CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Championships 2022 – Day 2

Day 2 of the Championships did not have the luxury of a strong south-southwesterly, as teams were now presented with further challenges of sailing in shifty and light airs for the remaining races. Already contending with gusty winds from the airplane down drafts as well as tricky outgoing tidal conditions, it was the perfect cocktail to test the tacticians onboard.

The IRC class welcome Jong Dee into the fray, after managing to gather enough crew to participate and mount a serious challenge for the remaining races. The J35 sailed well to take line honours in Race 4, but settled for three 2nd place finishes after corrected time. Born in Fire cleaned up their downwind routine on Day 2 to sweep all races and complete the series with a perfect score. Despite a blunder at the finish of Race 4, Simba held on to their 2nd spot in the overall series to complete the championships on a positive note.

There was much excitement and movement in the J24, with a fierce fight for all 3 spots on the podium. We witnessed a fantastic recovery from Shengli, as skipper Abigail Wee polished up her sailing manoeuvres to score two 2nd place finishes in Races 4 and 6 to complete the series in 3rd place with a total of 15 points. Tied on 19 points each, both Jock and RSYC Tiga displayed moments of finesse throughout the race, but could not capitalize on their gains to miss out on an overall podium finish. At the top, the fight for 1st place was surreal, as Jellico and Balqis crossed swords multiple times on the course. The former made the least mistakes and prevailed; scoring a clinical 3 bullets to complete the series on 6 points – bringing home the J24 Challenge Trophy for 2022.

In the Platu Class, Notus finally scored their first bullet! After a frustrating 3 races in Day 1, where they led all upwind legs and lost their lead on the run, Skipper Alex Chong started day 2 with a win in Race 4. it was not without a scare – as they nearly gave away their position due to their misunderstanding of where the finish line was. It was however not enough for her to seriously contend for first place, as SMUMad brought their A game in the remaining races to score 2 bullets – sealing her victory in the Platu 25 Class. Kudos to Boreas for doing all they could within their constraints – the team onboard from SMU Sailing were new to the boat, but sailed her to the best of their abilities.

Congratulations to all the winners – we are so pleased with the resumption of this event after a 2-year hiatus! Thank you SMU Sailing and RSYC for taking part, we loved the competitive spirit and camaraderie on water. We look forward to having more boats participating in the next edition – welcoming everyone back in 2023.

Day 2 Final Results

IRC Day 2

J24 Day 2

Platu Day 2


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CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Keelboat Championships 2022 – Day 1

After a 2-year break due to the pandemic, the CSC One-Design Championships returns in 2022 with 2 new classes participating! With some members citing interest in more windward-leeward format courses, the IRC and PY Fleet were included this year, potentially adding some quantity and variety to the event. Alas, the relaxation on travel restrictions meant that many from both fleets could not make it this year, resulting in the eventual participation of only 3 boats and 1 boat from the IRC and PY fleets respectively. In the J24 and Platu Class, we also had some pre event incidents which resulted in 1 less boat for each class represented on water. Nevertheless, we are still glad to resume action on water, and the winds delivered on time to smoothly complete the 3 scheduled races.

A shifty yet strong south south-westerly breeze coupled with a significant outgoing tide made it challenging conditions for some of the teams – especially those who were racing in our waters for the first time. In the IRC Class, Jong Dee‘s no-show for day 1 meant that it was a match race between Born in Fire and Simba, 2 boats with similar IRC ratings. The former took all 3 bullets, despite a botched spinnaker maneuver in race 2. Confusion from Simba regarding the change of mark for lap 3 of race 2 meant that they could not capitalize on Born in Fire‘s mistake, resulting in a DNF for the Dehler 39.

The J24 class was fiercely contested, with the top 3 boats still very much in the running for 1st place after day 1 of racing. Balqis leads the fleet with 2 bullets and a blemish in race 3. Jellico suffered from a false start in race 2, only to bounce back with a hard fought bullet in race 3 to end the day just 2 points adrift. A strong 2nd place finish from Jock in race 2 keeps the team in the running, despite a poor finish in the 3rd race of the day.

