Adult Dinghy Sailing Course

To be a good big boat sailor first you must be a good small boat sailor. Learning by the seat of your pants is the best way. Jump into the Club’s Topper without any experience and in a few short weeks you will be able to safely pilot your own dinghy. Learn the ropes, the knots and all the tricks! Be prepared to get wet, and bring along your sense of adventure.

Introduction to basic sailing in Topper / Byte

Course Duration
  • 4 full-days (2 Sat & 2 Sun) / 10.00am – 5.00pm or
    customized sessions can be arranged.
  • $385.20 (Member) / $524.30 (Non-Member)
    Price inclusive of 7% GST
    Course fee includes Start Sailing Book, Proficiency Test & Certification of Participation.
  • Open to CSC members & non-members.
  • Able to swim at least 50m without a personal flotation device.
  • Minimum age of 14 years old.
  • 1:6 (Minimum of 4 students to start the course).
  • Certificate of Participation
  • At the end of the course, there will be a proficiency test, if you pass, you will be awarded with the Level 1 Sailing Proficiency certificate.
  • All training equipment are provided.
Course Syllabus
  • Safety precautions
  • Parts of the boat and their usage
  • Points of sail
  • Simple Sailing knots
  • Rigging & De-rigging
  • Basic boat handling
  • Heave-to
  • Getting out of irons
  • Launching and recovery
  • Capsize recovery
  • Man over-board drill
  • General knowledge of weather, tides & current
  • Level One Proficiency Test (Theory & Practical)
  • a. Theory Test
  • 30-minute test paper on boat parts, sailing terminology, weather & tide, basic rules, safety at sea, etc.
    b. Practical Test
  • Able to rig a dinghy on land & name the parts of the boat and their functions
  • Able to launch and return to shore in a seaman-like manner
  • Able to sail one class of dinghy on all points of sail in wind conditions of up to 10 knots
  • Able to perform heave-to
  • Able to upright a capsized dinghy
  • Knows the requirements of personal & boat safety
  • Able to demonstrate the use of these knots: a figure of 8, reef, bowline, sheet bend, clove hitch, round turn and 2 half hitches.
  • Able to execute a man-over board drill.
2020 Course Dates

  • 18, 19, 25 & 26 July
  • 22, 23, 29 & 30 August
  • 19, 20, 26 & 27 September
  • 17, 18, 24 & 25 October
  • 21, 22, 28 & 29 November
  • 19, 20, 26 & 27 December

Terms and Conditions

  • Arrangement can be made for groups with a minimum of 4 participants on requested dates and the availability of the instructor.
  • Full payment shall be made 2 weeks before course date to secure a seat.
  • Changi Sailing Club reserves the right to cancel specific sessions due to lack of participation (Minimum 4 to start course)

Upon completion of the course, members are allowed to charter club boats for recreational sailing.

For booking, please download the Registration Form and return the duly-completed form via fax:6542 4235 or email: to the Office for confirmation.