2022 Twilight Series I – Race 1

With the recent announcements regarding further relaxation of Safe Management Measures from 29th March – we could feel the anticipation and excitement from sailors participating in yesterday’s Twilight Series I, Race 1. They were treated to a cool and cloudy day of sailing, a rare occurrence amidst the hot and humid weather we are all familiar with. The cool weather was also an eerie omen for things to come – as a lightning displayed followed by a thundery shower greeted the last boat crossing the finishing line, signaling the end of the event.

Jong Dee claimed the first Twilight win for the season, triumphant in the fleet of 5 IRC boats. Although she trailed behind Red Rum One and crossed the line second, the time difference after handicap correction placed the J35 at the top with a comfortable lead of over 3 minutes on Minx. The X342 was recently re-weighed and measured, in a bid to achieve a more current endorsed IRC Rating for the new season. She sailed well in the light airs, and had a few exciting encounters with boats of similar performance – Waka Tere & Adona. The Nelson 10 completes the podium in 3rd, and the new addition (Adona) to the fleet had to race in the Keelboat PY A class, while waiting to receive his IRC Certificate.

In the Keelboat PY A Class, new entrant Adona joins a very competitive group of yachts – and being the smallest of the 4 boats participating, it can be intimidating for first-time racers. However, skipper Ad Smit is no stranger to pressure and competitive racing, having sailed his previous boat (a J24, also named Adona) to victory at the 2021 Commodore’s Cup. She completed her first race in 2nd place trailing winner Shardana by just under a minute. Looking at ease on Sapphire Star was Simon Connor – as he shows us how to race a 34 ft Olson to a podium finish, single-handed.

We welcome back Brio to the racing scene this year, as they commence the season with Paralympian Jovin Tan on the helm. The sonar was looking a little weathered, and we wonder if a good scrub of her bottom would have made any difference to the results. Despite it not being her best performance, she score a 2nd place finish on her return to racing, bringing smiles to all onboard. The crew onboard Marut looked like they were having fun, as they led the race from start to finish, outpacing Brio on most tacks. Olmeto rounded up the winners in 3rd, completing the course just 10 minutes behind.

In the Beach Catamaran and Multihull Class, we yet again miss the majority of the fleet, as Miss Visayan continues to represent the Multihulls, and Red Riot emerging the best of 2 in the Beach Catamaran Class. Great to see Tim Ghinn sailing solo on his Taipan F16 (Stray Catz), completing the race a respectable 11 minutes behind Red Riot.

Congratulations to all the winners – see you next week for Sunday Series I, Race 2.


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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 1

After concluding over 2 months of back-to-back racing during the CSC Sailing Festival, we resumed the alternate weekend Club Racing Series on Sunday, 20th March. This year, the Club introduced a split of the Keelboat PY Class, into A & B. The PY A Class is eligible for boats with a handicap score of 110 or lower, and The PY B Class is for boats with a handicap score of 111 or higher. With the Keelboat PY Class enjoying a tremendous growth and seeing stable participation numbers every weekend, the primary objectives of the split was create more opportunities for more sailing boats to win, and increase the competitiveness of boats within their respective handicap range.

In the IRC Class, it was great to see Simba return to race in her natural habitat, amongst boats of similar pedigree. Fresh from this year’s sailing festival achievements in the Keelboat PY Class, Simba has now committed to a full Sunday Series season (I, II & III) of racing in the IRC Class, pitting her skills against the likes of Waka Tere and Jong Dee. She sailed well despite not hoisting her spinnaker, and even managed to stay ahead of Red Rum One for a short period. When the numbers were crunch, the dominant dehler claimed the first win for the season, taking victory ahead of Waka Tere and Jellico in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

After the split, 4 very fast boats made up the Keelboat PY A Class – Invictus, Silhouette, Birregurra and Shardana. Citing the lack of available crew, Invictus and Birregurra made great efforts to sail the course solo, both completing the race comfortably. The Hanse 415 was the quicker of the 2, sailing well to place 2nd on the podium. Despite a botched spinnaker hoist at the mark rounding, Silhouette managed to recover well and finish the race strongly – scoring her first bullet for the series. Shardana completes the podium in 3rd.

The Keelboat PY B Class in participation consists of an eclectic mix of boats – from the grand S & S 42 (Remington) to the 2 little Catalina 22s (Nevis & Montserrat), all rated 111 or higher. With the light airs and strong outgoing tide, 2 of the 5 boats retired before the start, reducing the fleet to a 3-way contest. Remington emerged on top, sailing well to beat arch-rivals Marut by 2 minutes on corrected time. The Jeanneau Fun’s result was commendable despite her limited sail wardrobe options, and will be looking to make amends next weekend. Nevis made few mistakes to earn a well-deserved 3rd place finish. Scoring a near-perfect start, coupled with decent boat speed on the course meant that the Catalina 22 was not far from the 2 leading boats.

2 Beach Catamarans and 1 Multihull represented there Classes respectively – glad to see Balqis II, Red Riot and Miss Visayan continuing to race despite the poor attendance. Kudos to Red Riot – Skipper Jasper made the effort to get a quick lesson on the race visual and audio signals from the race committee while waiting for wind. Great to see new faces on the race course!







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CSC Lady Helm Race 2022

After a few weekends of lacklustre winds, it was great to see a steady NE breeze filling in as participants readied their boats for the annual CSC Lady Helm Race. Held in conjunction with International Women’s Day (8th March), the event commemorates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year, we see a total of 10 Lady Skippers over 3 classes, sailing on a pennant 4 course in 6-9 knots of pleasant winds.

