Lock Hong Kit Round Ubin Challenge 2022

Yesterday we held the inaugural Lock Hong Kit Round Ubin Challenge. It was originally planned for 2021, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Hong Kit became a member of the Club in 1979 but his value to CSC is not restricted to the longevity of his membership. His contributions to the Club were significant, an indispensable part of the Club’s history and the history and development of sailing in Singapore.

Uncle Kit won gold medals for Singapore in the SEAP Games in 1973 and 1983 and a bronze in 1975. He was one of our first CSC medalists. But this was the start and not the end of his sailing career and his contribution to the Club and to sailing in Singapore . When he retired from racing, he dedicated himself to teaching, coaching, acting as a race officer and to race management .

As a qualified international judge he officiated at many regional regattas and he is the only Singaporean to have the distinction of having been both a World Sailing International Race Officer (IRO) and International Jury (IJ).

But whatever his achievements internationally, Hong Kit never forgot the Club, and we are grateful for all the time and energy he gave to us. He was the Chief instructor and Chairman of our Youth Club in the 1990’s and since then he put in so many hours conducting race management courses for us and acting as coach, race officer and judge.

The Round Ubin Race was his all-time favourite Passage Race Course in our waters, taking sailors on a circumnavigation of “Granite Island”. Yesterday’s weather was however most challenging, presenting all 12 boats with becalmed waters and shifty winds. Over the course of the afternoon, there were spurts of wind from varying angles, keeping the skippers and crew on their toes throughout. However the added challenge of strong outgoing tide late in the evening, coupled with the fast approaching time limit meant that 3 of the 12 boats did not manage to complete the race in time. Nevertheless, it was a great turn-out, and an impressive display of perseverance from Jen’s Jaunt, Exodus and Remington of the Keelboat PY B Class.

Having only 2 boats each for the Keelboat IRC and Keelboat PY A, it was great to see a close fight in both classes. Minx and Waka Tere took turns to lead around the island, with the latter eventually consolidating her position and stretching her lead on the northern side of Pulau Ubin. However the distance was just a touch short, as the Nelson 10 was defeated by a mere 4 seconds on corrected time. This came as a pleasant surprise to the crew on Minx, who had the privilege of the late Uncle Kit’s daughter, Joanne crewing with them! In the Keelboat PY A Class, It was a similar result from the returning Bound to Please. Being the first keelboat to cross the finish line, she scored line honours, but could not take the win on handicap. She was bested by the quick and agile Notus, helmed by Lauren Hill. Less known for her keelboat helming skills, she was unfazed and looked every part the confident skipper.

In Keelboat PY B Class, Marut emerged the quicker of the only 2 boats which finished, making it across the finish line just in time before the glassy conditions and strong tides left Olmeto to struggle for over 45 minutes to complete the race.

Despite their initial slow and painful crawl in the vicinity of Serangoon Buoy, the 1 multihull and 2 beach catamarans eventually managed to speed up and pull away from the keelboat fleet on the northern side of Ubin, being the fastest boats to complete the challenge. Congratulations to Miss Visayan and Addiction for winning in their respective classes.

Thank you all for joining us in this memorial race – it is heartwarming to know that Uncle Kit has touched the lives of so many members and sailors. We look forward to incorporating this into our annual Signature Sunday Series, inviting everyone back to participate in this iconic passage race unique to Changi Sailing Club.


LHK Round Ubin Challenge Results 2022


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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 5

Faced with another day of becalmed weather, race organisers were left contemplating their options yet again. Based on weather patterns displayed over the last few days, The race officer eventually decided to played it safe, sending sailors on the shortest course possible in a westerly direction. The start was slow, but winds picked up 5 minutes in, sending all 10 participating boats on a beat to Squance Buoy. With the winds clocking north over the course of the afternoon, the race was turned into a beam reach pursuit from the second leg onwards – reducing overtaking opportunities.

