CSC Commodore’s Cup 2023 (Day 2)

What a most exciting Commodore’s Cup weekend! After the incessant rain on Saturday, Day 2 of racing in the rain felt almost normal. The breeze however did not kick in as early as we’d like, with an abandonment shortly after the start due to the light winds and strong current. When the north-easterly breeze finally settled into position, a pennant 4 course was set for the Keelboats, sending them to Tekong Buoy and back. Sailors new to the area were treated to the infamous tekong tango, as strong currents and light winds from the same direction meant that a significant amount of time was spent tacking in the vicinity of Tekong Buoy. Multihulls and Beach Catamarans were spared the journey, sailing on a shorter course to NP1 instead. After a long and arduous day of varying weather conditions, the race committee managed to secure 2 races each for the IRC, PY and J24 One-Design Classes and 3 races each for the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Classes.

Plenty of thrills and spills across the classes – from ripped spinnakers to mounting CSC 1 at the start line, there was never a dull moment on the course. Post-race, there was much chatter amongst the fleet, with organisers collating down-downs for the evening presentation. The skies cleared on schedule for the prize-giving ceremony held at Tekong Cove. In addition to the Commodore’s Cup, the overall CSC Sailing Festival Leaderboard Results were also to be announced on the same evening, consolidating over 2 months of CSC sailing events in the prevailing NE Monsoon. The Club is thrilled to have Georges as supporting sponsors for this event, providing light bites and finger food on the same evening.

In the IRC Class, Waka Tere kept their composure to complete a clean sweep of the series with 2 more victories in races 4 and 5. The team battled hard to maintain a sufficient lead over an unrelenting Adona, and prevailed. The J29 while out-sailed by Waka Tere, did a commendable job for the weekend despite the challenges, finishing the series as first runner-up with a total of 8 points. Completing the podium would be the exciting X342, Minx. She sailed well to score a best placing of 2nd in race 1, and a total of 11 points overall to place ahead of revered rivals Silhouette and Simba. For the Overall CSC Sailing Festival Results, Waka Tere edged out Adona on tie-breaker! With boat teams scoring equal number of firsts and seconds across all events after discard, this weekend’s victory tipped the scales in the Nelson 10’s favour, awarding Kurt and Gill’s team with the Sailing Festival Challenge Trophy. Despite placing 4th for the Commodore’s Cup, Silhouette’s 100% attendance and consistency across all events have awarded the Beneteau First 40.7 with a well-deserved 3rd.

The newly introduced J24 One-Design Class for this year’s Commodore’s Cup did not disappoint, as we witnessed a late surge and strong performance from Team Balqis in Race 4 and 5 on Sunday, scoring 2 bullets to close the gap with leaders, Jellico. It was however too little, too late, as Jellico’s  two 2nd place finishes were sufficient to secure victory with 5 points for the series. A valiant effort from RSYC Tiga, as their consistent 3rd place finishes for the remaining races secured her the final spot on the podium – congratulations!

With 10 boats registered, the Keelboat PY Class was by far the biggest fleet on the course. Leaders at the end of Day 1, Birregurra finally scored the bullet which had previously eluded them, on the short course in Race 5. For the long course to Tekong Buoy, the mighty Brio emerged victorious, making it 5 different winners for all 5 races completed! When the numbers were crunched, Birregurra was the most deserving winner of the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy, having placed on the podium for all races to claim victory with a total of 8 points. Olmeto broke a tie between her and Invictus to claim 2nd place overall on 12 points. Invictus’s performance was also noteworthy – considering the team have had no training this year in the lead up to the event. In the overall CSC Sailing Festival Leaderboard, 2 boats were in contention for top spot – Southern Light and Brio! The former had a slight advantage with her victory at the East Johor Straits Race – placing her just 1 point ahead of Brio to claim the challenge trophy for the PY Class. Strong performances at the Signature Sundays as well as this weekend’s Commodore’s Cup secured Olmeto’s spot on the podium with 19 points.

