CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024 (Day 2)

Day 2 of the Championships ushered in south-easterly winds, a welcome change from yesterday’s dismal weather. The morning began with a gentle breeze that gradually strengthened into steady, moderate winds, much to the delight of our sailors. These favourable conditions enabled the race committee to successfully conduct four races, making it 6 races completed in total for the regatta.

For the J24s, our top 3 remain unchanged, with Jellico as our undisputed champion with bullets in nearly every race. Some notable manoeuvres among the fleet include Race 4, where Jock took a gamble by sailing towards the starboard layline, a move that ultimately paid off as they took advantage of a lift and secured a commendable third-place finish. Meanwhile, Balqis, leading for the first time in the series, was narrowly edged out by Jellico, falling just short of claiming a bullet. Race 5 began with a strong start for Jellico, Jock, RSYC Tiga and Balqis, all of whom positioned themselves well on time and made for an exciting rivalry.

In the final race, RSYC Tiga found themselves squeezed outside the start line, but managed to recover some of their lost time and finished the regatta strongly, placing themselves second overall. Jock also made an incredible comeback from their disappointment of the previous day, completing Race 6 with a well-deserved bullet. To mark the end of the Championships for the J24s, RSYC Empat and Shengli had a close finish, crossing the line within seconds of each other. A job well done to the J24 teams for their outstanding performances throughout the regatta!

In the Platu Class, the on-water dynamics were quite different from Day 1. Thanks to SMUMad’s consecutive wins in the earlier races, they could afford to retire from the final race due to some issues with their equipment. Unlike yesterday, SMUve had a great run, staying ahead of SMUMad alongside Boreas in Race 5 with gusts in their favour. However, Boreas were able to finish just 5 seconds ahead of SMUve in an exciting last downwind in the same race. Nonetheless, SMUve’s bullet in the final race allowed them to overtake Notus in the overall rankings. Congratulations to SMUMad for reclaiming their title this year, and kudos to the rest of the Platu fleet for putting up a good fight!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for this edition of the One-Design Championships. It was a pleasure to welcome sailors from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC), Singapore Management University Sailing Club (SMUSC), and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC) for two great days of racing. Well done to all the participants, and we look forward to another exciting event next year!

Results

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CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024 (Day 1)

The time has come for boats in the J24 and Platu Classes to compete in the CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024! This year’s event draws teams from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC), Singapore Management University Sailing Club (SMUSC), and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC). With a total of 11 boats poised at the starting line, this year’s competition promises to be compact but fiery, showcasing the talents of many skilled sailors.

The nearly complete absence of wind proved to be the most formidable challenge of the day. As the hours passed, sails hung limp, and progress was painstakingly slow. Nonetheless, a heavy shower which drenched our sailors in Race 1 added some drama to an otherwise unimaginative day. By Race 2, the wind had died down again which called for a shortening of the race course. Despite these challenges, the race committee successfully squeezed in two races for today, and we look forward to more optimal conditions tomorrow.

In the J24 Class, defending champions Jellico set out to retain their title, and they are certainly on the right track to do so. Despite the tricky conditions, Jellico managed to secure bullets in both races, proving they remain a formidable force on the water. RSYC Tiga and Balqis also delivered strong performances, consistently challenging each other and keeping the competition tight. Unfortunately for Jock, a broken tiller forced an early retirement in Race 1. We hope tomorrow brings a more eventful and favourable day of racing for them! Looking ahead, we anticipate the remaining races to present more opportunities for the J24 fleet to engage in close racing and bring a shake-up in the rankings.

Leading the charge in the Platu Class, SMUMad continued their dominance early on, securing a commanding first-place finish in both races. Their consistent performance and significant lead over the rest of the fleet reaffirm their status as formidable contenders. Meanwhile, Boreas, despite showing strong potential, made the mistake of crossing the start line too early in Race 2, costing them some valuable time to catch up to SMUMad. Rounding off the top 3 is Notus, who demonstrated great resilience in improving from their first race. Last but not least, SMUve were just shy of completing their last race, coming within two boat lengths of the finish just when the finishing window closed! While the poor wind conditions spoilt a little of the fun, all boats in the Platu fleet still made a commendable effort to navigate today’s circumstances.

As we move into the last day of the One-Design Championships, all teams are surely determined to make tomorrow count. Jellico and SMUMad will aim to consolidate their leads in their respective Classes, while the rest of the keelboats are focused on climbing up the ranks. Good luck to all teams for the remaining races!

Results

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CSC Sunday Series I 2024 (Race5/Finale)

The Sunday Series I finale experienced vastly different conditions to Saturday’s Twilight Race. With multiple weather systems building over the horizon, sailors enjoyed a prevailing easterly breeze in the waters off tekong, as they tackled a challenging pennant 4 course.

