Volunteer Information


– For all inquires regarding volunteering or introducing new clients please contact:
– For all inquires regarding volunteering please contact:
Diana Hunt
0421 049 774

Volunteers, we now have a AED defibrillator – please watch the video to see how it works.

You will be required to have or willing to apply for a Blue Card

Previous experience is not required to volunteer – These are some of the tasks we carry out.

Some of the Volunteer jobs at Sailability Gold Coast
image004Rigging the Dinghies image022Launching the Yachts Life_JacketsFitting life Jackets
Safety BoatOperation of Support Boat 303_client_sailingSailing the Dinghies image012Administration
image010Winching sailors into dinghies image018Assisting on the pontoon

Savage DolphinDriving/Sailing a 'Savage Dolphin'



Tuesdays Thursdays Weekends
Days of Operation
Sailability Sailing for all regardless of ability Training for volunteers
sailors with disabilities









Learn to sail independently
in dinghies or yachts

Open Competition is run by Southport Yacht Club

Competitors are responsible for all racing tasks.

Including rigging vessel, organizing volunteer/s to assist on the day.

Professional training is available from the Sailing manager at SYC Hollywell.


Sailor's Pathway from Beginner to Elite (updated for 2013)


Volunteer training is on Thursdays, it is free for volunteers wanting to learn to be skippers and they are encouraged to do so.

Thursday is a great day to get into being a skipper on an Access dinghy. With lots of experienced sailors on hand to help you or just take a boat out on your own to work on your sailing skills..


The Salvo courses run over a period of weeks and are run when there are enough volunteers interested in learning to crew or skipper on the Salvos, if you are interested in the training course then please let one of the Salvo skippers know on a Tuesday and they will point you in the right direction.

The Salvos are raced inshore and offshore in Southport Yacht Club organized events and all volunteers are encouraged to crew or just come along for the ride.

Training is conducted at Southport Yacht Club, 1 Marina Ct, Hollywell, be sure to ring 0407 979 666 before coming to check if we are still on.  

Freedom on the water regardless of ability