After an exciting circumnavigation of Pulau Tekong last Sunday, sailors proceeded to conquer both Tekong and Ubin in the Two-Island Race, taking participants on a 29 nautical mile journey around the iconic islands of north-eastern singapore. The weather was a huge blessing, with north-north easterly breeze scattered across the course throughout the day, carrying sailors easily from start to finish.
In the IRC Class, we warmly welcome visitors Firstlight, a Beneteau First 50 skippered by Simon Piff. Despite being the boat with the strongest handicap, Firstlight struggled to stretch her lead on the fleet. She finished 5th, but earned consolation in the fact that her team scored a comfortable line honours for the passage! Up on the podium, we witnessed an incredible performance from Adona, fresh from her victory at the Signature Sunday Series. The J29 bounces back from her 2nd place finish in the Round Tekong Race to claim a clinical win in this race, de-throning defending champion Waka Tere. The Nelson 10 relinquished her top spot and settled for first runner-up. Minx completed the podium in 3rd.
Leading the Keelboat PY Fleet was an unassuming Dufour 34. Shardana‘s 4-man team performed well to maintain an insurmountable lead over Brio, Southern Light, Windflirt and Marut, earning her a well-deserved victory both across the line and on handicap. Brio‘s patchwork crew sailed proficiently despite it being their first time working together, clinching 2nd place just 3 minutes ahead of Southern Light on corrected time. It was somewhat a family affair on Southern Light, as the Moody 376 sported 3 generations of Sharpes onboard, steering the family vessel to a podium finish in 3rd.
Despite having 2 newbies (arguably) onboard, Dinghao scored a resounding victory in the multihull class! The Corsair Dash 750 earned line honours and placed 5 minutes ahead of the next corsair, big sister Miss Visayan. When the numbers were crunched, Miss Visayan slipped to 3rd, leaving a gap for the light and zippy Phoenix to fly in and claim 2nd position just 12 seconds ahead on handicap.
Congratulations to all for successfully completing the circumnavigation of these 2 iconic singapore islands! We look forward to 1 more weekend of passage racing unique to changi sailing club, before we take on the CSC Trimaran Championships and CSC Commodore’s Cup on 4-5 March 2023. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the club next week!