CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024 (Day 1)

The new year welcomes the CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024, a highly anticipated event for ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and 29er sailors eager to test their skills in the Northeast monsoon. The wind hovered at around 0 degrees, and it was a relatively luminous day, notwithstanding the sudden downpour in race 2. Adding to the mix of conditions was the increasing strength of the current as the day progressed. By race 4, the lighter ILCAs had a formidable challenge to hold their ground and not get pushed too far out. For the race committee, it was a successful day overall with sufficient races run for all boat classes.

While the ILCA 6s and 29ers completed 4 races for the day, the ILCA 4s had to settle for 3 instead. With many crossing the line too early, the AP and Black flags had to be flown to ensure all races had a satisfactory start. Making up the top 3 are Sarah Yong (214438), Gabi Oh (224461) and Eitan Oh (222743), with 11 points separating the three sailors. However, Eitan might have to watch his back as he is tied in points with Ian Goh (222713) at 4th place. Notable contenders from the CSC team are Tiago Cheng De Villemor Salgado (222437), placing 14th in his first ILCA regatta, and Lukas Kiasselbach (221597) who is just 2 places behind Tiago. Youngling Misa Lim Laurie (223202) is also at the forefront of the 12 years and under category! Well done to our sailors!

The ILCA 6s consist of a small pack of 19, yet it brought some exciting rivalry between the adept sailors. After registering at least top 4 finishes in today’s races, Kenan Tan (205778) from RVYC is comfortably in the lead. Also from the same club, Jarrod Toh (214748) now places 3rd, a great showing in this competitive fleet. Sandwiched between Kenan and Jarrod is CSC’s Isaac Goh (219158), who performed superbly with bullet finishes in 2 out of 4 races. Kudos to the ILCA 6 sailors for their impressive endurance despite the tiring day they had!

Now, the 29ers. Duo Seth Low and Amos Tham (SGP) take the provisional lead after consistent top 2 placings in all 4 races today, while Cheryl Yong Heng Xi and Annika Chui (8) sit behind them by 3 points. Trailing behind the latter are Nicole Ng Hui Hong and Ezann Sephira Tan (SIN), who unfortunately had their bullet finish in race 1 erased after a disqualification. Perhaps race 1 brought an air of bad luck, as Josh Ang Shaal (153) capsized before the start and was handed a DNS. Amid the colourful spinnakers and bright sails, his boat rounds off the fleet for the 29ers.

A great job to the sailors today for their perseverance despite the volatile conditions. Have a well-deserved rest, and good luck to all tomorrow!

Results

29er Result Summary

ILCA 4 Result Summary

ILCA 6 Result Summary

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