Sunday Series III Race 1

CSC?s Sunday Series III got off to an exciting start, with a new course, fresh easterly breeze and a strong outgoing tide. Pennant 8 is a variant of the Pennant 5 course, sending sailors up to changi buoy first before making the journey west to Serangoon. This allows for an upwind start in easterly winds, providing variety in our list of courses.

All the Multihulls got off to a good start, except for one. Team Cicak was late for the start, staying too far up wind and down current during the start sequence. Despite the handicap, she managed to claw her way back on to the podium, sneaking ahead of Miss Visayan to steal 3rd place. Ahead of her was Jaza Too and Baloo. Even though the former could not maintain her lead over Baloo, she still managed to take first place on corrected time.

The Beach Catamarans were represented by Stray Catz, Kaze Cat and Bad Influence, making it a 3-way fight for top spot. 3 soon became 2, as Kaze Cat dropped her position due to a capsize. Stray Catz proved the faster of the remaining 2, but loses out on corrected time.

In the PY Class, a total of 8 boats took part. The fleet was split into 2 distinct groups after the start, separated by 2 conflicting weather systems. Sangaree took an early lead, rounding Changi Buoy ahead of the fleet. However superior downwind speed meant that the smaller Sapphire Star was able to keep up with the leader. Despite crossing the line first, Sangaree settles for 2nd place on corrected time, with Sapphire Star taking victory. Brio completes the podium in 3rd.

With Jong Dee under repair and the rest of the IRC boats not taking part for various reasons, Invictus wins the IRC Race by default, but cuts a lonely figure on the course. We hope to see more IRC boats participating in the near future!

Results

Beach Catamaran
Multihulls
PY Keelboat

Congratulations to all the winners ? see you next week for the Twilight Series III Race 1.

 

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Subic Bay Sailing Camp 2019

Last week, five young sailors from Changi Sailing Club visited Subic Bay, Philippines to attend a sail training camp in preparation for the upcoming Hong Kong Open and National next month. It was fascinating how these kids connected so quickly with each other and enjoy the friendship that they have created with one another in a different environment. Every sailing trip is a learning experience; from understanding new cultures to communications within the team.

Despite the prevailing monsoon season, we were blessed with good weather upon arrival at Subic Bay. Sailors had great fun and intense training with Philippine?s top Optimist National sailors. Despite the difference in experience and training advantage of being in the national team, our sailors held their own to keep up with the country?s best sailors. ?Our kids very much enjoyed their time in Subic Bay. They also enjoyed competing with Filipino sailors. We believe that in order to get better, you need to sail and compete in different places,? said one of the parents. The sailors were able to experience and adapt to a variety of weather changes which is essential in learning sailing.

We look forward to seeing these kids back in Subic Bay for the Chairman?s Cup Regatta next year. Hopefully we will have our own sets of optimist sailors from Subic Bay,? said Marcus Avecilla, head coach of the Subic Sailing Club. ?We need to create more interest with the younger kids. It?s a very fun sport not just for kids but for the entire family as well, ?he added.

?We are just amazed by how dedicated the parents and sailors from Singapore are. Then we realized that it?s the coach, Coach Jhing is doing an amazing work,? said Zed Avecilla, Executive Director at SAGS Subic Sailing.

Thank you very much to Subic Sailing Club for allowing us to use their facilities during our stay and the hospitality extended to us. To the parents and your consistent support for these young aspiring sailors, to Philippine Sailing Association, for the good training and friendships, to Lighthouse Marina & Resort for the comfortable accommodations and good service and not forgetting to Changi Sailing Club for supporting this opportunity for me to help organize and accompany our young sailors on this sailing camp.

Thank you Subic Sailing ? we hope to be able to return for the Chairman?s Cup Regatta next year and more importantly, welcome your sailors to Changi Sailing Club for our events in the near future!

 

Coach Jhing

 

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Sunday Series II Race 5 (Final)

Improved air quality made for a better sailing experience, as sailors were treated to a haze-free afternoon of racing. The Sunday Series allows the use of spinnakers, therefore attracting more experienced sailors to take part as well. Race 5 of our Sunday Series II sees a total of 15 boats participating over 5 classes.

Greeted with a strengthening outgoing tide and a shifty southerly breeze, race organizers decided on a pennant 5 course, taking sailors on a journey to Serangoon and back. In the absence of staunch Club racing supporter Itchy-Go, Jonathan Hardy’s Tantrum flew the flag high for the Weta Class, zipping up and down the course. She joins the 2 beach catamarans as the only dinghy multihulls in participation. Back after a long break, Madfish II nearly missed the start, scrambling off the beach as the warning signal went. She recovered to take an early lead and eventual victory over Bad Influence (sporting new sails!). Race 5 results did not do much to the overall standings, as Itchy-Go claims victory in the Series for the Weta Class and Bad Influence takes 1st place 5 points ahead of Madfish II.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, 5 closely matched boats challenge for the top spot, and Miss Visayan?was the biggest winner, sailing well to claim line honours and 2nd on corrected time! Witblits did 1 better than her Twilight performance, scoring a bullet after handicap. Cicak struggled to emulate their performance on Saturday, only managing to squeeze out a 3rd. Despite that, she did just enough to win the overall Series II 2 points ahead of Witblits. It was even closer between 2nd and 3rd as both Witblits and Miss Visayan were tied on points after 5 races – resulting in the former winning the tie-breaker with more bullets notched.

