Sunday Series III Race 4

The penultimate race of the Sunday Series III was an interesting mix of conditions – from a steady north-easterly to a sudden onset of south-westerly winds, sailors were left scratching their heads in confusion throughout the course. At one point, there was also a bout of heavy rain from the west, causing a major windshift and poor visibility.

The 2 Beach Catamarans participating emerged mostly unscathed, escaping the windhole at Tekong Buoy and completing the full course in varying wind directions. Bad Influence did good yesterday, taking both line honours and handicap victory over the Taipan F16, Stray Catz.

In the Multi-hull Class, 6 boats participated, with the Corsairs doing well off the start line. Torn between the initial East-North-Easterly winds and incoming new breeze from the west, the fleet broke into 2 groups, with Cicak, Baloo and Miss Visayan ahead and the 2 Wetas + Buay Kaola trailing behind. Cicak eventually won the tussle in the top 3, and also took the win on corrected time. Miss Visayan slotted into 2nd place, just sneaking ahead of Baloo in 3rd.

With 9 boats participating yesterday, the PY fleet made up the biggest class – and also arguably the most competitive. The unpredictable wind shifts and perplexing conditions kept the crew on their toes. Really pushing the boundaries on the charts, Jen’s Jaunt to Tekong Buoy was short lived, as she got herself grounded at Changi Beach 10 minutes into the race. Thankfully the tide was coming up, and she managed to get out of that pickle safely. Being the fastest and lightest boat in the fleet, it was no wonder Petit Bateau claimed line honours with ease, but struggled to put more distance between her and the fleet, settling for 8th on corrected time. The conditions kept the entire fleet really close together, much to the delight of the cruisers with bigger handicaps. Olmeto was the biggest winner, scoring a bullet on corrected time, just minutes ahead of Ikaroa in 2nd. overall Series III leaders Southern Light completed the podium in 3rd, setting the stage for a finals showdown with close rivals Sapphire Star.

Red Rum could not find a steady footing in yesterday’s race, struggling to shake off Born in Fire‘s advances. The only 2 IRC boats kept close tabs on each other, with the latter eventually claiming victory in this race. In the overall standings, Born in Fire now just edges ahead of Invictus, with the eventual winner to be decided at the Finals on 8th December.

Yesterday also marked the end of Monthly Dinghy Racing for 2019, and we celebrated the prize giving for November’s MDR together with the entire series at Ubin Bar, giving our youth sailors much needed encouragement for the upcoming CSC Optimist Championships. 2019 has been a good year for our sailors, with more sailors picking up racing and senior sailors steadily rising through the ranks. We wish them all the best at the CSC Optimist Championships (Silver Fleet) on 4-6 December.

Results

IRC
PY
Multi-Hulls
Beach Catamarans

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

Twilight Series III Race 3

Faced with a freshening North-Easterly and strengthening outgoing tide, sailors enjoyed fast upwind legs and an unusually slow downwind runs during yesterday’s Twilight Series III Race 3.

The IRC fleet was represented by 3 boats, with Red Rum taking an early lead after the start. She sailed a better race compared to last week’s Sunday Series attempt, comfortably taking line honours ahead of Waka Tere and Skybird. When the handicap calculations were applied, she only just managed to finish 15 seconds ahead of Skybird to take 2nd place. Waka Tere performed well yet again, the power combo of Kurt and Gill was a class above the rest.

Bapsy returned to dominate the PY Class, sailing superbly 2-up to keep up with the IRC fleet. She took line honours ahead of Southern Light, with Brio trailing not far behind. These 3 boats finished in the same order after handicap correction, having a considerable lead over the rest of the fleet. Series II champions Simba found herself in an unlikely position at the back of the fleet today, struggling to get good boat speed on the course after a bad start.

In the Multihull class, only Cicak and Buay Kaola participated, making it a game of catching between the Corsair Sprint and the Corsair Sport 950. Buay Kaola stayed well ahead, and kept enough distance between them to secure victory over the nimble lizard.

Thank you all for participating in the 3rd race of this Series! We look forward to welcoming everyone back again for another weekend of racing with next week’s Sunday Series III Race 4. Enjoy the photos and results below!

Results

IRC
PY
Multihull

 

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

Sunday Series III Race 3

With everyone fully recovered from the phenomenal party that was the 20th Ambassadors’ Cup, it was business as usual yesterday for the regular racers, as they return to sailing in the Sunday Series III, Race 3. The shifty winds made it a challenging race for the 14 boats participating, with the various teams coming up with a number of strategic calls to try and excel in the unpredictable conditions.

In the IRC Class, Waka Tere‘s decision to sail 2 up with no spinnaker was a blessing in disguise for them, as the light airs and shifty winds saw the need to keep the boat light and made the whole process of spinnaker hoisting and dropping nearly unnecessary. She sailed well to take 1st place both across the line and on corrected time, beating last week’s Ambassadors’ Cup Champions Born in Fire in the process. Red Rum was a shadow of her usual self, struggling with a boat leak and other issues to lag behind in yesterday’s race.

Southern Light sailed uncommonly well in yesterday’s race, displaying excellent boat speed some good calls in yesterday’s light and shifty airs. Her performance earned her 1st place in the PY Class by a very comfortable lead, ahead of the trailing Sapphire Star 1 minute across the line and 6 minutes on corrected time. She only just lost out on line honours to the nimble Petit Bateau, skippered by Esben Poulsson. Petit Bateau‘s peroformance translated into a 4th place finish on corrected time, a commendable result for her first Sunday Series III attempt! When the numbers were crunched, Ikaroa completed the podium in 3rd.

