Keelboat Competent Crew Course

The course assumes you have some sailing experience and are looking to move into keelboat sailing. At the end of the course you will be familiar with all the workings of a keelboat in action, the sailing area, mooring, docking and all the jobs aboard. This is a basic course that trains applicants to become a competent keelboat crew.

Course Duration
  • 4 full-day sessions (2 Sat & 2 Sun) / 10.00am – 5.00pm or
    customized sessions can be arranged.
  • $425.10 (Member) / $588.60 (Non-Member)
    Price inclusive of 9% GST
    Course fee includes course material & certification.
  • Open to CSC members & non-members.
  • Able to swim at least 50m without a personal flotation device.
  • Completed a Basic Sailing Course
  • Minimum age of 15 years old.
  • 1:5 (Minimum of 3 students to start the course).
  • Level 1 Competent Crew Certification from SingaporeSailing.
  • All training equipment are provided.
Course Syllabus
  • Parts of the boats and its usage
  • Basic Meteorology awareness
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Sailing Theory
  • Tropical Condition (Safety)
  • Ability to assist getting boat underway, dock & pick up mooring
  • Man-Overboard recovery
  • Ropeworks
  • Understanding the usage of VHF radios
  • Rules of the Road
  • Fire prevention & protection
  • Familiar with anchoring procedures
2024 Course dates:

  • 4, 5, 11 & 12 May
  • 1, 2, 8 & 9 June
  • 3, 4, 10 & 11 August
  • 7, 8, 14 & 15 September
  • 9, 10, 16 & 17 November
  • 7, 8, 14 & 15 December
  • Arrangement can be made for groups with a minimum of 4 participants on requested dates and the availability of the instructor.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you to the email address provided on the registration form once your slot is confirmed.
  • A swim test will be conducted. Participants must be able to swim at least 50meters without the aid of permissible buoyancy aid.
  • Full payment for any programs must be made either in cash, cheque, major credit cards, bank transfer/paynow or bill to Member’s Account together with the registration form 1 month before the commencement of the Course.
  • Cheque is made payable to ‘Changi Sailing Club’.
  • PayNow to our UEN: S88SS0020A.
  • Bank details: Standard Chartered Bank, Account: 0408 3000 78.  Please send us the transaction record after you have made the payment.
  • This is a structured course so there will be no make-up lessons should the participant fails to attend the sessions, unless otherwise specified.
  • The course fee is non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • Cancellation by participant must be in writing[email:] and is effective upon receipt by the Club.  We do not accept verbal request.
  • In the event of cancellation made by the participants, the following fees shall apply:
    1. Less than 14 days – 50% of the course fee
    2. Less than 7 days – No refund
  • If there is no minimum numbers of participants, the Club reserves the rights to postpone or cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

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