Keelboat Competent Crew Course

Sailing Keelboat Level 1 Competent Crew Course

Join us at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club for our Singapore Sailing Federation certified Competent Crew Course.

This 4 day (2 weekends) course is designed for novices who want to learn the basics of keelboat sailing, and will qualify you to become a competent and useful member of the crew, learning basic safety and seamanship skills. Course will run from 10am to 6pm on each of the 4 days.

Prerequisites & Certification

Course attendees need to have a reasonable swimming ability, being able to swim 50m without a life vest.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, attendees will awarded their Keelboat Level 1 Competent Crew certification.

During the course, our instructors will take you through a mixtures of theory and practical sessions, covering:

  • Boat familiarisation, learning the terms and functions of the various parts of the boat, rigging, sails and equipment
  • Learn the points of sail and basic sailing manoeuvres including Man Overboard, docking, anchoring and getting underway
  • Understand the usage and rules of wearing personal safety equipment
  • Learn the challenges and practicalities of sailing in tropical conditions
  • Learn basic ropework skills, use of VHF radio, basic fire protection and firefighting skills
  • Seamanship – learn the basic rules of the road, use of burgees and ensigns, be able to keep an efficient lookout and understand common courtesies observed in marina and at anchor
  • Be able to steer the boat and trim sails to maintain a course, learn how to steer a compass course.
  • Familiarisation with basic weather forecasting and the Beaufort scale

Attendees should expect to enjoy both theory and practical sessions each day, bringing adequate clothes. We highly recommend use of suitable hats, sunglasses and sailing gloves. All participants must wear non-slip, white soled shoes on board.

Costs for the Keelboat Level 1 Competent Crew course are below, please contact Amanda at or on 65 9661 8345


RSYC Members: $450
Non-members: $530
Students/SAF: $500


Please contact amanda for course registration