Having spent 19 of the years from 1987 to 2009 sailing in Singapore I can surely say there is sailing. Though there are generally light winds you are coming up on the windy season. I also believe you are being misled by people saying go to Changi or RSYC. I think you will find the most active sailing is out of Raffles Marina. Yes it is true sailing 60+ miles from the equator generlly means light winds we still have a fair number of broken masts and torn sails
among the fleet to remind people that we do get wind
. Not as predictable as the trades we get here in the higher latitudes but if you want to become a good sailor variable conditions teach that faster than anything else. Head
out to Raffles after work some night for a beer
and a meal. There is a pretty strong live aboard community there. They usually take their meals
and refreshments in front of the bar. Meet up with them and express your interest to crew on a boat and possibly purchase
one I can guarantee you will not go 2 weekends in a row without a chance to get on a boat. The sailing community in Singapore is rather small but a great group of people and you will quickly fit in whether you are a cruiser or a racer
Have fun and enjoy Singapore. And especially enjoy the sailing there.
By the way I am not bad mouthing Changi or RSYC. I just think there is more happening with more events
and more boats at Raffles. After all the first 10 of those 19 were spent in Changi and it will always have a special place in my heart but the reclaimation and traffic and politics there have driven most of the sailors to the west side.