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 – $250.70
Public – $381.50
(Inclusive of 9% GST w.e.f 01.01.24)


Laser Pico and life vest will be provided

Course Dates 

9, 10, 16 March 2024

13, 14, 20 April 2024

11, 12, 18 May 2024

22, 23, 29 June 2024

20, 21, 27 July 2024

17, 18, 24 August 2024

14, 15, 21 September 2024

12, 13, 19 October 2024

2, 3, 9 November 2024

14, 15, 21 December 2024

For any queries, 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).

SAF Yacht Club and its service providers will not be held liable for any injury, loss or damages howsoever arising from the participation in the course/ activity.