CSC Catamaran Championship 2022 (Day 2)

We asked for more wind, and the weather responded with a beautiful North Easterly breeze which set in early in the day. Unfortunately the breeze did not last, as conflicting weather from multiple systems around the Club eventually saw the NE winds fail and develop into an afternoon of thundery showers, poor visibility and inconsistent wind conditions. Thankfully, race organizers managed to squeeze in 2 races before the weather started deteriorating – completing this championship with 5 races for the series.

In an amazing comeback, Madfish II surprised Addiction with a solid performance to score 2 bullets in Races 4 & 5, just edging Addiction out by 1 point to retain her title as the top F16 in the One-Design Category. Balqis II managed to defend her position in 3rd despite a strong comeback from Bad Influence and a capsize in Race 5. She has her first race to thank for – a 2nd place finish which broke the tie between her and Bad Influence.

The Open Category sees a new champion crowned for 2022, as Kaze Cat continued her fine form to complete this series with a total of 4 points after 1 discard. Light airs favourable to the Nacra F20 coupled with a crisp new red main sail gave Kaze Cat the winning edge in this regatta. Madfish II jumped Addiction into 2nd place, displacing her by one point – in a similar outcome to the One-Design Category.

Despite the small numbers, it was great to see strong camaraderie amongst the catamaran fleet. After sailing, it is common to witness sailors helping each other with the recovery of boats, as well as the sharing of tips and tricks post-racing. We also welcome a new father in the sailing community – congratulations Doug, Madfish II is now Madfish III.

Congratulations to all the winners – we now look forward to an exciting finale for this year’s CSC Sailing Festival, culminating with the most prestigious event in our sailing calendar; the CSC Commodore’s Cup 2022. Held on 5th & 6th March, this event is open to all IRC, PY Keelboats, Multihulls and Beach Catamarans. See you this weekend!


2022 Cat Champs R4-5

2022 Cat Champs Overall


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CSC Catamaran Championship 2022 (Day 1)

Where did the North East Monsoon go?

Day 1 of the CSC Catamaran Championship got off to a slow start, with a sea of calm greeting the sailors as they rig their boats. A total of 7 boats registered for this event – consisting of 5 F16s,1 Nacra 20 and 1 Nacra 5.0. It was a fierce contest amongst friends, as defending champion Madfish II skippered by Doug Fimmell (paired with last year’s 2nd runner-up, Uli Braun) faces stiff competition from fellow F16 Viper Addiction (winner, Two-Island Race 2022) as well as the 2 Nacras, Kaze Cat (3rd, Two-Island Race 2022) and Blue Bomb (winner, Signature Sundays 2022) .

The winds eventually picked up at around 1245pm, signaling the launching of catamarans and the start of Race 1 in a light 5-6 knots of breeze from the east. With the course taking sailors to NP1 and back, it was a good beat up to CAAS2, before the fleet embarked on a long reach to NP1 for the return leg. Sporting a new mainsail, the fastest boat on the course lived up to expectations, as Kaze Cat led the fleet from start to finish to take line honours and victory on corrected time. Addiction was a very close 2nd – just seconds behind on handicap. The results from Race 1 set the tone for the remaining 2 races, with Kaze Cat building on their first race to score 2 more bullets – finishing Day 1 with 3 points for the Open Division. Addiction trails them by 4 points, and Blue Bomb sits in 3rd with 10 points. Madfish II did not have a good day on the course, as they sit just outside of the top 3 with 11 points.

In the One-Design Category, Jeremy Perrier’s Addiction sits comfortably on top with 4 points from 3 races. Madfish II is a close 2nd with 6 points and in a pleasant surprise, we have Balqis II in 3rd after strong finishes in Races 1 and 3. With another 3 races to go and plenty of good performances from all sailors, we are certain that there will be more nail-biting results for Day 2!

We hope for more winds today – good luck to all participants.


