Sunday Series II 2023 Finale (Race 5)

The weather continued to tease us on Sunday, with an incessant drizzle dampening the mood in the morning. This was speckled with bits of breeze across the channel, but nothing stable enough for a decent race. Thankfully the sky cleared up from noon, and winds picked up from a south-westerly direction – a clear signal to sailors that racing would commence on schedule. Race Organizers planned a pennant 4 course, lining the boats up for an exciting downwind start.

In the Multihull Class, Miss Visayan and Bula returned to cross swords for the final race of the series – winner takes all. Both boats did not disappoint, as they took turns to take the lead, neck and neck for the entire duration of the race. In what was one of the best photo finishes of 2023, Miss Visayan edged ahead of Bula by mere inches across the line, sealing victory for Race 5 and overall Sunday Series II.

All the main contenders were in attendance for Race 5 in the PY Class, setting the stage for a thrilling finale. Brio, Jock, Remington, Waka Tere, Birregurra and Olmeto were all within reach of a podium finish, pending a good result from Race 5. Despite entering this race in pole position, in addition to a strong result (3rd), Brio narrowly missed out on the Series victory by 1 point, surrendering the PY title to Waka Tere. Kurt and team sailed well to secure line honours and a 2nd place on corrected time, thus completing Series II with 10 points to top the fleet. Jock continues to impress with a bullet in Race 5, punching above her weight to claim 3rd in the series just 1 point behind Brio. Honorable mentions for Birregurra, Remington and Olmeto, all worthy contenders – placing 4th, 5th and 6th respectively in the overall Series.

The IRC fleet was well represented, with 5 boats on the start line. Adona sailed a superb race, claiming an early lead before extending it further to cross the line in first place comfortably. It was however not to be, as Jellico finished just over 6 minutes behind, a sufficient effort to jump above the larger J on corrected time. Born in Fire did not display her best performance on Sunday, but managed to successfully defend her position against close rivals Minx and Jong Dee to claim 3rd on the podium. In the overall Series, Minx had done enough to secure victory with 10 points, being the most consistent team throughout the series. Tied on 12 points, Born in Fire’s 2 bullets from Races 1 & 2 came to the rescue, breaking the tie with Adona to claim 2nd overall. Honorable mentions for Jong Dee, Jellico and Red Rum One, completing the series in 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you everyone for participating every weekend! See you this Friday for Members Night and on 1st October for our Oktoberfest-themed Family Day BBQ.

Results

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Series Results

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Twilight Series II 2023 Finale (Race 5)

The Twilight Series II Finale arrived in typical Singapore weather – warm and becalmed. A total of 9 Keelboats and 4 Multihulls were in attendance, of which many were in contention for a podium position. Wind direction fluttered between south and south east, eventually settling into an almost easterly direction in the late evening.

On the first leg to Squance, The only orange boat in the fleet sailed well to lead the multihull class, an impressive display from the Corsair 880. Despite her most serious efforts, a few costly errors on the course left Sirius Swift just short of a podium finish in the Multihull Class, taking 4th place across the line. She was however incredibly consistent in the whole series, taking part in 4 of the 5 races scheduled – claiming 3rd overall. On the flipside, Bula’s solo efforts in Race 5 awarded her with a victory for the race, but poor attendance in the series leaves her just out of contention, placing 4th overall. Consistency is key, as overall series II winner Miss Visayan leads by example, scoring three bullets and a 2nd in Race 5 to top the table. She is followed closely by Cicak, whose podium finishes in all except Race 3 secured her 2nd position in the Series.

