Sundays,June 2nd, 9th and 16th (3 Sessions)


Adult Sailing Pathway

**Please note we do not offer Bare Boat Sailing Certification

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Register your interest for one of our many Adult Learn to Sail courses or experiences and we’ll contact you when the next course is available.” BOOK HERE


Southport Yacht Club is dedicated to sharing the joy and freedom of sailing with the wider community.
The Beginners Learn to Sail course is our way of introducing new sailors to the sport and lifestyle in a safe, social, and non-competitive manner. The course is catered to both novice and intermediate sailors. Whether you have no prior experience and wish to enter the world of sailing, or have sailed before but would like to refresh and improve your current skills. Our highly experienced instructors teach this course in the club’s dinghy boats following the Australian Sailings certified training syllabus, Start Sailing 1 & 2.
The course aim is to have all sailors confident and comfortable to purchase their own boat and safely operate it independently.

Course Outcome: Australian Sailing Certificate: Start Sailing Certificates 1 & 2

When: Sundays,June 2nd, 9th and 16th (3 Sessions) BOOK HERE

When: Sundays, July 7th, 14th and 21st  (3 Sessions) BOOK HERE

Location: Oxenford Watersports Centre, 33 Watersport Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210



Boats are easy to sail, no sailing or swimming experience is required!
Participants will be taught the essentials of sailing and escorted around the lake by a qualified instructor.
Lifejackets are mandatory and provided!


Fortnightly on Saturdays.

3hr Session with an Instructor.

No experience required! Ages 5+.

Up to 5 participants per boat.

$100 per boat.

Morning Session 8:30am-11:30am /

Afternoon Session 12pm-3pm




When: Next Course = Selected Weekends. BOOK HERE

Where: Watersports Centre – 33 Watersport Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: $60 per person

All Females 14+ welcome! (some months ages 7yrs+, check booking page)

Basic theory followed by 1-1.5hrs on-water sailing with an instructor, and finishing with a social (Complimentary drink and nibbles)



(Private Sail Coaching Lessons)

Adults (Ages 12+) learn in RS Quest Dinghy or Hobie Wave Catamaran @ Oxenford Lake

Kids (Ages 7-12) learn in a Tacker Dinghy or Optimist @ Hollywell Sailing Squadron or Oxenford Lake

Email sailing.

Phone: (07 ) 5655 3368

Please enquire for any other class of boat.


New Keelboat Program


(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16 years and older

Southport Yacht Club offers Keelboat sailing experiences as an introduction to sailing keelboats on the Broadwater. Participants will be sailing in either a Melges 24 or Blazer 23 with a qualified instructor. This is a great way to either start your sailing journey or improve on existing skills and knowledge with regular opportunities to get on the water. Recommended beginner sailors complete multiple sessions prior to undertaking a Keelboat Crewing & Helming Course.

When:  Varied dates and times ongoing BOOK HERE

Time:  2 hour sessions

Cost:   $70 per person per session

Location:  1 Marina Cres, Hollywell QLD 4216



(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16 years and older

Southport Yacht Club offers an Australian Sailing Start Sailing Certificate under the Keelboat scheme.  This combined course introduces participants to sailing on small keelboats focusing on crewing and helming, sailing on either a Melges 24 or Blazer 23.  The aim of the course is to develop and build on existing sailing knowledge and skills in busy tidal waterways.

The course is recommended for those with prior sailing experience, or who have completed the Australian Sailing Start Sailing 1 & 2 course.

When: 2024 schedule will be released on January EXPRESSION of INTEREST

Time:  9:00am-3:00pm

Cost:   $480 per person

Location:  1 Marina Cres, Hollywell QLD 4216



(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16years and older

Southport Yacht Club offers a two-day Australian Sailing advanced course under the Keelboat scheme for those wishing to operate their own Keelboat or Trailable Yacht with a crew of your own.  The aim of this course is to advance your sailing skills and safety knowledge to enable you to skipper unsupervised in sheltered waters. Participants must have completed the Keelboat Crewing & Helming Course.

There are currently no course dates scheduled for 2023.  Courses will begin in 2024.

Please enter your expression of interest here: SAILING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

When:  TBA.

Time:  9am-4pm

Cost:  TBA

Location:  Hollywell Sailing Squadron


BOOKING PROCEDURE: Adult courses are for those from 16 years of age. All courses are subject to minimum and maximum enrollments in order to proceed and early bookings are strongly advised to avoid disappointment.  In the event that a scheduled session is abandoned due to weather alternative sessions will be scheduled at no extra cost, “Catch up sessions” will not be available due to each course being limited.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that a client unilaterally withdraws from a booked course, we reserve the right to withhold all or part of any fees paid.  Alternatively a client may transfer their payment towards another course if we are able to fill their position on the course.  If less than 14 days notice is given of intention to withdraw we reserve the right to withhold the payed 50% Deposit. Please contact the Sailing Office to request a form or download the form from the website. (Please Note: Prices were correct at time of printing but may change without notice).