Sailing Experience is all about having fun and getting a taste of sailing. This action packed 4 hour program will give students the opportunity to try a variety of on water activities such as sailing small or big boats, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and/or powerboating.

OutThere Sailing 1

OutThere Sailing 1 will give students an introduction to sailing through exciting exercises and fun on water using small or big boats, windsurfers, powerboats or stand up paddle boards.

OutThere Sailing 2

OutThere Sailing 2 will build on the introductory skills learnt in level one. It will have the same philosophy with fun and socialising being the priority.

OutThere Sailing 3

OutThere Sailing 3 has a variety of challenges and skills to master during the program. Still with a focus of fun and hanging out with mates, this program will make students more competent out on the water and in a position to take friends out sailing.

By the end of the program, the children will: Tackers Intro Tackers 1
Have learned the basic sailing safety rules and procedures yesyes
Be able to launch and retrieve their own boat yesyes
Understand how the boat floats and what to do if water is taken on-board yesyes
Understand what the different roles are in the boat (skipper and crew) yesyes
Have participated in an array of sailing-based games yesyes
Understand the freedom and responsibility sailing provides yesyes
Have learned half of the tricks and techniques to sail using a fun and games based approach noyes
Have an in-depth understanding of the different parts of the boat noyes
Understand how wind affects the boat noyes
Understand the tide and weather conditions noyes
Be able to right their boat after a capsize noyes
Have learned the fundamentals to sail their boat under supervision with a partner noyes

Teachers and parents can find out more information on the Tackers website.

Tackers Sailing Program

Tackers

All sailing equipment for the sailing session is provided, including boats and life-jackets.

To make sailing memorable for students, Sailing Packs may be purchased from clubs and include one of the following items per pack:

  • Sailing hat
  • Spandex sailing rashie
  • Drink bottle
  • Sailing gear bag

OutThere Sailing

All sailing equipment for the sailing session is provided, including boats (and other water crafts if any) and life-jackets.

Primary Schools

Teachers

Teachers can deliver sailing in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

Coaches

To become a coach and deliver sailing in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

Coaching Providers

Sporting organisations who wish to become a coaching provider for Australian Sailing and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Contact Australian Sailing to discuss becoming a Tackers deliverer in Sporting Schools.

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual Australian Sailing Dinghy Instructor requirements including the Tackers Induction.

Secondary Schools

Teachers

Teachers can deliver sailing in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Hold one of the below valid Australian Sailing qualifications:
    • Dinghy Instructor
    • Keelboat instructor
    • Windsurfing instructor
  • OutThere Sailing Instructor Induction
  • OutThere Sailing Windsurfing Endorsement (for dinghy and keelboat instructors delivering windsurfing programs)
  • OutThere Sailing SUP Endorsement (if delivering SUP programs)
Coaches

To become a coach and deliver sailing in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Hold one of the below valid Australian Sailing qualifications:
    • Dinghy Instructor
    • Keelboat instructor
    • Windsurfing instructor
  • OutThere Sailing Instructor Induction
  • OutThere Sailing Windsurfing Endorsement (for dinghy and keelboat instructors delivering windsurfing programs)
  • OutThere Sailing SUP Endorsement (if delivering SUP programs)
Coaching Providers

Sporting organisations that wish to become a coaching provider for Australian Sailing and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Contact Australian Sailing to discuss becoming an OutThere Sailing deliverer in Sporting Schools.

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual Australian Sailing instructor qualification requirements.

To discover more information about OutThere Sailing, visit the Australian Sailing website.

Australian Sailing

Contact: Federico Guzzo
Email: Federico.Guzzo@sailing.org.au
Phone: (02) 9170 6908

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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