We’re finally done with racing! The 4th and final day saw some exciting moments on the race course, and impressive results from the sailors representing Changi Sailing Club. After a short delay in the morning due to poor wind conditions, the breeze eventually filled in from the west, sending sailors for 3 races in quick succession to complete a total of 6 races for the series.
CSC’s Nadia (SGP 765) drew first blood, scoring a bullet in Race 4 to mount a serious challenge against the leading boats in the series. However, a 16th in Race 5 set her back, only for her to fire herself up to end the day strongly with another bullet in Race 6. Totaling 27 points after 5 races, she completes the series in 5th for the Yellow Group and just manages to sneak into 9th overall for the silver fleet.
At the top of the Yellow Group, Teck Woon (SGP 3146) continued his fine showing from Day 2, scoring a 3rd, 5th and 12th for the final day to discard race 6 for a total of 12 points. He places 2nd in the Silver Fleet overall results, behind Trevor Ng (SGP 788) from the Blue Group. Mildred’s (SGP 4455) consistent result of 4th, 4th & 8th secured her 2nd in the Yellow Group and 4th overall. Trevor’s stellar performance of 5 bullets from 6 races in the Blue Group sealed his win for the Silver Fleet Championships – positioning himself ready for the rigours of the Gold Fleet.
Overall, a great performance from the fleet, as many were racing in a national ranking regatta for their first time ever. A superb showing from the CSC Youth Squad, with 3 sailors finishing in the top 10:
1st – Trevor (SGP 788), 8th – Simone (SGP 786), 9th – Nadia (SGP 765)
Commendable results from the rest of the Squad:
14th – Yohan (SGP 731)
17th – Angyal (SGP 711)
19th – Tiago (SGP 719)
33rd – Faith (SGP 730)
35th – Samuel (SGP 727)
42nd – Heng Yi (SGP 755)
43rd – Ethan (SGP 747)
44th – Theodore (SGP 734)
50th – Caio (SGP 708)
Thank you all for participating in this year’s CSC Optimist Championships, despite the unique situation/challenging times.
Special thanks to the Race Committee (Charlene & Team), volunteers and International Jury (Mr Selvam Mookken) for all the hard work over the 2 weeks of racing. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021.