History: The Beginnings

Established as an elite international sporting event for youths, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) integrates the Culture and Education Programme (CEP), exhibiting 5 key themes:

  1. Olympism
  2. Social Responsibility
  3. Skills Development
  4. Expression and Well-Being
  5. Healthy Lifestyle

Its program mirrors largely that of the Olympic Games and adds a unique flavour with fresh new additions, such as 3-on-3 basketball. The first edition of the Summer Games was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, featuring over 3,500 athletes.


History: Sailing at the Youth Olympic Games

Sailing has been featured as a Youth Olympic sport since the first edition of the Games in 2010 where 100 sailors aged 15-16 years old competed across 4 sailing events:

  1. One-person Dinghy Boys
  2. One-person Dinghy Girls
  3. Windsurfing Boys
  4. Windsurfing Girls

Sailing continued to make its appearance at the 2nd edition of the Games in Nanjing, China, in 2014, again in 4 events under fleet racing.


Singapore: Our Presence



Singapore hosted the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. In sailing, Singapore earned a bronze medal at the 2010 Games when windsurfer Audrey Yong Pei Lin finished third in the Girls’ Techno 293. At the 2014 Games, Singapore’s sailors won 2 gold medals. Bernie Chin Cheok Khoon and Samantha Yom won the top title in the One Person Dinghy (Byte CII) Boys and Girls events respectively.


Youth Olympic Games 2018


The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 – 18 October 2018. SingaporeSailing will be fielding 4 young sailors for the games who will be competing in the Nacra 15 and Techno 293+ classes. The sailors are:

  1. Sophia Rose Meyers, Nacra 15
  2. Chia Teck Pin, Nacra 15
  3. Marsha Shahrin, Techno 293+
  4. Alexander Lim, Techno 293+