CSC Two-Island Race 2024

After sailors had concluded the very successful Signature Sunday Series last weekend, Race Organizers thought it would be a great idea to follow up with another circumnavigation challenge – this time to conquer both the Granite and the Obstacle Island. To the uninitiated, Granite and Obstacle refer to Ubin and Tekong respectively, and the 28.8nM journey around both islands is an exciting navigational challenge in the prevailing NE Monsoon. The winds delivered on time, proving the 13 boats participating with good conditions to possibly re-write some standing records.

In the IRC Class, Minx and Silhouette represented the fleet in a two-way battle. The Beneteau First 40.7 sailed incredibly, despite not flying their spinnaker throughout the course. She was left lamenting what could have been; as their valiant attempt fell just 4 minutes short of the standing IRC record of 4hrs, 11mins and 12 secs, currently held by Waka Tere (2021). Minx fortunately did not experience any spinnaker issues – but were certainly feeling the physical toll of only sailing with 4 persons onboard. The X342 eventually grinded out a convincing victory 6 minutes ahead on corrected time.

Bouncing back from her erratic form during the Signature Sunday Series, Remington lapped up the off-the-wind conditions from yesterday’s race, taking full advantage to etch out a 3min 45sec margin over our friends from the west – RSYC Dua! The little J24 also did not have a great campaign for the Signature Sundays – therefore her 2nd place finish in the Two-Island Race is a step in the right direction and a strong encouragement for the team of budding sailors. Completing the podium winners would be last week’s Round Tekong Race runner-up, Forever Young. She out-sailed Waka Tere, to maintain a margin of less than 1 minute across the finish line, securing her a 3rd place finish on corrected time.

The 12-16 knots of breeze provided the perfect platform for the multihulls and beach catamarans to spread their wings, as they flew around the course at blistering speeds averaging 8-12knots. In an unfortunate twist of fate, the crew aboard Twisted Creature had a bad bout of sea-sickness, forcing the team to retire early. This left Addiction and Nacra 15 to challenge for top spot in the beach catamaran class. The latter prevailed, capitalizing on Addiction’s equipment malfunction and capsize – claiming an easy win over the Viper F16. With the problems he faced, skipper Jeremy Perrier fell just 9mins and 35 secs short of the record time, currently held by Kaze Cat, a Nacra 20 skippered by Damien Geoffray in 2021’s edition.

In the Multihull Class, Kublai Khan conquered the course and rewrote the Two-Island record by 2 mins and 17 secs – completing the passage in a time of 3hrs 10mins and 57 secs. Coincidentally, the previous record held by Ding Hao in 2021 was also skippered by Scott McCook – the veteran multihull sailor continues to set the performance standards for the fleet. Miss Visayan comes in a close 2nd, and the surprise package in the class was a small one – Gogga! The little insect fumbled a little on the downwind after the start, but stabilized to keep up with the corsair fleet, earning Clive a well-deserved place on the podium.

Thank you everyone for joining us for the Two-Island Race 2024 – we had a blast watching all 13 boats complete the course at an incredible pace. We hope the wind maintains for the next few weeks, as we close in on the Catamaran Championship (3-4 Feb), Singapore Regatta (16-18 Feb), Trimaran Championship (24-25 Feb), Commodores Cup (2-3 Mar) and Bintan Regatta (29-31 Mar). See you all soon.

Results

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CSC Optimist Championship (Gold) 2024 – Day 2

On the culminating chapter of the CSC Optimist Championships 2024, we were finally graced by impeccable weather! The sun was out, casting a luminous glow on the seawater which added to the positive atmosphere of our sailors. This weather was highly welcomed, especially when juxtaposed with yesterday’s miserable conditions. For all 3 races today, Pennant 1 was flown, signalling a Windward-Leeward course for them all.

Despite the idyllic conditions, many tough obstacles presented themselves to the sailors which made it a challenging day for racing, with one being in the form of robust currents pushing sailors downwind. Furthermore, as we ventured deeper into the afternoon hours, the initially promising winds began to die down. This made it an exceptionally difficult start for race 6, with nearly half the fleet failing to cross the start line within the 4-minute window. As such, this day proved to be a test of the true abilities of the sailors to navigate such conditions.

