With the winds filling in on time yet again, it was another day of great sailing for the Silver Fleet sailors. The Yellow group boasts 10 sailors from the CSC Youth Sailing Programme, of which 4 sailors had their first experience racing in the CSC Optimist Championships! After 4 hours on water, 3 races were notched for the Yellow Group, leaving them trailing the Blue Group by 1 race at the end of Day 1.
Amassing a total of 4 points from 3 races, the best performer in Day 1 was Pee Teck Woon (SGP 3146). Seeded 18th in the latest silver rankings, this was a fantastic result for the young sailor! In a distant 2nd, Mildred Wong (SGP 4455) scored a bullet in the 3rd and final race for the day, ending on a high with 10 points. Tied for 3rd place on 12 points were Sean Kum (SGP 4682) and Lukas Kiesselbach (BAH 601).
Our CSC Sailors fared pretty well, with 4 sailors placing in the top 10 – 7th (Nadia, SGP 765), 8th (Tiago, SGP 719), 9th (Angyal, SGP 711) and 10th (Yohan, SGP 731). The remaining 6 sailors also did commendably, all completing their races and staying disciplined (no penalties) throughout the day.
When the results for both the Blue Group and Yellow Group were combined, Trevor Ng (SGP 788) leads the fleet with 3 points. He holds a sliver of an advantage over Yellow Groups, Teck Woon (SGP 3146) on 4 points. Trailing in 3rd and 4th are Nigel (SGP 4693)and Gerard (SGP 3464), both strong sailors in the Blue Group, and separated from each other by only a point.
Going into today’s second day of racing for the Blue Group, Trevor will be looking to solidify his position at the top in the remaining 3 races available. It will not be an easy task, considering the relatively high quality of sailors in the Silver Fleet.
All the best to the competitors racing today – please see below for results & photos.