After a few years of absence due to Clubhouse renovations, Learn to Sail courses are back on at St George Sailing Club. 

Our Learn to Sail Partner is Kogarah Bay Sailing Club whose facilities and Tackers equipment will be the home of Learn to Sail for St George Sailing Club.


Limited to 6 participants

Time: 9am – 1pm

September 8, 15, 22, 29

October 13


Limited to 6 participants

Time: 9am – 1pm

October 20, 27

November 3, 10, 17

About Tackers

Tackers is the Australian Sailing designed Learn to Sail curriculum. The Tackers courses are designed to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing for children ages 7-12.

Tackers is a 3-step program which takes your child from learn to sail to being able to sail unassisted but supported through instructors and coaches.

We use accredited instructors to provide a safe introduction to small boat sailing skills plus basic essential knowledge that will allow them the freedom to sail a small boat. This program will teach them new skills and build their confidence and water awareness.

Please reference the list of skills and appropriate clothing you will need:

  • Able to swim 25m unassisted
  • Comfortable in water for a reasonable amount of time

Recommended Clothing:

  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit or other water-specific warm clothing
  • Rain or ‘spray’ jacket
  • Neoprene boots or similar water-specific footwear
  • Change of clothes

Buoyancy vests or life jackets are provided, although if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

What happens after Tackers is finished?

We’re in the process of rebuilding our Junior Sailing and our plan is to organise Manly Junior and Flying 11 racing on Saturdays from 9.00am. Sailors are invited to join our racing fleet and grow their skills with qualified coaching support.

St George Sailing Club has a number of generous offers in place to get kids into our pathway at a low cost. The Club currently has a fleet of Manly Juniors which are a perfect transition from Tackers. If your child is a little older or bigger, we also have a small number of Flying 11s available to sail.

After time is spent in Flying 11s, our sailors typically graduate to the Skiffs. The 13ft Skiff is the first stop which introduces a trapeze and high speeds. After a few seasons in 13s its time to transition to the 16ft Skiff. The benefits in stepping into the Skiffs are available prizemoney to subsidise the cost of sailing and increased support including travel and social events.

Need more information?

Please email

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Our selected pathways from Learn to Sail to Skiffs

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