With the weather in Singapore forecasted to be wet for the rest of September due to the prevailing southwest monsoon conditions persisting over the island and surrounding region, race organizers were hopeful for some byproducts of the resulting Sumatra Squalls – providing much needed wind on a becalmed Saturday afternoon.
Alas, it was not meant to be, as the 4 participating boats were once again tested in the light and patchy conditions. It looked at times excruciating, as boats inched across the course, the crew onboard scanning the horizons for the next puff /pressure. Miss Visayan, the only Multihull representative was the first to break away from the fleet of 4, capitalizing on a wind line which took her across the channel and closer to Pulau Ubin. She eventually cruised to an incredible 36 minute lead on the fleet. Simba from the PY A Class outclassed the remaining trio, delivering a strong performance to win the PY A Class with a clean sheet. She beats old pal and close rival Birregurra, who also deservingly claims 2nd place and overall 2nd in the Twilight Series II. Big thank you to both boats for taking part in all available races for this series.
In addition to the poor attendance from the fleet, being the only PY B boat on water for Race 4 meant that Marut could have retired after starting the race and still have won the Twilight Series II title – but where’s the Fun in that? The Jeanneau Fun proceeds to do the right thing and races anyway, giving the 2 PY A boats some much needed companionship on the slow and painful course.
The IRC and Beach Catamaran Classes were absent on the course – we hope to see more boats for the Sunday Series II Finals commencing at 2pm today. Congratulations to all winners and see you later on water!
Twilight Series II Overall Results