With only 2 races held on Day 1, the race committee was determined to complete the remaining 4 races on Sunday – utilizing every last bit of the north-east winds and surrounding weather systems.
Waka Tere continued to sail well into Day 2, scoring 4 bullets from 4 races to successfully defend their IRC title. A poor spin drop in one of the races was possibly the only major blip in Born in Fire‘s performance, making amends to score three second place finishes to close the gap between them and rivals Red Rum One. Both boats scored equal number of 3rds and 2nds, with the former finishing ahead in race 6 to win the series tie-breaker.
In the PY Class, Remington sailed well and adapted quickly to the varying courses and wind conditions, scoring 2 bullets in race 5 & 6 to seal their win for this Regatta. Except for a poor result in Race 5, Adona notched three podium finishes to complete the series with 14 points to earn a well-deserved first runner-up. Fierce rivals Balqis did their best with a make-shift crew, consistently placing in the top 5 for all 4 races to just miss out on a podium placing in 4th place with 18 points. Completing the winners in PY was none other than Minx, who despite finishing last on corrected time in Race 6, managed to complete the series 1 point ahead of Balqis to take 3rd.
With the wind angles favouring Itchy-go in 2 of the 4 races available, the little Weta wasted no time to stretch her lead in those races, and eventually scoring 2 hard-earned victories. That helped push her ahead of Cicak and Ding Hao in the overall series, winning the Multihull title 2 points ahead of closest contenders, Cicak. Faced with inexperienced crew and a challenging handicap, Ding Hao made the most of it, and finished on a high – scoring in win in Race 6 to secure her position in 3rd.
A no-show from Bad Influence meant that Stray Catz and Madfish II had a mini match racing series yesterday, with the latter winning 3 of the 4 races available to take home the Beach Catamaran title for the Sailfest Regatta 2020.
CSC SAILING FESTIVAL FINAL STANDINGS
With the Sailfest Regatta being the final installment of our CSC Sailing Festival, results for the overall leaderboard were tabulated – What a close fight it was for each class!
In the IRC Class, Waka Tere won every event available, making it a complete and perfect victory for the Nelson 10. But the fight for second place was brought to a tie-breaker with Born in Fire emerging ahead yet again – this time over the Mumm 30, Invictus.
The PY class overall winner for the Sailing Festival was also closely contested, with Ikaroa doing just enough for the Sailfest Regatta to pip Minx for the title by 1 point. Remington earned a well-deserved place in the top 3 with her win in the Sailfest Regatta, and taking part in every race available for the Sailing Festival.
Ding Hao’s victories in the 2-Island Race and Trimaran Championship laid the foundation for a comfortable win in this year’s Sailing Festival, scoring a total of 10 points from 5 events to take the Multihull title. Another tight result for 2nd and 3rd between Buay Kaola and Witblits, with the latter effectively surrendering 2nd place having not competed this weekend.
1st and 2nd were separated by only 1 point in the Beach Catamaran Class, as Madfish II edged out Bad Influence to take the Beach Catamaran title. A late bounty of wins from the Commodore’s Cup and Sailfest Regatta was the boost that gave her the eventual victory over Bad Influence.
Congratulations to all the winners from each class!
As part of the Club’s measures to implement social distancing at our events due to the COVID-19 situation, the prize-giving will be postponed to 6th June, together with the Twilight Series I Finale.
Thank you everyone for participating in all the Sailing Festival events over the past 3 months, see you next week for the start of our regular Sunday Series I club racing.
Results Sailfest Regatta 2020
2020 Sailing Festival Final Standings