CSC Community Outreach Program – Down Syndrome Association Singapore

On 20th January, as part of our Community Outreach Program, Changi Sailing Club hosted 11 members and 13 caregivers from the Down Syndrome Association Singapore (DSA)(S).

DSA(S) is a primarily self-funding, non-profit voluntary welfare organisation with IPC (Institute of Public Character) status, which works closely and regularly with healthcare and educational professionals, and voluntary welfare organisations. The Association is affiliated to international bodies such as Down Syndrome International (DSI), the Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation (APDSF), Asian Federation of Mental Retardation (AFMR) and the International Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID).  In April 2004, DSA(S) was invited to organise and host the 8th World Down Syndrome Congress in Singapore, which attracted participants from more than 34 countries.

http://downsyndrome-singapore.org/

CSC is happy to support such organisations and their programmes – looking forward to bringing them out on a sailboat on the next visit to the Club!

NTU Basic Sailing Course Jan 2019

On 7th January, we conducted our very first 2019 Basic Sailing Course for NTU students. Students learn the ropes over a gruelling 3 days – overcoming strong north-easterly winds and a tight schedule to emerge as newly minted Level 1 Proficient Dinghy Sailors! The Students were treated to a short introductory sail on the Platus on the afternoon of the last day, giving them a taste of keelboat sailing!

Congratulations to the 4 NTU Boys – we look forward to seeing all of you when you return to sail regularly with the NTU Sailing Club!

Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa

On 15 & 16 December, CSC organised a Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa Point Marina – in support of the sailors of Riau Yacht Club.

The Riau Yacht Club is a small dinghy club operating off a little beachfront at the western corner of the Marina. They reach out to the children from the rural areas of batam and invite them to learn how to sail on the optimists, bytes and lasers. As these children are mostly from low-income families, the Yacht Club offers a sailing training programme for free, sponsored by Indonesian Businessman Kris Wiluan.

Our Members brought clothes, food, stationery, bags and various other items from Singapore to donate to the young sailors of Riau Yacht Club. 4 out of the 5 boats were on their maiden cruising trip, made further enjoyable by the amazing hospitality at Nongsa Point Marina.

We would like to thank the following Yachts for taking part in our inaugural goodwill cruise:

  1. SDF / Derek Sharples
  2. Emmanuel II / Desmond Wong
  3. Swannee / Mackson Chia
  4. Eriphine / Matthias Gaede
  5. Elessar / Michael Huffines

Not forgetting the Members who donated your pre-loved items and the team at Nongsa Point Marina for helping make this Goodwill Cruise a success – Thank you!

We look forward to making this an annual affair, do join us on our next Goodwill Cruise in 2019. Details to be updated on our E-newsletter and Website.

 

Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School Joy-Sail

On 8th December 2018, Changi Sailing Club once again played host to the students and parents from Rainbow Centre (Yishun Park School).

The Rainbow Centre is a social service organisation in Singapore. It operates three special education schools Margaret Drive School (RCMDS), Yishun Park School (RCYPS) and a third one at Woodlands, for infants, children and youths with special needs like autism, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and multiple disabilities.

All 53 participants enjoyed the morning sail with 10 of our club members/boat owners, who graciously lent their time and boats for a good cause.

Big Thank You to the following boats which made it happen:

  1. Defiance / Ashley Barnes
  2. Shardana / Joe Lombardo
  3. Waka Tere / Kurt Metzger
  4. Ikaroa / Michael Kaus
  5. Minx / Lucas Van Maarschalkerweerd
  6. Firefly / Stefan Vidan
  7. Sapphire Star / Simon Connor
  8. Boreas / Alex, NTU Sailing Club
  9. Emmanuel II / Desmond Wong
  10. Dauntless / Yong Wee Keong

 

Not forgetting Aunty Sharifah and the staff from Rainbow Centre, thank you for giving us this opportunity to share the joys of sailing and make new friends!

 

Pre-Ambassadors’ Cup Fund-Raising Cocktail Reception

Oh what a night!
 
Last night’s fund-raising cocktail reception was the into it’s 4th edition, and as always, was a successful gathering of the diplomatic and sailing community for a night of drinking and revelry for a good cause. Held at the iconic Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, it was great to see sailors all dressed up on a Friday night in town!
 
50% of the drink ticket sales and all cash donations go towards supporting the CSC Community Outreach Program. As part of the Club’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the CSC Community Outreach Fund is used to support the running of sailing and recreational programs for the underprivileged community, such as youth at risk, children with special needs and the residents of Homes for the Aged.
 
Big thank you to the Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore for being such gracious and accommodating hosts!
 
We are now looking forward to bringing the World Together on 3rd November 2018 with our Signature Event – The Oneberry Ambassadors’ Cup!

Sailing & Sustainability Program 19-21 Oct 2018

On 19th October, 128 Secondary School Students departed from Changi Sailing Club for Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) Pulau Ubin for a 3D2N camp as part of their final phase of the annual Sailing & Sustainability Program.
 
This being the 5th edition, the program has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2014. CSC is proud to continue supporting this enriching program which gives opportunities for students to learn life-skills through sailing. ⛵

Villa Francis Home Visit

Earlier this year, Changi Sailing Club successfully hosted a group of residents from the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.

On 17th October, in partnership with Villa Francis, the Club once again invited 15 residents and 15 staff from the Home to a sumptuous lunch by the sea – generously sponsored by Coachman Inn Restaurant. It was a morning of rest & relaxation, as our senior visitors were treated to a cool morning with a great view and fresh sea breeze.

Changi Sailing Club is always very happy to host the lovely residents of Villa Francis – looking forward to their next visit!

SMU Basic Sailing Course 8, 10 & 11 Oct 2018

What a week! We had 13 students from SMU Sailing participating in the annual Basic Sailing Course on 8, 10 & 11 Oct 2018.

Despite the challenging conditions (storms & strong tides), the students learnt the ropes of sailing and eventually emerged as proficient level 1 dinghy sailors!

Changi Sailing Club wishes all of you the very best in your future sailing endeavours! 

NTU Basic Sailing Course 1-3 Oct 2018

3 days of awesome winds coupled with 6 eager students from Nanyang Technological University resulted in a batch of newly minted level 1 proficient dinghy sailors!
The students went through a rigorous sailing program to learn the fundamentals of sailing in a fun and safe environment.
 
Congratulations on completing the course and acing the tests, time to go sailing!

NTU Basic Sailing Course 24-26 July 2018

On 1st July 2018, Changi Sailing Club (CSC) and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC) signed a 2-year MOU – allowing NTUSC sailors to train and run sailing activities at CSC.

First order of business – Basic Sailing Course! On 24-26 July, 12 sailors from NTU participated in an intensive and highly condensed dinghy sailing course. Covering all the fundamentals of dinghy sailing, participants were shown the ropes *haha* – picking up the sport very quickly. We are glad to say that everyone graduated with flying colours, earning themselves the Level 1 Dinghy Proficiency Certification.

Congratulations to all, we do hope you enjoy sailing enough to join the NTUSC and continue sailing with us!