2022 Twilight Series III Race 4

After the glorious conditions last Sunday, it was somewhat disappointing in the 30 min prelude to the start of Twilight Series III Race 4 – overcast skies and rain in the horizon left some sailors wondering if their foul weather gear would be needed. The weather developed positively, with sufficient easterly winds to carry the fleet effectively against the tide in first leg towards Squance.

Scoring the best start of the fleet was the mighty Marut! She performed a dip-start, securing good boat speed and a much needed early advantage over her larger competitors. She stuck with the big boys for the whole course – eventually placing a comfortable 1st in the PY B class, well ahead of Nevis and Olmeto in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Birregurra returned to the club racing scene with a hard-earned victory! She fended off a late push from Southern Light on the final leg to finish, putting enough distance between her and the Moody to notch a bullet. Although first across the line, Invictus failed where Birregurra did not – her 2 minute lead over the fleet was only good enough for a 3rd placing on corrected time.

In the IRC Class, it was a 3-way battle of the 10m boats! Jong Dee struggled to recover from a late start, an up-current task to close the gap with the leaders. Between the Nelson 10 and the X342, there was only a total of 3 sailors! Kurt, Gill and Lucas made short-handed sailing look like a breeze, as Waka Tere and Minx navigated the course without a hitch. The former emerged on top, placing 2 minutes ahead of Minx after handicap correction.

Congratulations to all winners – the stage is now set for the grand finale next weekend! See you on 3 & 4 December as we conclude the Twilight and Sunday Series for 2022.


Race 4_Twilight Series III 2022 Results

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2022 Sunday Series III Race 4

After so many weeks of lacklustre wind conditions, it was without doubt most satisfying to experience a strong and consistent southwesterly breeze on Race Day (20 Nov). Now into the penultimate race of the season, the Sunday Series gathers the sailors left in Singapore who have yet to depart for holidays or overseas business trips for an afternoon of casual racing along the East Johor Straits. Despite the small numbers, all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the unusually strong winds, sometimes gusting 14 knots!

In the IRC Class, the 2 boats which scored the best starts finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Coincidentally, they both happen to be Js – Adona (J29) and Jellico (J24). Separated by a mere 12 seconds after corrected time, skipper Cedric of Jellico must have lamented over what he could have done better to make up the difference.

Invictus returns from a long hiatus with a victory in the PY A Class. In a class of 2 of which both share similar issues (lack of crew and training), She edged out just slightly above Southern Light, scoring a deserving win in the prevailing conditions. The PY B Class also share similarities, with both participating boats falling in the under 23ft category. After tasting victory in last week’s Twilight Race, Brio continued their win streak, carving out another bullet against fierce rivals, Marut. Skipper Michael Chung will be looking to maintain his form going into the final 3 races available for Twilight and Sunday Series Racing in 2022.

The Multihull Class was hotly anticipated to be a fierce contest between the Corsair Dash 750 and the Firefly – only to be let down by a poor start from Firefly, leaving Bula with a comfortable lead and eventual win both across the line and on handicap. In the Beach Catamaran Class, Addiction led from start to finish, easily the quickest boat on water this Sunday. Having completed the race before the rest of the fleet could complete their first lap, she decided to continue sailing and lap up the prevailing westerlies. Trailing Jeremy and Daniel, Matt Ross and Kellie Twigge struggled to keep Babe upright throughout the course – holding too much power before the gybe and eventually capsizing in full view of the club. Despite the incident, she recovered quickly and completed the course in commendable time – Bravo Zulu!

Thank you all for joining us this weekend! Please support us in the following events lined up for 2022:

  1. Twilight and Sunday Series 2022 Finale (3-4 December)
  2. Bintan Cruise (16-18 December)
  3. New Years Eve Countdown Party (31 December)

Looking forward to more sailing and merry-making with all of you.


Race 4_Sunday Series III 2022 Results

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2022 Twilight Series III – Race 3

Gloomy skies, a light drizzle, a strong outgoing tide and a weak Southwesterly welcomed the six sailors at the start of the twilight race.

Marut who was doing her best to stay close to the start line was 5 seconds too early and was caught on the course side. The light breeze that was present at the start line was enough for the fleet to inch slowly towards Squance.

With a little more wind coming in at Squance, Waka Tere kept her lead and rounded ahead of Minx who was following closely behind her. However, Minx sailed well and managed to past Waka Tere and crossed the finish line to take 1st place in the IRC class.

Unfortunate for Southern Light she found herself sailing alone in the Club Racer A division. Come on guys let get out and keep James company, hope to see more boats on water.

