Windsurfing Courses


At Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the exhilarating world of Windsurfing comes to life through two dynamic programs: the “Start Windsurfing” and the “Club Windsurfing” initiative. The Australian Sailing “Start Windsurfing” course is the perfect starting point for beginners, offering a structured program to master the essentials of windsurfing. Participants learn the art of balancing on a board, harnessing the wind’s power, and cruising across the water. For those seeking to practice their skills further, the “Club Windsurfing” program provides an opportunity to refine techniques through a volunteer-run setup. Here, enthusiasts can connect with other windsurfers, share knowledge, and take their abilities to the next level. RQYS fosters a vibrant windsurfing community, empowering individuals to embrace the winds and waves with confidence and expertise. Whether you’re new to the sport or looking to enhance your skills, RQYS has the ideal programs to set you on a windsurfing adventure.

Start Windsurfing at RQYS

Start Windsurfing (12+ yrs)

The Start Windsurfing course covers theory, wind understanding, board handling, and more, using modern equipment. Graduates become confident windsurfers, capable of navigating in winds up to 12 knots.

Each day runs from 9 am – 12 pm with a break for lunch. You have options to bring your own lunch or we have a cafe on site. Bringing sun safe clothes your happy to swim in, a hat, water bottle and enclosed shoes are a must! We provide life jackets, but being water confident for this course is essential. Successful participants will gain your Australian Sailing Start Windsurfing completion certificate.

COST: (4 Half-days) $315

Club Windsurfing
(Members Only 12+ yrs)

Club Windsurfing offers RQYS Members who are independent windsurfers (with at least Start Windsurfing Level 1 competency) regular on-water experience led by passionate volunteers. This is an opportunity to enhance skills and engage with other windsurfers in a fun, social setting.

Club Windsurfing runs every second Sunday during the summer season. Casual or term hire is available. Hire is subject to availability and must be organised through the Sailing Academy 24 hours before a session. RQYS Club Members can book via “Course Dates Here” link below. Dates will only show when sessions are confirmed. 

COST: No Cost for Club Members

Club Windsurfning at RQYS

Upcoming Courses

If these dates are booked out or don’t suit you, please register your interest on our  waitlist HERE