Sunday Series III 2023 (Race 4)

The insistent rain over the past week carried over to the weekend, as dark clouds loomed dramatically over CSC, threatening to give participants of the Sunday Series III Race 4 a cold shower. It did not pour, but thankfully an eastern breeze filled in, providing a decent upwind leg to Changi Buoy right after the start. As the afternoon developed, the winds swung to a southerly direction, bringing the fleet into a parade on a reach for the remainder of the race.

Undoubtedly the fastest boat on water, the Nacra 16 Square once again took line honours, making it 3 wins from 3 races in the Beach Catamaran Class. Thank you Scott, for continuing to keep the beach catamaran fleet purring through the series.

The Multihulls were a healthy number of 4, with the usual suspects all in attendance. Despite an OCS at the start, Bula showed us why she is a serious contender – coming from behind to overtake her three rivals in clinical fashion and stealing a victory from Miss Visayan. Completing the podium is a boat that is hard to miss, with eye-catching decals adorning her hulls. Dot Dot Dot defended her position well to secure 3rd just ahead of Ragnarok.

In the Keelboat PY Class, we witnessed another episode of David vs Goliath – Brio and Remington take on each other in a short-course battle on the East Johor Straits. The latter finished a comfortable 6 minutes ahead of Brio, a sufficient gap to claim a bullet in Race 4 on corrected time. The sonar settled for 2nd, clearly enjoying the advantages of having a lighter and more nimble boat in the shifty winds. She placed ahead of Birregurra, whose Hanse 415 struggled to get into her groove in yesterday’s challenging conditions. A late start costed the team on Jock, playing catch up after starting 21 minutes behind proved too much for them to recover from.

A clash of champions – AC23 winner Adona, J24 one-design winner Jellico, Tioman Regatta winner Minx and AC22 winner Born in Fire all participated in the IRC Class. The most grounded of these established teams should be Born in Fire, as skipper Thomas may have taken the term too literally. The X99 was unfortunate to have her race stalled for awhile, as the team scrambled to refloat the boat. Despite the humbling experience, the delay was not enough to kick her off the podium, securing a 3rd place on corrected time. She was bested by the 2 Js, of which the larger one was dominant throughout. Adona clinched victory with ease – making accurate calls and exhibiting good boat speed on the course.

Congratulations to all the winners! Having completed the penultimate Sunday Series Race for 2023, we’re excited to invite everyone back on 10th December to join us for the Grand Finale. We will conclude Series III and the Series leaderboard for 2023 then – see you in 2 weeks!


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Series III Results 27 Nov

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Sunday Series Leaderboard 2023 (updated 27 Nov)

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Twilight Series III 2023 (Race 3)

The NE Monsoon has begun to tease us! We had refreshing wind conditions for the 3rd race of the Twilight Series III, all thanks the the prevailing NE breeze, taking sailors on a quick and easy jaunt between Changi and Squance. The fleet was represented by 7 Keelboats, 3 Multihulls and 1 Beach Catamaran, totaling 11 boats on the start line.

The fastest boat was also the only boat in her class, the Nacra 16 Square, skippered by Scott McCook. His solo attempt to complete 3 laps resulted in a blazing time of 1hr, 10 minutes and 45 seconds. His fastest lap was clocked in as 21 minutes and 42 seconds – 6 minutes faster than the quickest multihull!

Bula was a bullet on water today, as the potent pair of Michael Flecker and Tim Hill worked in symphony to triumph over fierce rivals Miss Visayan and Sirius Swift. The Corsair 880 despite missing out on podium looked smoother on the technical maneuvers, perhaps influenced by their consistent sailing over the past few months.

