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Sailing in Singapore

Post by morespinach » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 9:47 am

Hi. I've recently moved to Singapore and wanted to find out about good sailing avenues in or around the city. Google yielded "Royal Sailing Club" in Changi, but their annual membership seems to be exhorbitant. Are there any good forums or clubs where I can meet like-minded people and perhaps even crew with them to get a feel for this place? In general there seems to be no wind, and at least from cursory beach walks, it seems the waters immediately around this city are a little basic...(not the deep blue waters of back home). Thanks for any pointers!

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Post by Max Headroom » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 1:12 pm

You're referring to keelboat sailing exclusively or Lasers, Cats etc too?

I think the best place for a keelboat sail is Changi. I'm not sure if you can rent a boat there, but if you're a yachtie, then I'm sure you'll be able to hook up with a few owners soon enough. Peeps tend to be a bit more laid back there than the other sailing clubs in Singapore.

Alas, yes, not so windy this place. We do get Sumatra Squalls, however, which are good for an awesome hour of fun. And of course, there's the monsoon season, December to February, with pretty consistent winds of up to 20 knots or more.

For very decent sailing, head for the East Coast of Malaysia or Thailand.

If you're into Lasers, Hobiecats or Optomists as well, try Mana Mana or NSC (National Sailing Centre), respectively.

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