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Sailing & Racing Program

Raffles Marina hosts a vibrant and exciting race program that alternates between three types of racing, which offers races approximately each fortnight. Racing in the waters surrounding Raffles Marina offers numerable advantages, including:

  • An ideal site to enjoy the South West monsoon season winds, as well as consistent winds in the North East season as well.
  • Sailing waters unencumbered by the notoriously heavy traffic of the World’s busiest port – RM is sited well away from the main traffic areas
  • Superb facilities to sail from – from perhaps the best marina and club facilities in Singapore, up sail at the marina entrance, and you’re sailing!
  • Geographically ideal for setting windward/leeward and passage courses.

Fun Races
Open to all sailing boats, with Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) ratings applied by the Race Committee to participating boats. While still competitive, the spirit of the fun races is captured in our slogan 'We Race for Fun'.

As such, the format and makeup of the Fun Races can vary greatly, with traditional 'round the can' racing, or pursuit racing starting from the pub!.

Competitive Racing

Open to all boats that wish to take it to the next level of competition. Boats racing range from 20' to 50'+, with an interesting mixture of windward/ leeward and passage races are run by the marina Race Officers..

One Design Racing
Raffles Marina is the home base for the Singapore Laser SB3 Fleet. With 17 boats in January 2011, this one design class is generating a large amount of interest in Singapore as well as around the world. Follow their actions at

Crew/ Volunteer Race Officers
Supporting an ever-growing sailing fraternity requires a significant pool of sailors If you have a large amount of racing experience behind you from Singapore or overseas, or have some experience and are keen to learn, please write a brief summary of your experience and e-mail to our Dockmaster's Office at If you don't have any experience in sailing or racing, it would be helpful to undergo the Basic Sailing courses to provide the essential skills to be a useful member aboard a sailing boat.

Please click here for a list of courses for more information.

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