In the Keelboat IRC Class, it was also a solo effort and impressive result from Minx, who sailed well to keep up with bigger and faster boats with more bodies on board. These were boats in the PY Class, the largest fleet boasting 6 boats on the course. Sitting right on top was also another short-handed boat, Waka Tere. The familiar red and white hull is however no stranger to sailing short-handed, with Kurt and Gill making it look effortless sailing and extending their lead on the fleet with every leg. Taking 2nd place on corrected time, Nevis crossed the line at the back of the pack, but had done enough to stick close to the fleet and earn herself a place on the podium. Completing the trio of winners would be the beautiful Birregurra. Basil returns to racing also with minimal crew on board, making light work of the course and successfully fending off a strong effort from Shardana, Brio and Remington.

Congratulations to all the winners – we now look forward to the last Monthly Dinghy Race of 2023, taking place at 2pm this afternoon. Following that, we have our Members’ Night on 24 Nov, and Race 4 of our Sunday Series on 26 Nov. Thank you all for participating – see you soon!


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Invisiron Ambassadors’ Cup 2023

At the 22nd Ambassadors’ Cup, we were fortunate to have the winds blowing in our favour, as sailors enjoyed a beautiful sail to north angler and back, marking the first year in a long while where participants could successfully complete the full course for the event. The 2023 edition was presided by H.E. Manuel Hernando Solano Sossa from the Embassy of Colombia, and we witnessed a total of 49 boats and 32 Embassies participating. Despite the smaller numbers, it was without a doubt still a very successful turn-out – with many of the Ambassadors new to the event and eager to participate.

The festivities started from 0830hrs in the morning, as sailors and diplomats streamed in to enjoy a breakfast reception prepared by the team from Georges. Paired with Colombian Coffee and Champagne, it was certainly not a bad way to start the day. Winds were still building at this point, and race organizers were quietly hopeful for decent weather conditions when the first race kicks off at 1300hrs.

At 1100hrs, the Skippers were introduced to the Ambassadors – a total of 18 countries were represented in the Ambassadors’ Division! After the pairing was completed, Sailors, Ambassadors and Embassy staff made their way to the respective boats, commencing their preparations for the iconic race along the north-eastern rim of Singapore. Notoriously known from previous editions for being a slow crawl, sailors were thankfully treated to fresh breeze orchestrated by a North-Easterly weather system, getting all 4 fleets underway right on schedule.

Despite being the last fleet to start, the beach catamarans boasts the fastest boat on water, as Addiction was the first boat to return from North Angler, leading the pack to Squance and back for the finish. Skipper Jeremy Perrier made serious efforts to adorn his boat with the flags of various nations – what a pretty sight! Coming in 2nd was Balqis II, skippered by Zaheera Hashim. Twisted Creature was a close 3rd, completing the winners for the beach catamaran division.

The Trimaran Division was a competitive group of 7 trimarans, a terrific fleet of corsairs in different configurations. Right at the top, Ding Hao claimed victory in this class, a great result from Campbell Jenkins and team. She emerged on top, beating new entrants SoLuna and experienced teams Miss Visayan and Bula along the way. SoLuna and Miss Visayan claimed 2nd and 3rd respectively, with the trio of Bula, Dot Dot Dot and AbraCaDeborah missing out on podium just seconds behind.

Represented by 20 keelboats, the Non-Ambassadors’ Division was by far the biggest fleet on the course. Soaring right to the top was the indomitable Skybird, carrying dignitaries from the Embassy of Philippines. She performed extremely well, under the firm helmsmanship of SEA Games Medallist Edwin Low and sail trim/tactics from Asian Games Gold Medallist, Teo Wee Chin. She fended off strong advances from the swarm of J24s and Platus, of which Boreas and Balqis emerged victorious on corrected time to claim 2nd and 3rd respectively. Special mention to Jock, Jellico and Notus who were just seconds apart from each other, just missing out on a podium finish.

