CSC Commodore’s Cup 2024 (Day 2 and SailFest Finale)

In typical end-season fashion, the NE Monsoon waned on Sunday, providing us with less breeze than we had hoped for. Nonetheless, it was enough for the Race Committee to carve out 3 races for all classes, and still make good time for the evening festivities.

Open Dinghy & Optimist Fleet

In addition to the lighter and more volatile conditions, The strong currents posed a further challenge for our less seasoned kids, while the lighter winds favoured our smaller sailors. With the varied wind and weather conditions, the past two days were a great opportunity for our sailors to sharpen their racing skills under the guidance of our coaches.

In the Optimist category, John Raphael Lim (4494), Jade Yeh (798) and Mikail Shahrom (704) make up our three medallists, with just a single point separating Raphael from Jade! Although siblings Gaitan Sullivan (SGP) and Riley Sullivan did not compete yesterday, they have sailed exceptionally well today and would have likely been contenders for the top five otherwise! We hope that all our Opti kids enjoyed racing this weekend and had fun with some friendly competition.

A big congratulations to Caio Sullivan (221931), Tiago Salgado (222437), and Ikuto Mori (221687) for securing the coveted top three places in the Open Division! A notable mention to Misa Lim (223203), the only lady competing in the Open Division who has also clinched a podium finish among the ILCAs.

Keelboats, Multihulls and Beach Catamarans

The big boys and girls faced the same conditions, but were fortunate to get a bit more of the strong stuff further out in the channel. Saturday’s winds did however batter some sailors into submission – as we miss Jonty J and Bubble Trouble on the start line for the PY and Beach Catamaran Class respectively. Reduced to 2 boats, Twisted Creature and Balqis II requested for shorter courses, clearly feeling the physical toll inflicted on Day 1. After battling it out on two pennant 9 and one pennant 4 course, the Nacra 15 emerged as the 2024 Commodore’s Cup champion, just 2 points ahead of close friends and rivals, Twisted Creature. Kellie and Matt however had put in some amazing effort this season, thus resulting in Twisted Creature being rewarded with a 2nd overall in the CSC Sailing Festival Leaderboard Final standings. Despite their absence at the Commodore’s Cup, Addiction skippered by Jeremy Perrier and the other Nacra 15 helmed by Uli Braun had secured 1st and 3rd respectively overall for this Sailing Festival – congratulations to both.

In the Multihull Class, there were some interesting exchanges on water, as the battle for 2nd place heated up between Miss Visayan and Dot Dot Dot. These were 2 very competent boats, and their passion had also translated into a protest proceeding after the race. Despite being dismissed, it was clearly a good learning opportunity for both teams to learn and improve their knowledge of the racing rules! Right at the top, Kublai Khan settled into her groove, completing the remaining 3 races with clean victories, taking the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy as well as the overall 2024 CSC Sailing Festival Challenge Trophy for the Multihulls. Miss Visayan claimed 2nd place, with a consistent showing for all events available – the edge she needed over 3rd placed Bula, who unfortunately  had to miss the Commodore’s Cup this year.

Now reduced to 12, the PY Keelboat Fleet had the J24s asserting their dominance in the lighter and more fickle conditions, with RSYC Dua and RSYC Tiga sharing the spoils on Day 2. Dua claimed a bullet in Race 4 and 6, while Tiga took the remaining bullet in Race 5. Together their consistent results held back strong performances from the big boys, scoring first and second overall after 6 races. Southern Light came closest in the fleet’s attempt to unseat the leaders, finishing 3rd and a total of 20 points after 1 discard. This was a great result for the Sharpe’s, marking their return to Club racing after an extended hiatus. Despite their struggles, the never-say-die attitude from Remington reaped rewards – Paul and his lean crew of 2 secured 10th in the Commodore’s Cup, with a shiny first for the 2024 CSC Sailing Festival overall standings! The S&S 42 boasts participation in all 5 events, and a total of 12 points from their best 4 results. Consistency and attendance – this was reflected in the results for 2nd and 3rd placed Waka Tere and RSYC Dua – both teams having completed all 5 events, and performing consistently well throughout the season. We would also like to acknowledge the participation and support from the 6 visiting boats: RSYC Dua, RSYC Tiga, Bound to Please (RSYC), Premier Cru1 (SAFYC), Firstlight (RM) and Rainbow Dream (RM) ! Great stuff – you guys are always welcome to race with us.

It was certainly a day for the J24s, as Jellico switched it up a gear to unseat her larger sister, Adona. 3 bullets from 3 races secured her the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy in the IRC Class, a great result from the defending national J24 champion. The tussle for 3rd was a battle between the Archambault 40 and the X342. Red Rum One had a good day out, and relished the long passage on Race 6, scoring her best result for the regatta. That together with an edge over Minx in Race 4 placed her 2 points ahead of Minx in the final tally. However Minx did not go home empty-handed, and have their spotless attendance to thank. Having raced in all races available for the Sailing Festival, the mighty Minx was rewarded with a well-deserved 3rd overall for the 2024 season. Jellico’s triumph at the Commdore’s Cup translated into a double, as she also secured the silverware for the overall sailing festival standings, placing 2 points ahead of Adona in 2nd.

