Sunday Series III – Race 5 [FINAL]

A total of 29 boats participated in the Sunday Series III Race 5 – a tremendous turn out for the last scheduled club series race for 2020. The winds delivered, starting with a cool breeze from an easterly direction, providing sailors with both a square start and a long beat to CAAS 2 on the first leg of course 4. A storm from the north kicked things up a notch at Tekong Buoy, bringing wind speeds up to 15 knots – sending sailors flying back towards the club with the chasing rain hot on their sterns.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum One could not emulate the same performance from Saturday’s Twilight victory, as they struggled to handle the stronger winds with only 5 sailors onboard. Despite crossing the line first, Born in Fire and Waka Tere were a close 2nd and 3rd – resulting in Waka Tere taking the bullet on corrected time, just 7 seconds ahead of Born in Fire. For her efforts, Red Rum One completes the podium in 3rd. In the Series, the order was reversed – Red Rum One‘s 3rd place finish was enough for her to be crowned the Sunday Series III champions, just 1 point ahead of Born in Fire. Waka Tere‘s bullet in race 5 gave her a total of 9 points, taking 3rd overall. Together with her win in Sunday Series II, Waka Tere claims the 2020 Sunday Series Challenge Trophy on 4 points, completing the double for Club Series racing this year!

Making up nearly half of yesterday’s fleet, The PY boats were fiercely competitive on the course, with on average less than a minute separating all boats which managed to finish the race. Brio handled the strong winds superbly, as the little Sonar flew in yesterday’s conditions – clinching victory by 49 seconds over 2nd placed Remington on corrected time. Adona was awarded a well-deserved 3rd, keeping pace with the quicker sports boats to finish just seconds behind Petit Bateau and Jonty J. On handicap, the J24 was only 41 seconds behind Remington. In the Series, Adona cemented her position on top, claiming the Series III title on 9 points. Her bullet in Race 5 meant that Brio was the best of the rest, completing this series with 11 points as the first runner-up. An extremely consistent result from Balqis this Series, notching three 4th place finishes and a 5th to claim 3rd on 17 points. The overall PY Sunday Series Challenge Trophy for 2020 went to Adona, having secured a 2nd in Series II and a victory in Series III to earn a place on the trophy name plate.

In the Multihull Class, 4 boats competed for the top spot – Kaze and Phoenix return to join usual suspects Cicak and Jaza Too on the course. Kaze thrived in heavier air, exhibiting good boat speeds on the reach. She was sailed well to her handicap, taking first place nearly 3 minutes ahead of Jaza Too – a sufficient margin to win on corrected time. Cicak crossed the line about 2 minutes after, securing her place in 3rd. In the Series standings, Kaze‘s bullet in Race 5 earned her a place on top, wresting it from Jaza Too. After 5 races they were tied on 6 points, with the same number of 1sts and 2nds. The tie was broken in Race 5, which Kaze won. A bullet in Race 3 and podium finishes in all races resulted in a commendable 3rd for Cicak. Despite only finishing 3rd in Series III, it was enough for Cicak to secure the 2020 Sunday Series Challenge Trophy in the Multihull Class – having won Series II.

The Beach Catamarans return to the water in full force, 7 boats consisting of an array of F16s and 1 Nacra 15 took to the start line. Flat water and high winds made for an enjoyable trapeze session for the fleet, as they zipped through the course in good time – making it back just before we got the brunt of the storm. Madfish II claimed both line honours and first place on corrected time, just seconds ahead of Stray Catz. Uli Braun’s solo efforts on his Nacra 15 once again awarded him with a place on the podium, completing the winners in 3rd. Despite not racing in Race 2, Madfish II sailed well throughout the rest of the Series, amassing  2 bullets, a 2nd and a 3rd to win Series III on 7 points. The Nacra 15 (CHN 116) was just 3 points adrift, taking 2nd place on 10 points. Bad Influence was the best of the rest, as she was rewarded with 3rd in the series for her consistent performance and attendance. The 2020 Sunday Series Challenge Trophy for the Beach Catamaran Class was awarded to Madfish II, 2 wins from both Series completes a great year for Doug and Erica. Special mention goes to Ripple V, the new kid on the block! A commendable 4th place finish in Series III despite it being her first experience in club racing – we look forward to a more diverse and competitive fleet in 2021.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you everyone for taking part! We now begin our plans for a New Years Eve Race and a Hangover Race for New Year’s day – followed by the return of a new season of our Sailing Festival Regattas in 2021. See you then!

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Twilight Series III – Race 5 [FINAL]

Blessed with a fresh cold breeze from the west, sailors received all the winds and very little rain from the weather system that was brewing yesterday afternoon, providing a pleasant (albeit a little chilly) race to end the Twilight Series for 2020.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum One executed a good start to take an early lead – providing the perfect springboard for her to extend the distance between her and the rest of the fleet. The Archambault 40 eventually took an easy line honours and her first win for the series, a sweet end to her Twilight Series III campaign. She completes the series with a total of 9 points – taking 3rd place. Waka Tere and Adona were the top 2 contenders for the Series III title, locked in a stalemate after finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively. As both boats had exactly the same results, the tie-breaker came down to who finished ahead in yesterday’s race – therefore handing Waka Tere the Series III win. For the overall Twilight 2020 Challenge Trophy, Waka Tere completes the year in a jubilant mood, successfully defending her title with a total of 4 points, just 1 point ahead of Jong Dee.

