Day 2 of Racing for the CSC Trimaran Championship saw a new entry, Sail La Vie taking to the start line. Gorgeous wind and weather greeted sailors, as they returned for more action in the prevailing North-East Monsoon.
With the winds blowing steady for most of Sunday, the race committee decided to put them on a pennant 2 course – giving competitors an additional upwind & downwind leg for more opportunities to exercise their technical abilities. Leaders Ding Hao continued from where they left off yesterday, securing 3 line-honours comfortably. After clinching 2 more bullets out of the 3 races available, she seals her win in this championship with a total of 7 points from 6 races (1 discard).
The fight for 2nd place was very close, determined by the results of the final race. Itchy-Go could only muster a 4th place finish, relinquishing their hold on 2nd place to Buay Kaola. The Corsair Sport 970 sailed an impressive race to come in both second across the line and on corrected time, earning her a hard-fought win by 1 point over Itchy-Go.
A much better performance together with finally flying the spinnaker resulted in a 3rd for Phoenix in Race 4. However the M23 had to retire in the last race due to a broken main halyard, effectively ending her series in a very commendable 5th overall. Witblits was reduced to only 2-up on the second day, but managed to sneak in a victory in Race 5 – a great effort which puts the icing on the cake for a good campaign resulting in 4th overall.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you everyone who participated in another successful Trimaran Championship. We’re super excited to welcome sailors back next week for the prestigious CSC Commodore’s Cup – taking place on 7 & 8 March 2020. See you at 1000hrs on Saturday for the Skippers’ Briefing!