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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