The overall champion for this regatta is none other than the talented Ethan Chia (121), Lucas Cao Zhihong (149) maintains his position as the first runner-up with 5 points in front of the third placer to spare. Completing the top 3 is Sean Kum Kok Wei (142) who managed to overtake Ethan Lee (4416) for the last podium spot. Our winners for the Female Category and 12 Years & Under Category are Germaine Sim (3177) and Ashlyn Tham (4452), with Ashlyn snagging prizes for all categories! A very well done to these amazing sailors!

For the CSC team, Lyric Li Yuxuan (728) heads the pack with a final 15th place overall. Side-by-side in the rankings are Yong Heng Yi (755) and Charles Kong (716), who have both performed amazingly to secure 20th and 21st overall respectively! Jade Yeh Zi Yu (798) is another CSC representative part of the top 30 with consistent results in all her races. In addition to our top sailors, the rest of the CSC team has also done well the past 2 days!

A big thank you to the Race Committee, Coaches, Parents and Volunteers for your tireless work in ensuring our sailors are always safe. Lastly, thank you to all sailors for giving your best efforts for this championship.

Congratulations to all the winners – we hope to see everyone at the next CSC regatta again!

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Signature Sunday Series 2024 (Round Tekong Race)

After an unpredictable range of weather conditions during the week, the NE Monsoon winds that arrived on Sunday came as a pleasant surprise for sailors participating in the Round Tekong Race. As the name suggests, participants circumnavigate pulau tekong in this 3rd and final instalment of the CSC Signature Sunday Series. A total of 21 boats were on the start line – an incredible turn-out for all classes.

There were clear winners in the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Class, as Kublai Khan and Addiction completed the series with an unblemished record of 3 bullets from 3 races. Both boats were clinical in their finishing, and will look to build on the good performance during the Trimaran and Catamaran Championships in February. The 2nd boat to cross the line in the Multihull Class for the Round Tekong Race was Miss Visayan – but her efforts were not enough to secure a place on the overall podium, having missed out on the Round Ubin Race. Series runner ups to Kublai Khan are Bula and Dot Dot Dot, having placed 3rd and 4th respectively in the Round Tekong Race.

Twisted Creature bounced back from a 6th place finish during the Felkin Buoy Race to sneak ahead of Balqis II yesterday – placing 2nd by just under 10 seconds on corrected time. Her performance was good enough to secure Matt and Kellie 2nd overall 7 points behind winners Addiction. Balqis II scored the best of the rest, placing 3rd in both the Felkin Buoy Race and Round Tekong Race to complete the podium for the beach catamaran class. Special mention to Pac Man, skippered by Michael Huffines. The father-son duo scored respectably this series, successfully circumnavigating Tekong with one of the youngest crew in the fleet and placing 4th twice over 2 weekends!

The Keelboat PY Class saw Marut claim her first overall event title under the helmsmanship of Skipper Guilherme. The Portuguese sailed brilliantly to notch another bullet, finishing the series with 4 points as overall champion in Signature Sunday Series, PY Class. 2nd around pulau tekong is an experienced sailor on his new boat – Forever Young! The young 84 previously of Shoon Fung Too fame had recently been refurbished, and now comes under the care of skipper Jasper Knoben. While she is nowhere in contention for the overall series, her strong performance bodes well for next week’s Two-Island Race. Three 3rd place results in three weekends consolidated Waka Tere’s position in 2nd for the overall series – making her the most consistent performer in the fleet. Despite poor results in the Round island races, a win during last week’s Felkin Buoy Race secured Remington her place on the podium, taking 3rd with a total of 11 points. The S&S 42 thrives in off-the-wind conditions, especially prevalent during the felkin buoy race.

The fight between the J24 and J29 was concluded yesterday, with the smaller of the two emerging victorious and claiming the 2024 Signature Sunday Series challenge plate for the IRC Class. Jellico was in excellent form on water, making all the right tactical calls on the course. Adona while 2nd, were gracious in defeat, and will be looking to better their performance at the next event. Minx remains the most consistent, scoring her third 3rd place finish for the Round Tekong Race for a total of 9 points for the Series.

Congratulations to all winners, and thank you everyone for participating in the 2024 Signature Sunday Series. We look forward to seeing everyone back this Saturday for the Two-Island Race.

Results

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Overall Signature Sunday Series

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CSC Optimist Championship (Gold) 2024

The Optimist Gold Fleet is back at CSC for another round of racing! In addition to our seasoned sailors, we see some fresh faces who have just been promoted from the Silver Fleet. No matter your level of experience, we will be cheering you on, and we hope everyone accomplishes their personal targets this weekend!

