Milestones

2018

80th Anniversary

80th Anniversary

Celebrates 80th Anniversary.

A Pico Sailing programme, to nurture the culture of learning amongst youths from disadvantaged families, was lauched in partnership with Beyond Social Services.

2015

Sailing and Sustainability

CSC teamed up with SingaporeSailing to conduct the Sailing and Sustainability programme, initiated by CSC member Jevan Tan.

2014

CSC@Besar Regatta

CSC@Besar Regatta

The inaugural CSC@Besar Regatta took place in July

2013

Sailing Events Working Committee

The Sailing Events Working Committee was set up to ensure a full sailing calendar.

2012

New Optimists and Bytes

CSC acquired new Optimists and Bytes to build up the Youth Sailing Programme and reach out to schools.

2011

75th Anniversary Celebrations

75th Anniversary Celebrations

75th Anniversary Celebrations — (left) Adriaan Smit, Bob Ashman, Dr Kung Siang Yo, Ng Ser Miang, Anthony Lim & Ong Siong Kai

2010

Monsoon Regatta

Monsoon Regatta

Sponsorship from Acclaim Insurance Brokers propelled the annual Monsoon Regatta into a premier sailing event.

Launch of CSC’s new look — upgrading of the pool, F&B area, boat yard and haul-out facilities.

2009

11th Commodore

11th Commodore

Anthony Lim
July 2009 to present

2007

Sailability@Changi

Sailability@Changi

Official launch of Sailability@Changi.

2006

Club’s Constitution Amended

The Club’s Constitution was amended with SportSG’s blessings. Members could elect the Club’s Commodore and all Management Committee members.

10th Commodore

10th Commodore

Bob Ashman
July 2006 to June 2009

2003

Changi Coastal Boardwalk

CSC started sharing its beachfront with members of the public upon completion of the Changi Coastal Boardwalk.

9th Commodore

9th Commodore

Jeffrey Leow
June 2003 to June 2006

2002

8th Commodore

8th Commodore

Richard Tan
June 2002 to May 2003

2001

Youth Sailing Programme

Youth Sailing Programme

The Youth Sailing Programme at CSC received a grant from Pei Hwa Foundation for the Club’s Youth Development Programme.

Inaugural SSCD 2.3 Access Regatta for Sailability athletes.

CSC hosted Singapore’s first Byte Regatta in conjunction with the CSC Dinghy & Cat Championship.

2000

Club Rainbow

Club Rainbow

CSC partners Club Rainbow to take chronically-ill children and their families out to sea.

The Sailability programme was started by a group of CSC members.

Inaugural Ambassadors’ Cup

Inaugural Ambassadors’ Cup

Inaugural Ambassadors’ Cup, initiated by Ambassador Tony Siddique.

1998

7th Commodore

7th Commodore

Ong Siong Kai
June 1999 to
May 2002

1999

Singtel Optimist Open Championship

Singtel Optimist Open Championship

The inaugural Singtel Optimist Open Championship took place at CSC. The regatta was launched by Lee Hsien Yang, CEO of SingTel.

The Singapore 420 fleet was launched at CSC to promote 420 sailing in Singapore and provide an intermediate class for sailors upon graduation from the Optimist.

1998

Youth Camp & National Inter-schools Yachting Championships

Youth Camp & National Inter-schools Yachting Championships

The first three-day youth camp was organised by the CSC Youth Club for sailors to train and bond.

CSC hosted the National Inter-schools Yachting Championships, the first time all boat classes competed in the same venue.

6th Commodore

6th Commodore

Lim Kong Eng
June 1998 to May 1999

1996

CSC Youth Club

CSC Youth Club

The CSC Youth Club for members’ children was formed, with Lock Hong Kit as Chairman and Frances Ann Lim as Secretary.

Extensions to the clubhouse were completed — a new swimming pool, bar and office.

1995

Singapore Straits Regatta

Singapore Straits Regatta

CSC joined hands with Raffles Marina and Nongsa Point to host the inaugural Singapore Straits Regatta.

1994

5th Commodore

5th Commodore

Dr Kung Siang Yo
July 1994 to May 1998

Dr Benedict Tan

Dr Benedict Tan

Dr Benedict Tan clinched Singapore’s first Asian Games gold medal in Hiroshima.

1993

17th SEA Games

17th SEA Games

CSC hosted sailing events at the 17th SEA Games. Singaporean sailors won 5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

1992

Singapore J-24 National Championship

Singapore J-24 National Championship

The first Singapore J-24 National Championship was held.d.

1991

Singapore J-24 Class Association

Formation of the Singapore J-24 Class Association, with Jeffrey Leow as President.

Inaugural Goodwill Regatta between CSC and Enoshima Junior Yacht Club.

4th Commodore

4th Commodore

Ong Siong Kai
November 1991 to June 1994

55th Anniversary

55th Anniversary

Changi Sailing Club celebrates 55th anniversary.

