Southport Yacht Club (SYC), along with the Gold Coast City Council, is set to launch a newly developed Watersports Centre at the Regatta’s Waters Lake situated within the Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Oxenford in Queensland.
As the club continues to grow with family members and youth sailors, its focus is to provide a facility with the introduction of kids learn to sail and stand up paddle boarding, just to name a few.
While these sports are applied, SYC will maintain its involvement of all current activities that are currently hosted on the lake, including rowing and outrigging. A newly designed café will also be implemented into the clubhouse where the community can refresh with a cold beverage or a bite to eat while utilising the facility.
“While our main focus for the new development is to offer affordable on water activities and to increase sailing awareness, we are also highly focused on building a greater community club for all,” said General Manager Brett James.
Area Councillor William Owen-Jones said, “We are very excited to have come to an agreement with the Southport Yacht Club regarding this facility. The Yacht Club is an institution on the Gold Coast and with so many young families in the northern growth corridor, the opportunities for young people to engage in water based activities are endless”.
With continual growth, over 10,000 children per year currently participate in sailing activities at the club’s Sailing Academy, located on the Gold Coast Broadwater at Hollywell.
Being the only yacht club on the Gold Coast, SYC’s vision has always been to focus on the best interests of its members whether it be during on water activities, social gatherings and the utilisation of the club’s other facilities. While no gaming facilities are present at SYC, the club remains steady with a positive cash flow.
A launch of the facility will be held in early May, inviting all club members, guests and member of the community for a free family fun day, including free discover sailing, stand up paddle boarding, entertainment plus much more.