CSC Optimist Championship Gold Fleet (Day 2)

Thankfully, most of the challenges that characterized the first day are not apparent on day 2, as we are blessed with clear skies and some North-Eastern winds. However, shifty winds continue to be a running theme, keeping race officials on their toes to constantly reset the course. Nonetheless, with the serendipitous blend of good weather and skillful management by the race officials, the fleet was able to complete four races today.

Proving himself to be unbeatable is Ethan Chia Han Wei (121), who had a flawless day with bullet finishes in all 4 races! This is a testament to his unrivalled skill with a magnificent 43 point lead from the second placer, Nigel Tan Xu Yuan (4693). Although Sean Kum Kok Wei (142) was the first to cross the finish line in race 1, he is now third overall after placing 24th and 16th in race 4 and race 5, tainting his excellent record in the first 3 races. The different set of conditions today also brought a reshuffle to the top 10. One notable mention of sailors who are currently in the top set is Desiree Lee (4698). Placing 26th yesterday, she has steadily improved each race to achieve her best position of 5th in race 5, and now sits 7th overall.

Within our home team, Cheryl Yong Heng Xi (744) dropped to 20th after an unfortunate UFD in race 3. We are hopeful she will make a comeback soon! On the other side of the spectrum, some of our sailors are beginning to find their footing after a rough first day, such as Lyric Li Yuxuan (728). Despite retiring in race 1, she climbed up the rankings to 34th after consistent top 15 finishes in the last 3 races! Additionally, CSC sailors who have maintained their consistency are Pitsilis Amandine Zoe (702) and Yong Heng Yi (755), who are both hovering around the top 45. Sibling duo Charles Kong (716) and Cecilia Kong (715) are also now neck and neck in the provisional rankings, attaining 45th and 46th position respectively.

With 5 races in the bag, let us all hope for even more favorable conditions in the next 2 days. Good luck to all competitors for the second half of the regatta!


Day 2 Results – Race 5

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