CSC Commodore’s Cup 2024 (Day 2 and SailFest Finale)

In typical end-season fashion, the NE Monsoon waned on Sunday, providing us with less breeze than we had hoped for. Nonetheless, it was enough for the Race Committee to carve out 3 races for all classes, and still make good time for the evening festivities.

Open Dinghy & Optimist Fleet

In addition to the lighter and more volatile conditions, The strong currents posed a further challenge for our less seasoned kids, while the lighter winds favoured our smaller sailors. With the varied wind and weather conditions, the past two days were a great opportunity for our sailors to sharpen their racing skills under the guidance of our coaches.

In the Optimist category, John Raphael Lim (4494), Jade Yeh (798) and Mikail Shahrom (704) make up our three medallists, with just a single point separating Raphael from Jade! Although siblings Gaitan Sullivan (SGP) and Riley Sullivan did not compete yesterday, they have sailed exceptionally well today and would have likely been contenders for the top five otherwise! We hope that all our Opti kids enjoyed racing this weekend and had fun with some friendly competition.

A big congratulations to Caio Sullivan (221931), Tiago Salgado (222437), and Ikuto Mori (221687) for securing the coveted top three places in the Open Division! A notable mention to Misa Lim (223203), the only lady competing in the Open Division who has also clinched a podium finish among the ILCAs.

Keelboats, Multihulls and Beach Catamarans

The big boys and girls faced the same conditions, but were fortunate to get a bit more of the strong stuff further out in the channel. Saturday’s winds did however batter some sailors into submission – as we miss Jonty J and Bubble Trouble on the start line for the PY and Beach Catamaran Class respectively. Reduced to 2 boats, Twisted Creature and Balqis II requested for shorter courses, clearly feeling the physical toll inflicted on Day 1. After battling it out on two pennant 9 and one pennant 4 course, the Nacra 15 emerged as the 2024 Commodore’s Cup champion, just 2 points ahead of close friends and rivals, Twisted Creature. Kellie and Matt however had put in some amazing effort this season, thus resulting in Twisted Creature being rewarded with a 2nd overall in the CSC Sailing Festival Leaderboard Final standings. Despite their absence at the Commodore’s Cup, Addiction skippered by Jeremy Perrier and the other Nacra 15 helmed by Uli Braun had secured 1st and 3rd respectively overall for this Sailing Festival – congratulations to both.

In the Multihull Class, there were some interesting exchanges on water, as the battle for 2nd place heated up between Miss Visayan and Dot Dot Dot. These were 2 very competent boats, and their passion had also translated into a protest proceeding after the race. Despite being dismissed, it was clearly a good learning opportunity for both teams to learn and improve their knowledge of the racing rules! Right at the top, Kublai Khan settled into her groove, completing the remaining 3 races with clean victories, taking the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy as well as the overall 2024 CSC Sailing Festival Challenge Trophy for the Multihulls. Miss Visayan claimed 2nd place, with a consistent showing for all events available – the edge she needed over 3rd placed Bula, who unfortunately  had to miss the Commodore’s Cup this year.

Now reduced to 12, the PY Keelboat Fleet had the J24s asserting their dominance in the lighter and more fickle conditions, with RSYC Dua and RSYC Tiga sharing the spoils on Day 2. Dua claimed a bullet in Race 4 and 6, while Tiga took the remaining bullet in Race 5. Together their consistent results held back strong performances from the big boys, scoring first and second overall after 6 races. Southern Light came closest in the fleet’s attempt to unseat the leaders, finishing 3rd and a total of 20 points after 1 discard. This was a great result for the Sharpe’s, marking their return to Club racing after an extended hiatus. Despite their struggles, the never-say-die attitude from Remington reaped rewards – Paul and his lean crew of 2 secured 10th in the Commodore’s Cup, with a shiny first for the 2024 CSC Sailing Festival overall standings! The S&S 42 boasts participation in all 5 events, and a total of 12 points from their best 4 results. Consistency and attendance – this was reflected in the results for 2nd and 3rd placed Waka Tere and RSYC Dua – both teams having completed all 5 events, and performing consistently well throughout the season. We would also like to acknowledge the participation and support from the 6 visiting boats: RSYC Dua, RSYC Tiga, Bound to Please (RSYC), Premier Cru1 (SAFYC), Firstlight (RM) and Rainbow Dream (RM) ! Great stuff – you guys are always welcome to race with us.

It was certainly a day for the J24s, as Jellico switched it up a gear to unseat her larger sister, Adona. 3 bullets from 3 races secured her the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy in the IRC Class, a great result from the defending national J24 champion. The tussle for 3rd was a battle between the Archambault 40 and the X342. Red Rum One had a good day out, and relished the long passage on Race 6, scoring her best result for the regatta. That together with an edge over Minx in Race 4 placed her 2 points ahead of Minx in the final tally. However Minx did not go home empty-handed, and have their spotless attendance to thank. Having raced in all races available for the Sailing Festival, the mighty Minx was rewarded with a well-deserved 3rd overall for the 2024 season. Jellico’s triumph at the Commdore’s Cup translated into a double, as she also secured the silverware for the overall sailing festival standings, placing 2 points ahead of Adona in 2nd.

And with that, the CSC Commodore’s Cup and CSC Sailing Festival 2024 comes to a close! Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the sailors who have participated and we look forward to seeing you again!

Keelboat, Multihull and Beach Cat Results

Commodore’s Cup Results 2024 – R1-6 and Overall

2024 Sailing Festival Leaderboard_Final

Open Dinghy and Optimist Results

2nd Day Overall Results_Open Division 3 March 2024

ILCA 4 Overall Results_Open Division 2&3 March 2024

Optimist Day 2

 

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