Bintan Regatta 2024 (Day 2)

Our final day of racing in Bintan is officially over! From the strong camaraderie shared both on water and on shore to the captivating entertainment at Lagoi Bay, this long weekend is certainly one to remember for all of us.

Today’s weather conditions were the opposite of yesterday’s. When we departed Bandar Bentan Telani, the air was still, amplifying the sweltering heat we were already experiencing at Lagoi Bay. As it took a long while for the wind to fill in, only 2 windward-leeward races were completed for the day. However, it was still great fun, and there was plenty of close racing to witness. The champions of each category could also walk, or rather, sail home with a specially crafted trophy featuring a boat model made from fish parts. We hope the unique experience of Bintan was an exciting experience for everyone.

In the first race of the day, Born in Fire made an error in judgment by dropping their spinnaker while attempting to gybe simultaneously. This caused them to stall momentarily, creating a prime opportunity for Silhouette to cruise past them. Nonetheless, the tables were flipped in race 5 when Silhouette did not manage to secure their position rounding Mark 2, allowing Born in Fire to slip past and snatch back the last bullet. This was the crucial move that determined the winner of the tie-breaker between these two boats. A very well done to Born in Fire for emerging victorious in the keelboat category, and Silhouette for putting up a good fight. Kudos as well to Birregurra and Summer Breeze for their commendable performances.

Now, the multihulls. With Kublai Khan choosing to sit out of racing today, all eyes were on Miss Visayan and Soluna. Miss Visayan was truly at the top of her game this weekend, with only one second-place finish marring an otherwise flawless record of consecutive bullets. Soluna did also perform admirably to clinch second overall, but Miss Visayan’s exceptional speed was indeed too quick for anyone to catch up. Congratulations to Miss Visayan, Soluna, and Kublai Khan for your achievements in this weekend.

In the bittersweet conclusion of the Bintan Regatta, we would like to thank our partners and sponsors for their instrumental role in making the regatta a success. Firstly, we express our gratitude to Bintan Resort Cakrawala for their invaluable partnership in co-organising this event alongside CSC. Without their unwavering support, racing in such a picturesque location would not have been possible. Furthermore, our sincere appreciation goes to our accommodation partner, Grand Lagoi Hotel Bintan, for their efforts in making Bintan the amazing getaway it is, and ensuring that our sailors are well-fed and rejuvenated for each day.

Finally, a huge thank you to all skippers and crew for your participation in this regatta. Your eagerness to sail truly breathed life into this event, and we hope to see you again in the next edition of the Bintan Regatta.

May everyone have a safe journey back to CSC!


Bintan Regatta 2024 Results Day 2 Overall

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