Adult Learn to Sail Programs

Adult Sailing Pathway

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


(All females 18+)

Next Course = 29th May, 5th June 2022 – Selected Sundays. BOOK HERE

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

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: $40 per person

All Females 18+ welcome!
1hr on-water training with an instructor, followed by a few casual sailing races. Free wine, beer or soft drink at the end of the session.




(Small Boat Course Level 1&2) 12 years and older 


The Start Dinghy Sailing course is perfect for those new to the sport who wish to learn how to sail or refresh their sailing skills. Southport Yacht Club’s certified and highly experienced instructors teach this course in the club’s dinghy boats following Yachting Australia’s Learn to Sail 1 & 2 Training syllabus. Our aim at the completion of the course is to have all sailors confident and comfortable to purchase their own boat and safely operate it independently. This course is available to those 12 years and older and gives you Sailing Certificate 1 & 2.

When: 5th, 12th, 19th June BOOK HERE 

Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $395

Location: Oxenford Water Sports Centre


(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16 years and older


SYC offers a Yachting Australia Adult Start Sailing Certificate under the Keelboat scheme. This is a great starting point for adults 16 years and older wanting to learn how to sail on small Keelboats or Trailable yachts. The course will introduce you to the basics of sailing on a 23 foot Blazer Yacht, including handling, safety and sailing theory. This course is a great starting point if you want to get involved in larger boat sailing as a crew member or as a starting point to becoming a skipper of your own boat.


Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $360

Location: Hollywell Sailing Squadron


(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16 years and older


Southport Yacht Club offers a two-week Yachting Australia advanced course under the Keelboat scheme aimed at 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.

When: TBA. All enquiries please contact the Sailing Office:

Cost: $240

Location: Hollywell Sailing Squadron


If you are interested in crewing on one of our skippers sailing boats, please express your interest at the bottom of the page   CLICK HERE



If the above course dates don’t necessarily fit in with your schedule we can certainly tailor make a course around your availability with private lessons either during the week or on weekends.  Private lessons are also great for sailors who would like some one on one coaching in their own boats with their own crews, or for families combining juniors and adults on the same boat. Fees are based on an hourly rate, and we have a number of Yachting Australia Accredited Sailing Instructors to choose from, including past National Champions and our High Performance Racing team.  All inquiries please contact the Sailing Office:

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).