CSC Trimaran Championships 2024 (Day 1)

The wind gods continue to bless us with excellent wind conditions, as the NE Monsoon once again delivered on time – providing the perfect playground for the 6 Trimarans and 3 Wetas participating in the 2024 edition of the CSC Trimaran Championships. Though the fleet is significantly smaller compared to 2023’s turnout, the racing was no less exciting, as teams crossed amas throughout the afternoon (maybe a little too literally) and the time difference between boats were very narrow.

In the Trimaran Class, Kublai Khan leads the fleet after 3 races, scoring 2 bullets and a 5th to start day 2 in pole position. Skippered and crewed by veterans in the sailing scene, we expect no less from the conqueror. From 2nd to 6th is where the fun really is – the group is evenly matched, with the teams taking turns to lead at different points of each race. Emerging from the fray is the bullish Bula – whose experience and perseverance paid off, overcoming a botched start in Race 3 to claw her way back to 3rd. A 4th and a 2nd in Races 1 and 2 gives her a slim 1 point lead over Phoenix in 3rd overall. The rest of the fleet have all placed on the podium at least once, special mention to Sirius Swift for sailing consistently better each race, taking advantage of the higher winds in Race 3 to squeeze out her first bullet, a great performance from Eugene and crew.

With many of the Weta sailors absent due to work/travels, the Weta Class was eventually represented by three boats – Stripes, Kermit and Gulf. Kermit was the 2023 champion, and Skipper Adam Dean fancied his chances at mounting a successful title defense in a small fleet. Antonio Bertoletti from Stripes however had other ideas – the Italian Stallion galloped away with the 2024 title, outclassing Kermit in all 4 races available to claim victory in the Weta Class. Kermit however put up a respectable fight, despite sailing 2-up. The additional crew weight on board may have been the reason for the difference in speed and the eventual loss, but Adam and crew were nonetheless having a good time on water, and that’s a win in our book!

Amidst the Singapore airshow displays and gorgeous NE Monsoon, we return for more racing this afternoon – as we attempt to complete the series with 3 more races for the Trimaran Class. Good luck to all competitors, and enjoy the breeze!

Results

CSC Trimaran C’ship 2024 Day 1 Results

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