1990

3rd Commodore

3rd Commodore

Ng Ser Miang
July 1990 to October 1991

1989

1989 SEA Games

1989 SEA Games

Welcome home sailors — 1989 SEA Games by Ng Ser Miang and Capt Kuttan

Relocation of Jetty

Relocation of Jetty

The jetty was relocated to the other side of the slipway for sailors to launch during the Northeast monsoon.

1988

Siew Shaw Her and Joe Chan

Siew Shaw Her and Joe Chan were the first Singaporean sailors chosen to represent the Republic at the Olympic Games in Seoul.

CSC Junior Fleet was Launched

The CSC Junior Fleet was launched to encourage children to enjoy the sport and to nurture the talented into national sailors.

4th Southeast Asian Hobie Triple Class Championships

CSC hosted the 4th Southeast Asian Hobie Triple Class Championships.

Changi Sailing Club

The Club was renamed Changi Sailing Club. The Singapore Sports Council (now known as SportSG) became a “Founding Member” under the new Constitution and retained the right to appoint the Commodore who, in turn, appointed the Vice Commodore, the Honorary Treasurer and the Honorary Secretary.

1987

Nanking Plate Regatta

Nanking Plate Regatta

The Nanking Plate Regatta was introduced after treasure-hunters and former Club members, Mike Hatcher and Max de Rham, donated three 240-year old China dinner plates that were salvaged from a Dutch vessel, the Geldermalsen, that floundered on a reef close to Singapore in 1751.

1983

12th SEA Games

12th SEA Games

CSC hosted sailing events at the 12th SEA Games held in Singapore. Singaporean sailors, many of them from CSC, did the country proud. CSC’s chalets were built to house the foreign officials.

1981

The New Clubhouse was Completed

The New Clubhouse was Completed

The new Clubhouse in her early days.

1978

The Keelboat Squadron

The Keelboat Squadron was founded.

1975

Second Commodore

Second Commodore

Captain C Kuttan May 1975 to June 1990

1974

Bought Two Wayfarers and Three Larks

The Club bought two Wayfarers and three Larks to allow more Singaporeans to experience the sport.

First Commodore

First Commodore

Our first Commodore, Captain Goh Choo Keng from March 1974 to  April 1975

1973

Medals at the 7th SEAP Games

National sailors such as Lock Hong Kit, Jimmy Chua Gim Guan and Yeo Ngak Hoe, who trained at Changi, won gold and silver medals at the 7th SEAP Games hosted in Singapore.

1971

NSPB Changi Sailing Club

NSPB Changi Sailing Club

The British military withdrew from Singapore. The Club was handed over to the National Sports Promotion Board (NSPB) and was renamed NSPB Changi Sailing Club. When NSPB became the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) in 1973, the Club was then renamed the SSC Changi Sailing Club.

2018

Snipes and GP14s

Snipes and GP14s

The Club’s two main classes were Snipes and GP14s.

1947

RAF Changi Yacht Club

RAF Changi Yacht Club

The Club was revived following the end of World War II and renamed the RAF Changi Yacht Club.

1942

1 March

The Club’s Commodore, Colonel Heath and a handful of members held a last Club meeting before they went into captivity for the remainder of the war years (1942 – 1945).

17 February

One of the Club’s Burling Pram dinghies, the Goldeneye, was used by three British servicemen to make their escape from Singapore. 2 weeks later and 650 miles away in the Sunda Straits, the dinghy was halted.

1940

The First Bell

The First Bell

The starting bell for races was made, courtesy of members, Greenway, Boland and an expert mould-maker, Foxcroft. The bell still stands at the Club.

1938

The Pier was Constructed

The Pier was Constructed

The Pier was constructed. Founder member, Mr Jack Gulston, drafted the Club’s first Handbook.

1937

The Paddle and Creek

The Paddle and Creek

The Club got its first keelboat, The Paddle and Creek.

1936

Idea for a Sailing Club in Changi

Idea for a Sailing Club in Changi

Idea for a sailing club in Changi — the brainchild of an officer who was stationed with the British military forces in Singapore, Captain Sterling Wilkinson, Royal Signals. Named the Changi Garrison Yacht Club (CGYC), it was located at CSC’s present location and flew an official red and blue pennant. Membership was about 120, mainly British military personnel. Native sail boats (Koleks and Jongs) were used. Signalman Goldman was the first to take to the sea with a Kolek. The 14-foot Burling Pram dinghy was introduced. It was named after its designer, Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Commander Burling.

1935

Inaugural Race of Garrison Yacht Club

Inaugural Race of Garrison Yacht Club

The inaugural race of Garrison Yacht Club was held. It was a sailing match of six boats a side and a twelve oared cutter race against H.M.S. Terror. Sea Foam took the top spot in the sailing match and the cutter race was won by H.M.S Terror.

1930

How it Started

How it Started

Regular sailing races in the Johore Straits between the Changi Garrison Yacht Club (CGYC), RAF Seletar and the Royal Navy’s (RN) Red House