This boat was specifically designed for the program due to their stability and layout and is an ideal introduction to dinghy sailing. They are made from a moulded plastic that can easily withstand ‘enthusiastic’ young sailors!
The boats allow two kids to sail together and as they gain confidence and move up from Tackers 1 to Tackers 2, they are able to sail the boat alone. This may vary with the different sizes of the participants. The Instructors also take into account the sailing ability and confidence of the participants in the given weather conditions.
The boats have built-in buoyancy which means they provide extra stability and perform well even with the weight of adult sized instructors aboard, should they need to help the participants.