One of the main cornerstones of the seafarer lifestyle

RSYC offers members and guests a wide variety of sea sport activities that cater to both the novice and the experienced enthusiast. With courses in boating, powerboat operations and sailing for both adults and children, the club also organises regular boating, fishing and sailing trips for members.

Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License Course (PPCDL)

To experience the freedom of driving your own powerboat or jet ski, sign up for the Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) course and obtain your licence.

The Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) is required for driving a motor / engine powered or jet-propelled pleasure craft (with SZ or SZH licence prefixes) within Singapore port limits.

A minimum of two courses are offered each month. Each course is a 3-day course, comprising of theory and practical lessons.

If you are 16 years of age and above, JOIN US for this course.

Participants who wish to have additional practical lessons prior to their test may register for a 1-to-1 refresher lesson with the instructor.

PRICE: $130+ for 1 hour, $250+ for 2 consecutive hours.
Booking must be made minimum 1 week in advance

The PPCDL Course and refresher lessons are conducted by The Boat Shop Pte Ltd. For inquiries and refresher lesson booking, please call +65 69048327 or email to For more information, you may also visit


Theory Session (2 days): 9am to 5pm
Practical Session (1 Day): 8.30am onwards


RSYC Sea Sports Academy Room. Participants will be informed of any change of the training room or venue prior to commencement of course.

Course Fees

Adult - $280+ (Member), $340+ (Guest)
Students/NSF - $300+

Notes on PPCDL Course 

* Full payment is required before course date to secure seat.

• A minimum of 10 sign-ups is required to commence the course

• The PPCDL attendance certificate will be issued to participants that have completed the course.

• There is strictly no refund for participants who do not turn up for the course after a class confirmation email is sent.

• Withdrawals must be in writing / email and submitted five days before the commencement date.

PPCDL Course Special Room Deal

Recharge & relax at our resort-style accommodation after a full day of training course!

  • SPECIAL ROOM package includes

    - 2D1N Stay in Superior Room
    - Packed Breakfast

    $100+ per night per room (Single) for 1pax with 1 packed breakfast
    $125+ per night per room (Twin sharing) for 2pax with 2 packed breakfast
  • Fees are excluding Goods & Services Tax (GST).
    Full payment is required 2 weeks before course date to secure seat.
    Rooms are subjected to availability. Check in from 3pm onwards and check out at 12pm.

Basic Sailing Courses (Adult Dinghy)

The Basic Sailing Course introduces youths and adults to the sport of Sailing on the Bytes. By the end of the course, you will be able to sail competently on your own. Learn the fundamental boat handling skills including rigging, capsize recovery drill, rope work, launch and recovery and sailing techniques. Be prepared to get wet, and bring along a sense of adventure.

Entry Requirements
  • Able to swim at least 50 metres in tidal waters with the aid of a buoyancy vest
  • Minimum age of 14 years old

  • Course Duration
  • 3 Full Days Course, 10am to 5pm daily

  • 2023 Course Dates
  • Coming soon

  • Course Syllabus
  • Sailing Theory
  • Swimming Test
  • Basic Safety & Boat Orientation
  • Key Parts & Functions of a Sailboat
  • Basic Knots & Applications
  • Basic Right-of-Way Rules
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Man-Overboard Drill
  • Capsize Drill Demonstration
  • Rigging & De-Rigging

  • Course Fee
  • Bytes Course for Adults (Adults aged 14 years old and above)
  • Price: $385 (Members) | $550 (Guests)

    For inquiries and to register, please call 6768 9382, email to or Whatsapp to +65 9128 3308
  • Basic Sailing Course (Opti-Junior)

    Opti Junior is the first step in introducing sailing to kids aged 7 to 13. They can build confidence and independence through fun lessons and experience. This programme will allow the kids to sail in an optimist boat, work in teams, discover how boats work, navigate through the wind, encounter sea creatures in the environments around them and make new friends!

    Entry Requirements
  • Able to swim at least 50 metres in tidal waters with the aid of a buoyancy vest
  • Age between 7 to 13 years old.

  • Course Duration
  • 4 Full Days
  • 9.30am to 4.30pm daily for 4 days

  • 2023 Course Dates
  • Coming Soon

  • Course Syllabus
  • Basic Theory
  • Rigging and Derigging the Boat
  • Water Confidence
  • Launching and Recovery
  • Basic Boat Handling
  • Parts of the boat and their usage

  • Course Fee
  • Opti-Junior Course for Kids aged 7 to 13 years old
  • Price: $275 NETT (Members) | $405 NETT (Guests)

    For inquiries and to register, please call 6768 9382, email to or Whatsapp to +65 9128 3308
  • Keelboat Competency Crew Course

    This 4 day (2 weekends) course is designed for novices who want to learn the basics of keelboat sailing, and will qualify you to become a competent and useful member of a crew in a boat, learning basic safety and seamanship skills of reefing and tying essential knots. Course will run from 9am to 6pm on each of the 4 days. On the last day, you will obtain an in-house certificate of participation. No prior sailing experience required
    Entry Requirements
  • Able to swim at least 50 metres in tidal waters with the aid of a buoyancy vest
  • Minimum age of 15 years old

  • Course Duration
  • 2 Weekends (Sat & Sun)
  • 9am to 6pm daily for 4 days

  • Minimum 4 persons for class to start

    Course Syllabus
  • Parts of the boats and its usage
  • Basic Meteorology awareness
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Sailing Theory
  • Understanding Tropical Conditions and Heat injury
  • Ability to assist getting boat underway, dock & pick up mooring
  • Man-Overboard recovery
  • Ropeworks
  • Understanding the usage of VHF radios
  • Rules of the Road
  • Fire prevention & protection
  • Familiar with anchoring procedures

  • Course Fee
  • Keelboat Competency Course for Adults (Adults aged 15 years old and above)
  • Price: $600 (Members) | $720 (Non-Members)

  • Course Dates Coming soon
    For inquiries and to register, please call 6768 9382, email to or Whatsapp to +65 9128 3308

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