Course Date: Saturday, 7th October 2017

The closing date will be on Friday, 22nd September 2017, 12.00 pm.  

Duration: 1 day

Time:   8.30am to 6pm)


SDBA conducts a few sessions of SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme in a year.

The purpose of this Scheme is not to train helms but to accredit helms who have demonstrated a level of capabilities and having able to competently helm a crew.  The training of helms is the responsibility of the respective affiliates.


All candidates applying for the SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme must:

a) Be proficient in paddling in a dragon boat with a minimum of one (1) year paddling experience;

b) Must have a basic helming skill and knowledge, within minimum of one (1) year practice in helming a dragon boat with their respective teams;

c) Must possess a First Aid or CPR Certificate; and

d) Be able to swim a minimum 50m distance (in any swimming technique) in light clothing with and without a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).


An overview and the workings of the Scheme will be introduced in the 1-day workshop, followed by a short-written assessment and a practical test in water on the same day.

Applications must be typed out neatly, together with a current passport size photo on this prescribed form. Any incomplete or illegible application will be rejected.

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 complete registration and full payment made.

You are advised to submit application and payment early to avoid disappointment as the places are filled up very quickly once registration is opened.


Application can be submitted via soft copy to or via hard copy during office hours to:

Singapore Dragon Boat Association

3 Stadium Drive


Singapore 397630

If you are sending in your application via snail mail, please note that SDBA will not be responsible for delayed receipt of your application.


Payment can be made via cash or cheque or bank transfer.  Cheque is to be made payable to “Singapore Dragon Boat Association”.  Bank transfer is to be made to:

Name of Bank                    : DBS Bank Ltd

Name of Account             : Singapore Dragon Boat Association

Account Number              : 025-902774-9

Bank Code                          : 7171

Branch Code                      : 025

If you are making bank transfer, please do notify us via email once the transfer is successfully transacted.

If you are making cheque payment, please indicate name of participant and programme on the reverse of your cheque.  Please do not send POST-DATED cheque.

Download the application form here: SDBA Helm Accreditation Course 2017 on Saturday 7th October 2017 – Registration Form

You may contact Mr Lim Wee Kok @ 6440 9763 or email him @ for clarification.