Signature Sunday Series 2024 (Felkin Buoy Race)

The NE Monsoon has returned! (and hopefully settled in). The 2nd instalment of the CSC Signature Sunday Series brings competitors on a scenic journey to the west – rounding Felkin Buoy and returning to the Club line to finish. All 24 boats participating were treated to a fresh NNE breeze, with the fastest boat lapping up the course in a blistering 2hr 6mins.

Addiction led the 6-strong fleet of beach catamarans – the largest turn-out in months! It was fantastic to see new entrants Pac Man and the usual suspects of Nacra 15s and Vipers return to race, hopefully a sign of  better attendance in subsequent weeks. Pac Man was a father and son outfit, sailing well to surprise the more experienced lot with a 4th place finish. the remaining podium placings were occupied by both Nacra 15s, with Uli claiming 2nd and Zaheera securing 3rd on Balqis II.

In the Multihull Class, we also saw a healthy fleet of 6, with last week’s Round Ubin Champion, Kublai Khan yet again leading the fleet to score her 2nd bullet for the Series. This Series is now skipper Scott McCook’s to lose, as he enters the final instalment with the lowest score possible. Dot Dot Dot executed her best performance to date, placing 2nd just seconds ahead of Bula in 3rd. With strong performances all round, Bula will be looking to bring their A game at the Round Tekong Race, to consolidate her position on the podium.

The Keelboat PY Class was a very competitive affair, but Sunday’s conditions were cetainly in Remington’s favour. The S&S 42 lapped up the off-wind course, placing well within sight of the lead boat (Waka Tere) to claim victory on corrected time. Waka Tere’s line honours was worthy of a 3rd place finish, as she succumbed on handicap to last week’s Round Ubin Champion, Marut! Good sailing throughout the fleet, as even the last boat finished in a respectable timing of under 5hrs.

The fight for first place in the IRC Class looks to be a two-horse race, as the J29 and J24 in the fleet pull ahead after a strong performance in the Felkin Buoy Race. Round Ubin winners Jellico could not make it consecutive wins, as her big sister Adona registered a dominant performance to claim line honours and a comfortable 4 minute lead on handicap. Jellico’s efforts rewarded her with a 2nd place finish, and Minx completes the winners with another consistent result in 3rd. These three boats enter Round Tekong Race with 3, 3 and 6 points respectively. While Minx has an outside chance, the 2 Js are displaying great form on water.

Congratulations all winners – 24 boats on water makes for a breathtaking view! See you all this Sunday for the Round Tekong Race, the 3rd and final instalment of our CSC Signature Sunday Series.



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