The PY Class was also very closely contested, with many boats vying for the top spot in Series III. Yesterday’s conditions was quite favourable for the smaller boats, with the top 4 boats all under 25ft. The crew aboard Jonty J were ecstatic, having sailed a superb race to take line honours and their first bullet on corrected time. After successfully winning a protest, Notus claims her first podium position, taking 2nd place on corrected time. This comes after consistently placing 4th in the last 3 Twilight Races – a positive end to her campaign. Brio completes the podium in 3rd. When the numbers were crunched, her 3rd place finish was sufficient to clinch the Twilight Series III victory on 9 points – winning a tie-breaker with Marut. Coming in 3rd was also another tie-breaker, as Simba edged out Notus by scoring a bullet in Race 1. Marut was the biggest winner last night, as her performance in both series II & III earned her a total of 4 points and the overall Twilight 2020 PY Challenge Trophy.

Our favourite Multihull teams return to match race once again – as Cicak gave it one last attempt to snatch the bullet from Jaza Too…. and they did! Cicak did everything well, from a good start to good boat speed and successfully holding her lead over Jaza Too to claim a hard-earned victory. With her Series III win, Jaza Too made it 2 bullets from 2 series to take home the 2020 Twilight Multihull Challenge Trophy.

A similar match race took place between Stray Catz and Madfish II – two of the most competitive beach catamarans currently active in Singapore. The latter made light work of the conditions and her opponent, tackling the strong currents well on the beat to defend successfully against the chasing Stray Catz. Her win allows her to take Series III with 3 bullets and 10 points, beating 2nd placed Stray Catz by 3 points. Despite a no-show yesterday, Balqis II manages to stay the best of the rest, completing the podium in 3rd on 14 points. With poor attendance from the remaining boats, the fight for the Twilight Challenge Trophy this year was also between the same boats – all 3 boats tie on 4 points, with Madfish II winning Series III to break the tie and emerge the Twilight Beach Catamaran Champions for 2020.

Thank you all for participating in our Twilight Series races in 2020 – we look forward to more winds and exciting sailing for our Sunday Series III Race 5 later today!

Results

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Twilight Series III Overall Results

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Deepavali Round Ubin Cruise 15 Nov 2020

Sailing around Pulau Ubin has always been a tradition / challenge for aspiring sailors new to Changi Sailing Club. Used as a route for our Signature Sunday Series, going around Pulau Ubin offers a scenic view of Singapore and Malaysia from a different perspective.

On 15 November, 14 boats got together for a leisurely cruise around Pulau Ubin, in a freshening North-Easterly Breeze. It was great to see the fleet setting off under sail in beautiful weather early in the morning, and settling into their anchorages at Coney Island and Ketam Island just before noon. It was a refreshing change from our regular racing programme every weekend – we were encouraged upon finding out that a handful of participants were doing this for the first time as well!

Big thank you to the follow boats which participated:

  1. Genesis
  2. Firefly
  3. Jonty J
  4. Cicak
  5. Red Rum
  6. Sequin
  7. Brio
  8. Simba
  9. Ganesh
  10. Baby Beluga
  11. Waka Tere
  12. Todak
  13. Sapphire Star
  14. Annette

 

 

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Twilight Series III – Race 4

On a day where many of our Hindu & Sikh friends were celebrating the Festival of Lights, CSC ran the 4th race of the Twilight Series III. It was another test of patience as sailors struggled to make progress to Changi Buoy after the start, spending a good 40 minutes crawling to the mark. Thankfully a short spurt of westerly breeze took them across the Club, giving sailors and race organisers some hope in completing at least 1 loop for the race. Alas, the wind was short-lived. Even with the current helping the fleet, participants returned to a slow crawl to Squance Buoy, prompting the Race Committee to shorten the Course at the Club Line – giving every participant an opportunity to finish.

In the IRC Class, Adona continued her string of good performances, taking full advantage of the lighter airs to triumph against the larger boats in her fleet. She sailed well to cross the line just 6 minutes behind Red Rum One, sealing her win on handicap. She will enter next week’s finale in pole position, just 1 point ahead of 2019 champions Waka Tere. Waka Tere and Jong Dee both struggled with poor starts and a large lull in the middle of our moorings. The former recovered earlier, and emerged the faster of the two to complete the podium in 3rd.

The lighter boats sweeped the podium places in the PY Class as well, with Brio, Marut and Balqis taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively on corrected time. Brio only just clinched victory by 6 seconds over Marut, and Balqis a close 33 seconds behind. Together with Simba and Notus, all 3 boats are in the running for podium in the overall results for the Twilight Series III PY Class – only 1 or 2 points separating each boat going into next week’s finale. One thing these boats have in common: full attendance in the Twilight Series III! Consistency definitely plays a big part in yielding good results.

