Black Rock Yacht Club Inc.

Juniors Overview

Juniors Overview

Sailing School – Juniors

Black Rock offers a great pathway for kids wanting to get into sailing from complete beginner to racing regattas. We offer training boats for all Tackers programs and a limited number of charter boats are available for further training levels.

Our courses are designed for the International Optimist Sailing Dinghy, the globally recognised training boat. We also offer places for kids with their own Sabot or Minnow to join the sailing school.

Click on the program that best suits you or your child to find out more. 

Tackers 1 – No or little sailing Experience Ages 7–12

Introduction to sailing, building confidence and having fun on the water. Sailing small boats in pairs. Great way to meet other new sailors. Training Optimist dinghy and life jacket provided.

Tackers 2 – Completed Tackers 1 or sailed on your own Ages 7–12

Sailing on your own. Better sailing tricks and techniques. Training Optimist dinghy and life jacket provided. 

Tackers 3 – Completed Tackers 2 or equivalent skills Ages 7–12

Sailing fast in readiness for green fleet. Training Optimist dinghy and life jacket provided. 

Team BRYC Junior Sailing Ages 8-17