Being the only IRC Boat registered, Waka Tere joined the PY Class for a combined fleet of 6 keelboats. As defending champion, she had to contend with worthy challengers in the fleet – from the slippery Silhouette, to the recently crowned Sailfest winners, Simba. After losing control of the boat after mark rounding and a few nervous mistakes, skipper Genevieve of Waka Tere survived the course to bounce back and finish in a respectable 3rd place. Silhouette claimed victory on corrected time, placing 50 seconds ahead of a spinnaker-less Simba.

With only 2 boats representing the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Class respectively, it was effectively a match race for both classes. Representing the Multihulls, AbraCaDeborah and Miss Visayan crossed swords on the course – with the former emerging the faster of the pair. Balqis II was the queen of the beach catamarans this event, as Zaheera Hashim out-sailed the Viper F16 Babe, helmed by Kellie Twigge.

Despite the small numbers, it was great to see all the talented lady helms coming together to race in this annual event. Congratulations to all the winners – we look forward to resuming the Sunday Series and Twilight Series Racing in the following weekends.


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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2022 (Day 2)

Our prayers for better wind conditions were not answered, with a sputtering North-Easterly breeze teasing us for awhile, only to soften and fail against the strengthening tide. Nevertheless, it was enough for the Race Committee to squeeze in 3 races for the Beach Catamaran Class, 2 races for the IRC and Multihull Classes and 1 race for the PY Class. Day 2’s scores resulted in a fair bit of reshuffling in the overall standings, and a very exciting outcome for the CSC Sailing Festival Overall Leaderboard for 2022.

Entering Day 2 in last place, the crew on Jellico had their work cut out for them – and boy, did they deliver! The J24 excelled in the light air and short courses, scoring 2 definitive bullets to overtake Waka Tere and Minx – securing victory as the 2022 IRC Class champions. Minx scored well enough to maintain a foothold on 2nd place, 2 points ahead of Waka Tere in 3rd. With the Commodore’s Cup Results included, the CSC Sailing Festival overall winner for the IRC Class saw a surprise win from Minx! The X342 successfully claimed the title after breaking the tie with defending champions Waka Tere – having finished ahead of her in this event. Despite missing out on the East Johor Straits Race and the Commodore’s Cup, Jong Dee had done enough in the Signature Sundays as well as Two-Island Race to place 3rd on the podium for the overall standings.

With only 1 race registered each day, the PY Class had their scores tabulated based on a Pennant 2 and a Pennant 1 course. Remington was the quiet achiever, having won Race 1 and placing 2nd in Race 2 to finish the series with 3 points, thus topping the PY Class. Her performance was closely matched by Marut, who secured 2nd place with a total of 4 points and a win in Race 2. Todak 2‘s runner-up placing on Day 1 broke the tie between her and Simba, earning skipper Leslie Fung a spot on the podium with 7 points. In the overall Sailing Festival Leaderboard for the PY Class, Marut‘s full attendance as well as her strongest showing in the Commodore’s Cup consolidated her place in the top 3, finishing this season with 13 points. The fight for top spot was again down to a tie-breaker – this time between veterans Simba and newcomers Silhouette. The Dehler 39 survived a very strong showing from Silhouette, breaking the tie with wins in the Signature Sundays as well as the Two-Island Race to claim the 2022 SailFest Challenge Trophy for the PY Class.

Jaza Too outclassed her competitors in nearly all events this season – only missing out on the Two-Island Race (won by Ragnarok). This Commodore’s Cup, she faced some stiff competition from the returning Miss Visayan – but pulled through with convincing wins in races 2 and 3 to secure the Multihull title with 6 points. Despite Snark’s absence on Day 1, her two 3rd place finishes for Races 3 and 4 was enough for her to claim her place on the podium, just 8 points behind Miss Visayan in 2nd. Joining Jaza Too on the podium for the overall Multihull Class Sailing Festival standings are Tri Harder (Corsair 760) on 18 points and Phoenix (M23) on 19 points. It was great to see all Corsair 28s racing on water this weekend – we look forward to more consistent participation from the multihull fleet for the remainder of 2022.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, Kaze Cat swept 2 out of Day 2’s 3 races, claiming the Commodore’s Cup 2022 title with a cool 4 points after discard. The Nacra F20 went on to win the Beach Catamaran Title for this year’s Sailing Festival, having participated in all events and winning the Catamaran Nationals as well as the Commodore’s Cup. Joining her on the podium for the Commodore’s Cup in 2nd place is Bad Influence, having scored 2nd in Races 1 to 4 and placing 1st in Race 5 to complete the series with 7 points. She also takes 3rd place on the overall standings, behind fellow Viper F16, Addiction. Big smiles from the crew on Balqis II, as they worked hard to complete their Commodore’s Cup campaign in 3rd. The Taipan F16 survived a very strong performance from Babe in the final race, edging ahead by 1 point after 1 discard.

Who knew Beer, Fish & Sailing Products would be such a great combination? Big thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this event:

  1. Asia Pacific Breweries
  2. ACE Fish Market
  3. Marintech SG

We’d also like to thank our Commodore, Ms Deborah Barker as well as Rear Commodore, Mr Paul Kendall, for gracing the event and giving out the prizes. Congratulations to all the winners! We hope that despite the less-than-ideal- conditions, everyone had an enjoyable weekend racing on water.

Commodore’s Cup 2022 Results





CSC Sailing Festival Overall Standings

Overall Beach Catamaran SF2022

Overall Multihull SF2022

Overall PY SF2022

Overall IRC SF2022

As the season ends, we would like to welcome everyone back for the annual Lady Helm Race celebrating International Womens’ Day #IWD on Saturday, 12th March. First warning signal is at 1355hrs – see you then!

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