CSC Trimaran Championship 2023 (Day 2)

What a weekend! It has been too long since we last enjoyed 2 consecutive days of uninterrupted NE Monsoon winds, and boy did the Trimarans fly. Day 2 of the CSC Trimaran Championship saw an increase in wind speeds, with easily 12-15 knots across the course. Some sailors have tapped out after day 1 due to equipment malfunction – leaving only 8 contenders on the start line for Race 4. The winds however claimed more casualties as the day progressed, as day 2 seemed to turn into a war of attrition. When the final race was completed (Race 6), only 3 boats had successfully completed the course – Bravo Zulu to Dinghao, Jaza Too and Ragnarok for surviving the conditions and being the only ones who managed to complete all 6 races conducted for this series!

Dinghao put on a professional display for the fleet, scoring 3 more bullets for Races 4 to 6 to complete the series with 5 points and be crowned 2023 CSC Trimaran Champions. Skipper Campbell Jenkins together with CSC Member Alice Lim and Multihull newbie Jonathan Mahoney of Zanzibar fame were quite the terrifying trio on water – reaching straight line speeds on the course few can match. A retirement in Race 6 due to a delaminated mainsail was not enough for Kaze to be knocked off the runner-up position, as she had sailed tremendously well for races 1-5 to score 11 points overall – 7 points ahead of 3rd placed Jaza Too. Special mention for the team on Phoenix – an exceptional performance on Day 1 was marred by a torn headsail, broken rudder and lost watch, resulting in her inability to complete any of her races on Day 2. The team tried very hard to come back from an early retirement in Race 4, only to lose her rudder 10 minutes into Race 5 – effectively ending her championship campaign.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank pro-sail asia for providing little tokens of appreciation / mementos for all participants. Congratulations to all winners, see you next week for the final and most prestigious event of the CSC Sailing Festival – the CSC Commodore’s Cup 2023!


CSC Trimaran C’ship Day 2 R4-6 Results 2023

CSC Trimaran C’ship Final Series Results 2023


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CSC Trimaran Championship 2023 (Day 1)

Blessed with a steady NE monsoon wind, this year’s CSC Trimaran Championship got off to a fantastic start. Boasting the largest fleet yet, the 2023 edition of this event sees a total of 17 boats participating, of which 10 are in the Open Division and 7 are Weta one-design dinghies. The near-perfect conditions prompted the race committee to send sailors on multiple upwind / downwind legs, testing sailors on their tactics and technical abilities.

The Weta one-design class was first introduced to this event last year. It was an opportunity for newer sailors to build their confidence in racing the Wetas, with simple courses to Changi Buoy in a series of 4 races to decide the top 3 performers. 2022 champion Cluster scored an early victory in Race 1 to commence his title defence on a positive note. It was however short-lived as skipper James McMullen had to unfortunately retire for Races 3 & 4, effectively ending his challenge for this edition. The fight for podium position was intense, a 3-way battle amongst top contenders, Kermit, Gogga and Delta Flyer. Eventually the green boat (Kermit) skippered by Adam Dean prevailed, securing bullets in Races 2 and 4 to complete the series of 4 with 7 points. Clive van Onselen’s Gogga was a distant 2nd, finishing 1st in Race 3 gave him the edge he needed, ending the series just 1 point ahead of Sergio’s Delta Flyer in 3rd.

In the Trimaran Open Division, 3 races were completed successfully, not without incidents. Newcomers Sirius Swift had their kite in the water briefly in Race 1, but the crew made a swift attempt at recovery to continue racing seriously. Miss Visayan encountered failure of their mainsail clew, resulting in a  retirement from Race 2 and a disappointing end to their day 1 campaign. She is however currently being repaired, and shall most likely be ready to resume racing on day 2. At the top of the fleet, Dinghao and Phoenix share the same points to lead going into the final day of racing. Dinghao commands a slight advantage, having scored 2 bullets compared to Phoenix’s three 2nd place finishes. Just 1 point away in 3rd, Kaze waits eagerly for an opportunity to overtake and claim top spot.

3 more races and all to play for – we hear winds are picking up for Day 2, good luck and safe sailing everyone!


CSC Trimaran C’ship Day 1 Individual Race Results 2023

CSC Trimaran C’ship Day 1 Series Race Results 2023


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6th East Johor Straits Race

Having struggled with inconsistent winds and plenty of rain over the past 1.5 months, it goes without saying that the conditions that developed on 18 February was near perfect for the 6th East Johor Straits Race. Clear skies paired with 8-14 knots of north-easterly breeze was enjoyed throughout the 36nM passage, resulting in a fabulous day of sailing for the participating yachts.

Despite the champagne sailing conditions, the race was not completely smooth sailing for one of the boats. We hear Silhouette broke her tack line for their asymmetrical spinnaker not once… not twice… but 3 times! Despite the obvious technical issues, she still managed a decent performance, finishing the course in an impressive 5hr 13 min 4 sec. It was however not a sufficient lead over her close rival Waka Tere in the IRC Class, slipping to 2nd place after corrected time. In the absence 2022 defending champion, Minx, Waka Tere reclaimed the top spot and IRC challenge trophy for the 6th edition. Kurt & Gill have seemingly organized an effective formula – a close relationship with the SMU Sailing Alumni allowing for the introduction of new crew on their team, many of whom are graduates / current students. The programme has proven to be a successful one – students get keelboat sailing exposure/experience while Waka Tere gets the crew she needs. It is also very rewarding to know that a number of her crew do apply formally to become CSC Members. One of their first-time crew (Wonn Kye) boasts numerous accolades in the ILCA class, and is also the Club’s newest youth member!