Marut had a good run and managed to stay ahead in the Club Racer B division. Unfortunately, his 12 seconds lead at the finish wasn’t enough to claim his position after corrected time. Brio sailed well to close the gap and took 1st place after corrected time. Due to the poor wind conditions had forced Nevis to retired from the race.


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Invisiron 21st Ambassadors’ Cup 2022

After a tumultuous 2 years of Covid restrictions, Changi Sailing Club is delighted to finally resume the annual Ambassadors’ Cup in 2022, celebrating its 21st Anniversary on Saturday, 5th November. First introduced in 1999, the event was the brainchild of the late H.E Tony Siddique, a sailing enthusiast and renown figure in the Diplomatic Corps. Now firmly established as the Premier Sailing-Social Event in the local sailing calendar, the Ambassadors’ Cup gathers the Diplomatic and Sailing Community together for a day of sailing and revelry at one of the most scenic locations in Singapore.

H.E Carlos Vasquez of Peru is the presiding Ambassador for the latest edition, and like his predecessors, spared no effort to organize a most memorable celebration of international friendship through sailing.


A record number of 32 Ambassadors and 44 Embassies participated, spread across the 46 Keelboats in the Ambassadors (32) and Non-Ambassadors Divisions (14). Inclusive of the Cruising Catamaran, Trimaran, Weta and Beach Catamaran Divisions, we had a grand total of 54 boats participating.

In true Ambassadors’ Cup fashion, the day was fraught with a heavy downpour and very light winds. Sailors and Guests were put to the stern test of the Singapore doldrums. Although the skies cleared in time for racing in the afternoon, the winds struggled to gain any momentum, leaving the fleet of 54 on a slow crawl to North Angler and back. The Race Committee eventually made the decision to shorten the course at North Angler – hopeful that the remaining outgoing tide from 2pm-3pm would help most of the fleet to finish.

While effective for the first 11 boats in the Ambassadors Division, the trailing fleet struggled to make it to North Angler, with many retiring once the tide had turned. Placing first both across the line and on handicap correction, H.E. Magdalena Bogdziewicz of Poland sailed a superb race on Born in Fire, skippered by Thomas Reckefuss. Coincidentally, Born in Fire was also the winning boat at the 20th edition, making it 2 consecutive wins! H.E. Agustin Garcia Lopez Loaeza of Mexico raced hard on Red Rum One, but did not manage to overtake the X99. They however did well enough to score 2nd place, placing ahead of H.E. Ms Rukhsana Afzaal of Pakistan aboard the majestic Firstlight after corrected time.

In the Non-Ambassadors’ Division, despite the shortened course route, none of the boats were able to finish within the time limit, resulting in executive decision being made to extend the time limit by 20 minutes. With the time extension, Balqis and Team Philippines were the first to cross the line, followed by Team Indonesia on the nimble Notus. Both boats excelled where the cruisers could not – in flat waters and sputtering winds.

Collecting the Multihull divisions was the Cruising Catamaran (Firefly), Beach Catamaran (Addiction), Trimarans (Annupuri, Miss Visayan and Snark) and Weta (Tantrum, Gogga and Delta Flyer) classes. While the Miss Visayan and Snark made a valiant attempt to complete the course, only 6 boats managed to successfully overcome the challenging conditions to finish in their respective classes. Bravo Zulu to Addiction, Annupuri, Firefly and Tantrum for winning in their respective classes.

Unravelling the Revelry

At 4.30pm, with most of the flotilla back on the moorings, a cocktail of Pisco Sours and ice-cold beers awaited on shore, much to the delight of the thirsty sailors. What followed was the Prize-Giving Ceremony – graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Albert Chua, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before the Prize-Giving Ceremony commenced, a photo montage tribute for the late H.E. Tony Siddique was share with all in attendance, serving as a heart-warming reminder of his contributions to this event, greater diplomacy and sailing in Singapore.

Fast-forward to the Party, the FJD Band consisting of an international team helmed by lead vocalist Helga turned up the tempo on the dance floor, belting out popular latinx numbers to get participant grooving through the night – a fitting conclusion for the 21st Ambassadors’ Cup!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:    Invisiron

Gold Sponsor:    Odyssey Marine

ACE Fish Market
Asia Pacific Breweries
Mr KC Chng
Mr Patrick Ang
The Luxury Network + Diplomatic Council

Finally, a huge thank you to all sailors and distinguished guests for celebrating the 21st Ambassadors’ Cup with us!

A special shout out to the visiting yachts for sailing from Clubs and Marinas across the island (and Batam!) to participate, we hope you had a most enjoyable race and party.

Once again from all of us at CSC, thank you for joining us in Bringing the World Together.



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