2022 Twilight Series II Race 2

Thunderstorm Twilight!

Following earlier reports of thundery showers over the next 2 weeks, race organizers braced themselves for a wet and cold affair – and boy did it deliver. A massive westerly system covering most of the Western and Central part of Singapore crept towards Changi Sailing Club, providing a dramatic backdrop for the small group of 5 participating boats on water.

After the start, Multihulls Bula and Nacra F20 pulled away from the fleet, leaving the remaining 3 keelboats to struggle in the patchy conditions just west of the start line. Simba was the first to escape the doldrums, receiving the pressure first to establish an early lead which carried her through the storm and towards eventual victory in the PY A Class. The Dehler 37 overcame the poor visibility and tricky winds to maintain her lead over Birregurra, who despite struggling with the wind hole at the start, only lost by a narrow margin of 3 minutes. The only representative for the PY B Class was the elegant Shipman 28, Caprice One. Helmed by Berend Van Der Griten, she performed poorly at the start line, but bounced back to close the gap between her and her larger sisters in the PY A Class. In fact, she would have placed 2nd on corrected time if they had race in the same division.

Despite the small fleet, heavy rain and poor visibility, it was a characteristically exciting and challenging CSC Race, which sailors enjoyed thoroughly. I hear the IRC Fleet is trying to muster a strong return in attendance – we look forward to larger participation for the upcoming Sunday Series II, Race 3 on 4th September!







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2022 Sunday Series II – Race 2

After a successful campaign at the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta over the last 2 weekends, we continue to feel the absence of our regular sailors, as they prepare for the next 2 weekends of racing at the Western Circuit Regatta. Congratulations to the CSC sailors for claiming top spots in both the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta – thank you for doing the Club proud!

Despite the small fleet, it was still a great day of sailing for the Sunday Series II, Race 2. Represented by a total of 8 boats across 5 classes, the fleet were treated to a North Angler Course, getting the skippers re-acquainted with the classic route for the annual Ambassadors’ Cup (Held on 5th November this year). The Southwesterly winds predicted to blow at 11 knots did not materialize, leaving boats to contend with a gentle and uneven 4-6 knot breeze.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, it was great to see new parents Doug and Erica shaking the dust off their sails to bring MadFish II out for a spin. They led the fleet from start to finish, enjoying the uninterrupted reach along the Changi Coastal Road. Bula was a distant 2nd across the line, emerging victorious in the match-race between herself and Miss Visayan to score a bullet in the Multihull Class. Thank you both for consistently representing the Multihull Fleet in Club Races.

The PY B Class was a familiar case of David vs Goliath, as Brio was dwarfed by rivals Remington – a yacht nearly twice her size! Nevertheless, this light breeze should have been to Brio‘s advantage. However, a poor start and the uneven wind conditions between Paku and North Angler made it an uphill task for the Sonar. As the race progressed, Remington consolidated her position and eventually claimed victory.

With most of the PY A boats absent due to Western Circuit or cruising commitments, Simon Connor represented the class and solo-sailed (yet again) Sapphire Star to complete the race in superb time, crossing the line 2nd only to the multihulls and Simba. It was a similar situation in the IRC Class, with only Jong Dee and Simba left at CSC to contend for first place. The latter came up on top, scoring a convincing win with line honours and on corrected time. Perhaps buoyed by the good performance and the presence of a very special guest (Ex-CSC Commodore & Ex-Simba Owner Bob Ashman) onboard, skipper Atul was all smiles upon his return to the bar. As they say, Winners are Grinners.

Thank you all who joined us for the Sunday Series II – Race 2. We cheer on our sailors participating in the Western Circuit Regatta over the next 2 weekends. Have plenty of fun & bring home the Trophies!

Last but not least, we would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy National Day – Majulah Singapura!







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