Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa

On 15 & 16 December, CSC organised a Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa Point Marina – in support of the sailors of Riau Yacht Club.

The Riau Yacht Club is a small dinghy club operating off a little beachfront at the western corner of the Marina. They reach out to the children from the rural areas of batam and invite them to learn how to sail on the optimists, bytes and lasers. As these children are mostly from low-income families, the Yacht Club offers a sailing training programme for free, sponsored by Indonesian Businessman Kris Wiluan.

Our Members brought clothes, food, stationery, bags and various other items from Singapore to donate to the young sailors of Riau Yacht Club. 4 out of the 5 boats were on their maiden cruising trip, made further enjoyable by the amazing hospitality at Nongsa Point Marina.

We would like to thank the following Yachts for taking part in our inaugural goodwill cruise:

  1. SDF / Derek Sharples
  2. Emmanuel II / Desmond Wong
  3. Swannee / Mackson Chia
  4. Eriphine / Matthias Gaede
  5. Elessar / Michael Huffines

Not forgetting the Members who donated your pre-loved items and the team at Nongsa Point Marina for helping make this Goodwill Cruise a success – Thank you!

We look forward to making this an annual affair, do join us on our next Goodwill Cruise in 2019. Details to be updated on our E-newsletter and Website.

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 4

The Final Day of the Gold Fleet Championships was a quick and exciting run of two pennant 3 races, due to the early arrival of the North-northeasterly winds. Wind speeds hit a consistent 8-10 knots, giving sailors a windy treat on the course!

2017 winner Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin secured his title defence with a 3rd and 12th place finish in today’s races – putting him 8 points ahead of 2nd placed Radiance Koh. Radiance sailed brilliantly from Day 2 onwards, steadily creeping up the standings each day to complete this regatta as 1st runner-up. She displaces Josiah Tan into 3rd place, whose 22nd placing in the final race costed him a drop to 3rd.

The Junior Mixed Division is meant to encourage the sailors who have made it into the Gold Fleet at such a young age. Zach Low tops this division in 37th place, just 5 rungs above Isaac Poon in 42nd. Oon Cheanng Qi completes the top 3 and scored 54th overall. CSC representative Antonin Radue showed much promise throughout the regatta, placing in the top 10 for 3 races. Despite finishing a commendable 18th overall, he will need to work on his consistency should he wish to climb the standings for future regattas.

Many Thanks to the Sailors, Parents and volunteers for joining us over the past 4 days! We would also like to extend a Big Thank You to Jerrold Ng and Michael Tan for presiding over this event as the Juries. Last but not least, Thank you once again to Xtreme Sailing Products for the generously sponsoring the prizes!

Congratulations to all the winners – we look forward to hosting everyone again next year – till then, happy holidays!

 

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Final Results

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 3

The wind finally delivered on the 3rd? day of the Gold Fleet Championships, as a fresh northerly breeze allowed us to witness sailors hiking out for the very first time in this Regatta.? Following an ill-disciplined fleet and an impromptu Rule 42 Talk by International Jury Jerrold Ng, sailors were very cautious on the start line and with regards to their body movements today. Managing to complete 4 races over 5 hours – race organisers can now breathe easy going into the final day with 10 races already completed.

After 10 races, Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin continues to hold a healthy lead over his nearest rival by a comfortable 9 points. After 2 discards, Josiah sneaks ahead of Ethan Teo to take 2nd place with only 2 points separating the both of them. Radiance Koh bettered her previous day’s results yet again, drawing first blood in Race 7 & 8 to score 2 bullets – helping to drive her into 4th place. Further down the pack, Zach Low Yu Jie leads the Junior Division in 31st overall – not bad for a sailor who just entered the gold fleet not too long ago!

1 day and 2 races to go – we’re looking forward to an exciting finale and can’t wait to see who will be crowned the 2018 CSC Optimist Champion!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Day 3

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 2

Day 2 of the Gold Fleet Championships blessed the sailors with 4 races, despite the consistently shifting winds due to the conflicting weather systems. From a light westerly in race 1 to a fresh north-easterly in race 3, race organisers spent the entire day chasing winds to secure the much needed 4 races.

Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin did well to stretch his lead at the top, mastering the everchanging conditions to consistently place in the top 10 today. He now sits a comfortable 7 points ahead of 2nd placed Ethan Teo Yuan Xin, who finished with his first bullet for the regatta in race 6. Josiah Tan completes the top 3 on 34 points. Top girl currently is Radiance Koh, who places 5th after 6 races, after securing top 5 finishes in races 4 to 6. CSC Sailor Antonin Radue slipped from 6th to 13th after an erratic showing today, struggling to grasp the conditions on the various courses.

We’re halfway through the championships – good luck to all sailors on the remaining days!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Fleet Day 2

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 1

Having concluded the Silver Fleet Championships last week with 9 races in decent weather, sailors and organisers were optimistic when commencing the Gold Fleet Championships this morning. A steady west-northwesterly breeze settled in early for Race 1, taking sailors on a course in an unfamiliar direction. The joy was short-lived as a storm swept through the race course in the early afternoon, only allowing for 2 races to be completed.

At the end of Day 1, 2017 Defending Champion Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin sits in top spot with 10 points, but will be kept on his toes for the coming races due to the slim margin between him and the runner-ups. Kenan Tan trails behind by only 3 points, and Theodore Lau by another 2 to round up the top 3. Flying the CSC Flag high, last year’s Silver Fleet Champion Antonin Radue is currently placed 6th, a good result since his promotion to Gold Fleet.

The heavy rain sent sailors back for an early rest – we look forward to more winds and more races tomorrow!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Fleet Day 1

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