CSC Optimist Championships 2019 (Gold Fleet) Final Day

Dark clouds and slight rain greeted everyone this morning as we drew to a close on the final day of the CSC Optimist Championships (Gold Fleet).

Winds were well behaved in the morning- blowing constantly from northeast. However, it took a great turn in the middle of race 2, and started oscillating unstably from northwest to northeast, with strong currents pushing from the west. The race committee had a difficult time setting the course fairly for the 3rd race. However, all efforts to squeeze in 1 more race were all for naught as an impending storm approached from northeast at an alarming speed, forcing race officials to can all plans and quickly marshaling the participants back to shore. The storm came swiftly and left the racing area in poor visibility, thankfully with most participants already safely back on shore.

Kenan Tan (SGP 112) bagged the gold overall with an insurmountable 12-point lead ahead of 2nd boat- Jayson Tan (SGP 119). A bullet in the final race sweetened the win for Kenan, making his tally 5 bullets from 10 races. A stable and calculated performance of 6th and 4th in Race 9 & 10 meant that Radiance Koh (SGP 114) secures her 3rd place overall and best girl yet again, just 1 point ahead of Ethan Teo (SGP 4688) – whose poor finish in the last race possibly costing him the 2nd runner-up position settling for 4th place overall.

In the Junior Mixed Division, Zach Low (SGP 4666) tops the fleet in overall 21st. He notched three top 20 finishes in this Regatta, an outstanding result for a boy of only 10yrs! Mark Wong (27th), Austin Yeo (35th), Ethan Chia (36th) and Nicole Lim (41st)?make up the rest of the top 5 junior mixed winners, holding their own against some older and more experienced participants in these challenging conditions.

It was great to see atypical wind conditions and sailors lapping up the NE monsoon winds during this regatta, planing on the swells and handling the wet and windy weather with confidence.

CSC would like to thank:

  1. Parents and Participants of the Regatta: we hope you had a good time on and off water over the past few weeks!
  2. Xtreme Sailing Products – for sponsoring a spread of quality sailing gear every year as prizes.
  3. Uncle Mike & Uncle Joe Chan, for officiating as on-water Juries for the Gold and Silver Fleet respectively.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – have a good rest and enjoy the remainder of the school holidays.

See you all next year!

Results

Final Results

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CSC Optimist Championships 2019 (Gold Fleet) Day 3

Today marks the 3rd day of the CSC Optimist Championships (Gold Fleet). Weather conditions were excellent for racing. Bright sunny skies and a good 12-15 knots wind blowing almost constantly from northeast.

The race committee managed to pack in 4 races by 3.30pm, allowing the sailors to come back early and soak up the sun and enjoy the swimming pool.

With the strong currents opposing the wind today, the race committee decided to fly the black flag for all races, as sailors were getting pushed over the starting line. Despite the severe penalty, there were still a handful of sailors that bagged the disqualification due to ill-disciplined starting procedures.

At the end of Day 3, Kenan Tan continues to stand strong as the leader despite not registering any bullets, acquiring consistent top 5 finishes for all 4 races, proving that the strong winds were not an issue for him. Ethan Teo overtook to become 2nd in the overall standings. However, he will have to put in his best effort tomorrow, as he is currently tied on points with the third boat- Jayson Tan.

Nothing is over yet for these sailors, for tomorrow is the last day of the regatta, and anything can happen.

Good luck and fair winds to all sailors!

Results

Day 3

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CSC Optimist Championships 2019 (Gold Fleet) Day 2

Sailors racing in the CSC Optimist Championships (Gold Fleet) had to endure the cold and rainy weather for Day 2.

4 races behind after a wet and wind-less Day 1, the race committee was determined to run more races on Day 2. There was a short postponement of the race in the morning as the weather still did not look promising. Fortunately, it pulled through in the afternoon, and despite the rain, the race committee managed to squeeze in a total of 4 races.

Recently crowned SEA Games 2019 silver medallist Kenan Tan is currently dominating the fleet, delivering 4 bullets for all 4 races. 14 points behind in second place is Jayson Tan, who had all top 6 finishes for today. Trailing behind on third place by 5 points is Ethan Teo. The top 5 finishers for today will need to work harder tomorrow if they want to climb in the rankings, as there are a substantial amount of points between each of them.

The NE breeze has arrived on schedule today – another day for the sailors to prove their worth.

Good luck and fair winds to all sailors!

Results

Day 2

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Sunday Series III 2019 Finale

The winds continued to blow strong from the NE, prompting an atypical course to end the series. The Race Committee decided on a pennant 6 course, taking sailors around Pulau Ubin and back to the Club for a nice afternoon passage race in champagne sailing conditions.

Waka Tere sailed well once again, right after their victory in the Twilight Series – scoring a bullet on corrected time against close rivals Red Rum and Invictus. Despite taking line honours, Red Rum had to settle for 3rd place after handicap, seperated by 39 seconds on handicap. For the overall Series, Waka Tere took the win as well, tying points with Invictus but winning because of their victory in today’s race. Born in Fire completes the Sunday Series III podium in 3rd, 1 point behind.

In the PY Class, it was a close fight between Minx and Southern Light, with the latter scoring line honours but losing out on handicap, handing the bullet for Race 5 to Lucas and Crew. Balqis completes the podium in 3rd. Despite winning race 5, poor attendance throughout the series meant Minx was left out of contention, and Southern Light won it convincingly 3 points ahead of Sapphire Star. Olmeto and Brio tied for 3rd, with the former’s bullet in Race 4 being the tie-breaker. Southern Light made it a clean sweep in the Overall Leaderboard, fresh from their victory in the Twilight Series for 2019. Having won Series I and Series III, they finished with 5 points after 3 Series, earning them a well-deserved double in the PY Class.

New sails gave Kaze a new lease of life, looking strong on the initial beat up to the North-Eastern corner of Pulau Ubin. However, superior boat speed from Buay Kaola helped them overtake Kaze and awarded them with line honours and the win for Race 5. Cicak completed the podium in 3rd, a result which surrendered their Series III victory to Buay Kaola, who scored 3 bullets and 8 points from 4 races, 1 point ahead of Cicak. Despite not sailing in Race 5, Miss Visayan‘s consistent performance and attendance rewarded them with a 3rd in Series III. For the overall Sunday Series 2019 leaderboard, Cicak tops the fleet with a 2nd in Series I, 1st in Series II and 2nd in Series III.

The Beach Catamarans were a no-show for today’s race, but we will acknowledge the attendance and superb performance from Jeremy Nixon on Bad Influence, winning both Series II & III to etch his name on the Sunday Series Challenge Trophy as the 2019 Beach Catamaran Champion.

Congratulations to all the winners, please see below for results and photos. Thank you and see you all for the New Year’s Eve Celebrations at CSC!

Sunday Series III Race 5 Results

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PY
Multi-Hull

Sunday Series III Overall Results

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PY, Multi-Hull & Beach Catamaran

Sunday Series 2019 Leaderboard

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PY
Multi-Hull
Beach Catamaran

 

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