Basic Sailing Course


Basic Sailing Course

The Basic Sailing Course introduces youths and adults to the sport of Sailing on the Laser Class – the most popular single-handed dinghy in the world. The course will provide sailors with the skills and knowledge to sail on their own while experiencing the Sun, the wind and the sea up. The Level 1 Proficiency Card issued upon successful completion of the course will allow sailors to rent single-handed dinghies at our affiliate sailing clubs, and enjoy sailing at your own time and pace.

Course Syllabus

For more information on the course, click here.

At the end of this course, you will...
  • Be able to rig a dinghy on land & name the parts of the boat and their functions
  • Be able to launch and return to shore in a seaman-like manner
  • Be able to sail one class of dinghy on all points of sail in wind conditions of up to 10 knots
  • Be able to perform heave-to
  • Be able to upright a capsized dinghy
  • Know the requirements of personal & boat safety
  • Be able to demonstrate the use of these knots: a figure of 8, reef, bowline, sheet bend, clove hitch, round turn and 2 half hitches.

Course Details

Course Duration:

8 sessions conducted over 4 days (9:30am – 5:30pm)

Upcoming Course Dates

For information on Youth Basic Sailing course dates, click here.

For information on Adult Basic Sailing course dates, click here.

Course Location

Singapore Sailing Federation
1500 East Coast Parkway
National Sailing Centre
Singapore 468963

Cost Information

Singaporean – $589.80 (SGD)

PR/Foreigner – $707.93 (SGD)

price includes taxes

  • Able to swim 50 metres with a Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • For Youth – 13 to 18 years old
  • For Adults – 18 to 65 years old
  • Min weight 45kg
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