Everyone can unanimously agree that the day’s weather was dreary, to say the least. The rain was incessant, and the chilly air added to the discomfort of being out on water. However, one positive from today’s conditions was the presence of consistent winds. This allowed the race committee to hit the maximum of 4 races, making today a productive one. Also, with all races being the IODA course, it was a valuable opportunity for sailors to refine their strategies beyond the typical Windward-Leeward races.

The names that make up the top set are not unfamiliar. Nobody can doubt that the sailor leading the fleet is Ethan Chia (121), showcasing his customary consecutive bullet finishes once again. Lucas Cao Zhihong (149), who was just shy of placing top 10 in last month’s regatta, is now 2nd overall! He is followed by another Ethan, this time Ethan Lee (4416) who rounds off the current podium. Also as expected, the ladies who command the Female Category are Germaine Sim (3177), Desiree Lee Yuet Chi (4698) and Mikaela Rae Ng (151). Well done to these sailors for their outstanding performance!

Heading the CSC pack is of course Lyric Li Yuxuan (728), her advanced expertise securing herself an impressive 19th overall. Charles Kong (716) has also done fantastically to place himself 21st overall! CSC squadron members who are competing in their first-ever races in the Gold Fleet are Judy Zhang Sudjana (33) and Sayawaki Kogut Leopold (710). Being in 70th and 76th positions respectively, they have done an excellent job despite having a taste of the elevated skill of their competitors. A big congratulations to them for achieving this milestone!

The conclusion of Day 1 of the CSC Optimist Championships (Gold) 2024 marks another successful day of racing. Rest well, and all the best to everyone for the final day!

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CSC ILCA & 29er Open (Day 2)

The final day of the CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024 was characterised by similar conditions except for the absence of rain, an unexpected occurrence in this typically wet monsoon season. The current was yet again as strong as ever by mid-afternoon, however, our sailors have now better anticipated this challenge. Furthermore, with 7 races run in total for the ILCA 6s and 29ers and 6 races for the ILCA 4s, each sailor is allowed to discard only one race. This demands them to operate at the pinnacle of their performance, leaving little room for error.

The ILCA 4s had an interesting set of conditions to battle with, especially in the last race. As the winds subsided and the current picked up, a substantial majority—three-quarters, to be precise—of the fleet found themselves unable to complete the race within the finishing window. In a hard-fought competition, Eitan Oh (222743), Ian Goh (222713) and Sarah Yong (214438) claim the 3 spots on the podium. For CSC’s Tiago Cheng De Villemor Salgado (222437), it seems like Day 1 of the regatta was simply a warm-up exercise for him. His progress has been nothing short of remarkable, evident from consistent top 4 positions in all races today! Also among the CSC squad, Lukas Kiasselbach (221597), Samuel Tan Hardy (221934) and Maia Lim Laurie (223201) have done well too, together with Misa Lim Laurie (223202) who claims the overall champion for the 12 years and under category.

For the ILCA 6s, the podium remains steadfast with no alterations to the top 3 positions. Kenan Tan (205778) takes the gold, followed by Isaac Goh (219158) and Jarrod Toh (214748). Nonetheless, further down the fleet, there has been some reshuffling of the rankings. One such example is Abigail Koh (214237), who improved to 4th overall given her exceptional top 5 finishes in today’s races. Aidan Ang (209051) also makes up for his DNS and RTD from yesterday and is now 12th place from 17th. Additionally, CSC’s Rohit Behl (3) moves up 2 places, while John Gabriel Lim (206799), Caio Sullivan (221931) and James Sullivan (19291) maintain their rankings. A great job to our ILCA sailors!

The victors in the 29er class, Seth Low and Amos Tham (SGP) exhibited unparalleled mastery. Their performance was flawless, marked by a succession of bullet finishes, leaving no room for contention throughout the day. Following them, Nicole Ng Hui Hong / Ezann Sephira Tan (SIN) and Cheryl Yong Heng Xi / Annika Chui (8) exchanged places in the rankings. The former duo claims the coveted second position on the podium, having closely trailed Seth and Amos in each race throughout the day. Josh Ang Shaal (153), although the last in the fleet, did improve from yesterday with 3rd place finishes in most of the day’s races.

Once again, we would like to express our appreciation to the Race Committee, Coaches, Staff and Volunteers for making this all possible. Thank you to all sailors for your unwavering commitment and outstanding performance in this regatta, and see you next time!

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