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Our club’s motto is “Explore, Dream, Discover”. Here in SMU Sailing, the values we hold dear are team spirit, courage to discover your potential and overcoming your fears by exploring the unknown. We have close bonds with the sailing community in Singapore and are in charge of spearheading annual nationwide regattas. Members who display sincerity and passion will be given the opportunity to participate in international and national sailing competitions where we head overseas as a team and have a good time!

You can expect to find a close-knit family in SMU Sailing, where we hang out outside of CCA to eat, study and have fun regardless of whether you’re a senior or junior. We are addicted to the sun and the sea, constantly looking forward to our 2 training sessions per week - physical training on Wednesdays and water training on Saturdays. There are abundant opportunities to organise events which allow our sailors to develop their leadership potential.


  1. Experiential Sails

    A chance for the undergraduate population to experience sailing for half a day!

  2. Western Circuit Sailing Regatta

    Our signature event, ran by the club at Raffles Marina

  3. SB20 Asian Grand Slam & Asia Pacific Championships

    The SB20 Keelboat class' signature regatta held at the scenic OneDegree15 Sentosa.

  4. CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships

    A signature regatta which involves us sailing out boat from Raffles Marina in the west all the way to Changi Sailing Club in the east to compete!



  Land Trainings Water Trainings
Day Wednesdays Saturdays
Time 7:00 pm 9:00 am
Venue SMU Gym/SMU Campus Green Water Training at Raffles Marina


CSC One Design Keelboat Championships

  1. 2023
    Platu Class: 2nd and 3rd
    J24 Class: 3rd

  2. 2022
    Platu Class: 1st and 3rd
    J24 Class: 3rd



Students do not need to audition to join us. However, you are required to obtain a Level 1 Sailing Certificate during a 3-day course (highly encouraged) that will be arranged by us - normally during the recess week of semester 1 every academic year - in order to participate in competitions.

"i joined smusailing to overcome my fear of the sea and make new friends! now, i find a second family in my fellow sailors and look forward to trainings every week for my vitamin sea!"

- Renae Foo, School of Accountancy, Year 2

"Joining Sailing has helped me find a tightly knit group of people that I can call my second family. It has also helped me to further develop my love for the sea and find purpose and meaning in my Uni life. Come discover the sailor in you!"

- Gloria Pham, School of Social Sciences, Year 2


Our coach is Xu Yuan Zhen, whom we call Zhen, a former national sailor. He is one of three sailors who represented Singapore at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Yes! The club encourages anyone to join sailing as club members are invested in teaching sailing freshies and passing on what they have been taught. Furthermore, freshies will be required to sign up for a Level 1 Sailing Course where fundamentals will be taught and applied. 

Yes. You are required to provide a swim certificate or pass a simple water proficiency test conducted by SMU Sailing if you do not have one.

We take extensive measures to ensure the safety of our members. Every sailor is required to wear a life jacket on board and safety boat is always present during water trainings. We also ensured that sailors with lesser experiences are paired with experienced sailors. Your safety is our top priority!

A close-knitted family! We sail, workout, eat and study together! We even book study rooms during study week prior to exam period to study together and encourage each other on. We host alumni networking sessions and bonding sessions annually to keep the sailing community together. As a team, we value the bonds formed and continue to cultivate post-university into our professional and personal lives.

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