In the Ambassadors’ Division, we had 3 countries from 2 continents occupying the podium! Having completed the race in 3rd place on corrected time, the Finnish Ambassador reveled in her team’s strong finish, with experienced skipper/owner of Jong Dee Paul Kendall at the helm. The J35 enjoyed faster boat speeds with a freshly painted bottom, securing a well-deserved winners’ trophy in her division. First across the line was H.E. Sarah McGrath from the Embassy of Ireland, sailing with the remarkable Red Rum One. The Archambault 40 also had Irish crew onboard, making it a winning Irish combination! When the numbers were crunched, they slipped to 2nd, beaten by another J, Adona. The J29 sailed a superb race with the Ambassador of Panama, H.E. Enrique Villegas Gonzalez. Her performance awarded Panama and the team from Adona the 2023 Ambassadors’ Cup Challenge Trophy!

Back on shore, the party commenced with signature Colombian culture and flair, from entertainers dressed in traditional Colombian dresses to delicious rum concoctions, the Après Sail drinks set the mood for the evening. Guests for the evening were entertained by the energetic and smooth tunes from Kandela Beats, together with a mesmerizing dance set from native Colombian dancer, Natalia de Castro. Paired with good food and cold beers, it was not long before everyone got moving and grooving on the dance floor.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Richard Howe and Captain Fatty for generously providing their boats and services for our VIP guests to enjoy the race on water. We would also like to thank the Organizing Committee presided by H.E. Manuel Solano and Chaired by Mr Ad Smit for the successful organization of the 22nd Ambassadors’ Cup. Not forgetting the CSC team working tirelessly over the past few weeks leading up to the event (as well as the volunteer on-site!) It is also of course without doubt that all of the above could not have been possible without the generous support from the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor – Invisiron

Oceanic Link
Marina Technology and Construction
Asia Pacific Breweries (Tiger Beer)
Mr KC Chng
ACE Fish Market
Xtreme Sailing Products
VCT Wines
The Luxury Network & Diplomatic Council

Last but not least, thank you all sailors and distinguished guests for sailing and partying with us this year.

We look forward to inviting everyone back in November 2024 to for the 23rd Ambassadors’ Cup – Bringing the World Together.



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Twilight Series III 2023 (Race 2)

With just a week till the Ambassadors’ Cup, sailors squeeze in their final preparations, some making it for quick sail in the Twilight Series III, Race 2. Unsurprisingly, the afternoon started off with lackluster conditions, prompting the Race Committee to signal an AP flag, postponing racing for the fleet. Thankfully, a light southeasterly came through at 15 to 5, allowing for the fleet to race a shortened course to Squance and back.

In the IRC Class, we welcome the return of 2022 Ambassadors’ Cup runner-up Red Rum One, as she shook off the rust and sharpened her moves to ready herself as worthy contenders for this year’s edition. She did well to claim line honours, but lost out on corrected time to the mighty Minx. The X342 boasts a lean and experienced crew of 3, which no doubt resulted in a successful performance. Simba while left out of the podium, managed to get some good water-time after a long break – just in time for next week’s event.

The smallest boat packed the biggest punch, as Nevis sailed a fantastic race in the light air to clinch victory by a slim margin of 23 seconds in the PY Class. Making it two 2nd place finishes out of 2 races, Skybird looks to be a consistent and serious contender for the Twilight Series III. Waka Tere completes the podium in 3rd, failing to sufficiently stretch her lead on the short course.

Michael Flecker, skipper of Bula seems to have completely gotten the hang of sailing solo, as he dashed to a confident victory over the chasing fleet of Multihulls. She placed ahead of Miss Visayan in 2nd, who finished only 13 seconds ahead of Dot Dot Dot in 3rd. It was all very close, as Sirius Swift trailed both by just over a minute, missing out on podium.

After a DNF score in her last race, Bubble Trouble made sure to sail the proper course this round, completing the race in 1hr 40mins. We look forward to a quicker cat and more frequent racing from Will and Team!

Congratulations to all winners – we look forward to having all of you back on 4th November for the 22nd Ambassadors’ Cup!


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