The Multihulls were represented by 4 boats, with Cicak leading the pack and barely ahead of the chasing Buay Kaola after the first mark rounding. The Corsair 31 took full advantage of her larger sail area to power ahead on the long stretch to Squance, eventually taking line honours and first place on corrected time. Baloo sailed well on the return leg from Squance, but not well enough to convert into a victory, settling for 2nd. A 3rd placing result meant that defending champions Cicak has not gotten a victory yet in 3 races, and will be looking to secure one in race 4. Buay Kaola‘s win puts her in the driving seat, making it 2 bullets from 3 races.

Thank you all for taking part – we look forward to racing again next week at the Twilight Series III Race 3 on 16th November.

Results

IRC
PY
Multihull

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

Oneberry Ambassadors’ Cup (20th Ed)

2019 marks the 20th Anniversary for CSC’s Premier Sailing-Social Event – the Ambassadors’ Cup. We celebrate 2 decades of Bringing the World Together, through sailing. The brainchild of H. E. Tony Siddique, this event gathers all the Ambassadors in Singapore at a beautiful location for a day of sailing and revelry ? an event unique to Changi Sailing Club and possibly Asia.

H.E. James Sinclair, Ambassador of Chile once again presides over the event, and together with the Organizing Committee spared no effort to orchestrate a phenomenal celebration of international friendship through the wonderful sport of sailing.

Racing

This year we see a total of 51 boats spread over 4 classes participating, with the largest being new entrants Intrigue of Stornoway, a beautiful Warwick 60 sailing yacht. She hosted the Ambassador of Columbia and his entourage, one of the 36 Embassies and 25 Ambassadors who joined the Skippers and Crew of the Keelboats to make up the Ambassadors (25) & Non-Ambassadors Divisions (11).

A light south-easterly breeze greeted sailors on the start line, together with a strengthening outgoing tide brought all 51 boats on a smooth beat to North Angler. Winds were shifty throughout the afternoon, putting sailors through a stern test of tactics and skills. The Race Committee decided to shorten the course at North Angler, a decision welcomed by most due to the strong tides and unpredictable winds. An added benefit of finishing early for Rugby fans was the live screening of the RWC Finals at the Apres Sail drinks, the perfect commencement of the evening festivities.

In the Ambassadors’ Division, Red Rum clinch Line Honours and overall 3rd on handicap, together with H.E. Patrick Bourne of Ireland. Despite the Archambault 40’s significant lead, it was not enough to beat H.E. Agustin Garcia-Lopez Loaeza of Mexico Invictus on corrected time, whose performance once again awards her with 2nd place, making it 2 runner-up finishes in a row. This year Invictus was paired with the Mexican Ambassador, H.E. Agustin Garcia-Lopez Loaeza and family. Under the new helmsmanship of Thomas Reckefuss, Born in Fire sailed very well to clinch victory in the Ambassadors’ Division. The X99 became the 20th winner of this prestigious event, together with H.E. Jun Yamazaki, Ambassador of Japan.

Despite achieving a good start to lead the fleet initially, Just A J‘s campaign in the Non-Ambassadors Division was short-lived, surviving a dismasting on the way to North Angler. Thankfully no one was hurt, and the skipper and crew from NTU Sailing Club managed to return to the moorings safely. All 13 boats were quite spaced out, with the main body of 5 to 6 boats battling it out in the middle of the fleet. Skybird had a good lead, and eventually took 1st place 9 minutes ahead of the next boat, Rachel 1. When the numbers were crunched, Skybird stayed on top with only 3 minutes separating them. Rachel 1 was hosting delegates from the embassy of Timor Leste, and were excited to share the news of their good performance with their guests. Leslie Fung’s Todak 2 and the delegates from Qatar completed the podium in 3rd, an excellent result for the Hanse 315.

Starting together with the Non-Ambassadors Division were the 2 Cruising Catamarans – Firefly and Katrianne. Katrianne clawed back from a bad start to catch up with 3-time winners Firefly, and managed to keep within sighting distance of the defending champions all the way to North Angler. Their never-give-up attitude and hard work paid off, scoring victory by 1 min & 40secs on corrected time, much to the delight of Skipper Gary Matthews.

The Trimarans showed up in full force, with 27 hulls on the start line. Buay Kaola sailed a fantastic race with Scott McCook at the helm, eventually taking both line honours and victory on corrected time. With only 10 minutes separating the 2nd and 8th boat, it was a close fight for the chasing fleet, as Team Cicak emerged the best of the rest, securing 2nd place 48 seconds ahead of Witblits on handicap. Being the only boat representing the Beach Catamarans did not stop Jeremy Perrier and his 2 kids from having a blast, both on water and on shore. Very Bad Influence was in good spirits throughout the day, and we enjoyed the good vibes from the trio!

Results

Party On!

After the sailors witnessed the tragic game (For the English Fans) that was the Rugby World Cup Finals, it was not long before NationOne began to rock the evening with popular songs and cool beats, getting sailors grooving on the dance floor in no time. This paired with a skillful dance set from the colourful Samba Dancers gave the evening a very South American flair, and brought the energy to the dance floor!

The Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony of the 20th Ambassadors’ Cup was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Kon Yin Tong, Chairman of Sport Singapore.?We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Oneberry Technologies
Gold Sponsor: Chong Lee Leong Seng / Yanmar
Supporting Sponsors:
Cosmosteel
Kaefer Prostar
VCT Wineries (Casillero Del Diablo)
Asia Pacific Breweries (Tiger Beer)
The Luxury Network + Diplomatic Council

Last but not least, BIG thank you to all sailors for celebrating the Ambassadors’ Cup’s 20th Anniversary with us! Special thanks to the visiting yachts for sailing from Clubs and Marinas across the island to participate, we hope you had an enjoyable race and party.

Once again from all of us at CSC, thank you for joining us in Bringing the World Together.

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more