CSC Twilight Series I 2024 (Race 5/Finale)

Becalmed conditions greeted the participants of the 5th and final race for the Twilight Series I, setting a challenging stage for the contenders in each class. An intimate fleet of 9 boats were on the start line yesterday, and despite the smaller numbers, the level of competition was not diminished. From the sensational Sapphire Star to the jockstars on Jock, the fleet was not short of talent and enthusiasm.

In the IRC Class, Jong Dee was sorely missing her close friends and rivals – Simba & Red Rum One. Thank you Skipper Paul Kendall and team for the perfect attendance sheet throughout this series and a superb performance for all races. On a slightly separate note – IRC registration and revalidation is open! Please submit your registration/revalidation forms and payment to info@irc-sea.com .

Skipper Suzanne and her Jockstars made it 2 consecutive wins with a stellar start and performance in yesterday’s light and tricky conditions. Fresh from her victory last week, she returned to secure her position on the podium, with her Race 5 earning the team 2nd overall for Twilight Series I. Despite surrendering first and second place to Jock and Shardana, Sapphire Star’s efforts in Race 5 were sufficient to defend her spot on top, as her 3rd place finish results in a total score of 7 points and the Series I title for the PY Class. Shardana’s first race with new owner Tony at the helm was completed on a positive note, a 2nd place finish amongst experienced competitors is a great achievement. Last but not least, Brio was last to finish for Race 5, but had the best attendance (apart from Sapphire Star and Jock) of the fleet – placing her a well-deserved 3rd overall.

The Multihull Class now looks like it is shaping up to be 2 clear battles on water: the tussle for first place between Miss Visayan and Bula, and the wrestle for 3rd between Sirius Swift and Dot Dot Dot. The first pair saw Bula win the battle but lose the war. Bula’s victory in Race 5 was not enough to unseat Miss Visayan, whose 3 bullets from Races 2 to 4 secured Gary and team the win for the series. Sirius Swift survived a late assault by Dot Dot Dot to take 3rd in Race 5. In doing so she successfully defends her overall position in 3rd for the Series.

The Beach Catamarans were not represented yesterday, but we’d like to acknowledge a superb effort from Bubble Trouble for participating in 4 out of the 5 races scheduled. Congratulations to all winners, we pray for more winds this afternoon, as we conclude the Sunday Series I with Race 5 commencing at 2pm. See you on water!

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CSC Twilight Series I 2024 (Race 4)

If you were just observing from afar, Race 4 of the Twilight Series I would have seemed uneventful and perhaps somewhat ordinary. But if you speak to the sailors you’d find out a series of happenings which were anything but ordinary. Fierce battles at the start/finish, man overboard situations and mark-rounding tussles made it an extraordinary Twilight Series Race!

In the IRC Class, Jong Dee and Red Rum One return to lock horns, with the latter scoring line honours and the former walking away with another bullet on corrected time. The J35 now sits pretty on top after 4 races, and looks set to secure the win for Twilight Series I on the 5th and final race next week. Red Rum One currently ties on points with Simba, with Race 5 as the deciding race for 2nd overall.

Boasting the largest fleet, for the series, the PY Class also sees 1 boat consolidating her position on top. While she did not produce her best performance yesterday, Sapphire Star’s 4th place finish in race 4  places her in the lead after 4 races, on a total of 8 points. She was bested by Jock, Brio and Skybird yesterday, and also put on a show for the sailors at the bar with her nail-biting one-two finish together with the Dehler 34. While Edwin and Luke scored line honours, her lead was not enough to win on corrected time, settling for 2nd overall. She was bested by the light and nimble Jock, which marks her first bullet for the series. The J24 had a good start, and that gave her an edge when it came to keeping up with the larger and faster boats. Completing the winners would be another agile boat, Brio. Her 3rd place finish places her 4th in the series, but has a good chance for 2nd or 3rd as she holds a discard in hand going into Race 5.

In the Multihull Class, Miss Visayan positions herself for the double going into next week’s finale, as she scores another bullet in Race 4 to accumulate 5 points from 4 races. The fight for 2nd place is where things are a little more interesting. Bula’s erratic performance this series means Sirius Swift has a good chance of unseating her smaller rival if she produces her best race next weekend (and if the crew stays onboard during the race!). Bubble Trouble’s perfect attendance this series secures her top spot both in the event and in our hearts! Thank you for keeping the beach catamaran flag flying throughout this season.

