To: All SDBA Affiliates


  1. We are pleased to inform you that the Singapore Dragon Boat Association will be conducting a session of the SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme on Saturday, 18th February 2017.
  2. Note that the purpose of this Scheme is not to train helms but to accredit helms who have demonstrated a level of capability and have registered as being able to competently helm a crew. The training of helms is the responsibility of the respective affiliates.
  3. All candidates for the SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme should preferably:-

(i)         be proficient in paddling in a dragon boat with a minimum of one (1) year paddling experience

(ii)        must have a basic helming skill and knowledge, with a minimum of one(1) year practice in helming a dragon boat with their respective teams

(iii)       must possess a First Aid or CPR Certificate

(iv)       be able to swim a minimum 50m distance (in any swimming techniques)  in light clothing with and without wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)

  1. An overview and the workings of the Scheme will be introduced in the workshop, followed by a short written assessment and a practical test in water
  2. Each session (class) can only accommodate up to a maximum of twenty (20) persons and participation is on a first come first served basis upon registration and full payment to:

            3 STADIUM DRIVE, #01-33
            SINGAPORE 397630