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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CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024 (Day 1)

The time has come for boats in the J24 and Platu Classes to compete in the CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024! This year’s event draws teams from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC), Singapore Management University Sailing Club (SMUSC), and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC). With a total of 11 boats poised at the starting line, this year’s competition promises to be compact but fiery, showcasing the talents of many skilled sailors.

The nearly complete absence of wind proved to be the most formidable challenge of the day. As the hours passed, sails hung limp, and progress was painstakingly slow. Nonetheless, a heavy shower which drenched our sailors in Race 1 added some drama to an otherwise unimaginative day. By Race 2, the wind had died down again which called for a shortening of the race course. Despite these challenges, the race committee successfully squeezed in two races for today, and we look forward to more optimal conditions tomorrow.

In the J24 Class, defending champions Jellico set out to retain their title, and they are certainly on the right track to do so. Despite the tricky conditions, Jellico managed to secure bullets in both races, proving they remain a formidable force on the water. RSYC Tiga and Balqis also delivered strong performances, consistently challenging each other and keeping the competition tight. Unfortunately for Jock, a broken tiller forced an early retirement in Race 1. We hope tomorrow brings a more eventful and favourable day of racing for them! Looking ahead, we anticipate the remaining races to present more opportunities for the J24 fleet to engage in close racing and bring a shake-up in the rankings.

Leading the charge in the Platu Class, SMUMad continued their dominance early on, securing a commanding first-place finish in both races. Their consistent performance and significant lead over the rest of the fleet reaffirm their status as formidable contenders. Meanwhile, Boreas, despite showing strong potential, made the mistake of crossing the start line too early in Race 2, costing them some valuable time to catch up to SMUMad. Rounding off the top 3 is Notus, who demonstrated great resilience in improving from their first race. Last but not least, SMUve were just shy of completing their last race, coming within two boat lengths of the finish just when the finishing window closed! While the poor wind conditions spoilt a little of the fun, all boats in the Platu fleet still made a commendable effort to navigate today’s circumstances.

As we move into the last day of the One-Design Championships, all teams are surely determined to make tomorrow count. Jellico and SMUMad will aim to consolidate their leads in their respective Classes, while the rest of the keelboats are focused on climbing up the ranks. Good luck to all teams for the remaining races!

Results

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CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024 (Day 1)

The new year welcomes the CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024, a highly anticipated event for ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and 29er sailors eager to test their skills in the Northeast monsoon. The wind hovered at around 0 degrees, and it was a relatively luminous day, notwithstanding the sudden downpour in race 2. Adding to the mix of conditions was the increasing strength of the current as the day progressed. By race 4, the lighter ILCAs had a formidable challenge to hold their ground and not get pushed too far out. For the race committee, it was a successful day overall with sufficient races run for all boat classes.

While the ILCA 6s and 29ers completed 4 races for the day, the ILCA 4s had to settle for 3 instead. With many crossing the line too early, the AP and Black flags had to be flown to ensure all races had a satisfactory start. Making up the top 3 are Sarah Yong (214438), Gabi Oh (224461) and Eitan Oh (222743), with 11 points separating the three sailors. However, Eitan might have to watch his back as he is tied in points with Ian Goh (222713) at 4th place. Notable contenders from the CSC team are Tiago Cheng De Villemor Salgado (222437), placing 14th in his first ILCA regatta, and Lukas Kiasselbach (221597) who is just 2 places behind Tiago. Youngling Misa Lim Laurie (223202) is also at the forefront of the 12 years and under category! Well done to our sailors!

The ILCA 6s consist of a small pack of 19, yet it brought some exciting rivalry between the adept sailors. After registering at least top 4 finishes in today’s races, Kenan Tan (205778) from RVYC is comfortably in the lead. Also from the same club, Jarrod Toh (214748) now places 3rd, a great showing in this competitive fleet. Sandwiched between Kenan and Jarrod is CSC’s Isaac Goh (219158), who performed superbly with bullet finishes in 2 out of 4 races. Kudos to the ILCA 6 sailors for their impressive endurance despite the tiring day they had!

Now, the 29ers. Duo Seth Low and Amos Tham (SGP) take the provisional lead after consistent top 2 placings in all 4 races today, while Cheryl Yong Heng Xi and Annika Chui (8) sit behind them by 3 points. Trailing behind the latter are Nicole Ng Hui Hong and Ezann Sephira Tan (SIN), who unfortunately had their bullet finish in race 1 erased after a disqualification. Perhaps race 1 brought an air of bad luck, as Josh Ang Shaal (153) capsized before the start and was handed a DNS. Amid the colourful spinnakers and bright sails, his boat rounds off the fleet for the 29ers.

A great job to the sailors today for their perseverance despite the volatile conditions. Have a well-deserved rest, and good luck to all tomorrow!

Results

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ILCA 4 Result Summary

ILCA 6 Result Summary

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CSC Optimist Championship Gold Fleet (Final Day)

The start of the final day of the CSC Optimist Championships 2023 was a repeat of yesterday, as winds were shy to blow on the waters of the racing area. With the blazing sun beating down on the backs of the sailors, many did not hesitate to cool off in the sea. However, once the wind had filled in by the afternoon, there was a frenzy among race officials to squeeze in 2 last races for the Gold Fleet.

The regatta concluded in a dramatic fashion, as Ethan Chia Han Wei (121) and Zeph Wan (122) exchanged tacks to the finish line, with Zeph barely edging out Ethan to score his first bullet in this regatta. Nonetheless, that clearly did not matter to Ethan, as his incredible record of 9 points in 7 of his best races deems him miles ahead from the rest of the fleet. As such, he emerges as the undisputed champion for the CSC Optimist Championships 2023 in the Gold Fleet!

Sean Kum Kok Wei (142) concretises his spot on the second step of the podium after finishing top 10 in both of today’s races. However, his closest rival Nigel Tan Xu Yuan (4693) falls to 6th overall after finishing 36th in the final race which was a result that did cost him. Sailors that have recorded their best placings today and made their way into the prizewinners list are Nathaniel Cheung Lap Yan (156), Desiree Lee (4698), Mikaele Rae Ng (151) and Ashlea Tham (175). Well done to them!

Our best CSC sailor clearly goes to Cheryl Yong Heng Xi (744) who is not only 3rd overall, but also the top female sailor of the fleet! Although the sailors are only able to discard 1 race, that was all she needed to get rid of a UFD in race 3 with top 10 finishes in almost all other races. Sitting comfortably at 28th place is Yong Heng Yi (755) who has improved steadily since Day 1. In the last 4 races, he was able to finish in the top quarter of the pack, an achievement that he ought to be proud of! Right below him is Lyric Li Yuxuan (728) who had a bleaker day in comparison. In race 8, she had crossed the edge of the start line at the very last second, and as a result was handed a BFD. Nonetheless, her daringness to push herself to the limits definitely deserves notable acknowledgement.

We hope that this year’s championships was a meaningful one for all sailors filled with valuable learning opportunities. Once again, thank you to our sponsor Xtreme Sailing Products for providing the prizes to our winners. We would also like to extend our appreciation to international sailors from China for flying down to Singapore to participate in this regatta. Lastly, thank you to the race management committee for keeping our sailors safe, and coaches and parents for their guidance. See you all at the next regatta!

Results

Day 4 Results -Race 8

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