Apart from hitting CSC 1, torn sails and minor injuries, it was mostly smooth sailing in the Multihull Class. 4 became 3 on Day 2, as AbraCaDeborah retired from the remaining races scheduled. Miss Visayan found a chink in Dinghao’s armour during Race 5, preventing the latter from obtaining a clean sheet for this year’s commodore’s cup. Miss Visayan’s hard work awarded the team with a 3rd overall after a gruelling 6 races. In 2nd place, Jaza Too made do with a patchwork of crew to maintain her position – finishing the series on 10 points. Skipper Graham Horn was however all smiles during the evening presentation, as his full attendance for this Sailing Festival season bore fruit, the Corsair Dash 750 was awarded top multihull for the 2023 Sailing Festival, completing the season with 9 points overall. Miss Visayan was a close second, having completed all races, she claims the first runner up position with 11 points. Dinghao’s victories in the Two-Island, Trimaran Championship and Commodore’s Cup assured her a place on the podium in 3rd.

The fastest boats in the fleet also see a no-show from 1 team, as Madfish II forgoes the remaining 3 races for the event. After a shaky start, the Beach Catamarans lapped up a pennant 0 course, sending sailors on a 2-loop NP1 and CAAS2 upwind-downwind for Race 5. Impressively, it took the fleet less than an hour to complete the course. Despite the exhaustion, Addiction gamely took on the 6th and final race – a short course to changi buoy and back to CSC 1 for 3-loops. Having started after the other fleets have finished, the viper f16 switched into gear and completed the race in a phenomenal 25 minutes, just in time for the evening’s proceedings! Addiction’s endurance and skills prevailed, scoring 4 bullets from 6 races to claim the Commodore’s Cup Challenge Trophy for 2023. Kaze Cat was her biggest challenger, scoring the remaining 2 bullets, to earn her first runner-up on 8 points. Madfish II completed the podium in 3rd. For the overall CSC Sailing Festival results, persistence, endurance and consistency were underscored in Twisted Creature’s Sailing Festival campaign and overall 3rd place finish for the season. Scoring a best result of 2nd in the Signature Sundays, the team overcame multiple capsizes, breakages and injuries over the past 2 months to emerge with 13 points from 3 events. Bravo Zulu, Matt and Kellie! In 2nd place, Madfish II completed the season with 7 points, having participated in all events available. Last but not least, the overall CSC Sailing Festival Beach Catamaran Champion is Addiction! Despite missing out on the East Johor Straits Race, the amazing duo of Jeremy and Daniel conquered the Signature Sundays, Catamaran Championships as well as the Commodore’s Cup to finish this season with an outstanding 3 points.

With that, we conclude the 2023 CSC Sailing Festival and Commodore’s Cup – we hope all of you enjoyed the racing and camaraderie over the many weeks of sailing. Big thank you to our sponsors Georges for serving a delicious buffet for the hungry sailors, and to all participants for joining us over the weekend!


Commodore’s Cup Results 2023 – Day 2

CSC Sailing Festival Overall Standings

2023 Sailing Festival Leaderboard_Final


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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2023 (Day 1)

The 2023 Commodore’s Cup is the most prestigious of the Sailing Festival Calendar, collecting 2 months of solid racing across various classes, and awarding the best performers in each class this season. This year, the Club also used the event to unveil our new pontoons, many months in the making! Previously scheduled for completion before the Ambassadors’ Cup, the works were unfortunately significantly delayed. Nevertheless, it was well worth the wait, as our pontoons have now been upgraded to a design which secures them to newly installed piles. After the morning’s skippers briefing, Madam Commodore Deborah Barker officially opened the new pontoons for members access, signaling a new milestone for Changi Sailing Club.

The event resumed and commenced with a splash, as competitors were greeted with torrential rain on the start line, cooling the ambient temperature down to 23 degrees celsius. It was a far cry from last week’s weather, with winds blowing from a westerly direction and visibility affected at times during the race due to the persistent precipitation. A grand total of 28 boats registered for this year’s event, 3 more than the 2022 edition. The fleet consisted of an eclectic mix of boats – 5 IRC, 5 J24, 10 PY, 4 Multihulls and 4 Beach Catamarans. Joining us are 2 visiting yachts from RSYC – Dua and Tiga! They will be contending in the J24 One-Design Class, a new category introduced this year.

