When: Sunday 29th September 2019

Where: Watersports Centre – Watersport Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210

Time: 10am – 2pm

Registration: Please register your interest REGISTER HERE

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 & Etchells. 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!


 **Minimum numbers apply for this course to proceed**


OXENFORD WATERSPORTS CENTRE – Watersport Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210 

Saturday Mornings 9am to 10:30am   BOOK HERE

Sunday Mornings 9am to 10:30am   BOOK HERE

*block out dates apply


Cost: Casual Visit $20 (RRP $40) or a 5 Visit Pass $99 Bookings Essential A perfect introduction into sailing for kids from 7 – 16 years old. Parents can enjoy breakfast on the waterfront while watching the kids sail in front of the club. Held at SYC all year round.



**Minimum numbers apply for this course to proceed**

Course Dates:

TACKERS ONE – Held at Oxenford Watersports Centre

When: 12th, 26th Oct, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Nov, 7th December 2019  BOOK HERE                                         (Registration for event closes at Thu 10 Oct 2019 14:00)

Time: 09:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $250.00

Where: Oxenford Watersports Centre

TACKERS TWO – Held at Oxenford Watersports Centre

When:  20th, 27th Oct, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Nov, 1st, 8th December 2019   BOOK HERE                                           (Registration for event closes at Thu 17 Oct 2019 14:00)

Time: 09:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $300.00

Tackers One is a pre-requisite for this course

Tackers is a program aimed at getting more primary school aged kids sailing at clubs and centres across the country. Everything about Tackers is centered on understanding how kids learn skills and have fun through sport. The boat used in the Tackers program are small and easy to handle, designed to be sailed by children under the age of 12.

TACKERS THREE – Held at Hollywell Sailing Squadron

When:13th, 20th, Oct, 3rd, 17th, 24th November, 1st, 8th December  BOOK HERE                                                          (Registration for event closes at Thu 10 Oct 2019 14:00)

Time: 08:30am – 11:30am

Cost: $300.00

Tackers Two is a pre-requisite for this course

Tackers is delivered at three levels:

Tackers 1 – Have Fun

Tackers 2 – Tricks and Techniques

Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast!

Each program consists of:

– 20 hours tuition from qualifies Australian Sailing Instructors and Assistant Instructors

– Combination of on-water and off-water games

– Certificate of achievement at the end of the course



(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 year and older and gives you Sailing Certificate 1 & 2.

When: 24th, 31st August, 7th September BOOK HERE (Registration closes at Thu 22 Aug 2019 14:00)

Time:  8:30am-2:00pm

Cost: $395

Location: Oxenford Water Sports Centre



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 World Champions and our High Performance Racing team. All enquiries please call the sailing office on 55377 030 or email


Terms and Conditions

BOOKING PROCEDURE: Payment in full is required to confirm your booking. 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 or other factors alternative sessions will be scheduled at no extra cost, “Catch up sessions” will not be available due to each course being specific to weather so cannot be offered.   REFUND POLICY: In the event that a client unilaterally withdraws from a booked course, we reserve the right to it hold 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 publishing but may change without notice.)