CSC Twilight Series I 2024 (Race 2)

The Twilight Series continues to enjoy exceptional weather, as the 18 boats participating yesterday breezed through the course in a comfortable 8-10 knots of wind from the North East. Amidst the rain on Friday and now becalmed conditions today, Saturday’s sunshine and fresh breeze was a window of opportunity enjoyed by all.

Some may have gotten carried away with the wind – and who can blame them? Bubble Trouble was the only beach catamaran participating, and she thoroughly relished the sail along the east johor straits – so much so that she passed CSC 1 on the wrong side, earning her skipper and crew a down-down for the mistake. Nevertheless, CSC gave her the win, and a gentle reminder to sail the correct course.

There was an impressive 6 boats on the start line for the Multihull class. We welcome the return of Dot Dot Dot and Gogga, with the latter notably racing as the smallest multihull in the fleet. Miss Visayan, Dot Dot Dot and Gogga were slightly overzealous on the start line, earning a dip below the line to exonerate themselves. It was an incredible game of pursuit, as Miss Visayan and Dot Dot Dot tore through the fleet to contend with Bula and Sirius Swift for a place on the podium. Unfortunately for Bula, a ripped spinnaker dropped her to 3rd overall, as Miss Visayan and Dot Dot Dot cemented their positions in 1st and 2nd respectively.

In the PY Class, Sapphire Star bounced back from a heart-wrenching 3-second loss on corrected time from the first race of the series, to claim a convincing victory in Race 2. Skipper Simon Connor was all smiles, as she subdued the likes of Birregurra and Waka Tere, strong contenders who scored 2nd and 3rd respectively – with only 7 seconds separating them. Remington was left lamenting what could have been, if they had executed a perfectly timed start. The S & S 42 lost precious time exonerating herself after a premature start, and eventually clawed her way back to a 4th place finish.

The IRC Class was represented by Red Rum One, Jong Dee, Minx and Simba. The largest in the fleet was also the fastest, as the Archambault 40 scored a comfortable line honours, but not unusually, succumbed to corrected time and settling for 2nd overall. She was bested by the J35, Jong Dee. With Paul away, their young crew Josei took up the challenge of helming the vessel to victory. He met the objective, as she sailed well and looked in complete control throughout the race. The battle for 3rd was between Simba and Minx, but the breezy conditions took a physical toll on the latter’s solo efforts, allowing Simba to solidify her position in 3rd.

Congratulations to all the winners – we look forward to having all of you back for Race 3 of the Sunday Series on 21st April.

Results

Race 2_Twilight Series I 2024 Results

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