In the Keelboat PY Class, Southern Light, Brio and Sequin made it a 3-way contest. The Moody 376 pulled away early in the race – and stayed on top for the rest of course! She completes the passage in 6hr 12mins, a fantastic time made easier with the prevailing wind conditions. 25 minutes later, Michael’s Brio crossed the finishing line – an impressive effort from the little sonar. Skippers from both boats thought that the other had won on corrected time, but of course, only one of them was right. When the numbers were crunched, Southern Light emerged victorious, enjoying a comfortable 15 minute lead over Brio after handicap correction. Despite a costly strategic error at frontier buoy, Bravo Zulu to Sequin for completing the passage in 7hrs 57mins. Thank you for enduring the long race and not giving up!

The Multihull and Beach Catamaran Class were represented by 2 boats and 1 boat respectively. This event was traditionally available for the Keelboats and Multihulls only, due to the potentially long duration spent on water and risk of night sailing. However, the club introduced the beach catamaran class for the 2023 edition, open to skippers who wish to challenge their sailing skills and physical endurance. Doug Fimmell and Uli Braun on Madfish II stepped up to challenge themselves as the first beach catamaran participants in the east johor straits race – and boy did they set a high bar for future beach cat sailors! Madfish II completed the course in a blazing 3hr 35mins. The viper F16 lapped up the winds and thoroughly enjoyed the long reaching legs. In the Multihull class, a costly mistake of passing Perimbi on the wrong side when returning from Lavis meant that Miss Visayan‘s line honours was unfortunately rendered invalid, scoring a DNF for the race. By default, Jaza Too claims the 2023 Challenge Trophy for the Multihull class, making it a hat-trick of EJSR victories from 2021-2023! Great to see Skippers from both boats back on shore and sharing a good laugh (Jaza Too also sailed the wrong course in the Round Tekong Race).

Thank you all for joining us over the weekend – we hope you enjoyed the sailing and good camaraderie. See you all next week for the Trimaran Championship and on 4-5 March for the Commodore’s Cup + Sailing Festival closing ceremony.


EJSR Results 2023

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After a 2 weeks break, sailors came back to racing today for CSC ILCA MONSOON REGATTA 2023.

Day 1 of the regatta, at exactly 1200hrs the first warning signal was heard at the race course area between Pulau Tekong and Chek Jawa signaling the sailors that race is starting soon! Perfect weather condition, sun is up and the wind is constantly blowing from solid NorthEasterly direction. In the ILCA 4 Race 1, Kiera Marie Carlyle took the first bullet for the day, not far away from great contenders Kenan Tan and Jarrod Toh both battling for the 1st & 2nd place respectively. The gushing outgoing tide has made the sailors to stay sailing on the left hand side of the course and aiming for the port lay line approaching the top mark. An easy sail probably for them, obvious strategical call specially for experienced racers. In the ILCA 6, Race 1 & 2  sailor Felix Koo Yi Xiong showed great performance with 2 bullets in the list.

Race 2, the wind picked up so as the current, again..left hand side course. In this race, Kenan Tan was leading the pack not until on the last downwind leg, Jarrod Toh overtook him, gybing ahead the port mark and won Race 2 by an inch. It was a close fight! As the wind picked up, sailors were starting to show exhaustion, seemed overwhelmed by a strong wind condition. Race must go on!

Race 3, the wind became stronger and more waves and still gushing outgoing tide which makes the situation more challenging specially for small size racer. They were already tired and starting to slow down their performances. It became a tougher race when the Race Officer decided to extend the top mark! The upwind leg is longer! A true test of a good hiking techniques and stamina! More sailors were starting to capsize even before the race starts and during the downwind leg as sailing in this point requires more boat balance and agility to make a quick movements to handle the boat. Coaches and safety boats were deployed to rescue sailors and gave them some time to recover before Race 4 started.

The last race of the day, finally! Sailors continued to race in the same wind condition, a little stronger from the previous races. However, the sailors has managed to handle the boat better and sailed conservatively this time. An exhausting 4 races in a day! A good job to all the sailors for finishing all the races today and hope they will have a good recovery for another day of racing tomorrow! After 4 races, the top 3 in ILCA4 are Jarrod Toh – 1st place, Kenan Tan -2nd place & Joshua Cheong – 3rd place. In ILCA 6, Felix Koo in 1st, Ian Chow Yi Jun- 2nd & Abigail Koh in 3rd. Meanwhile, kuddos to our CSC top sailors Caio Sullivan – 9th , Lukas Kiesselbach – 11th , Ikuto Mori – 13th in the overall results. We hope to see see better results for the rest of the team tomorrow. Will the top sailors maintain their lead?

The NorthEasterly wind has tested both sailors and their equipment today, as many boats faced the effect of true NE monsoon, lost the rudder, extension tiller, snapped pulley and exhaustion from capsizing. Overall, all sailors were accounted for and no serious injury was recorded. Have a well deserved rest sailors, see you on water tomorrow!


ILCA 6 Summary

ILCA 4 Summary

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