A trio of Trimarans consisting of  Jaza Too, Cicak and Phoenix made up the Multihull fleet this weekend, with Jaza Too once again sailing well to take the bullet. The margin was significantly closer this week, as Cicak finished only a minute and 28 seconds adrift. When the numbers were crunched, she took 2nd place by a slim 38 seconds. The fickle winds got the better of Freddy and Crew aboard Phoenix, as they struggled to master the conditions and emulate last week’s good performance. Yesterday’s results meant that Jaza Too has secured her Twilight Series III victory with 4 bullets from 4 races. A similar result in the Series for Cicak, as she scored 2nd in all 4 races for a total of 8 points, cementing her runner-up placing. Congratulations to both Multihulls and thank you for the continued support for our Twilight Series.

Last to launch and first to finish – Madfish II was definitely playing with fire as they scrambled to get to the start line in the middle of the starting sequence. Thankfully she made it in time and even took line honours! She claims first place ahead of Ripple V and Stray Catz respectively. Despite finishing about 30 seconds ahead of Ripple V, Stray Catz did not put enough distance between them, eventually missing out on podium after Texel correction. Poor attendance all round meant that Balqis II, Madfish II and Stray Catz have everything to fight for in the final race. They are currently separated by 2 points each, but await a discard of their DNC scores after next week’s race to tabulate the final results.

Congratulations once again to all the winners. We look forward to having everyone back next week for the Twilight and Sunday Series III Finale to complete 2020 Club Racing on a high!

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Sunday Series III – Race 4

In pre-COVID times, this weekend would have been the weekend we bring the world together, gathering the Ambassadors of the world for a day of casual sailing and revelry in our annual Ambassadors’ Cup. With the current social distancing restrictions in place, the event has been postponed to 17th April 2021.

Meanwhile, we replaced the event with another instalment of our Sunday Series, which due to the fantastic response (19 Keelboats, 4 Multihulls & 5 Beach Catamarans) looked like a mini Ambassadors’ Cup on the start line. The response from the wind was however a little premature – a cold front brought in from a westerly squall, coupled with another weather system from the east already starting to pour, all took place 15 minutes before the start. Sailors were decked out in their wet weather gear, with some even preparing for a reef in their sails. However, the winds left as quickly as they arrived, leaving sailors on a gentle breeze against the current after the start – commencing a slow and tricky sail to Serangoon Buoy and back.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum One started well and took an early lead creating a much needed gap between her and the rest of the fleet. She managed to round Serangoon Buoy early enough to catch the remaining breeze together with the outgoing tide on the return leg. The light winds and prevailing wind angle was perfect for her to fly her asymmetrical, further extending her lead on the fleet to an insurmountable one – clinching a well-deserved bullet in her Class. To put things in perspective, the next boat (Born in Fire) which crossed the line was about 30minutes behind, an incredible lead for a short race. Fighting for 3rd place was Waka Tere and Jong Dee, with the latter succumbing to Waka Tere in the light airs, unable to produce a successful overtaking maneuvre on the Nelson 33.

We welcome 3 new entrants in the PY Class – Ratu Henny 2, Wild Card & Dauntless. Ratu Henny 2 and Wild Card are the gentle giants of the fleet, one being a 54ft Hylas and the other a 46ft Radford. The former is a visiting yacht from One Degree 15, and looked gorgeous amongst the Keelboats on the start line. The latter returned to the racing scene on a winning note – notching a decent start and achieving good boat speed on the upwind leg to Serangoon to cross the line 2nd and claim 3rd on corrected time. One little boat thrived in these wind conditions – the Esse 750, Petit Bateau. The sports boat welcomed the light airs and glassy waters, gliding through the course nearly effortlessly to score a huge lead over the fleet. Adona was a distant 2nd on corrected time, keeping pace with Wild Card to finish within sighting distance and 3rd across the line.

It was great to see the Multihull fleet double their numbers to 4 boats on the start line, shaking things up a bit on the course. Kaze navigated the conditions cautiously, and kept a close eye on 2nd placed Jaza Too which was hot on her trail. She defended her position successfully and sailed to her handicap – earning a well-deserved victory. Completing the podium in 3rd was Freddy Fam’s Phoenix. She returns after a long hiatus, and we hope to see the M23 racing more often in our Club events.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz continues to perform well. She placed first both across the line and on corrected time. This makes it 2 wins from 2 weekends – he will be looking to replicate his performance for the remaining races in the Sunday Series and Twilight Series. 2nd place was awarded to Madfish II, as she defended her position successfully on the return leg against the chasing Ripple V and Balqis II. Nick Wakai’s Ripple V scored her first ever podium placing, completing the trio of winners in 3rd.

Congratulations to all the winners – yesterday’s condition was a true test of skill, and it was a joy to see that our members are very proficient (mostly) all-weather sailors. See you all next week for Twilight Series III Race 4, which takes place on Deepavali (14th November).

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