The IRC Class was represented by 3 boats of varying sizes: Jellico (J24), Simba (Dehler 39) and Minx (X342). Despite having the best start, Minx struggled to stay ahead of Simba as the winds shifted north to an angle on the beam, giving the Dehler the advantage in boat speed. That coupled with a nippy J24 which thrived in flat water and soft breeze meant that skipper Lucas faced strong challenges to his initial lead. Despite her best efforts, Minx eventually settled for 3rd on corrected time, succumbing to better performances from Jellico and Simba. The former sailed well to take the victory on corrected time, as Simba‘s line honours and 20+ seconds lead was not enough to overcome the J24’s handicap. In the overall Sunday Series I standings, Race 5’s result was a mirror of the top 3. Jellico’s lead sealed her win for the Series, having scored 2 bullets from 5 races to finish with 9 points after 1 discard. Simba was a close runner-up, just 1 point behind. Minx completed the podium in 3rd, with a total of 12 points from 4 races.

It was also a fleet of 3 in the Keelboat PY A and PY B Classes, setting the stage for more 3-way showdowns. In the PY A division, there was yet again a variation of boat sizes – IMP (Esse 750), Invictus (Mumm 30) and Birregurra (Hanse 415). Bravo Zulu to the biggest boat in the fleet, Birregurra – Her perseverance on the final stretch to the finish line was commendable. This despite the fact that wind had dropped to near zero, and tide had turn to an incoming one. Fighting for top spot were the 2 sports boats – with the smaller one claiming a better start and leading from start to finish to earn herself her first win for the season! After a long break, Invictus‘s 2nd place finish was respectable, also earning her the runner-up position for the overall series. First place went to Birregurra – scoring the best attendance of the fleet with 2 bullets in the bag to claim her first Sunday Series victory. Shardana was the best of the rest, her performance in Race 1 and 2 were enough to claim 3rd, despite not racing for races 3-5.

Marut scored the double for this weekend, as she cruised to a comfortable win in the Sunday Series I Keelboat PY B division. She placed first in Race 5, increasing her tally of bullets to 3, completing the series with 5 points after a discard. Remington placed 2nd just 4 minutes behind, also placing 2nd in the overal standings. A retirement from Nevis in Race 5 meant that she only just missed out on a podium placing by 1 point, surrendering 3rd place to Jonathan Syke’s Olmeto.

In the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Classes, only 1 boat represented each class – Thank you Miss Visayan and Addiction for being a good sport and joining us for the final race of this series. In the overall Sunday Series I standings, Miss Visayan claims top spot for the Multihull Class, and Balqis II placed 1st in the Beach Catamaran Class. Due to only 1 boat participating in race 2, 4 & 5, in addition to it being a different boat each time – 2nd to 5th position in the Beach Catamaran Class were all tied on 22 points after discard. Addiction and A-Loft broke the tie, having participated in the most recent races (4 & 5) to score 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Congratulations to all winners – we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the LHK Round Ubin Challenge on 18th June and the Sunday Series II + Twilight Series II on 3rd and 9th July respectively. Thank you all for participating, see you next week!







Series Results_Sunday Series I 2022


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2022 Twilight Series I – Race 5

After many weeks of hot and humid weather, the recent episodes of thundery showers was a welcome relief from the sweltering heat. The hovering storm clouds also provides much needed wind from the preceding cold front – as witnessed during yesterday’s Twilight Series I Finale. Although we were missing a few of the regular teams, it was great to see 10 boats on the start line.

In the IRC Class, Minx and Jong Dee return to match-race on the course, with the latter looking to better their performance from last week (Race 4). The X342 secure the better start of the 2, resulting in the J35 having to play catch-up yet again. As the winds picked up from the north, Minx defended well against a determined Jong Dee on the return leg to Changi Buoy, eventually taking line honours just 32 seconds ahead and victory on corrected time. In the overall Twilight Standings, Minx claims the IRC Series Title, with Jong Dee just 2 points adrift. Despite her poor attendance, Red Rum One‘s performances in Races 1 & 3 were enough to score her a place on the podium, breaking a tie to claim 3rd overall.

