Basic Sailing Course (BSC)

The Basic Sailing Course gives you a head start in pursuing an interest in dinghy sailing. Using a Laser Pico which is a 2-men craft where you can take turns in assuming the role of being a helmsman or crew together with a partner. The course syllabus includes basic knowledge of sailing related to rigging, knots, points of sail crafts and capsize drills. You will also get to know more about safety regulations out at sea, which will put you in good stead should you desire to pursue other Sea Sports courses in future. Participants who pass both the theory and practical test during the Level 1 Sailing Clinic will be issued a Singapore Sailing Proficiency Level 1 card. Sign up today to glide in the seas!

The Laser Pico is a two-person craft that has a main sail and a jib sail. It can also be sailed single-handedly just by removing the jib sail. It is usually the preferred craft for teaching of basic sailing course as its strong wind hull provides great stability and space for maneuverability. You will learn to be both the Helmsman and the Crew.


- Must be 16 years old and above, physically fit

- Able to swim 50 metres with a life buoyancy aid

Course Duration

3 days (2 X Saturdays and 1 X Sunday)
9.30am to 5.30pm (Saturday)
9.30am to 5.30pm (Sunday)

*Class will commence with a minimum of 6 participants conducted in English. 

Course Fees

SAFYC Member – $248.40
Public – $378.00
(Inclusive of 8% GST)


Laser Pico and life vest will be provided

Course Dates 2023

02, 03 & 09 September 2023

21, 22 & 28 October 2023

04, 05, 11 Novermber 2023

02, 03 & 09 December 2023

To register for this course, please contact our front desk at 6758 3359 or email us at

By signing up for this course, participants grant SAF Yacht Club permission to use the photographs/videos taken during the course for future promotional materials (printed/electronic).