CSC Sunday Series I 2024 (Race 4)

We welcome back the delightful doldrums – the most testing conditions yet for the boats in this series. At one point, the dinghies were experiencing winds from the east and our participating boats were receiving winds from the west, all at the same time. Paired with the scorching heat and a strong outgoing current after the start, Race 4 of the Sunday Series I had many of the sailors on their toes throughout the course.

In the IRC Class, Jellico unsurprisingly excelled in the light air, as skipper Cedric read the conditions well while sailing the J24 short-handed. 3 persons was all that was needed to notch her 2nd bullet for the series, unseating Jong Dee and Adona as the top IRC boat going into the 5th and final race of the series. Jong Dee’s consistent attendance and performance puts the J35 1 point adrift, and the J29 on 14 points in 3rd overall. Great to see a healthy fleet of 7 boats in the IRC Class – I look forward to another close battle between the three Js on 19th May.

It felt like it took forever for Forever Young to start, as she misjudged the wind and current at the start line. The Young 84 gave the PY fleet a huge advantage, but managed to redeem herself on the return leg from Serangoon Buoy, clinching her second consecutive bullet for the series. She turns up the heat on overall leader Birregurra, whose 2nd place finish yesterday positions the Hanse 415 in the driving seat 5 points ahead of Jasper and crew. Waka Tere’s no-show in race 4 drops her out of contention for the top spot, but still manages to place 3rd as the best of the rest. Brio’s third place finish in race 4 was her only race this season, and will not be in contention for the overall Sunday Series I prizes.

Miss Visayan nearly lost race 4 to Bula, after a poor start and initial struggle with the fickle conditions. It was certainly a disappointing result for Bula, as they had done so well to stay ahead for most of the race. The 2 boats look set to score 1st and 2nd overall, As Dot Dot Dot missed Races 1 and 2 of this series.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, unless Addiction sails in the 5th and final race, no prizes will be awarded for the series. Addictions participation yesterday was a positive spark in an otherwise quiet fleet. With many sailors travelling, it is great to see Addiction’s return and Bubble Trouble’s support in the weekend events.

Congratulations to all winners, we look forward to Race 4 of the Twilight Series on 11 May.

Results

Race 4_Sunday Series I 2024 Results

Series Results

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