Sunday Series II 2023 Finale (Race 5)

The weather continued to tease us on Sunday, with an incessant drizzle dampening the mood in the morning. This was speckled with bits of breeze across the channel, but nothing stable enough for a decent race. Thankfully the sky cleared up from noon, and winds picked up from a south-westerly direction – a clear signal to sailors that racing would commence on schedule. Race Organizers planned a pennant 4 course, lining the boats up for an exciting downwind start.

In the Multihull Class, Miss Visayan and Bula returned to cross swords for the final race of the series – winner takes all. Both boats did not disappoint, as they took turns to take the lead, neck and neck for the entire duration of the race. In what was one of the best photo finishes of 2023, Miss Visayan edged ahead of Bula by mere inches across the line, sealing victory for Race 5 and overall Sunday Series II.

All the main contenders were in attendance for Race 5 in the PY Class, setting the stage for a thrilling finale. Brio, Jock, Remington, Waka Tere, Birregurra and Olmeto were all within reach of a podium finish, pending a good result from Race 5. Despite entering this race in pole position, in addition to a strong result (3rd), Brio narrowly missed out on the Series victory by 1 point, surrendering the PY title to Waka Tere. Kurt and team sailed well to secure line honours and a 2nd place on corrected time, thus completing Series II with 10 points to top the fleet. Jock continues to impress with a bullet in Race 5, punching above her weight to claim 3rd in the series just 1 point behind Brio. Honorable mentions for Birregurra, Remington and Olmeto, all worthy contenders – placing 4th, 5th and 6th respectively in the overall Series.

The IRC fleet was well represented, with 5 boats on the start line. Adona sailed a superb race, claiming an early lead before extending it further to cross the line in first place comfortably. It was however not to be, as Jellico finished just over 6 minutes behind, a sufficient effort to jump above the larger J on corrected time. Born in Fire did not display her best performance on Sunday, but managed to successfully defend her position against close rivals Minx and Jong Dee to claim 3rd on the podium. In the overall Series, Minx had done enough to secure victory with 10 points, being the most consistent team throughout the series. Tied on 12 points, Born in Fire’s 2 bullets from Races 1 & 2 came to the rescue, breaking the tie with Adona to claim 2nd overall. Honorable mentions for Jong Dee, Jellico and Red Rum One, completing the series in 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you everyone for participating every weekend! See you this Friday for Members Night and on 1st October for our Oktoberfest-themed Family Day BBQ.


Race 5_Sunday Series II 2023 Results

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Sunday Series II 2023 (Race 4)

Its been over a month since the last Sunday Series Race, and we are delighted to return to racing along the North-Eastern Rim of Singapore. Race 4 of the Sunday Series II started off in lackluster conditions, thankfully transitioning to a consistent South-southeasterly breeze on the journey to Tekong Buoy and back.

CSC welcomes back the jolly Jellico, the smallest boat in the IRC Class. After a long break from racing, skipper Cedric shrugged off the rust to hold her own amongst seasoned competitors. The J24 sailed well to finish the race just 1 minute behind Adona on corrected time, placing a well-deserved 2nd. The Singapore Regatta Champion registered a full crew onboard, taking advantage of their numbers when the winds picked up. Completing the podium in 3rd would be none other than the mighty Minx, a solid effort following her triumph during last week’s Twilight Race.

In another competitive episode in the PY Keelboat Class, we note a total of 7 boats participating, of which the top 4 finishers were only separated by a minute in total on corrected time. Only just edged off the podium, kudos to Brio for finishing just 30 seconds behind 3rd placed Jock. While she did not touch any buoys this weekend, a pre-mature start saw the J24 playing catch-up during the first half of the race. Her efforts reaped rewards, clawing her way back to finish just seconds behind second-placed Invictus. The Mumm 30 had also been absent from the scene for a while, therefore it was an impressive result from Justin and the crew, surrendering first place to Birregurra by a mere 15 seconds on handicap. The Hanse 415 was sailed masterfully by skipper Basil, recovering quickly from a false start to power her way through the fleet into pole position and eventual victory.

