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TACKERS Junior Sailing Development Plan. OVERVIEW Tackers is the foundation of the yachting pyramid in that it is designed to introduce and retain more.

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1 TACKERS Junior Sailing Development Plan

2 OVERVIEW Tackers is the foundation of the yachting pyramid in that it is designed to introduce and retain more kids (as well as adults) into the sport of sailing. All stakeholders will benefit in the long term by introducing more people to sailing due to the cost efficiencies, central co-ordination and reduced reliance on volunteers. Retention rates will improve because of the safe & fun experience, leading to more club members, boats, berths and industry viability. Tackers will also change the perception of our sport by involving a broader base and enhance clubs relationships with government by delivering benefits to the community. Steven Bond. July OUTCOME

3 GOALS Create interest in sailingInterest young people in sailing in a safe, fun, professional program. Build community relationshipsAggregate existing facilities for the benefit of the entire community Introduce young people to sailingProvide introductory fun-filled, on-water program that interests children through experience. Educate about water safetyEmphasise and demonstrate safe practice on and around water. Deliver real life experiences that support school curriculum Geography, Science and Outdoor Education Engage interest in our natural environment Provide connection with environmental issues – what can I do? Personal developmentEncourage and enable participants to maximise opportunities. LINKING SCHOOLS, CLUBS & COMMUNITIES Tackers Yacht Clubs Schools Local Business Community Water Safety

4 Approach The program will be launched in Victoria as a pilot for implementation to training centres nationally (60-80 Clubs). Curriculum The Yachting Australia ‘Get Into Small Boat Sailing’ curriculum and log book, has been adapted to deliver the Tackers program which accommodates school timetables and outdoor activities. Structure The schools program will be managed centrally, but implemented on a state by state basis. The program coordinator develops and oversees the program, and will provide support to the state and regional offices that deliver the course. Facilities The schools program will utilise existing club facilities; storage, change rooms, catering, safety boats, etc. Tackers can provide boats and equipment for metropolitan students and a mobile service for the benefit of regional students. MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The Tackers program is designed to provide flexibility for clubs to arrange training days and sessions to suit the clubs individual training framework and resources, fit in with local primary school curriculum and provide OOSH sailing with Holiday programs and supervised sailing at every opportunity. Tackers qualified YA Instructors will be managed centrally, traveling to the participating clubs. Instructors will generally be youth sailors attending tertiary education with the goal to provide them some casual employment and maintain their visibility and interest in the sport. Tackers is adapted from GISBIS and exits prior to ‘racing skills’ for the clubs to direct to their nominated class; Tackers 1 ½ Day – Full Day sessions.(intro to sailing) Tackers 2 Five + ½ / Full Day sessions. (basic skills) Tackers 3 Five + ½ / Full Day sessions. (better sailing) Tackers can provide a variety of supporting theory, activities and games which focus on standard subjects of school curriculum; Geography. Science. Outdoor Education.

5 RESOURCES REQUIRED StaffGo Sailing coordinator Qualified Course instructors Club Volunteers (Club assets) Equipment Tacker Sailing Dinghies Coach Boat (RIB) Inflatable Buoys Life Jackets & Protective Clothing Safety Equipment SyllabusLog Book FacilitiesTraining Room Change Rooms (boys & girls) Kitchen / BBQ FinanceSponsors Sponsor Benefits & Management CLUB BENEFITS Introduction of Prospective members Increased activity around the club Greater community involvement Local business interaction Tackers fleet for junior training Holiday program for juniors Revenue streams above break even


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