Sailing in Brunei
Brunei is blessed with the sun and nature. The monsoon winds of Borneo have always provided ideal sailing conditions. For most Bruneians, sailing has always been an activity for the expatriates or ‘expat’ as they are called locally. The only sailing club in Brunei, the Brunei Yatch Club has been around since 1952 with memberships of around 600, says its website here.
The yatch club says that it offer basic sailing training. ‘Six to eight consecutive Saturday afternoons or a full weekend are generally required to complete basic training. There is no charge for sailing instruction, but there is usually a waiting list. The Novice Plate is contested each year with entry restricted to those who have learnt to helm within that year.
Sunday sailing…… for the more experienced, with rules of sailing strictly applied. Regular regattas and races are hosted and contested, involving neighbouring clubs in the Borneo region.
Oppy sailing……aimed at children aged 8 to 15. This takes place on Friday afternoons from 1.30 to approximately 4.00pm and is aimed at beginners. Rigging and sailing techniques are taught by experienced adult sailors.
Cost per month, per child, is BND$10 and the Club provides all boats. Young sailors regularly participate in sailing competitions in the region.’
A new local company providing sailing service call Dream Charter is offering it’s Chinese New Year promotion now. Details below:
Date: 23rd – 26th Jan 09
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
- 2 hours sailing in Brunei Bay
- 1 hour visiting fish farm
- Fresh Fish BBQ with side dishes
- Free Beverages
- Catch the most delicious fish for a discount price
- Feed the fish at your leisure
BND$80 per person
Pickup Point: Sungai Bunga Jetty, Jalan Kota Batu, (opposite Simpang 983) @ car park.
Booking @ DREAM CHARTER, Brunei Darussalam
Call: +(673)8722347 or +(673)7119744