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Certain photos and images featured in the following video were taken pre-COVID19
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SMU Sailing Club


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 allows our sailors to develop their leadership potential.


  1. Sailing 101
  2. Annual Nongsa Regatta 
  3. Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 
  4. Top of the Gulf Regatta (TOGR)
  5. SB20 Asian Grand Slam & Asia Pacific Championships
  6. Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Regatta
  7. CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships​​​​​​

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  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


  1. SB20 Asia Pacific Grand Slams
    Our 3 SB20 teams achieved the following positions: SB6 was 21st, Smurf was 22nd and Juicebox was 24th
  2. SB20 Mayhem Regatta
    Our 2 SB20 teams achieved the following positions: Smurf was 7th and Juicebox was 8th.
  3. CSC One Design Keelboat Championships
    For the Platu Class, SMUMad achieved 1st place and SMUve achieved 3rd place.
    For the J24 Class, Shengli clinched 3rd.



No. 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 that eats, studies and spends time together even outside of cca. 

(CCA tradition but subject to covid) We even book study rooms during study week prior to exam period to study together and encourage each other. We host festival parties, alumni networking sessions and family-bonding sessions annually to gather our club members together. As a club, we value the bonds formed and continue to cultivate them even after university life.

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