16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


Kids Learn to Sail Course Information

Welcome to the Alfred's Australian Sailing (AS) Kids Learn to Sail Programs.

Learning to sail is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling activities a child can do. Sailing is such an incredibly versatile sport, it can be enjoyed by young and old, at adrenalin pumping levels or an avenue to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. Best of all, it all starts here! In the Australian Sailing (AS) Tackers Program by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC).

The Alfred's offers a simple training pathway for kids wanting to get start sailing. Courses are delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus.

If you would like to discover sailing, we will provide a safe, fun, and affordable environment to build your skills.

Course Information - Discover Sailing Sessions or Australian Sailing Course

Term 4 Sunday Courses
18 October - 13 December
  • Times:
  • Tackers 1 & 2 - 09:00 - 12:00
  • Tackers 3 - 09:00 - 12:00
  • Costs:
  • Members* $400 - Visitors $500
  • * Participant is a RPAYC Member.
  • Active Kids applicable

Active Kids Vouchers

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program and Australian Sailing is an approved provider. From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 (x 2) per calendar year for each school-enrolled child. Required at time of Registration. Apply for your voucher online here

What Class Should I Enrol in?

Tackers 1 - Having FUN

In 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.

There is no experience necessary and no assumed knowledge, just come along to have fun and we'll take care of the rest. Register Kids and invite your friends to particioate for a great time out on Pittwater.

Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques

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

The final level is 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be a member of a club to participate in Tackers?
No, one of the great things about Tackers is you don’t have to be a member of the club to participate. In fact, kids receive an honorary club membership during their participation in the program from Australiann Sailing.

The RPAYC does offer a great Youth Membership opportunity for individuals and families and a wealth of benefits which includes DISCOUNTED courses.
Do kids need to be able to swim to participate in Tackers?
What type of boats will the kids be sailing?
Are the kids out sailing on their own?
Do the kids need any special clothing to participate in Tackers?
What can kids do when they finish Tackers?

Kids Learn to Sail Program Enquiry

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Kids + Boats = FUN!