In the PY Class, it was an interesting development at Squance, with the wind hole causing the fleet to bunch up for an intimate mark rounding. The fleet begun to spread out on the return leg, with Waka Tere taking the lead, followed closely by Remington, Invictus, Brio and Jock in quick succession. Eventually taking line honours, the Nelson 10 did not put enough distance between her and the fleet, placing 7th on corrected time. Coming out on top was the nimble Nevis, a Catalina Sport 23, one of the 2 smallest boats in attendance. She thrived on the broad reaches, securing top spot on handicap correction. Jock took 2nd place just under 2 minutes behind. Despite outpacing Nevis to cross the line a minute ahead, Olmeto had to settle for 3rd. In the overall Series II standings, Nevis’s Race 5 victory propelled her into 3rd place overall, pipping Waka Tere by 1 point. Despite Remington’s 6th place finish in Race 5, strong finishes in Race 2 to 4 secured the S&S 42 her first runner-up position just one point short of Series II champions, Jock. The J24’s fairy-tail run has rewarded the crew with three podium finishes and a bullet in Race 4, collecting 9 points in total to emerge victorious for the series.

The IRC Class was once again solely represented by the mighty Minx, an extremely capable x342. She scored three consecutive bullets in Races 3 to 5 to place first overall in the series, beating rivals Red Rum One and Jong Dee in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners – fingers crossed the skies clear up before the start of this afternoon’s Sunday Series II finale!

Results

Race 5_Twilight Series II 2023 Results

Series Results

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World Clean-Up Day 2023

World Cleanup Day (16 Sep) is an annual global social action program aimed at combating the global mismanaged waste crisis, including the problem of marine debris. In conjunction with this global event, CSC organized a beach and sea clean-up on Sunday, 17 September 2023, mobilizing members, youth sailors and guests in efforts to create a cleaner planet.

The outcome: a total of over 115kg of waste was collected along our immediate shoreline, in addition to 52kg of waste retrieved from the East Johor Straits.

The above feat was accomplished in a span of under 5 hours! Big thank you to the following groups of people for volunteering their time and effort for a good cause:

  1. Kristina
  2. Olive Oyl
  3. Firefly
  4. Jock
  5. CSC Youth Sailors
  6. CSC Members

Not forgetting the support from Georges – thank you for hydrating and refueling our environmental heroes for the day!

Thank you everyone for participating, we look forward to organizing more of such meaningful events in the near future.

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Twilight Series II 2023 (Race 4)

While hordes of people are gathered downtown this weekend for the annual Singapore Grand Prix, Changi Sailing Club organized the not-so-fast but equally exciting Twilight Race, attended by an intimate fleet of 10 boats. This was the penultimate race for the Twilight Series II, and all contenders made sure to attend and consolidate their positions before entering the final race weekend on 23 & 24 September.

The sole representation in the IRC Class made light work of the course, despite only sailing with 2 persons onboard. Minx was one of 4 boats sailing 2-up for the race, joining Waka Tere, Olmeto and Birregurra in impressing us with their short-handed sailing abilities. Having completed 2 out of the 5 races scheduled for this series, Minx will have to sail in the 5th and final race next week to contend with Jong Dee and Red Rum One for the top spot in the IRC Class.

In the PY Keelboat Class, Team Jock overcame all odds to finally notch a win in the Twilight Series, completing 3 consecutive weekends of podium finishes with a victory in Race 4. Despite struggling with a terrible twist in the headsail on the final stretch to the finish line, she had done enough on corrected time to place ahead of her more illustrious rivals. Remington was just over 2 minutes adrift, a respectable result for the S&S 42. Completing the podium would be the well-established Waka Tere, whose 3rd place finish also places her 3rd in the series results, just 3 points short of Jock and Remington. She however has a discard to play, which closes the gap between the top 3 in this fleet.

The trio of Trimarans on water enjoyed the off-wind conditions, blitzing through the full course in under 80 minutes! While Miss Visayan outpaced the fleet to score first place ahead of Cicak and Sirius Swift, it was the little lizard that raised eyebrows with a misjudged mark rounding at Squance, resulting in the navigation buoy being wedged between Cicak’s main hull and port ama. Thankfully no casualties or major damages, with the lizard eventually limping her way to 2nd place – surviving a late attack from the Corsair 880 on the final leg. All 3 boats managed to sail in 3 of the 5 races scheduled, qualifying them for series prizes next weekend.

Congratulations to all the winners – see you next week for the Twilight Series II and Sunday Series II finale!

Results

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Series standings

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