Sunday Series III 2019 Finale

The winds continued to blow strong from the NE, prompting an atypical course to end the series. The Race Committee decided on a pennant 6 course, taking sailors around Pulau Ubin and back to the Club for a nice afternoon passage race in champagne sailing conditions.

Waka Tere sailed well once again, right after their victory in the Twilight Series – scoring a bullet on corrected time against close rivals Red Rum and Invictus. Despite taking line honours, Red Rum had to settle for 3rd place after handicap, seperated by 39 seconds on handicap. For the overall Series, Waka Tere took the win as well, tying points with Invictus but winning because of their victory in today’s race. Born in Fire completes the Sunday Series III podium in 3rd, 1 point behind.

In the PY Class, it was a close fight between Minx and Southern Light, with the latter scoring line honours but losing out on handicap, handing the bullet for Race 5 to Lucas and Crew. Balqis completes the podium in 3rd. Despite winning race 5, poor attendance throughout the series meant Minx was left out of contention, and Southern Light won it convincingly 3 points ahead of Sapphire Star. Olmeto and Brio tied for 3rd, with the former’s bullet in Race 4 being the tie-breaker. Southern Light made it a clean sweep in the Overall Leaderboard, fresh from their victory in the Twilight Series for 2019. Having won Series I and Series III, they finished with 5 points after 3 Series, earning them a well-deserved double in the PY Class.

New sails gave Kaze a new lease of life, looking strong on the initial beat up to the North-Eastern corner of Pulau Ubin. However, superior boat speed from Buay Kaola helped them overtake Kaze and awarded them with line honours and the win for Race 5. Cicak completed the podium in 3rd, a result which surrendered their Series III victory to Buay Kaola, who scored 3 bullets and 8 points from 4 races, 1 point ahead of Cicak. Despite not sailing in Race 5, Miss Visayan‘s consistent performance and attendance rewarded them with a 3rd in Series III. For the overall Sunday Series 2019 leaderboard, Cicak tops the fleet with a 2nd in Series I, 1st in Series II and 2nd in Series III.

The Beach Catamarans were a no-show for today’s race, but we will acknowledge the attendance and superb performance from Jeremy Nixon on Bad Influence, winning both Series II & III to etch his name on the Sunday Series Challenge Trophy as the 2019 Beach Catamaran Champion.

Congratulations to all the winners, please see below for results and photos. Thank you and see you all for the New Year’s Eve Celebrations at CSC!

Sunday Series III Race 5 Results

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PY
Multi-Hull

Sunday Series III Overall Results

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PY, Multi-Hull & Beach Catamaran

Sunday Series 2019 Leaderboard

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Sunday Series III Race 4

The penultimate race of the Sunday Series III was an interesting mix of conditions – from a steady north-easterly to a sudden onset of south-westerly winds, sailors were left scratching their heads in confusion throughout the course. At one point, there was also a bout of heavy rain from the west, causing a major windshift and poor visibility.

The 2 Beach Catamarans participating emerged mostly unscathed, escaping the windhole at Tekong Buoy and completing the full course in varying wind directions. Bad Influence did good yesterday, taking both line honours and handicap victory over the Taipan F16, Stray Catz.

In the Multi-hull Class, 6 boats participated, with the Corsairs doing well off the start line. Torn between the initial East-North-Easterly winds and incoming new breeze from the west, the fleet broke into 2 groups, with Cicak, Baloo and Miss Visayan ahead and the 2 Wetas + Buay Kaola trailing behind. Cicak eventually won the tussle in the top 3, and also took the win on corrected time. Miss Visayan slotted into 2nd place, just sneaking ahead of Baloo in 3rd.

With 9 boats participating yesterday, the PY fleet made up the biggest class – and also arguably the most competitive. The unpredictable wind shifts and perplexing conditions kept the crew on their toes. Really pushing the boundaries on the charts, Jen’s Jaunt to Tekong Buoy was short lived, as she got herself grounded at Changi Beach 10 minutes into the race. Thankfully the tide was coming up, and she managed to get out of that pickle safely. Being the fastest and lightest boat in the fleet, it was no wonder Petit Bateau claimed line honours with ease, but struggled to put more distance between her and the fleet, settling for 8th on corrected time. The conditions kept the entire fleet really close together, much to the delight of the cruisers with bigger handicaps. Olmeto was the biggest winner, scoring a bullet on corrected time, just minutes ahead of Ikaroa in 2nd. overall Series III leaders Southern Light completed the podium in 3rd, setting the stage for a finals showdown with close rivals Sapphire Star.

Red Rum could not find a steady footing in yesterday’s race, struggling to shake off Born in Fire‘s advances. The only 2 IRC boats kept close tabs on each other, with the latter eventually claiming victory in this race. In the overall standings, Born in Fire now just edges ahead of Invictus, with the eventual winner to be decided at the Finals on 8th December.

