Tackers 2


Have you completed Tackers 1?

Enrolment into Tackers 2 requires the completion of Tackers 1.

This course is designed to consolidate the experience and knowledge gained in ‘Tackers 1’. New skills and knowledge are introduced that will enable the successful participant to safely and competently sail a dinghy in controlled conditions independently.

Tackers 2

Sailors Competencies

When I’m on the water I can……

  • Recover my crew in a ‘man over board’ situation
  • Identify dangerous situations in and around the marina
  • Sail by myself in most conditions
  • Steer using my tiller extension when I’m paddling or being towed
  • Tack my boat facing forward and changing my hands behind my back
  • Reach around a sausage course
  • Know where to have my sail set for all points of sailing
  • Sail without kneeling
  • Sit on the side of my boat and face my sail
  • Come alongside a stationary object and stop
  • Get out of the ‘No Go Zone’

And when I’m on shore I can……

  • Name the main ‘points’ of sailing
  • Name the all of the parts of my boat
  • Use aids to determine the wind direction and strength
  • Rig and derig my boat with assistance