Congratulations to all winners – see you next week (18 & 19 May) for the back-to-back Twilight I and Sunday Series I Finale.

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CSC Sunday Series I 2024 (Race 4)

We welcome back the delightful doldrums – the most testing conditions yet for the boats in this series. At one point, the dinghies were experiencing winds from the east and our participating boats were receiving winds from the west, all at the same time. Paired with the scorching heat and a strong outgoing current after the start, Race 4 of the Sunday Series I had many of the sailors on their toes throughout the course.

In the IRC Class, Jellico unsurprisingly excelled in the light air, as skipper Cedric read the conditions well while sailing the J24 short-handed. 3 persons was all that was needed to notch her 2nd bullet for the series, unseating Jong Dee and Adona as the top IRC boat going into the 5th and final race of the series. Jong Dee’s consistent attendance and performance puts the J35 1 point adrift, and the J29 on 14 points in 3rd overall. Great to see a healthy fleet of 7 boats in the IRC Class – I look forward to another close battle between the three Js on 19th May.

It felt like it took forever for Forever Young to start, as she misjudged the wind and current at the start line. The Young 84 gave the PY fleet a huge advantage, but managed to redeem herself on the return leg from Serangoon Buoy, clinching her second consecutive bullet for the series. She turns up the heat on overall leader Birregurra, whose 2nd place finish yesterday positions the Hanse 415 in the driving seat 5 points ahead of Jasper and crew. Waka Tere’s no-show in race 4 drops her out of contention for the top spot, but still manages to place 3rd as the best of the rest. Brio’s third place finish in race 4 was her only race this season, and will not be in contention for the overall Sunday Series I prizes.

Miss Visayan nearly lost race 4 to Bula, after a poor start and initial struggle with the fickle conditions. It was certainly a disappointing result for Bula, as they had done so well to stay ahead for most of the race. The 2 boats look set to score 1st and 2nd overall, As Dot Dot Dot missed Races 1 and 2 of this series.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, unless Addiction sails in the 5th and final race, no prizes will be awarded for the series. Addictions participation yesterday was a positive spark in an otherwise quiet fleet. With many sailors travelling, it is great to see Addiction’s return and Bubble Trouble’s support in the weekend events.

Congratulations to all winners, we look forward to Race 4 of the Twilight Series on 11 May.

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CSC Twilight Series I 2024 (Race 3)

The last weekend of April ushered in the inter-monsoon conditions, with fickle winds and sporadic showers accompanying the ongoing heatwave across south-east asia. Thankfully for the sailors, the 3rd race of the Twilight series had sufficient winds from a north-easterly direction for the multihull fleet to complete the full course and carrying the keelboat fleet and the lonely beach catamaran for 1.5 laps around changi and squance.

In the IRC fleet, only Jong Dee and Simba were in attendance, 2 of the most decorated and experienced teams in the past decade. The J35 did not seem on top of her game on Saturday, as she struggled to overtake Simba on the final lap to finish. Atul, skipper of the Dehler 39 overcame severe jetlag to steer his team ahead of her rivals, and stayed ahead to secure their first bullet for the season.

Simon Connor’s star continues to shine brightly in the Twilight Series, as Sapphire Star claims her 2nd consecutive bullet to propel ahead in the overall standings. She defended well against a hungry brio, whose skipper had missed out on previous races due to a surgery, and the wiley Waka Tere, who were probably quite content with their 3rd place finish on corrected time. A starboard-port situation on the 2nd upwind between Jock and Remington was the only blemish on an otherwise smooth completion of the race for the PY fleet.

We had 4 boats representing the multihull fleet, and Miss Visayan was in dominant form. She continues her win streak, staying ahead of Dot Dot Dot to secure another bullet for the series. Sirius Swift deployed a secret weapon for Race 3, welcoming aboard an Asian Games medallist to provide tactical and technical expertise. It seems she reaped rewards from Wee Chin’s presence, as the Corsair 880 managed to place ahead of Bula to score the final place on the podium. Bubble Trouble stayed out of trouble to complete the race at a leisurely pace. Many thanks to Will and crew for continuing to support our events as the sole beach catamaran representative.

Congratulations to all winners. Happy Labour Day and see you all next week for race 4 of the Sunday Series I.

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