Labour to Lazarus 30 April – 2 May 2022

Another long weekend, another cruise

Contrary to the typical notion that Singapore is boring with no places of interest – there is never a dull moment sailing within our waters – our members can attest to that. The long weekend brought about by the Labour Day and Hari Raya Holidays created an opportunity for boaters to go cruising again, this time to the pristine waters on the southern side of Singapore. A free and easy 3 day 2 night cruise starting on 30th April and ending on 2nd May meant that sailors could plan their itinerary based on their comfort level and schedules. From Marina comforts at One15 to scenic beaches at Lazarus Island, sailors quickly settled into the long weekend amongst family and friends.

We had a total of 9 boats cruising this weekend (some are still at Lazarus Island as I type this report):

  1. Red Rum One
  2. Marut
  3. Clytie
  4. Bolina
  5. SDF
  6. Shardana
  7. Kristina
  8. Elessar
  9. Slingshot

Due to long weekend duties over the next 2 days, team Slingshot unfortunately had to return on Labour Day – missing out on another day of adventuring around the Southern Islands. Despite only having just under 48hrs of fun, we’ve experienced a few positives from this trip:

  1. It was our first time anchoring in Eagle Bay, Lazarus Island! Apart from having to endure loud music for most of the afternoon and early evening, the overnight anchorage at eagle bay was quite enjoyable. It was a different atmosphere from the western bay, giving off very tropical beach-resort vibes. Very few mosquitoes too, which was definitely a plus.
  2.  Pristine waters. The entire voyage over this weekend was made extra special by the water quality. We found time to go for a quick dip on Saturday evening, visiting our friends on Bolina for a few cold beers and friendly chatter. Later in the evening, the skipper even managed to catch a beautiful juvenile snapper! We it her go – it was the right thing to do.
  3. Food was amazing, and made better with the luxury of a portable stove. opens up numerous options on a little boat like ours. Hot coffee certainly made the skipper less grumpy.
  4. Fantastic wind conditions on the return from Lazarus – With winds building up in the late morning and early afternoon, we caught a beautiful west-southwesterly breeze just off Changi Naval Base, perfect for the home stretch to Changi Sailing Club.

All in, another wonderful weekend. We are sure the rest of the CSC flotilla will have more stories to share when they return. We look forward to more cruising adventures with the fleet!

On behalf of the CSC Staff and Management Committee – Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and happy holidays.

-Team Slingshot

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