Get-Kids-Afloat (GKA)

Endorsed under the Sports Education Programme by Singapore Sports Council.

The SAF Yacht Club’s Get Kids Afloat Programme is an introductory sailing course for children and youth between ages 7 to 15. It is a 4-day introductory sailing course conducted during the school holidays. Besides having fun in learning to sail, participants also get to make many new friends. Sailing is a thinking sport that instills confidence, hones decision-making skills and trains the child’s agility. Many of the Club’s sailors received their head start in sailing through the GKA programme and gone on to pursue their passion for sailing whilst carving sterling achievements in both the local and international arenas.

The course syllabus includes theory and practical lessons related to the rigging of crafts, parts of a craft, points of sail, capsize drill, and more. Crafts used are Optimist, Topper, and Laser Pico determined by the size of the participants. Parents are encouraged to attend a short briefing on Tuesday morning at 9.30am to obtain an overview of the course.


- Age 7 – 15 years (minimum 7 years old AFTER birthday)

- Able to swim at least 50m with the aid of a life vest 

Course Duration

4 days

9.30am – 5.30pm daily

Sail Craft

Optimist/ Topper/ Pico

Course Fees

SAF Yacht Club Members – $174.40
Non-members – $348.80

(Inclusive of 9% GST, all sailing equipment such as craft and life jacket & a certificate of participation)

Course Dates 


27 - 30 November 2023

11 - 14 December 2023

18 - 21 December 2023                                                                                                                              

11-14 March 2024

1-4 April 2024

9-12 April 2024

27-30 May 2024

3-6 June 2024

10-13 June 2024

18-21 June 2024

25-28 June 2024

1-4 July 2024

15-18 July 2024

2-5 September 2024

23-26 September 2024

7-10 October 2024

18-21 November 2024

26-29 November 2024

2-5 December 2024

9-12 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.