When: TBC

Where: 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

This is an opportunity for you, the kids and your mates to come and try sailing on an array of different boats for FREE! Including different classes of Dinghies, Catamarans, Trailer Sailors, Yachts & Blazers.

Breakfast will be available from 7:30am, with the free sailing starting at 9am, so bring down your change of clothes, and have some fun on & off the beach!


(Small Boat Course Level 1&2)


For Adults 16yr and older. Adult Start Sailing Certificate 1 & 2 Four week program held over 4 consecutive Sundays.

When: 11th, 18th, 25th February, 11th March – Enrol Online

Cost: $395



For Adults 16yr and older. This course is aimed at Sailors who want to continue along the dinghy pathway and progress their sailing skills.

When: TBC

Cost: $300


The SYC Sail Racing Experience is the opportunity for your group to crew in an actual Southport Yacht Club race onboard a 23 foot Blazer yacht with a fully qualified instructor as your skipper. This is ideal for beginners and people who have completed their Southport Yacht Club Keelboat Crewing Course to sail in a fun race environment .

At the completion of the race you will return to the Bar and Bistro for a cold drink and to meet the other crews.

You will need to be at our Sailing Squadron ready to go at 4:00pm.

All you will need to bring with you on the evening is comfortable flat soled shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a drink bottle.

Enrol Online

Please remember:

– Arrive at 1 Marina Cres Hollywell at 4:00pm and sign on at the Sailing Office

– Bring a hat, sunscreen, towel, drink bottle and a change of clothes


(Keel Boat Scheme)

A good starting point for adults 16yr and older wanting to learn how to sail on Small Keelboats or Trailerable Yachts with the aim to sailing on members boats in club events.

When: 3rd, 10th March 2018 – Enrol Online

Cost: $360 for the two-week program, held over 2 consecutive Saturdays.


(Keel Boat Scheme) For Adults 16yr 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.

Cost: $240.

When: 25th March, 2018 – Enrol Online



For Adults 16yr and older

Cost: $395. For this four-week program,

When: TBA

The adult start catamaran sailing course is perfect for those new to the sport who wish to learn how to sail or even for those wishing to refresh their sailing skills and maybe even get into some racing.


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 enquiries 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 enrolments 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).