Apart from the cold temperature and poor visibility, sailors also faced the added obstacle of navigating a very busy shipping channel! We would like to take this opportunity to remind sailors to keep well clear of inbound and outbound commercial ships. Despite the various challenges, race organizers managed to secure 3 races for day 1, well on track to complete the scheduled 6 races for the weekend.

At the end of Day 1, Waka Tere lead the IRC Class, scoring a hat-trick of victories to hold pole position entering Day 2. Fierce contenders Adona and Minx are looking to bring the heat for the remaining races, having shared the spoils for 2nd and 3rd placing in races 1 to 3 to be separated by only 1 point. In the J24 One-Design and Multihull classes, it was a similar situation – a clear lead was established by Jellico and Dinghao respectively, scoring consecutive wins in all 3 races to sit comfortably on top of their respective fleets.

The lines were however less defined in the PY Class, the largest fleet in this competition. In a fleet of 10 boats, Birregurra emerged the most consistent performer for Day 1, finishing in podium position for all 3 races to amass a total of 8 points. Victory for the individual races were shared by Bound to Please (R1), Invictus (R2) and Olmeto (R3). With 1 discard yet to be activated, these 3 teams are waiting to pounce on day 2, mounting a serious challenge for the top spot.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, a retirement in Race 1 due to equipment failure did not deter Addiction from finishing the day with 2 bullets and just 2 points adrift leader, Kaze Cat. The Nacra F20 will be trying their best to hold on to their lead for the remaining races tomorrow. Madfish II has an outside chance to break into the top 2, finishing the day with 8 points from 3 races. Hopefully with the combined experience of Doug and Uli, they just might!

We look forward to another exciting (and hopefully less wet) day of racing – good luck and fair winds to all!


Commodore’s Cup Results 2023 – Day 1

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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2022 (Day 2)

Our prayers for better wind conditions were not answered, with a sputtering North-Easterly breeze teasing us for awhile, only to soften and fail against the strengthening tide. Nevertheless, it was enough for the Race Committee to squeeze in 3 races for the Beach Catamaran Class, 2 races for the IRC and Multihull Classes and 1 race for the PY Class. Day 2’s scores resulted in a fair bit of reshuffling in the overall standings, and a very exciting outcome for the CSC Sailing Festival Overall Leaderboard for 2022.

Entering Day 2 in last place, the crew on Jellico had their work cut out for them – and boy, did they deliver! The J24 excelled in the light air and short courses, scoring 2 definitive bullets to overtake Waka Tere and Minx – securing victory as the 2022 IRC Class champions. Minx scored well enough to maintain a foothold on 2nd place, 2 points ahead of Waka Tere in 3rd. With the Commodore’s Cup Results included, the CSC Sailing Festival overall winner for the IRC Class saw a surprise win from Minx! The X342 successfully claimed the title after breaking the tie with defending champions Waka Tere – having finished ahead of her in this event. Despite missing out on the East Johor Straits Race and the Commodore’s Cup, Jong Dee had done enough in the Signature Sundays as well as Two-Island Race to place 3rd on the podium for the overall standings.

With only 1 race registered each day, the PY Class had their scores tabulated based on a Pennant 2 and a Pennant 1 course. Remington was the quiet achiever, having won Race 1 and placing 2nd in Race 2 to finish the series with 3 points, thus topping the PY Class. Her performance was closely matched by Marut, who secured 2nd place with a total of 4 points and a win in Race 2. Todak 2‘s runner-up placing on Day 1 broke the tie between her and Simba, earning skipper Leslie Fung a spot on the podium with 7 points. In the overall Sailing Festival Leaderboard for the PY Class, Marut‘s full attendance as well as her strongest showing in the Commodore’s Cup consolidated her place in the top 3, finishing this season with 13 points. The fight for top spot was again down to a tie-breaker – this time between veterans Simba and newcomers Silhouette. The Dehler 39 survived a very strong showing from Silhouette, breaking the tie with wins in the Signature Sundays as well as the Two-Island Race to claim the 2022 SailFest Challenge Trophy for the PY Class.

