CSC Sunday Series I 2024 (Race5/Finale)

The Sunday Series I finale experienced vastly different conditions to Saturday’s Twilight Race. With multiple weather systems building over the horizon, sailors enjoyed a prevailing easterly breeze in the waters off tekong, as they tackled a challenging pennant 4 course.

Fresh from her victory in the Twilight Series, Jong Dee’s wish for more participants in the IRC Class came true, as she was joined by 2 other Js, Jellico and Adona. Unofficially, the fleet was also more bustling with with  3 boats from SMU Sailing joining the course on a practice run for next week’s One-Design Championships. Excitement right off the bat as Jong Dee forced Adona over the line in a premature start, subsequently also succumbing to the same fate together with Jellico on leeward. Adona was quickest to recover, and she extended her lead comfortably over the rivals to score victory in Race 5. Jellico’s 2nd place finish was sufficient to defend her spot on top in the overall series, as Adona settles for 2nd. Jong Dee placed 3rd in both Race 5 and the overall series, a decent result from the Twilight Series I champions. The SMU sailors were not too shabby either, with one team surviving a broach on the downwind to Squance, and would have placed 3rd on corrected time if they had been racing.

In the PY Class, it was a battle between a J24 and a Young 84, as Jock and Forever Young scored good starts in an interesting match-up. While Jasper and his team took an early lead, they could not put enough distance between her and the slippery J24. The Jockstars eventually took the win on corrected time, a result which secured them 3rd overall in the series. Forever Young’s 2nd place efforts awarded her with a 1 point edge over the absent Birregurra and the series I title for the PY Class.

Another 2-way match unfolded in the Multihull Class, as Miss Visayan and Bula return to tussle for top spot. Great starts from both boats, but it was eventually Miss Visayan which crossed the line first, thus making it the weekend double – taking home the Twilight Series I and Sunday Series I title for the Multihull Class. Bula could not repeat her excellent performance in Race 5 of the Twilight Series, and settles for 2nd in both the race and the Series.

Bubble Trouble ended their sailing journey in Singapore with their final Sunday Series race before returning to the UK. Will Adeney and crew kept the beach catamaran flag flying high, as the remaining members of the class could not commit to the first club series for the year. She was joined by Addiction in yesterday’s race, whose 3 wins out of 5 races this series earned her the top spot in the class.

Congratulations to all the winners, we hope you enjoyed the wind conditions over the weekend. See you all next week for the CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships.

Results

Race 5_Sunday Series I 2024 Results

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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.

Results

Race 4_Sunday Series I 2024 Results

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CSC Sunday Series I 2024 (Race 3)

With the NE Monsoon well and fully departed, sailors are left with the uncertainty of the inter-monsoon season – complete with thundery showers and fickle winds. The day started with becalmed conditions, and a gentle easterly breeze saved the start from being delayed. Due to the light winds, a pennant 1 course was chosen, keeping all 14 boats on a short course to changi buoy and back.

The significant outgoing tide at the start caused some chaos for both fleets, resulting in premature starts from Silhouette, Forever Young, Dot Dot Dot and Enter the Dragon. The Young 84 was not so much over the line as they were late for the start, struggling to return to the start line from the middle of the channel. Jasper and crew however bounced back to secure top spot in the PY Class, placing 30 seconds ahead of close friends and rivals Waka Tere on corrected time. The light winds proved too much for team Birregurra, as the Hanse 415 struggled to get into her groove throughout the race, eventually placing 3rd. Jock’s race ended early, with the scorching sun a little too much for the team to handle.

The IRC Class stood proud as the biggest fleet in attendance – not something we see every weekend! 6 boats on the start line and all very capable of mounting a serious challenge. It was however no surprise that Jellico emerged victorious, as the J24 does have some advantage in the light airs. Her big sister (Adona) was left to contend for 2nd place, but succumbed to the patchy conditions on the final downwind to surrender 2nd place to Minx. The X342 had a good day out, clean maneuvers and an experienced crew made all the difference.

Miss Visayan and Bula return to battle it out for top spot on the course, but Dot Dot Dot stole the show with her tight rounding at Changi Buoy – so tight that her port ama kissed the mark ! Kudos to the skipper and team for the attempt at what could have been an excellent mark-rounding, as well as a quick recovery after that. She eventually placed third, with Miss Visayan and Bula claiming first and second respectively.

Thank you everyone for joining us this weekend, see you on Friday for Members Night, and Saturday for Race 3 of the Twilight Series.

Results

Race 3_Sunday Series I 2024 Results

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CSC Sunday Series I (Race 2)

Another day in paradise. With the UV index hitting extreme highs in recent weeks, the unexpected North-Easterly blow was a much welcomed relief for the sailors. The fleet was represented by a modest mix of 7 keelboats and 3 multihulls, with a number of the regulars taking a break from the intense NE Monsoon season, or maybe just avoiding the brutal heat.

Birregurra and Miss Visayan had recently returned from the picturesque Bintan, Indonesia, spending the easter weekend sailing in the 2nd Bintan Regatta. Their experience seemed to shine through, as both boats won their respective classes quite comfortably. The Corsair 28 was up against fierce rivals Bula and the Dragonfly 25, Enter the Dragon. Apart from a near-miss at the notorious chek jawa sandbar, Miss Visayan looked comfortable on the course, creating a substantial lead on the chasing pair, eventually crossing the line in first place. Bula was the best of the rest, claiming the remaining spot on the podium.

In the Keelboat PY Class, Birregurra lapped up the day’s wind conditions, putting on a display of pure boat speed right off the start, going toe-to-toe with the IRC Class’s fastest boat, Red Rum One. The Hanse 415 performed well to stay ahead of more decorated rivals Waka Tere and Forever Young, scoring a bullet for Race 2. The Young 84’s full crew may have been the edge they needed, as she secured 2nd place by a slim margin ahead of Waka Tere’s familiar 2-up combination of Kurt & Gill. Despite Jock’s best efforts, the lack of a spinnaker on the downwind leg and errors on the upwind leg proved too large a deficit to overcome, settling for 4th overall.

The Keelboat IRC Class was represented by Adona, Red Rum One and Jong Dee. The smallest of the three also proved to be the fastest, as she breezed through the course in clinical fashion, producing a very convincing victory on corrected time. The battle between the Archambault 40 and the J35 was however much closer, with the latter clinching 2nd place by a mere 3 seconds on handicap. What a thrilling result for both boats.

It seems the heat is here to stay – keep cool and go sailing!

Results

Race 2_Sunday Series I 2024 Results

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