Day 2 of the CSC Optimist Championships yielded more races, to the relief of race organizers. After abandoning the first start due to the lack of wind, a steady north-easterly breeze arrived later in the afternoon, allowing the race committee to register 3 races for the Silver fleet. The strong currents wrecked havoc on the start, arguably the main contributor to the staggering total of 26 BFDs across Race 2 and 3.
At the end of Day 2, Anya Alessia Zahedi (4724) was the most consistent sailor of the lot, scoring top 10 finishes in all 4 races to sit in pole position 19 points ahead of her nearest competitor, James Kong (3464). The CSC Team had much to cheer about, with 5 sailors placing in the top 10 overall standings. John Raphael Lim (788) currently leads the home contingent with 46 points in 3rd place. We also should not write off Kevn Ho (3118) and Maia Kiran Lim Laurie (771) who are sitting in 19th and 20th respectively. They trail the leaders due to an unfortunate BFD in race 3 – no doubt due to the strong currents and their willingness to push the limits at the line for a perfect start. However, should the option to discard be activated, a good performance in day 3 would put the both of them right up there with the top 3 sailors!
With insufficient races secured, Race Organizers quickly made amendments to continue the format of fleet racing for the final day, cancelling the initial provision for a final race and medal race. We hope the breeze arrives early for the 3rd and final day of racing – good luck to all participants!