Jaza Too outclassed her competitors in nearly all events this season – only missing out on the Two-Island Race (won by Ragnarok). This Commodore’s Cup, she faced some stiff competition from the returning Miss Visayan – but pulled through with convincing wins in races 2 and 3 to secure the Multihull title with 6 points. Despite Snark’s absence on Day 1, her two 3rd place finishes for Races 3 and 4 was enough for her to claim her place on the podium, just 8 points behind Miss Visayan in 2nd. Joining Jaza Too on the podium for the overall Multihull Class Sailing Festival standings are Tri Harder (Corsair 760) on 18 points and Phoenix (M23) on 19 points. It was great to see all Corsair 28s racing on water this weekend – we look forward to more consistent participation from the multihull fleet for the remainder of 2022.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, Kaze Cat swept 2 out of Day 2’s 3 races, claiming the Commodore’s Cup 2022 title with a cool 4 points after discard. The Nacra F20 went on to win the Beach Catamaran Title for this year’s Sailing Festival, having participated in all events and winning the Catamaran Nationals as well as the Commodore’s Cup. Joining her on the podium for the Commodore’s Cup in 2nd place is Bad Influence, having scored 2nd in Races 1 to 4 and placing 1st in Race 5 to complete the series with 7 points. She also takes 3rd place on the overall standings, behind fellow Viper F16, Addiction. Big smiles from the crew on Balqis II, as they worked hard to complete their Commodore’s Cup campaign in 3rd. The Taipan F16 survived a very strong performance from Babe in the final race, edging ahead by 1 point after 1 discard.

Who knew Beer, Fish & Sailing Products would be such a great combination? Big thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this event:

  1. Asia Pacific Breweries
  2. ACE Fish Market
  3. Marintech SG

We’d also like to thank our Commodore, Ms Deborah Barker as well as Rear Commodore, Mr Paul Kendall, for gracing the event and giving out the prizes. Congratulations to all the winners! We hope that despite the less-than-ideal- conditions, everyone had an enjoyable weekend racing on water.

Commodore’s Cup 2022 Results





CSC Sailing Festival Overall Standings

Overall Beach Catamaran SF2022

Overall Multihull SF2022

Overall PY SF2022

Overall IRC SF2022

As the season ends, we would like to welcome everyone back for the annual Lady Helm Race celebrating International Womens’ Day #IWD on Saturday, 12th March. First warning signal is at 1355hrs – see you then!

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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2022 (Day 1)

After a very wet and rather disappointing February, sailors approached the weekend with cautious optimism, as we look to end the CSC Sailing Festival with pleasant wind conditions. A total of 26 boats consisting of 16 Keelboats, 5 Multihulls and 5 Beach Catamarans registered for the 2022 CSC Commodore’s Cup – a modest number which may have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, the disappointment continued for official and sailors, as everyone struggled to make the best out of the fickle winds and strong outgoing tide. With light winds and forecasted thundery showers for the afternoon, the wind could not settle into a consistent direction, and hardly strengthened to anything above 8 knots. This resulted in only 2 races being run for IRC/Multihulls/Beach Cats and 1 race completed for the PY Keelboats.

In the IRC Class, Minx continued their fine form after their success at the East Johor Straits Race – scoring a win in Race 1 and a 2nd in Race 2 to top the fleet of 3 on 3 points, 1 point ahead of close rivals, Waka Tere. The Nelson 10 will be playing catch up in Day 2, as she attempts to make it 2 wins from 4 events in this year’s Sailing Festival, cementing her position at the top of the standings and retaining the Sailing Festival Challenge Trophy for the IRC Class. In 3rd place, Jellico is also a strong contender – having won the Commodore’s Cup last year under the name of Adona. She scored a bullet in Race 2, and is still very much in contention moving into Day 2.

The biggest fleet in this regatta could only muster 1 race, as light winds and strong currents bested many of the boats in the PY Class. After 1 race to Squance and back, Remington leads on corrected time, followed by Todak 2 in 2nd and Marut in 3rd. There is plenty to play for in Day 2 – sailors will be looking to recharge and pray for stronger winds on Sunday.

