The 2nd year since the return of the CSC Commodore’s Cup did not disappoint, with 22 boats participating in the event. With a fresh NE breeze taking the fleet through the course, sailors enjoyed an afternoon of unadulterated racing in the waters off Changi Sailing Club.
IRC Defending Champions Waka Tere kicked off to a good start, securing 3 bullets from 3 races to sit pretty at the top of the table after day 1. She leads a fleet of formidable challengers, mainly Red Rum, Born in Fire & Invictus, who shared the spoils of 2nd equally amongst each other. After 3 races, only 1 point separates 2nd (Born in Fire on 8 points), 3rd (Invictus on 9 points) and 4th (Red Rum on 10 points). It is anybody’s play tomorrow, and we look forward to an exciting battle in Day 2.
The PY class was represented by 9 boats today, missing 2018 winner, Notus. Front runners and favourites to win the 2019 edition Minx sits at the top of the table after 3 races, crunching in a credible 3 – 1 – 3 finish to complete day 1 on 7 points. Her nearest challenger Balqis scored a bullet in race 1 and trails by 1 point after 3 races. 3rd, 4th & 5th are separated by slim margins, and could see a shuffle in positions on the final day. NTU Sailing’s Boreas got off to a promising start, securing a 2nd in race 1. But they struggled with race 2 & 3 as the winds picked up a notch, significantly overpowering the Platu on the beats. We look forward to more exciting maneuvers by sailors in the PY class over day 2, stay tuned!
Leading the Cruising Multihull Fleet with a dominant display of 3 bullets over 3 races is Witblits, who fends off a tough challenge from Cicak and Eeepai to finish Day 1 with 3 bullets and an unblemished record. In race 2, Cicak bounced back from a possibly horrific accident after the start, to keep tabs on no. 1 despite her condition. In the Beach Catamaran Class, defending champions Madfish II made it 3 bullets out of 3 races to ensure a solid title defence going into day 2. Closest rivals Bad Influence trails 5 points behind. Despite getting line honours for every race, PRO20 struggles to attain a bullet, with victory eluding her over every race. She currently ties for 2nd place with Bad Influence.
We’re excited to see what Day 2 brings, looking forward to a full house at the bar during tomorrow’s prize presentation & closing ceremony!