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SYC Oxenford Watersports Centre

SYC Oxenford Watersports Centre

Southport Yacht Club along with the Gold Coast City Council have launched a newly developed Watersports Centre at the Regatta’s Waters Lake situated within the Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Oxenford.

As the Club continues to grow with family members and youth sailors, the Club’s focus is to provide a facility with the introduction of kids learning to sail and stand up paddle boarding, just to name a few. While these sports are applied, SYC will maintain the 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.

Southport Yacht Club will be hosting many community events at the facility, including Christmas Carols festivities on Sunday, 2 December. Local schools will join with live entertainment, singing all your favourite Christmas Carols. Jetpack Adventures will put on a live show, with Santa arriving all the way from the North Pole. Other entertainment will include face painting, food trucks plus so much more.