Consisting of 3 Corsair 28s and 2 Corsair Dash 750s, some of the Multihull Fleet experienced a few teething issues during the races – resulting in retirements from different boats across both races. When the numbers were crunched, Jaza Too leads the fleet as the only boat which completed both races – scoring 3 points going into Day 2. The rest of the fleet would be hoping for at least 3 races tomorrow to be able to discard their worst race in the series.

In the Beach Catamaran class, what was meant to be a fleet of 5 was reduced to 4, as Addiction which registered for the event did not show up on the start line. This development actually provided an opportunity for the newer sailors to shine, as we now witness a close battle for 3rd place between Balqis II and Babe. Kaze Cat tops the fleet comfortably in 1st, with Bad Influence completing the podium in 2nd place.

We continue to hope for more winds (perhaps one last puff from the North-East?) in Day 2 of the CSC Commodore’s Cup – which would provide the perfect stage for a grand finale to this year’s CSC Sailing Festival.






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CSC Commodore’s Cup 2021 (Day 2)

Rain! Sailors were treated to an exceptional storm building from a South-westerly direction on Day 2 of racing, chasing the IRC and Multihull Classes towards the finish line on the last leg of the Pulau Ubin Course (Race 5). Race Organisers sent the Beach Catamaran and PY Classes to Tekong Buoy instead, a move which saved the Beach Catamarans from getting caught in the heavy rain and poor visibility. Unfortunately the PY Class got the brunt of it, with nearly half the fleet eventually retiring. Scores were kept very close in 3 out of 4 classes, as the podium contenders’ positions get reshuffled after each race.

In the IRC Class, Day 1 leader Adona held on to her lead by the slimmest of margins – surviving an onslaught of good performances from Waka Tere and Born in Fire. Two 3rd place finishes in race 4 and 5 just managed to keep her ahead of 2020 winner Waka Tere by 1 point to secure her victory and IRC Challenge Trophy with a final tally of 6 points. Born in Fire‘s win in Race 4 coupled with runner-up position in the Round Ubin Race earned her the remaining place on the podium on 9 points.

The PY Class was closely contested all the way till the last race, with only a single point separating the podium finishers. Consistency certainly played a big part in Ikaroa‘s successful capture of the Keelboat PY Challenge Trophy, scoring her best performance of a 2nd in race 2 and three 4th place finishes to complete the series on 14 points. Despite retiring in the last race, her efforts were just enough to defend against close rivals and runner-ups, Sapphire Star. Skipper Simon Connor was left lamenting what could have been, considering they lost to Ikaroa in Race 4 by a mere 8 seconds – a result if switched around would have given Sapphire Star the 2021 PY Title. A 10th in Race 4 and retirement in Race 5 saw Day 1 leader Simba slip from 1st to 3rd, breaking the tie with Balqis using her 2 bullets from Races 1 & 3.

A strong finish from Buay Kaola in Race 5 earned the Corsair 970 her only bullet for the series, a sweet end to an exciting weekend. She placed 2nd behind a near-flawless performance from Jaza Too, who succeeds Witblits as the latest Multihull Commodore’s Cup Champion! Great effort and result from Tri Harder, despite a retirement in Races 3 and 5 coupled with being relatively new to the racing , she completed the podium in 3rd overall.

Experience triumphed youth in the Beach Catamaran Class, as Scott McCook’s Nacra 5.8 pipped defending champions Madfish II by a point to claim the Beach Catamaran Title on 5 points after a thrilling 5 races. Nigel Signal’s win in Race 4 threw a spanner into the mix, together with a runner-up finish in Race 5 secured Stray Catz a podium placing on 9 points. After a great first-time outing at the Catamaran Nationals, we are pleased to see the Nacra 5.0 returning for more racing; and placing 4th in a fleet of 7th is definitely an encouraging result.

Congratulations to all the winners, and big thank you to Commodore Deborah Barker for signaling the start of the first Race on Sunday. Additionally, she had also generously sponsored 4 bottles of Prosecco for the winners in each class – news which was without doubt positively received by the skippers and crew.

Thank you all 28 boats for participating in another memorable edition of the Commodore’s Cup – we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the grand finale of the CSC Sailing Festival on 20/21 March 2021 – where we conclude 3 months of solid racing in the prevailing NE Monsoon with the SailFest Regatta.














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