CSC@Tioman Regatta 2024 (19 June Final Day)

19 June 2024 – Inshore Racing and Overall Results

The AP was up on the morning of our final day of racing as we waited for the winds to fill in. That did not take too long, though, as solid 12-knot winds quickly rushed in by 10.30 am, allowing the race committee to run 3 windward-leeward races as planned. The first race of the day was a quick one, wrapping up in just under 23 minutes. Firstlight, despite some trouble with their spinnaker on the last leg, managed to cross the finish line first as they had a good angle to their end point. However, that still cost them, as they ended up just 2 seconds behind Rainbow Dream on corrected time! For the last two races, the race committee flew the Pennant 2 flag, giving the sailors more opportunities to relish in the strong winds. The timing was truly perfect – just as our last boat, SITKA, finished race 4, the winds had suddenly dropped. This was seemingly a cue for us to wrap up the regatta and head back to shore.

With the passage race, round island race and inshore races now behind us, it is time to dive into the overall results! Firstlight sits pretty on top with 4 points – a well-deserved result for they have found their groove and raced impressively today (barring the fact she almost speared Edwin’s head!), even pipping out Rainbow Dream who performed exceptionally well too, completing the series just 1 point adrift. The eclectic mix of crew onboard the Lavranos 34 displayed teamwork which made the dream work, excelling in the inshore races to earn their place on the podium. Sirius Omega, after taking first in the Passage Race and second in the Round Tulai race, could not quite replicate the same success in the inshore races, tying for points with SITKA. The Sun Odyssey 479 however broke the tie with their impressive performance at the Round Tulai Race, earning the team a place on the podium. The feat was admirable, considering their consistent spinnaker issues in races 2 to 4, inhibiting them from demonstrating their full potential that we all saw during the Round Tulai race. Despite placing fourth, the Hanse 46 skippered by Eugene Wong had much to cheer about, boasting possibly the most luxurious interior of the fleet, as well as registering the quickest time of all Keelboats racing in the 110 nautical mile passage from Singapore to Tioman. In the Multihull Category, Miss Visayan takes it all, for she participated in every race and performed at peak condition even though there was not much competition. Nonetheless, special mention still goes to Bula for completing the Round Tulai race solo in under 3 hours!

Overall, it was a fantastic few days of racing, as we were thankfully blessed with beautiful weather and consistent winds. Let’s cross our fingers for next year’s regatta to be just as action-packed as this one!

Prize-Giving and BBQ Dinner

The team from Berjaya Tioman Resort organised a wonderful outdoor BBQ dinner and prize-giving under the cabanas just behind the beach, offering a picturesque backdrop of the bay. The live acoustic music by Dansen John, combined with the delectable food and gentle breeze, added charm to the evening and made for an spectacular final night in Tioman.

Well done to the winners and all who have participated in this series of racing! We sincerely hope everyone had a memorable time, whether it be catching the winds on water or engaging in the multitude of activities at the resort. We would also love to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing individuals who made this event a huge success:

  • The team at Berjaya Tioman Resort — your outstanding hospitality and service definitely made this island a haven for both rest and fun, and our experience here a comfortable one.
  • Ms. Shahidah together with her team, our dedicated CIQP and Port Clearance officer in Tioman — her helpfulness in documentation and communication gave everyone peace of mind throughout our week-long stay.
  • May Ling and the CSC Admin Team, our in-house CIQP and port clearance officer in Singapore — she was reliable as always, working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all boats cleared in and out of Singapore with no issues.
  • Dansen John — for going the extra mile to journey from Singapore to serenade us with your singing once again!

Finally, whether you were racing or cruising, a big thank you to all sailors who joined us at Tioman:

  1. Miss Visayan
  2. Bula
  3. Firstlight
  4. Sirius Omega
  5. SITKA
  6. Rainbow Dream
  7. First Light
  8. Kaatabuggi
  9. Summer Breeze
  10. Skybird
  11. En Dian

May everyone have a safe trip back to CSC, and here’s to more destination regattas in the future!

Results

P Tioman Series Day 2 Results PY

P Tioman Series Day 2 Results MH

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