Twilight Series I 2021 – Race 1

After a very wet saturday morning, sailors were not optimistic about the weather for the rest of the afternoon. With a planned Twilight Race at 4pm, Race Organizers kept the fingers crossed – hoping for some breeze to carry the sailors through the course. Thankfully a light westerly wind graced the East Johor Straits, setting the stage for a tactical beat up to Squance Buoy for the first leg.

In the IRC class, Red Rum One won! The Archambault 40 sailed well in the light air, capitalizing on their superior boat speed and just barely escaping the doldrums on the return leg from Changi Buoy. Having missed out on the wind line Red Rum One was on, Waka Tere, Jong Dee & Adona had an unrushed sail to the finish line in the same order. Having managed to successfully stay close to the other 2 boats, Adona claimed 3rd just behind Waka Tere on corrected time.

The super light and patchy conditions, paired with a slow & steady incoming tide proved too much for some of the keelboats in the PY class. Jen’s Jaunt, Southern Light & Notus all threw in the towel on the downwind leg towards Changi Buoy, reducing the finishing fleet to 5. Special commendations to Olmeto for sticking to their guns. Persevering through the poor conditions, she was rewarded with a light southerly breeze just 20 minutes before the time limit was up. At the top end of the fleet, Boreas scored her first win with first-time skipper Matt Brooks at the helm. Not surprisingly, little boats Marut & Brio placed 2nd and 3rd respectively – both taking full advantage of the prevailing conditions.

Light winds seemed to not be an issue for the attending trimarans in the Multihull Class. Positioning herself most windward on the start line helped Kaze clinch a good start, eventually rounding Squance Buoy ahead of Jaza Too and Cicak. The Dash 750 stretched her lead on the downwind leg, finishing with a comfortable 3 minute gap over the other Dash, Jaza Too.

It pays to just attend the race, rain or shine! Just ask Nick & Daniel on Ripple V. They bucked the trend and went sailing on their Viper F16 yesterday, representing the beach catamaran class. Their attendance earned them a bullet, starting their Twilight campaign on a positive note.

Congratulations to all the winners – thank you all for participating in our first ever Twilight Race for 2021! Next week (2nd May) some of us will be heading north-west to Ketam Channel, where we conduct a beach clean-up on the surrounding shores. If you’d like to join us for this activity, please email us at for more information.


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Sunday Series I 2021 – Race 1

After a 2 week break from racing, the club commenced 2021’s Sunday Series programme on 11th April. The Sunday Series attracts members and sailors of all sailing levels, providing a competitive fleet and a variety of sailing courses to test your sailing skills. The forecasted 7-9 knots of wind showed up on time, providing the 27-strong fleet a beautiful downwind leg to Serangoon before returning on an upwind beat to finish at the Club Line.

It has been a long while since the IRC Class had 6 boats participating at one go, what a refreshing sight! We welcome back Jong Dee, skippered by the Club’s Rear Commodore (Sailing), Mr Paul Kendall. Out of action for a couple of months due to maintenance/repairs, it was great to see her back in the thick of the fray. Despite her long absence, Jong Dee finished 5th just 6 seconds behind Minx – a commendable effort from the team. A relatively short course meant that Red Rum One had little opportunity to extend her lead, eventually settling for 3rd on corrected time. the fight for first place was between this year’s Commodore’s Cup and Sailfest Regatta champions, Adona & Waka Tere. The latter drew first blood, coming up on top by a slim 1 min 13 secs.

With 11 boats participating, the PY fleet was once again the largest fleet on water. We have 1 new entry this year – a catalina 22, Montserrat. Skippered by Adrian Janssen, the little boat held her own to complete the course in a respectable time of 2hrs 13mins. At the top of the table we also have a little boat turning heads, as Brio triumphed against bigger and quicker boats in the fleet. Despite a poor start, Invictus redeemed herself to perform well on the remaining legs to claim line honours and 2nd on handicap just 2 minutes behind Brio. Shardana completes the podium in 3rd with a safe and solid performance all round – crediting her results to the prevailing wind conditions.

A trio of trimarans represented the Multihull Class, of which one of the boats is racing in our Sunday Series for the very first time! Under the skillful guidance of Scott McCook, the team on 4Adventure were all smiles throughout the course, completing their first race of the season in 1hr 25mins. Despite trailing behind Cicak after the first mark rounding, Jaza Too eventually caught up and dashed ahead of her nippy rival, claiming victory by a comfortable 4 minutes.

The Beach Catamarans also see a new entry with an old hand at the helm. Uli Braun’s latest catamaran acquisition is an A-Class Catamaran (or A-Cat), a development class sailing catamaran for single-handed racing. Not unlike her name, A Loof was quite cool and distant from the rest of the fleet – as her skipper continues to learn and understand the boat better. At the top of the table, Madfish II opens her Sunday Series account with a win, placing first on corrected time just 46 seconds ahead of Stray Catz. She managed to fend off 2 chasing vipers, with Bad Influence emerging the better of the 2, claiming the remaining podium position ahead of Ripple V.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you all for joining us this weekend! We look forward to racing again on 24th April (Twilight Series I – Race 1).






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