Last Saturday, on 16 March 2019, it was an honour for us to bring our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, HO Ching out for a sail at Marina Bay, on the SM40. We are glad that they had a great experience sailing and that they enjoyed the sport, which is not only about racing but also about leisure and family time.
They sailed a “mini regatta” where they competed against several tertiary sailing teams - NUS Sailing Varsity Team, SMU Sailing, NTU Sailing Club and SP Sailing Club.
It was definitely a fun afternoon for all! 😎⛵️Marina Bay is one of our most scenic spots, but it’s even better experienced onboard a sailboat!
It was all smooth sailing on Saturday as our able skippers, Singapore Sailing Federation CEO Lim Han Ee, SSF member Rupert Ong, and 2015 SEA Games Gold Medalist Daniella Ng Hui Min steered our SM40 sailboat around the Bay. Ho Ching and I took turns to do two races with sailors from NUS, NTU, SMU and Singapore Poly. The young ones are definitely more adept sailors than we are! 🙂
It was great to take in the familiar sights of the Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sands, and the Esplanade from the water!
My outing was courtesy of the DBS Sailing at the Bay programme. DBS started this to give the public the opportunity to explore Marina Bay and try out sailing for free. Do give it try: bit.ly/2W5frZi
It is the first day of the Singapore Youth Team Racing Championships 2019 ⠀ ⠀ We have 50 sailors from Singapore 🇸🇬, Hong Kong 🇭🇰, Thailand 🇹🇭 and United States 🇺🇸 forming 12 teams of 4s and 5s racing against each other for 2 days!⠀ ⠀ View full album of photos here: photos.app.goo.gl/TBLE3XTPef9GieGs6 ⠀ 📸: @haw_lin @ National Sailing Centre ... See MoreSee Less
With the Singapore National Youth Sailing Championships coming up next week, won’t you feel bored if you have to wait for the wind during the regatta? Kill some time by simply grabbing some recycled paper and here are some things that you can do to free your boredom. Perhaps you will discover a secret talent that you have. Pssst it's more fun when you do in a group! Don't leave your guy friends out, challenge them today! 😆 #SailingSaturday #PaperOrigami ... See MoreSee Less
I suggest making such a paper sailboat on February 23 as a souvenir. For work, you will need color office paper, wooden skewers for shish kebabs (masts), a piece of plasticine, threads We begin work. ...
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We are conducting an Assistant Race Officer course on the 📢 16 March 2019 📢 at Singapore Sailing Federation. If you are interested to join in, please go to Event Smart to sign up. Here are some details.
Conducted by: Mr Peter Van Muyden (IRO from CAN) Location: Singapore Sailing Federation at National Sailing Centre Date: 16 March (Saturday) Time / Duration: 10am - 5pm Things you'll need to bring: Change of clothes, Water bottle, sunblock, note pad, Rule book, Compass (if you have one).
What are some of the things you'll learn: - Basic Principles - Rules in Sailing - Terminology - Regatta Organisation - What a sailboat race is about - The Race / Start - Sailing the course / Finish - Roles of the RC - The Race Officer -RC Volunteer - Recorder / Recording - Flag officer - Timer - Sound officer - Line judge
.........and many other RC roles, so do sign up for the course.