Every year the Club organizes a Twilight Race on 31st December – usually attracting a large number of participants celebrating New Year’s Eve. 2023 was however surprisingly quiet, with only a total of 5 boats on the start line. Prevailing wind conditions initially blew from the North West, but slowly moved to a North-Northeasterly direction later in the afternoon. The grey skies and unrelenting waves of rain made for a dramatic backdrop for the sail between Squance and Changi.
Many thanks for the support from Waka Tere, Remington, Bula, Dot Dot Dot and Rohit Behl on ILCA 6 – it was a refreshing change to have all 5 boats from 3 different classes starting together! The S&S 42 triumphed over the Nelson in the Keelboat class – with the latter struggling to extend her lead especially with the course being shortened mid-way. The 2 trimarans in the multihull Class were solo-sailed by their respective skippers, with Bula confidently taking the lead and maintaining it all the way until she made it across the finish line. Rohit Behl was the only dinghy sailor racing, but he made the most of his time on water. He lapped up the breeze as it picked up later in the race – lamenting about the shortened course upon his return to shore. He will hopefully be joined by more dinghy sailors for 1st January’s Hangover Race.
Thanks again everybody for celebrating on NYE with us! Despite the small numbers, it was all smiles on water and plenty of cheer at the bar. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on New Year’s Day for the 2024 Hangover Race.