And with that, the CSC Commodore’s Cup and CSC Sailing Festival 2024 comes to a close! Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the sailors who have participated and we look forward to seeing you again!

Keelboat, Multihull and Beach Cat Results

Commodore’s Cup Results 2024 – R1-6 and Overall

2024 Sailing Festival Leaderboard_Final

Open Dinghy and Optimist Results

2nd Day Overall Results_Open Division 3 March 2024

ILCA 4 Overall Results_Open Division 2&3 March 2024

Optimist Day 2

 

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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2024 (Day 1)

We’re nearing the end of the CSC NE Monsoon Sailing Festival! Fortunately for us, this season’s wind conditions were favourable, and the predicted NE breeze came through over the month of February. The CSC Commodore’s Cup marks the end of the NE Monsoon sailing season, as we celebrate sailing at CSC with 2 days of intense racing across 6 classes. The 2 new classes added this year are the Open Dinghy and Optimist Class – providing an opportunity to recognize our growing youth and dinghy fleet. A total of 52 boats registered for this event, an incredible turn-out!

The IRC Keelboat fleet were represented by 4 very illustrious boats, most recently the winner of the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup – Red Rum One returns to contest against the reigning Singapore Regatta champion, Adona, J24 one-design champion, Jellico and 2023 Tioman Regatta winners, Minx! 3 rounds of rain did little to dampen the mood on water, as these hotshots grinded their way through 3 races to complete Day 1 of the regatta. Sitting on top at the end of Day 1 is the J29, Adona. She scored 2 bullets and a 2nd to go into Day 2 with a 2-point lead over Jellico. the J24 struggled to keep up with the leaders in the passage to North Angler, a course which Red Rum One thrived in. The results showed, as she claimed 2nd on corrected time. After 3 races, the Archambault 40 and Minx are tied on points, and will be pulling out all the stops for the remaining races.

13 boats lined up for the start of the PY Class – the largest keelboat fleet with seen in awhile! Thankfully, boats played it safe on the starts for all 3 races, ending day 1 with no major incidents on water. We are pleased to have 6 visiting boats racing with us, namely: Firstlight, Premier Cru1, Rainbow Dream, Bound to Please, RSYC Dua and RSYC Tiga. THank you for making the effort to join us for the Commodore’s Cup! Of the 6, many did well, as the 2 RSYC J24s Dua and Tiga had a good day out, ending Day 1 in first and second place. Notable mention also for Premier Cru1 – the Bavaria 44 sailed extremely well for the passage race (race 3), scoring her first bullet and completing the day on a positive note. We also welcome Southern Light back from her long break, the Moody 376 sailed well and is tied for 3rd with Birregurra after 3 races. Another commendable boat that should be recognized would be the father and son duo on Remington. Sailing and completing all 3 races 2-up requires tremendous effort – kudos to the S&S 42!

Contesting in the Multihull Class are Kublai Khan (conquerors of last week’s Tri Champs), Miss Visayan, Dot Dot Dot and Sirius Swift. The fleet seemed quite closely matched, but Miss Visayan capitalized on several unforced errors from Scott and his team to secure 2 bullets from 3 races. Kublai Khan ends the day in 2nd place, just 1 point ahead of Dot Dot Dot. We expect a fierce return from Kublai Khan in the remaining 3 races for this series.

Twisted Creature, Balqis II and Bubble Trouble had their stamina pushed to the limits, as the trio of beach catamarans bemoaned the long courses and strong winds. Of the three, the little one emerged on top, as Zaheera and crew on the Nacra 15 scored 2 bullets and a 3rd to complete day 1 with 5 points. Twisted Creature however claimed that last bullet on the passage to North Angler, putting her within spinnaker pole’s reach of Balqis II going into Day 2. Bubble Trouble had some trouble with their spinnaker, but still managed to complete all 3 races available, even placing 2nd on the last race, ending the day with a grin. But the equipment failure and fatigue proved too much for Will and crew, retiring for Day 2.

The 28 dinghies on water had a fantastic day out – and what a great edition they are to the Commodore’s Cup fleet! After 4 grueling races in the prevailing NE Monsoon, John Raphael Lim completes the day on top of the 17-strong Optimist fleet. Podium finishes in all 4 races gave him the edge over 2nd placed Jade Yeh, whose first place finish in Race 4 keeps her in contention for top spot going into Day 2. Mikael Shahrom completes the best 3 performers from Day 1, with a bright spark in Race 3 to finish the day with 10 points and just 1 point adrift. In the Open Division, it was an evenly contested series with Tiago and Caio sharing the honours after 4 races. the ILCA 4 and 6 sailor both have 4 points after 1 discard, and will be looking to defend their position from a very competent dinghy fleet boasting several accomplished dinghy sailors in the mix.

Good luck to all participants for the remaining races for the series!

Results

Commodore’s Cup Results 2024 – Day 1

Optimist Day 1

Overall Results_Open Division 2 March 2024

 

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