The Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club’s Youthsail program recently rewarded each of the primary schools in the region a Yachting Australia Tackers Sailing Course to be used as an award for a student aged 6yrs to 12yrs for their efforts during the past school year.
NYRC Sailing Manager, Paul Blundell commented – The Tackers program voucher, Valued at $365.00, was provided to 11 schools in the area so school staff could reward a student for a job well done. We made it clear to all the schools that this was not an award only focused on academic achievement. The Tackers award could be used to commend a student who has improved throughout the year or just as a pat on the back for a kid that, for any number of reasons, has had a crappy year and deserved a bit of a lift.
The Yachting Australia National Tackers program was specifically designed for primary school aged kids and serves to help build self-esteem and confidence, an awareness and appreciation of their environment, develop their motor skills and value team work whilst learning to basics of sailing using the wind, tide and current as their only propulsion.
We hope to make this an annual undertaking to provide the schools with an extra award opportunity and to introduce the local kids to the sport of sailing and the family focused Club environment offered here at the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club.
– Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club