Day 2 of the CSC Catamaran Championship did not disappoint, with some close racing and near clashes taking place over the course of the afternoon.
The Nacra 5.8 ramped up to fifth gear in races 4 to 6, notching some incredible boat speed to put serious heat on leaders Madfish II. Laojiao Catamaran Sailors Scott McCook and Alice Lim made the Nacra 5.8 sing, scoring 2 bullets in race 5 and 6 to complete the regatta with a lean 8 points in the Open Division. Her score was just 2 points shy of Madfish II‘s 6 points – a successful title defense by Doug & Erica.
The tussle for 3rd place was a three-way contest between three variants of the Nacra: Nacra 15 (CHN 116), Nacra 20(Kaze Cat, 1088) and Nacra 5.0 (2037). The smallest of the 3 outgunned the competition, as she kept up a consistent performance of a 3rd, and two 4ths despite the strengthening breeze. Kaze Cat struggled with several errors on Sunday, from a port-starboard situation at the start to sailing the wrong course in the final race, it was not her day on the water. Despite the mistakes, she manages to stay ahead of the Nacra 5.0.
It was encouraging to see newcomers Nacra 5.0 improving in every race, scoring a 6th, 3rd and ending the day with a 2nd. All smiles and raring to go in the next regatta, Sailors Sebastian and Marc are looking forward to returning and pushing their limits at the Commodore’s Cup on 6 & 7 March.
Thank you all Catamaran Sailors for another splashing good weekend of racing in this NE Monsoon Breeze. The next race for some will be the upcoming re-run of the Round Tekong Race on 28th February 2021, warning signal is 1055hrs – if we don’t see you then, we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the annual Commodore’s Cup in a fortnight.