You would think the SMU Sailing Club’s appointed logistics officer at the helm of SMUMad would ensure that the boat has a spinnaker pole onboard… sadly, she sailed all 3 races without one. Despite this blunder, she tops the Platu Class with 3 bullets. Although the results look impressive, they were all close encounters with Team Notus, a mix of new and experienced crew onboard, helmed by Alex Chong / Daniel Gerlinghoff. Notus showed plenty of brilliance on the upwind legs, only to be let down by sub-par downwind performance. A botched spinnaker drop from Boreas kicked off their campaign on the wrong foot, retiring from Race 1. We look forward to better performances from her in day 2.

See you all tomorrow for the final day of racing!


IRC Day 1

J24 Day 1

Platu Day 1

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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 4

With the heatwave tormenting us over the past 2 weeks, it goes without question that Sunday’s strong southwesterly breeze provided a much needed respite for sailors participating in the Sunday Series I, Race 4. The return of unrestricted international travel also meant that the start line continues to be uncrowded, littered only with a handful of the usual suspects from each class.

In the IRC Class, it was a match race between 2 competitive performance cruisers – Minx & Simba. The former is an X342, up against the bigger and faster Dehler 39. Having the 5-foot advantage meant that skipper Atul had to ensure Simba maintained a sufficient lead to triumph Minx on corrected time. Both boats gave their all on the course, and it was thrilling to witness their mark-rounding routine at CSC 1. When the numbers were crunched, Minx clinched victory by a slim 32 second margin – a result fitting of their efforts!

What started of as a possible David vs Goliath match-up ended up with Goliath walking away with an uncontested win in the PY A Class. Birregurra sailed the full course undisturbed, as Balqis registered an early retirement due to a damaged mainsheet track. The crew on the little J24 had a look of relief on their faces, as they thankfully have time to repair it before the commencement of the CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Championship on 28th May.

The PY B Class was represented by 3 boats, unsurprisingly also the same 3 boats which are in contention for the overall Series I podium placings. The wind strength and direction was a perfect combination for Olmeto, as she thrived in the off-the-wind passage to and from Serangoon Buoy. Though she placed behind favourites Remington, the Beneteau Oceanis 320 only trailed only 8 minutes behind – enough to best the S&S 42 by 30 seconds on corrected time.

Despite being the only representatives for the Beach Catamaran and Multihull Classes, A-Loft and Bula certainly looked like they enjoyed the prevailing south-westerly breeze, as we witnessed their effortless sail along the Johor Straits.

Congratulations to all the winners! Please see below for results from yesterday, as well as the latest overall Sunday Series I results. The finale takes place on 12th June – we’re excited to watch the showdown in both IRC and PY B classes, as results do show a close fight for the top 3 placings.

Meanwhile, we take a break from Club racing on 28 and 29 May – shifting our focus to some intense windward-leeward action during the CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Keelboat Championships on the coming weekend. See you at the Club!






Series Results (as of 23 May 2022)

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CSC x Rainbow Centre Joy Sail

Earlier today, CSC hosted 50 students with Autism and their caregivers from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School for a morning of joy on water. An annual collaboration, this event is one the club and its members eagerly look forward to each time. Despite a few unexpected cancellations due to COVID-19, CSC managed to rally enough boats at the 11th hour to accommodate our friends from Rainbow Centre.

The Centre regularly work with partners (such as us!) to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. Through practical education, meaningful support and effective training programmes, Rainbow Centre strives to increase the quality of life for persons with autism and their families.

Blessed with calm waters, clear skies and a gentle breeze – the conditions were near perfect for sailors and guests. Big thank you to the following boats and skippers for supporting this meaningful sailing event:

  1. Zig Zag / Andy
  2. Red Rum One / Steve
  3. Birregurra / Basil
  4. Ikaroa / Christian
  5. Minx / Lucas
  6. Olmeto / Jonathan
  7. Jellico / Cedric
  8. Bolina / Pedro
  9. Baby Beluga / Soo Chong
  10. Marut / Luke
  11. Kaze / Xavier
  12. Notus / Daniel

We would also like to thank Aunty Sharifah (teacher in-charge) for organizing this every year, providing precious opportunities for the students and families. Finally, a solid bravo zulu to the operations crew from CSC – for ensuring participants were safe and supported throughout the entire embarkation / disembarkation process!

Once again, thank you all who took the time and effort to support this event. See you next time!

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