Another exciting episode of PY fleet racing took place on Sunday, with the introduction of occasional racer Sapphire Star thrown into the mix. A careless and costly mistake of not reading the Sailing Instructions properly resulted in a squandered race for Simon and crew. Despite the error, it was great to see Sapphire Star‘s symmetric spinnaker in action, a rare sight for most of us! Sailing a good race to cross the finish line in 2nd place, Marsh Mellow claimed victory on corrected time, 2 minutes and 8 seconds ahead of Olmeto. 2nd, 3rd and 4th were separated by less than a minute after handicap, making it a really close race for the podium. Remington only just edged out Southern Light by 6 seconds to complete the podium winners. In the overall standings, Ikaroa topped a fleet of 14 boats after 5 races, discarding her DNC for a total of 7 points. She completed the Sunday Series II without having to race in Race 5, finishing a comfortable 5 points ahead of close rivals Minx, whose performance in race 5 was sufficient to secure 2nd overall just 2 points ahead of Southern Light.

Red Rum continues her lonely crusade in the IRC Class, patiently waiting for the return of regular IRC racers Jong Dee, Invictus, Born in Fire, Waka Tere, Simba and Shardana. She misses her playmates, and hopes to be able to meet some of these boats in the next Series (III)!

Thank you all for participating in the final race of the Sunday Series II. We now take 1 week off club racing, and will return to Series III on 29th September.

Results (Race 5)
Beach Catamarans
Cruising Multihulls
PY Keelboats

Results Overall Sunday Series II
IRC Overall
All Classes Overall

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Twilight Series II Race 5 (Final)

With the return of the Haze, our Twilight Series II Finale was somewhat affected, with sailors having to deal with poor visibility and even poorer air quality. Despite these added challenges, it was still a decent turnout of 12 boats for the 5th and final race of Series II.

In the IRC Class, leaders Skybird was joined by returning yachts Waka Tere and Invictus for a 3-way battle. Skybird‘s 2 bullets from Race 3 and 4 put her in the driving seat, as Waka Tere would need a win from race 5 and Skybird to finish 3rd for her to snatch the victory from the Dehler 34. An abysmal start from Skybird left her playing catch-up with the rest of the fleet. Despite the initial setback, she sailed well enough to claim 2nd on corrected time and win the Twilight Series II 1 point ahead of Waka Tere.

The PY fleet boast boats with strong racing pedigree as well, such as Simba and Shardana, both previously competed extensively in the IRC Class. Not surprisingly, these are the 2 boats which finished in 1st and 2nd respectively, with the former also claiming line honours. Southern Light completed the podium in 3rd. In the overall series standings, Southern Light‘s good attendance and 3 podium finishes over 5 races earned her a 3rd place with 15 points. Despite finishing last on Saturday, Brio did enough to secure herself in 2nd on 11 points. PY overall victory went to Simba, sitting pretty on top with a total of 5 points from 4 races.

Scoring the only down-down for Saturday, M23 Baloo from the Cruising Multihull Class bumped into Cicak after casting off his mooring, in a failed attempt to take out the competition before the start. She did well in Saturday’s wind angles, taking line honours and 3rd on corrected time. Coming in 1st and 2nd was Cicak and Witblits, with the former just edging across the line by 27 seconds. Victory in Race 5 concluded a fine run by Team Cicak for this Series, scoring a total of 4 bullets from 5 races to seal her Twilight win with 4 points. 3 podium finishes with a best performance of 2nd in races 2 and 4 from Miss Visayan – coupled with consistent attendance resulted in a well-deserved 2nd overall. Eeepai was the best of the rest, taking 3rd on 25 points.

A poor attendance from the Beach Catamaran and Weta Classes for Series II meant that no prizes were given out yesterday – we look forward to a re-energized fleet from both classes in Series III! Congratulations to all the winners, please see below for Race 5 results and overall Series II standings.

Results (Race 5)
IRC Keelboat
PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull

Twilight Series II Overall
IRC Overall
All Classes Overall

 

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CSC Open House 2019

It was a bustling day at the 2019 CSC Open House with many activities lined up to showcase what Changi Sailing Club has to offer.

Joyrides on the Pacers, Platus and Southern Light gave participants a quick glimpse into how sailors work with the wind to sail a boat. It was a fun way for the participants to experience sailing and check out the beautiful surroundings of CSC.

For the adventurous participants who want a more hands-on experience to understand sailing, the sailing taster gave them a crash course on sailing. For an hour and a half, participants learnt some basics on sailing the toppers such as steering the boat, controlling the sail and recovering from a capsize.

Besides sailing, families looking for an activity to do together joined the parent-child boat race. Using the bytes and paddles, it was a tippy and exciting race.

By the end of the day, CSC welcomed 17 new members! It was a team effort that made the open house progress smoothly throughout the day.

Without the members spreading the word to their friends and family, the crowd would not have been as lively. Special thanks to James Sharpe (Social Secretary) and his family for tirelessly bringing guests out on Southern Light for joyrides. We would also like to thank our young sailors from CSC – Anumita, Izumi and Aidan for taking time off of their schedule to bring people out on the Pacer joyrides. Not forgetting Ad Smit (RC H&G) for aiding the registration ladies with his charm & charisma, contributing to the new additions to the CSC Family!

A big shout-out to the NTU Sailing Club for supporting us in managing the Sailing Joyride Registrations, Pacers, Platus and Sailing Lesson Taster as well.

So many people to thank – if we missed out, and you had a part to play in the success of our Open House – Thank You too ?

Next year’s Open House will be even better and we look forward to welcoming a bigger crowd in 2020!

Article by: Alex / Choy
Photos by: Benjamin

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