2022 Cat Champs R1-3

2022 Cat Champs Overall Day 1

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3rd CSC ILCA Open 2022

The recent wind conditions have been anything but consistent, and this weekend’s CSC ILCA Open was a perfect example of that. Wind direction and strength was varied and inconsistent, an uncommon occurrence this time of the year. Typically, we get a steady north-easterly breeze which sailors look forward to experience annually. This time, participants were challenged both physically and mentally as the scorching heat coupled with tricky conditions provided the perfect stage for sailors to showcase their ability to endure and adapt.

The fleet was a modest 53, with a few sailors unfortunately pulling out due to COVID. The virus did not spare the staff, as 2 of the on-water staff tested C+, resulting in challenges not only for sailors, but for the race organizers as well. To add on to their woes, equipment failure and boat shortage made it an unprecedented challenge for personnel on and off water. Despite these issues and 2 days of testing conditions, race organizers still managed to complete all 6 races for the ILCA 4 class, as well as 4 races for the ILCA 6 and 7 classes.

In the ILCA 4 Class, Russell Yom (213191) returns from a winning campaign at the recent ILCA & Topper Monsoon Regatta (5-6 Feb) to challenge for title, currently held by Poh Yong Ler – who won 2021’s edition by a staggering 13 points. Russell held his own this year, completing all 6 races in the top 2 position to amass a tally of 8 points – 3 points ahead of first runner up, Nadine Sng (214873). She sailed well to score a bullet in Race 2 and 6, completing the series as the best girl performer in the ILCA 4 Class. Javier Ong (43) takes 3rd with a total of 23 points. Congratulations to the following CSC sailors for putting in your best efforts during this regatta – for some, I hear this was their first CSC ILCA Open!

7th – Meghan Tan
16th – Faith Ng
21st – Angyal Chew
30th – Caio Sullivan
31st – Jaydn Wilkins

Victoria Chan (194946) and Kyle Lim (214779) return to push each other on the course again, after an exciting clash at the ILCA & Topper Monsoon Regatta. The former again emerged victorious in the ILCA 6 Class, but Kyle certainly did not make it easy for the multiple SEA Games medallist. After 4 races, the both of them tie on 10 points, with Victoria breaking the tie in her favour with 2 bullets to her name – compared to Kyle‘s 1. In 3rd place, Darius Lee (197833) sailed commendably to complete the podium with a total of 17 points. This event serves as a good warm up for Victoria, before she departs for Abu Dhabi next week to represent Singapore in the Asian Sailing Championships 2022.

The ILCA 7 Class was once again represented by the Hungarian duo of Akos Rigo (203545) and Vincze Balazs (205777). Although the former was the clear winner with 4 bullets from 4 races, it was great to hear that both boats have been taking this opportunity to learn from sailors in the other 2 classes, especially during the combined starts for ILCA 6 and 7.

All things considered, it was another successful run of our annual CSC ILCA Open. thank you all sailors for joining us.

Big thank you to Race Officer Ryan Kwok, Jury Jerrold Ng, Coaches, Staff and Volunteers for the smooth running of this event despite the many obstacles over the weekend!


ILCA 4 Summary

ILCA 6 Summary

ILCA 7 Summary

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5th CSC East Johor Straits Race 2022

The forecast was for wet weather in February, and race organizers were cautiously hopeful for some decent breeze to take sailors on a long passage race along the East Johor Straits. Their optimism, as well as the sharing of the racing area with CSC ILCA Open resulted in the raising of the pennant 1 course – supposedly taking sailors to Frontier, back to Lavis Buoy and returning to the Club line for the finish. However, the weather conditions had other plans for them – as participants faced scorching heat, conflicting storms, strong tides and varying wind direction / strength across the straits. This eventually prompted a shortened course for the Multihulls (U Flag – round Serangoon and return to for the Club for the finish) and a shortened course for IRC & PY Keelboats at Serangoon. On the fleet’s approach to Frontier, a pod of dolphins/porpoise? were spotted by sailors on Marut and Skybird, a much welcomed relief from the hot mid-day sun.

After last year’s solo participation, Jaza Too is now joined by Tri Harder to make it a pair of Corsairs in the Multihull Class. Unfortunately, the conditions proved too much for the OMR winners from last week’s Trimaran Championship, with the skipper & crew making the collective decision to retire midway through the race. With that, Jaza Too returned to her lonely ways up front – finishing comfortably ahead of the remaining keelboats on the course.

