Signs of the incumbent southwest monsoon have been present throughout the week, and certainly significant during yesterday’s first race of the Twilight Series II. The typically patchy winds from the southwest coupled with a strong outgoing tide made for a tricky course to sail, as experienced by the 13 boats in attendance.
In the IRC Class, we welcome back Red Rum One to the racing scene, representing the fleet together with evergreen team, Jong Dee. The J35 faced stiff challenge from the Archambault 40, having the uphill challenge of playing catch up after a less-than-ideal start. Despite her best efforts, she simply could not match her rival’s superior boat speed, placing 2nd on corrected time. It was a sweet return to racing for the crew of Red Rum One, and we look forward to more action from her in the coming weeks.
Making it 2 wins in 2 weekends, Waka Tere scored another victory to signal her arrival in the Twilight Series PY division. Her speed was unparalleled in the light air – even outpacing Red Rum One! A close 2nd arrived in the form of Marut – despite her poor pre-start routine. A late headsail hoist did little to stop the Jeanneau Fun from eventually scoring a podium finish, as she too excelled in the light air. It was a pretty pleasing performance from Bound to Please, completing the podium with a respectable finishing time of 1hr, 14 mins 32 secs. The diverse mix of young, experienced and new crew looked confident on water, and seem to be making good progress in their preparation for the RSYC Regatta end of this month.
The Multihulls were in healthy attendance this weekend, with a total of 12 hulls sharing the start line. Great to see Cicak make an appearance – with guest crew Xavier of Kaze notoriety. It was once again the familiar duo of Bula and Miss Visayan clashing at the top of the fleet, both taking turns to lead during the race. The latter edged ahead on the penultimate leg, maintaining her lead for the remainder of the race to also make it 2 wins from 2 consecutive weekend events. In the battle for 3rd and 4th placing, the lizard triumphed the bird, as Cicak delivered a solid performance to cross the line comfortably ahead of Sirius Swift.
Thank you everyone for joining us – its been a great start to our Club racing events. We are super excited to welcome everyone back to the Club next weekend for the CSC Open House x Georges Sunset Party on 15 July!
Take advantage of exclusive membership sign-up discounts and invite interested friends who have visited and enjoyed the Club as your guests! The festivities commence from 10am onwards – drop us an email for a full list of details regarding the Party.