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about us

Set up with the aim of promoting leisure and professional sailing locally and regionally, KBSA is the first sailing academy in Singapore to provide courses accredited by UK-based Royal Yachting Association (RYA). The industry-leading RYA accreditation is an authoritative stamp on the international recognition of KBSA's qualified status and credentials to conduct top-grade sailing courses.

As a premier training facility, KBSA aims to invigorate growth and development in the industry in terms of safety standards and sailing-related sports talent cultivation. To do so, KBSA will actively engage and deliver best practices in training and development. KBSA is poised to be Asia's leading RYA training centre setting the platform for sailing enthusiasts to enjoy yachting at all levels. KBSA is also committed to promoting Singapore as a regional sailing sports hub through its training courses and participation in exciting world-class events and global ventures.

RYA training centre

Established in 1953, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the governing body for water-based activities in the UK. Yachting experience courses under the RYA Cruising Scheme aim to promote high standards of seamanship and navigation among yachting individuals. This scheme comprises a series of complementary practical and shorebased courses for which Completion Certificates will be awarded. Participants can join the courses to increase their knowledge and confidence, or use them as a progression to the MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificates of Competence, which are recognised by maritime authorities worldwide.

Clipper training centre

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a biennial race that gives ordinary people the chance to race state-of-the-art ocean-racing yachts around the world. Clipper crew come from all walks of life, and receive full training before taking part in the challenge of a lifetime.

KBSA is the first accredited training centre for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race outside of the UK providing Level 1 out of three practical training courses from Singapore. This intensive 5-day course introduces the complete novice sailor to life at sea, including all aspects of personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship skills necessary to become a useful crew member on board a large racing yacht. This course is mandatory for anyone who aspires to race around the world. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.

our yachts

The Academy owns two Beneteau First 40.7 yachts, Endeavour and Venture, to support its training curriculum. The RYA approved yachts are well suited to cater to different levels of yachting competency, experience and training.

Winner of Christofle Awards 2008 for Best Under 50-footer Sailing Yacht, the Beneteau yachts are one of the most popular racers/cruisers in the sailing world. These modern yachts with beautiful hull lines, clean deck layout and comfortable interior promise hours of fun and exhilaration out at sea.

branding opportunities

Plying local and regional waters, our yachts offer prime marketing exposure opportunities and brand association with the spirit of sailing and sports. Corporate partnership packages are available.

For more information, please contact Keppel Bay Sailing Academy at or call +65 6303 8448. Alternatively, you may click HERE to join our mailing list for regular updates on the latest happenings.

For enquiries, please contact:
Marina at Keppel Bay’s Concierge Services at 6303 8448 / 6303 8449 or email
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