With the Western events round the corner, many sailors have already begun logistical preparations for the journey to the west. Some have also decided to squeeze in some last-minute race training via the Twilight Series, before the RSYC Regatta takes place next week. Winds were cooperative, blowing at a pleasant 7-8 knots from a southwesterly direction.
The Multihull class sees the return of Jaza Too, a winning boat from previous seasons. Skipper Graham Horn assembled an experienced and knowledgeable crew consisting of Campbell, Tim and Lauren – an effective combination which helped ease their way to a comfortable victory in the fleet of three. The tussle for 2nd place was however more exciting, as Cicak and Sirius Swift were neck and neck for much of the course. The lizard yet again prevailed, shrugging off an issue with their FFR enroute to claiming 2nd place.
In the IRC Keelboat Class, the contest between Jong Dee and Red Rum One resumes. Compared to race 1 of the series, we now see a much closer competition between the Archambault 40 and J35. Although Red Rum One successfully obtained their 2nd bullet for the Series, the latter trailed by only 2 minutes, a remarkable improvement from her previous race. We are excited to see how the series develops for the remaining races!
With 7 boats participating, the PY Keelboat Class is the biggest fleet on the course, and also the most diverse. From the small but speedy sonar (Brio) to the classic S&S 42 (Remington), it was certainly a boat enthusiast’s dream to watch them parade between Squance and Changi. Remington lapped up the reaching course, sailing so well to claim both line honour and the win on corrected time. In 2nd place we have the noteworthy Nevis, a Catalina 22 which could be a contender for the races to come. No stranger to the top, the team from Birregurra’s best efforts earns them a place on the podium in 3rd.
Congratulations to all the winners – we take a break next weekend as a number of our sailors are participating in the RSYC Regatta. Sunday Series II racing resumes on 6 August.