Today marks the closing of the CSC Optimist Championships (Silver Fleet) 2019. The sailors were all excited and pumped, to give it their all for the last 2 races of the regatta.
Participants welcomed the more forgiving conditions on the final day, with sunny skies and a constant 10-12 knots wind blowing from the North.
The first warning signal of the day went off at 1100Hrs. As we drew near to the start, sailors started crowding on the line. The race committee and the Pin-end had to be on their toes to watch the line. Fortunately, it was a clear start for both races.
Xuan Yu secured his position as the champion for this regatta, after achieving 2 bullets for both races today, leaving him with an insurmountable 11-point lead over second boat- Jayden Khor, and an 18-points apart from third boat- Ryan Goh.
CSC Youth Team sailor Cheryl Yong displayed a strong performance for her final 2 races.?emerging 5th overall after clinching a 6th and 4th in races 8 & 9 respectively. However, the winds weren?t in both Ikuto and Trevor?s favour, landing them both with rough finishes, and plunging their overall results to 17th and 24th respectively. Special shoutout to Heng Yi & Giselle! 2 of our tiniest sailors participated in these daunting conditions, and never once did they throw in the towel. They can take pride in the fact that they held their own and finished most, if not all of the races.
CSC Sailors Final Results:
5th – Cheryl Yong Heng Xi
17th – Ikuto Mori
24th – Trevor Ng Zong Yang
31st – Christine Anne Tan Jie Ming (CHIJ KCP)
34th – Ng Kyle Jin
35th – Simone Ng Shu Xuan
42nd – Tupil Yohan Ayush
44th – Faith Ng (CHIJ KCP)
45th – Angyal Chew
47th – Sybelle Marie Antoinette (CHIJ KCP)
57th – Elizabeth Victoria Say (CHIJ KCP)
62nd – Edward Charles O’Shea
63rd – Yong Heng Yi
64th – Chloe Quek (CHIJ KCP)
70th – Giselle Ong Ai (CHIJ KCP)
Our Staff and Coaches believe such difficult conditions build character, and every sailor on water performed outstandingly. We witnessed many displaying a never-say-die attitude and an unwavering fighting spirit. The strong NE winds were challenging, and this fresh breeze reminds us that sailing is very much a physically demanding sport!
Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to all participants and parents for joining us for the 2019 CSC Optimist Championships. BIG Thank You to:
XSP? (Xtreme Sailing Products) for once again sponsoring a splendid assortment of sailing equipment and products.
Uncle Joe Chan for keeping the sailors disciplined on water as on-water Jury for the event.
Coach Jhing for her inexhaustible energy coaching and caring for the CSC Sailors before, during and after the event.
All Coaches and support staff for making the event another successful one.
We look forward to hosting everyone again next year!