Every year we host an unforgettable NYE Party to usher in the new year. For obvious reasons, the party did not take place in 2020, but we made the absolute most of it on water. We continued the tradition of racing in a casual Twilight Race to end of the year on a bright note, and we were so pleased to have many boats joining us for the last race of 2020. For this edition, the Dinghy fleet was included, sailing on a modified course which takes them to Serangoon and back. The North-East winds did not disappoint, taking sailors through the course in an exceptionally quick pace, with the fastest boat completing the course in just over an hour.
In the IRC and Multihull Class, it was great to see both Waka Tere & Cicak representing their respective classes, as the rest of the fleet missed out on the fabulous sailing conditions. If you are scrolling through the photos, try to spot some Christmas cheer on Waka Tere – it will definitely put a smile on your face 🙂 .
Remington ended the year on a high, lapping up the fresh breeze and prevailing close-reach wind angle – perfect for the Sparks & Stevens 42 classic sailing yacht. She crossed the line not far from PY Class fleet leader Invictus, earning a well-deserved victory on handicap. Invictus was awarded 2nd place for her efforts, just 10 seconds ahead of Olmeto in 3rd after corrected time.
It was the battle of the Taipan F16s in the Beach Catamaran Class, as Stray Catz and Balqis II flew through the course in a blitz. Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz emerged triumphant, ending 2020 ahead of David Stanton’s Balqis II. Its not all about winning though, as David’s star crew (and daughter), Jessica was all smiles and cheers on land, celebrating her birthday with delicious cake amongst family & friends.
The Dinghy Open Fleet saw the Pacers take all top 3 spots – a clear indicator that cruising dinghies can certainly win if raced hard enough! It was a father & son day out for all 3 boats, a joy to watch as the dad’s helm and the kids handle the jib sheets. In the 11-strong Opti Fleet, Ikuto (457) emerged victorious in their first ever long passage race, staying well ahead of recently crowned CSC Opti Silver Fleet 2020 Champion Trevor (788) in 2nd. Nadia (731), completed the podium in 3rd.
Congratulations to all the winners and see you later for the Hangover Race – forecast is for a rainy afternoon. Wet races are the perfect cure for a Hangover.