Clear skies with strong and consistent north winds sent the boats flying through the race course with many sailors having to hike out, with no problems for the Race Committee (RC) to laying the course and starting promptly at 1100hrs.
Given favorable conditions, the RC was able to complete the 3 races very comfortably, effectively concluding all racing activities before 1430hrs – a luxury considering the poor conditions from previous days. After the 3 races were added, the top 3 saw some changes. In first place, Ethan Teo (SGP 4688) held on to his lead convincingly, securing the win with a total of 6 points. A bullet in Race 3, coupled with a 2nd in Race 5 helped to seal his victory in the yellow group as well as claim the 2020 CSC Optimist Championship Challenge Trophy.
Taking 2nd position in the yellow group is Nicole Lim (SGP 3281) with 17 points and coming in closely behind Nicole is Elisha Lim (SGP 4415). Nicole sailed a 3 superb races on the final day, scoring top 5 finishes in the 3 races available to leapfrog into 2nd. Her scores were sufficient to place her 5th in the overall standings, falling behind Blue group’s Nadine (2), Isaac (3) & Kenan (4). It was a similar result for Elisha, as a 2nd and 3rd in Race 4 and 5 secured her place in the top 3 for yellow group and 7th overall.
CSC sailors Cheryl Yong (SGP 744) and Ikuto Mori (SGP 712) both did well despite facing tough weather requiring them to work hard, finishing 26 and 28 respectively out of 38 boats. Their overall results place them in 52nd and 55th, a commendable result despite the challenging conditions.
Good job to all sailors for being patient and resilient throughout the tiring 4 days with shaky winds and congratulations to all winners. Definitely a well-deserved rest earned. We now look forward to hosting the Silver fleet next week, and pray for a consistent north-easterly breeze to carry us through the event!