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:
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
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!