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:
- Twilight and Sunday Series 2022 Finale (3-4 December)
- Bintan Cruise (16-18 December)
- New Years Eve Countdown Party (31 December)
Looking forward to more sailing and merry-making with all of you.