Over the past few years the Discover Sailing Team at Humpybong Yacht Club has taught kids to sail as part of our Tackers programme. Tackers is a great way for kids to be introduced to sailing. But an introduction through Tackers is just the beginning. It is now time to discuss the pathway after Tackers for your child.
One pathway after Tackers is to get involved in the bigger sailing community and take part in regattas. With our fleet of boats in the Humpybong Optimist Team trailer we will be taking the team to regattas throughout Queensland. These will range from green fleet only kids events though to state championships. Some of these will be short events at clubs around Brisbane and others will involve travel and accommodation.
The kids will be able to compete at a level they are comfortable with. However, the regattas are about more than just racing. They give the kids an opportunity to meet with other sailors from around the state, to learn from each other, and to experience the camaraderie that comes from being a part of a wider association.
This year we hope to travel to Lake Cootharaba All-Boats (20-21 August 2016), Queensland Youth Camp Yeppoon (20-25 September 2016), the Battle of Waterloo (December 2016) and the Queensland Optimist State Titles (May 2017).
See this page for more information.
If your Tackers child is interested in doing more with their sailing after Tackers, please contact Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0407 763 263 to register your interest.