After a relatively successful Saturday with a late but consistent westerly breeze, the conditions for the Sunday Series III finale paled in comparison. An extended rainfall throughout the morning and early afternoon left race organizers with the risk-taking decision of starting sailors in the rain and extremely light winds. That was however the only risk they took – as they quickly shortened the course at Squance in anticipation of a possible further drop in wind strength.
In the PY B Class, Marut and Olmeto meet again – this time in a match race to decide the victor in their class! The little Marut exceled in the prevailing conditions – managing to stay in the pressure for most of the downwind leg to finish well ahead and amongst some of the IRC and PY A boats. In the overall Series III results, Marut only just edges out Olmeto by 2 points to claim top spot as well! She manages a complete sweep of the prizes, scoring best PY B boat for 2022, having been the most consistent and best performer throughout the year, missing out on only 1 of the 14 races available across 3 series.
In an equally exciting development, the PY A Class saw a close fight for the Series III title between Shardana and Invictus. The Mumm 30 sailed well in Race 5, taking 2nd place on corrected time – a sufficient effort to secure her top spot just 1 point ahead of the Dufour 34 in the overall Series III standings. Although she wins in Race 5, it was too little too late for Southern Light – missing out on podium placing by 1 point to Birregurra. The Keelboat PY A Class overall Challenge Trophy for 2022 was also awarded to Birregurra – a result borne from her consistent participation throughout the year.
The Keelboat IRC Class was represented by 4 boats on the final day: Adona, Waka Tere, Simba & Minx. Adona entered the final race trailing Jellico by 2 points. As the latter did not show up for Race 5, the J29 had an opportunity to overtake her smaller sister and claim the Series II title! She eventually did so in dominant fashion – securing good boat speed after the start and subsequently taking an early lead on the north side of the course. They stayed in the pressure for most of the downwind, placing comfortably ahead of the fleet. Waka Tere was a distant 2nd, placing just 19 seconds ahead of Minx in 3rd after corrected time. The scores do not entirely reflect the final results for Series III – Adona took 1st place, Jellico slipped to 2nd and Simba completed the podium in 3rd. In the overall IRC standings for Sunday Series 2022, Simba emerged best performing boat, having raced in 13 out of the 14 races available, beating Jellico by a single point in the final leaderboard standings.
Although no Multihulls participated in the final race for the Series, we would like to acknowledge the following winners:
Multihull Sunday Series III: Bula (1st)
Beach Catamaran Sunday Series III: Addiction (1st)
Multihull Sunday Series 2022 Challenge Trophy: Miss Visayan
Beach Catamaran Sunday Series 2022 Challenge Trophy: Addiction
Congratulations to all the winners – this concludes our Club’s Series Racing for 2022, thank you all for participating and see you soon for any of the following events:
- NYE Countdown Party – 31st December
- Bintan Cruise – 16-18 December
- Hangover Race – 1st January
- Signature Sunday Series – 8th January
- 1st Bintan Regatta 27-30 January
Series III Results
Sunday Series 2022 Leaderboard