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.

Eligibility

- 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 – $171.20
Non-members – $342.40

(Inclusive of 7% GST, all sailing equipment such as craft and life jacket & a certificate of participation)

Course Dates 2022

12 – 15 December 2022

19 – 22 December 2022

06 - 09 March 2023 (French International School) - TBC

13 - 16 March 2023 

10 -13 April 2023 (German International School) - TBC

17 - 20 April 2023 (German International School) - TBC

08 - 11 May 2023 (French International School) - TBC

29 - 31 May 2023

01 June 2023

04 - 08 June 2023

12 - 15 June 2023

17 - 22 June 2023

03 - 06 July 2023 (German International School) - TBC

10 - 13 July 2023 (German International School) - TBC

17 - 20 July 2023 ( French International School) - TBC

24 - 27 July 2023 (French International School) - TBC

01 - 04 August 2023 (German International School) - TBC

14 - 17 August 2023 (French International School) - TBC

04 - 07 September 2023

16 - 19 October 2023 (German International School) - TBC

23 - 26 October 2023 (French International School) - TBC

20 - 23 November 2023

27 - 30 November 2023

11 - 14 December 2023

18 - 21 December 2023

To register for this course, please contact our front desk at 6758 3359 or email us at scangel@safyc.org.sg

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).