It is a very good experience for my son.

Funsail – 6th February 2018

Congratulations and thanks to the Queensland OK’s and Hollywell Sailing Squadron.
The best start to a sailing season that I can recall. Warm weather, great sailing venue, both inshore and on the open water, wonderfully friendly hosts and a really well managed regatta.
All your hard work will make this year’s nationals a great event.
Same time next year……..yes please!


OK Dinghy Nationals 2018

Southport Dinghy Squadron

Runaway Bay


Dear Simon.


I just wish to put on paper my heartfelt feelings of gratitude for the manner in which you and your team conducted the Qld State OK Titles at the weekend.


As a foreigner to Qld waters, I had no idea of what to expect when I made the commitment to drive up from the NSW Central Coast. May I say I was blown away by the professionalism of you and the entire Race Management team, and volunteers and the friendly manner in which we southerners were made to feel welcome at your club. Nothing was a problem and the on water action was expertly run, helping to make this event a great experience. In addition the off water facilities and activities meant that we were able to enjoy a complete package.


In 30 years of racing OKs, I am able to say that this was the best weekend event I have attended. I have already committed to the Nationals in January and can only hope that you can repeat this performance for the hopefully 40+ boats attending. I am sure you will, if not top it, though that will not be easy.


I am certain that all 7 of the southerners will be going back to their clubs and State organisations and be telling everyone how well this event was conducted and how much fun they had. I still have a smile a mile wide after a 9 hour drive to get back home. You have set a very high benchmark for what can be expected from an OK regatta.


Again Simon, all I can say is thank you to all involved for the contribution made to ensure that this was such a memorable event and I look forward to meeting up with you and the team in the new year at the Nationals.


Fair winds always

Glenn Yates AUS 767 , ( but 726 for this event) Sent from my iPad


OK Dinghy Nationals 2018

The kids thought it was absolutely fantastic and we could relax and have breakfast. It was a win win on all fronts.

November 28, 2017


It’s fantastic experience, my kid loves it.

November 21, 2017


Very happy with the service.

November 21, 2017

SYC FunSail

Hello Karen,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for our excursion today. The two young ladies (Jess and Dana) were exceptional in terms of their instructions, organisation, educational knowledge and ability to maximise enjoyment for the students. They are a credit to the Southport yacht club. My students left with screeched of joy and positive praise for the day, echoing throughout the bus journey home.

We look forward to utilising your services again next year with our next group of sport excellence students.

Kind regards,

Mr Chris Eisenhuth


Merrimac State High School Sailing Excursion

February 20th, 2017

Great location, buffet breakfast every weekend, kids sailing lessons.


Great location

February 21st, 2017

Very friendly and welcoming. The sailing lesson was very well organised. The children received excellent instruction and had so much fun. We would definitely recommend the Southport Yacht Club for sailing lessons.

Very friendly and welcoming

February 26th, 2017

Professional instructors who really teach the kids well. Great club and a day out for the kids. Would highly recommend them to anyone.


Professional instructors

My daughter and niece had a fantastic time and are looking forward to sailing again sometime soon.

SYC Sailing Academy

Great food with wonderful service

Hollywell Cafe

Hi Annie. Just wanted to say I really enjoyed my first experience with the club and to thank Mark for his patience and showing me the ropes. Looking forward to my next event. Cheers Thor

Thank you!

Kids had a great time sailing, rest of the family enjoyed the breakfast and coffee. A great morning!

February 02, 2016