The Barwon Heads Sailing Association hosted a summer tackers sailing program on the Barwon River from January 21 until January 25.

A boatload of fun: Tackers enjoy sailing in Barwon Heads

February 6, 2019 BY

THE Barwon Heads Sailing Association’s first summer tackers sailing program on the Barwon River was a boatload of fun, with the 20 available places oversubscribed.

Run by Sailing Australia – who provide all equipment, including boats and highly qualified trainers – the program was introduced to get kids aged seven to 12 out on the water to enjoy the joys of sailing.

Hosted from January 21 until January 25, some children were tacking and jibing across the river within just two days.

Support from Sailing Australia and Barwon Coast has led the BHSA to schedule the program as an annual event, with extended programs to cater to older children planned for this year’s holiday season.