In the PY Keelboat Class, new entry Firstlight boasts the longest LOA of the fleet – a cool 50 feet of the Beneteau First Series. It was then also no doubt that we see her being the first PY boat to finish the race at Serangoon. Following her was her smaller sister, the Beneteau First 40.7 – Silhouette. After a string of successful campaigns in the Signature Sundays and the Two-Island Race, she continues her fine run with a win on corrected time, just 2 minutes ahead of Firstlight. The only other boat in the fleet to persevere and finish the race took 3rd – congratulations Marut! One can’t help but think it had something to do with the dolphin sighting.

In a battle of symmetrical and asymetrical spinnakers on the downwinds, Minx had a slight edge over 2021’s winner – Waka Tere. The 2 were neck and neck, with the former doing well to hold her own up front. Their patience and endurance paid off, as they successfully fended off the relentless pursuit of the Nelson 10 to claim victory in the IRC Class. The only other boat in the IRC Fleet (Skybird) succumbed to the strong outgoing tide and a nasty wind hole at the Pasir Ris Fish Farms on her approach to Serangoon Buoy, eventually raising the white flag by dropping her sails to retire.

Congratulations to all the winners – have a good rest and see you all on 5 and 6 March for the final instalment of the CSC NE Monsoon Sailing Festival. Next week we welcome all the beach catamaran sailors to race in the annual CSC Catamaran Championships, we hope for decent winds on both weekends!



EJSR PY 2022

EJSR MH 2022


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CSC Trimaran Championship 2022 (Day 2)

It was back to the usual short-distance round-the-cans for sailors on Day 2, challenging their technical abilities and teamwork. For the first race of the day, a pennant 2 Course was set, sending sailors to Tekong Buoy & NP1 for a 2-lap course in a gentle North-Easterly Breeze. The uninitiated had their first experience of the “Tekong Tango”, as participants were faced with a tricky tidal situation in the vicinity of Tekong Buoy, where 4 waterways converge. That, coupled with a breeze that did not strengthen meant that the boats were reduced to a crawl on the upwind beats, dragging the race into a nearly 2-hour marathon.

Jaza Too topped the tango, with Kaze hot on her heels. They eventually finished first and second, with AbraCaDeborah a distant 3rd. The first race set the expectations, as we witnessed lots of close and exciting racing in races 3 & 4. Weather conditions developed in a similar pattern to Day 1, with the breeze strengthening later in the afternoon. It was great to see Phoenix holding her own amongst the Corsairs, at some points even taking the lead! The Multi 23 scored well in the final race for the day, finishing 2nd for the CHN Category and 3rd in OMR.

On a more serious note, we’d just like to remind sailors [AGAIN] to keep well clear of commercial vessels in the channel. We had a close shave yesterday – your safety is more important than a Club Race.

After handicap correction was factored, the victory was awarded to Jaza Too for the CHN Category! She fended off a strong contest from Kaze, who can take pride in being the only boat to steal a bullet from Jaza Too in the passage race on Day 1. Completing the podium in 3rd was none other than Phoenix – a well-deserved result which concluded with her best performance in the 4th and final race. In the OMR Category, Tri Harder commenced her Day 2 Campaign with a slight hiccup, scoring a 4th in Race 2. That was but a blemish, as she bounced back to claim 2 bullets in Races 3 & 4 to finish the series with 3 points in total. It was once again an evenly matched contest between Jaza Too and Kaze, with the former taking first runner up by 1 point.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you everyone [Especially Newbies Snark, Cicak & Annapuri] for participating in this year’s CSC Trimaran Championship! We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Alice Lim for the small gifts handed out to all participants for this event.

See you all this coming weekend for the East Johor Straits Race (19 Feb) and CSC ILCA Open (19-20 Feb).

CHN Results

2022 CHN Trimaran R2

2022 CHN Trimaran R3

2022 CHN Trimaran R4

2022 CHN Trimaran Overall

OMR Results

2022 OMR Trimaran R2

2022 OMR Trimaran R3

2022 OMR Trimaran R4

2022 OMR Trimaran Overall

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