After a very successful Open House and Sunset Party on 15 July, we dragged sailors back the very next day for the Sunday Series II, Race 2. Nursing hangovers and impaired hearing, many of the crew powered through their impairments to complete a pennant 5 course to Serangoon buoy and Squance buoy in admirable fashion.
The winds greeted all 14 participating boats from the south west, holding up for the afternoon to develop into one of the few races where we complete the full course for all classes. In the Multihull class, we welcome new entrants Enter the Dragon and Dot Dot Dot – a Dragonfly 25 and Corsair 28. Both boats made their debut yesterday, with the latter securing a 3rd place finish! Ahead of them is the ongoing friendly rivalry between Miss Visayan and Bula. Taking turns to lead throughout the race, the latter’s decision to pop the kite on the final stretch was the winning move.
In the PY Keelboat class, Waka Tere continues to ride on a high, dominating the fleet of 6 with a convincing win, nearly taking line honours as well ahead of the fastest rated IRC boat Red Rum One. Olmeto claims a distant 2nd, just seconds ahead of Birregurra on corrected time. There was some commotion at the start line, and while a couple of intentions to protest were raised, these were eventually wiBoth in Singapore for a short time, it is certainly great to see them make timethdrawn and settled amicably.
We noticed a couple of familiar faces in the IRC fleet, old friends Wendy Baker & Luke Doherty. Great to see both make time for a sail with us despite their limited time in Singapore! Heading the fleet was the refreshed Born in Fire, subduing a pack of established IRC racers. An interesting point made known to me on water – Minx raced proudly with a full team of CSC members! Certainly a fact worth boasting. She sailed well to claim 2nd, 1 min and 40 seconds of Red Rum One in 3rd. Jong Dee’s valiant attempt on the course was just slightly short of a podium finish, finishing 4th on corrected time.
Thank you all for joining us this weekend – both the Open House and the Sunday Series were a glorious success, and we look forward to more sailing next Saturday at the Twilight Series II, Race 2.