Wynyard Yacht Club

Wynyard Yacht Club photo of sailers

The Wynyard Yacht Club (WYC) provides boating training (both sail and power), Sailability and sailing regattas to the community. WYC has won many awards both National and State for its inclusive programs. WYC has established partnerships with coastal schools to deliver sail and power boat training to students.

The Tackers sail training program is a key training program for youth aged from 7 to 12 years across the NW coastal region. The Tackers program has being created and managed by Australian Sailing and requires an accredited Discover Sailing Centre and qualified Instructors to support the development of participants. Participants in The Tackers program and the Sporting Schools programs with Somerset, Penguin and Wynyard Primary Schools and the NW Christian School use Optimist class yachts.

In Round 26 the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) provided nearly $10 000 to support the purchase of four Optimist class yachts.   The Tackers program developed and grew quickly and in Round 34 the TCF provided a further $6 500 to support the purchase of two additional Optimist yachts.