We welcome back IMP to Club Racing, with skipper Esben Poulsson shaking off the rust during her pre-start routine. His lack of water-time was evident when he forgot that the race was white-sails only, as the team enthusiastically put up their asymmetrical spinnaker right after the start. Nevertheless, the mistake was quickly corrected and racing got underway. Simba emerged on top for the PY A Class, beating Balqis and IMP enroute to victory. The Dehler 39 had a comfortable lead of nearly 6 minutes over the J24, a sufficient margin score her first victory for the series. Balqis scored one better than last week’s performance, claiming 2nd place with just 2 onboard – well done! Despite her absence, Adona tops the Twilight Series I PY A class, discarding Race 5 to finish the series with 5 points. Simba‘s 2nd place finish was affirmed with yesterday’s victory, completing her campaign with 9 points. Similar to Red Rum One‘s situation, Shardana only sailed 2 races, but did well enough to top the rest of the fleet in 3rd place overall.

The most well attended fleet award should go to the Keelboat PY B Class! 10 boats in total throughout the series, with 5 participating in Race 5. Despite performing well single-handed, Marut declared her retirement for race 5 after the finish, citing not 1 but 2 rule infringements on the course. That gave opportunities for 2 new faces on the podium! In first place, Jen’s Jaunt was all smiles – as this was her first ever Twilight Race victory. She was followed by a newcomer to the scene, Caprice One. Skipper Berend attempted the race solo, sailing his Shipman 28 skillfully across the course to claim 2nd place on corrected time. The experienced Remington had seen better days, settling for 3rd in the race to conclude the Twilight Series in 2nd place overall. Preceding him was archrival Marut! Despite her retirement for race 5, the Jeanneau Fun had done enough to complete the series with 5 points, winning the Keelboat PY B division. In 3rd place overall was Toby Butterwick’s Sequin. Sequin‘s performance may not have been the best, but her stellar attendance consolidated her position on the podium.

Poor attendance all round meant that we only had 2 awards to give away for the Multihull Class. Congratulations to Miss Visayan and Stray Catz for winning the overall series for Multihull and Beach Catamarans respectively. Thank you for continuing to support our club races!

Congratulations to all winners, we look forward to the Sunday Series I finale later this afternoon.


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Series Results_Twilight Series I 2022


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2022 Twilight Series I – Race 4

After the adrenaline pumping weekend of windward-leeward short course racing, we returned to a calm and casual Saturday Twilight. Now into our penultimate race for the series, we witness the fleet leaders consolidating their positions, as participation numbers dwindled to the usual suspects, likely due to many members resuming their travel itineraries during this period. Sailors were treated to a light easterly breeze, with the current flowing in the opposite direction – resulting in a fast upwind to Changi and a slow downwind to Squance.

The IRC Class sees 2 boats of similar lengths dueling across the straits, as Minx and Jong Dee tussle for line honours and handicap victory. The X342 had the advantage from the start, crossing the start line with a substantial lead. However the J35 fought hard and creeped back in the subsequent legs to keep them in the running, eventually narrowing the lead to just under 2 minutes. The result placed Minx in pole position entering the Twilight Series I Finale on 11th June.

Marut continues to slay giants, putting on another display of good boat speed and thoughtful decisions on the course. She took both line honours and handicap victory comfortably in the PY B Class. Enroute to her win, she overtook bigger and faster boats – asserting her dominance in this series. Remington, a strong contender for all Club races, had to settle for 2nd in the race as well as for the Series. Bravo Zulu to Sequin, for persevering and completing the race in time to score a podium win! Her 3rd placing is also reflected in the overall series, no doubt a result of steady improvements and consistent attendance.

The faster PY boats was an encounter of 3 significantly different-sized boats. It was a battle between a J29, J24 and Dehler 39. Adona once again emerged on top, putting enough distance between her and Simba on the course to claim victory in the PY A Class. It was nice to see Balqis sailing with 2 new crew onboard, identified as Opti-dads from the CSC youth programme! In the overall Twilight Series I results, Adona‘s 3 bullets assures her win, but the positions are not confirmed for 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to seeing Shardana, Simba and Sapphire Star giving it their best shot for Race 5 to contest for the 2 remaining spots on the podium.

We look forward to everyone joining us for this coming weekend’s back to back Twilight Series I and Sunday Series I Race 5 /Finale. See you then!


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Series Result

Series Results_Twilight Series I 2022


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