Fresh from her victory in the Twilight Series, Jong Dee’s wish for more participants in the IRC Class came true, as she was joined by 2 other Js, Jellico and Adona. Unofficially, the fleet was also more bustling with with  3 boats from SMU Sailing joining the course on a practice run for next week’s One-Design Championships. Excitement right off the bat as Jong Dee forced Adona over the line in a premature start, subsequently also succumbing to the same fate together with Jellico on leeward. Adona was quickest to recover, and she extended her lead comfortably over the rivals to score victory in Race 5. Jellico’s 2nd place finish was sufficient to defend her spot on top in the overall series, as Adona settles for 2nd. Jong Dee placed 3rd in both Race 5 and the overall series, a decent result from the Twilight Series I champions. The SMU sailors were not too shabby either, with one team surviving a broach on the downwind to Squance, and would have placed 3rd on corrected time if they had been racing.

In the PY Class, it was a battle between a J24 and a Young 84, as Jock and Forever Young scored good starts in an interesting match-up. While Jasper and his team took an early lead, they could not put enough distance between her and the slippery J24. The Jockstars eventually took the win on corrected time, a result which secured them 3rd overall in the series. Forever Young’s 2nd place efforts awarded her with a 1 point edge over the absent Birregurra and the series I title for the PY Class.

Another 2-way match unfolded in the Multihull Class, as Miss Visayan and Bula return to tussle for top spot. Great starts from both boats, but it was eventually Miss Visayan which crossed the line first, thus making it the weekend double – taking home the Twilight Series I and Sunday Series I title for the Multihull Class. Bula could not repeat her excellent performance in Race 5 of the Twilight Series, and settles for 2nd in both the race and the Series.

Bubble Trouble ended their sailing journey in Singapore with their final Sunday Series race before returning to the UK. Will Adeney and crew kept the beach catamaran flag flying high, as the remaining members of the class could not commit to the first club series for the year. She was joined by Addiction in yesterday’s race, whose 3 wins out of 5 races this series earned her the top spot in the class.

Congratulations to all the winners, we hope you enjoyed the wind conditions over the weekend. See you all next week for the CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships.

Results

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CSC Twilight Series I 2024 (Race 5/Finale)

Becalmed conditions greeted the participants of the 5th and final race for the Twilight Series I, setting a challenging stage for the contenders in each class. An intimate fleet of 9 boats were on the start line yesterday, and despite the smaller numbers, the level of competition was not diminished. From the sensational Sapphire Star to the jockstars on Jock, the fleet was not short of talent and enthusiasm.

In the IRC Class, Jong Dee was sorely missing her close friends and rivals – Simba & Red Rum One. Thank you Skipper Paul Kendall and team for the perfect attendance sheet throughout this series and a superb performance for all races. On a slightly separate note – IRC registration and revalidation is open! Please submit your registration/revalidation forms and payment to info@irc-sea.com .

Skipper Suzanne and her Jockstars made it 2 consecutive wins with a stellar start and performance in yesterday’s light and tricky conditions. Fresh from her victory last week, she returned to secure her position on the podium, with her Race 5 earning the team 2nd overall for Twilight Series I. Despite surrendering first and second place to Jock and Shardana, Sapphire Star’s efforts in Race 5 were sufficient to defend her spot on top, as her 3rd place finish results in a total score of 7 points and the Series I title for the PY Class. Shardana’s first race with new owner Tony at the helm was completed on a positive note, a 2nd place finish amongst experienced competitors is a great achievement. Last but not least, Brio was last to finish for Race 5, but had the best attendance (apart from Sapphire Star and Jock) of the fleet – placing her a well-deserved 3rd overall.

The Multihull Class now looks like it is shaping up to be 2 clear battles on water: the tussle for first place between Miss Visayan and Bula, and the wrestle for 3rd between Sirius Swift and Dot Dot Dot. The first pair saw Bula win the battle but lose the war. Bula’s victory in Race 5 was not enough to unseat Miss Visayan, whose 3 bullets from Races 2 to 4 secured Gary and team the win for the series. Sirius Swift survived a late assault by Dot Dot Dot to take 3rd in Race 5. In doing so she successfully defends her overall position in 3rd for the Series.

The Beach Catamarans were not represented yesterday, but we’d like to acknowledge a superb effort from Bubble Trouble for participating in 4 out of the 5 races scheduled. Congratulations to all winners, we pray for more winds this afternoon, as we conclude the Sunday Series I with Race 5 commencing at 2pm. See you on water!

Results

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Series Results

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