The Multihull fleet multiplied by 2, as Miss Visayan was joined by Bula on the course. Also scoring a false start, the former closed the gap on the first 2 legs, overtaking the Corsair Dash 750 to round Tekong Buoy in the lead. She defended her position well on the remaining legs to score a bullet 1 minute ahead of Bula.

Congratulations to all winners, and thank you all for participating in the Sunday Series this weekend. See you next week for the 4th race of the Twilight Series!


Race 4_Sunday Series II 2023 Results

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Sunday Series II 2023 (Race 3)

With many sailors participating in the upcoming Singapore Regatta and Western Circuit Sailing Regatta, the fleet in attendance for yesterday’s Sunday Series was a lot smaller than usual. 8 boats across 3 classes graced the start line, attempting a pennant 4 course in a brisk 7 to 10 knots.

Winds were inconsistent after the start, only stabilizing on arrival at Changi Buoy. Coupled with very busy commercial traffic, the first 20 minutes of the race proved to be tricky and challenging for the participants.

First off the start and the sole representative for the Multihulls was Bula. Apart from having to duck an outbound vessel after CAAS 2, it was smooth sailing for her and the crew, enjoying the off-the-wind conditions between Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.

Trailing behind were the 3 boats from the IRC Class, consisting of Adona, Minx and Jong Dee. Minx led for the first third of the race, only to have Adona claw her way back to overtake and position herself on top of the fleet. The fierce dutch rivalry between the X347 and J29 developed into a nail-biting finish on the final stretch to the finish line – resulting in Minx edging ahead to claim line honours and a win on corrected time.

In the PY Class, Brio returned to her winning ways, thriving in the prevailing conditions, making light work of the course. She eased into first place a comfortable 15 minutes ahead of closest rival, Remington on corrected time. Birregurra slipped into 3rd just 38 seconds ahead of Jock.

Thank you everyone for joining us – I look forward to inviting everyone back for Twilight Racing on 2nd September. In the meantime, good luck and fair winds for the next 2 weekends.


Race 3_Sunday Series II 2023 Results

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Sunday Series II 2023 (Race 2)

After a very successful Open House and Sunset Party on 15 July, we dragged sailors back the very next day for the Sunday Series II, Race 2. Nursing hangovers and impaired hearing, many of the crew powered through their  impairments to complete a pennant 5 course to Serangoon buoy and Squance buoy in admirable fashion.

The winds greeted all 14 participating boats from the south west, holding up for the afternoon to develop into one of the few races where we complete the full course for all classes. In the Multihull class, we welcome new entrants Enter the Dragon and Dot Dot Dot – a Dragonfly 25 and Corsair 28. Both boats made their debut yesterday, with the latter securing a 3rd place finish! Ahead of them is the ongoing friendly rivalry between Miss Visayan and Bula. Taking turns to lead throughout the race, the latter’s decision to pop the kite on the final stretch was the winning move.

In the PY Keelboat class, Waka Tere continues to ride on a high, dominating the fleet of 6 with a convincing win, nearly taking line honours as well ahead of the fastest rated IRC boat Red Rum One. Olmeto claims a distant 2nd, just seconds ahead of Birregurra on corrected time. There was some commotion at the start line, and while a couple of intentions to protest were raised, these were eventually wiBoth in Singapore for a short time, it is certainly great to see them make timethdrawn and settled amicably.

We noticed a couple of familiar faces in the IRC fleet, old friends Wendy Baker & Luke Doherty. Great to see both make time for a sail with us despite their limited time in Singapore! Heading the fleet was the refreshed Born in Fire, subduing a pack of established IRC racers. An interesting point made known to me on water – Minx raced proudly with a full team of CSC members! Certainly a fact worth boasting. She sailed well to claim 2nd, 1 min and 40 seconds of Red Rum One in 3rd. Jong Dee’s valiant attempt on the course was just slightly short of a podium finish, finishing 4th on corrected time.

Thank you all for joining us this weekend – both the Open House and the Sunday Series were a glorious success, and we look forward to more sailing next Saturday at the Twilight Series II, Race 2.


Race 2_Sunday Series II 2023 Results

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