A gentle south-easterly breeze greeted sailors at the start line of the 2nd race for Twilight Series II. It was a welcome change of wind strength, after the carnage from last week’s Sunday Series Storm at North Angler.
In the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Class, we see an intimate number of boats, totaling 6 across both fleets. Sporting new laminates, Jaza Too was first off the line, taking the lead against the only other Multihull in her class, Cicak. Through their gybes on the downwind, Jaza Too looked the more polished of the 2, as Cicak struggled to close the gap between them. The former sailed well to increase their lead and eventually take line honours and victory on corrected time. Madfish II exhibited good boat speed to pull away early on the 2nd leg of the course, creating an insurmountable lead over the rest of the beach catamaran participants. When the numbers were crunched, the Nacra 15 sailed by Uli Braun was the best of the rest, beating 3rd placed Stray Catz by a minute and 30 secounds.
The Keelboats saw some very exciting sailing on handicap, as the fleet stayed pretty close together throughout the course. Fresh from her victory last weekend, Adona only just missed out on 2nd place, trailing Waka Tere by 11 seconds after corrected time in the IRC Class. 1st place went to Jong Dee, which sailed a superb race to win by a comfortable margin of over 4 minutes.
In the Keelboat PY Class, Sangaree was too eager across the line, and suffered the consequences of an early start. That might have cost her a place on the podium, as she completes the race in 4th on handicap. Little Marut had their first taste of victory, successfully keeping pace with the bigger and faster boats to win on corrected time. Remington trails just 46 seconds behind, bouncing back from last week’s spinnaker mishap. Completing the podium in 3rd was the mighty Minx, who continues their fine form from Sunday’s first runner up result.
Thank you all for joining us over the weekend – Congratulations to all the winners! There will be no racing and sailing programmes next week as we celebrate Singapore’s 55th Birthday on 9th August. For those of you joining us for the Cruise to Raffles Marina & Lazarus Island, see you then!