Yesterday also marked the end of Monthly Dinghy Racing for 2019, and we celebrated the prize giving for November’s MDR together with the entire series at Ubin Bar, giving our youth sailors much needed encouragement for the upcoming CSC Optimist Championships. 2019 has been a good year for our sailors, with more sailors picking up racing and senior sailors steadily rising through the ranks. We wish them all the best at the CSC Optimist Championships (Silver Fleet) on 4-6 December.

Results

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Multi-Hulls
Beach Catamarans

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Sunday Series III Race 3

With everyone fully recovered from the phenomenal party that was the 20th Ambassadors’ Cup, it was business as usual yesterday for the regular racers, as they return to sailing in the Sunday Series III, Race 3. The shifty winds made it a challenging race for the 14 boats participating, with the various teams coming up with a number of strategic calls to try and excel in the unpredictable conditions.

In the IRC Class, Waka Tere‘s decision to sail 2 up with no spinnaker was a blessing in disguise for them, as the light airs and shifty winds saw the need to keep the boat light and made the whole process of spinnaker hoisting and dropping nearly unnecessary. She sailed well to take 1st place both across the line and on corrected time, beating last week’s Ambassadors’ Cup Champions Born in Fire in the process. Red Rum was a shadow of her usual self, struggling with a boat leak and other issues to lag behind in yesterday’s race.

Southern Light sailed uncommonly well in yesterday’s race, displaying excellent boat speed some good calls in yesterday’s light and shifty airs. Her performance earned her 1st place in the PY Class by a very comfortable lead, ahead of the trailing Sapphire Star 1 minute across the line and 6 minutes on corrected time. She only just lost out on line honours to the nimble Petit Bateau, skippered by Esben Poulsson. Petit Bateau‘s peroformance translated into a 4th place finish on corrected time, a commendable result for her first Sunday Series III attempt! When the numbers were crunched, Ikaroa completed the podium in 3rd.

The Multihulls were represented by 4 boats, with Cicak leading the pack and barely ahead of the chasing Buay Kaola after the first mark rounding. The Corsair 31 took full advantage of her larger sail area to power ahead on the long stretch to Squance, eventually taking line honours and first place on corrected time. Baloo sailed well on the return leg from Squance, but not well enough to convert into a victory, settling for 2nd. A 3rd placing result meant that defending champions Cicak has not gotten a victory yet in 3 races, and will be looking to secure one in race 4. Buay Kaola‘s win puts her in the driving seat, making it 2 bullets from 3 races.

Thank you all for taking part – we look forward to racing again next week at the Twilight Series III Race 3 on 16th November.

Results

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PY
Multihull

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Sunday Series III Race 2

With weather systems around the region going a little out of the norm, yesterday’s uncommon sea of white caps also came as a surprise, signalling a fresh north-easterly breeze for the sailors racing in the Sunday Series. Even though it lasted only for the first 20 minutes of the race, it managed to carry sailors all the way to the battle ground between Ubin and Tekong – where many sailors faltered to the merciless currents, sudden drop in wind strength and erratic wind shifts.

In the IRC class, everything came together nicely for Invictus, as she crossed the line first in a fleet of 3, also taking the bullet on corrected time. She excelled in the lighter air, displaying good boat speed on both the upwind and downwind legs. Waka Tere‘s 2-up power combo of Kurt and Gill did commendably in the strong winds just off the start, but struggled with the limitations of crew and sail wardrobe to fully maximize the Nelson 30’s potential. Despite being shorthanded, she managed to fend off Born in Fire and her new owner, Thomas Reckefuss to take 2nd place. Thomas will be looking to fine tune his rig and get to know his new acquisition better over the coming weeks, in preparation for the Ambassadors’ Cup in November!

Southern Light slayed the fleet of PY boats yesterday, with some excellent calls and good boat speed throughout the race. Everything seemed to work out well for skipper James and crew, as they not only took first place on corrected time, but also snatched line honours ahead of faster boats like Sangaree and Sapphire Star. Sangaree found themselves in an unusual position – having to play catch up with Sapphire Star and Southern Light. Her struggles compounded with further technical issues on the boat, eventually battered and settling for 3rd. A bullet in race 1 and 2nd in race 2 means that Sapphire Star is now in the driving seat for the PY Class, Sunday Series III. To round off the fleet, the 2 boats (Minx & Brio) which succumbed to the light winds and strong currents up at Tekong Buoy received a standing ovation from the bar upon crossing the finish line – a truly heartwarming display of camaraderie amongst members/sailors.

Buay Kaola‘s baseline boat speed was evident in yesterday’s wind strength, as she powered her way through the course in clinical fashion. The Corsair 31 managed to stay well ahead of the nippy Cicak, securing victory with just under 2 minutes separating both boats after corrected time. Little Itchy-Go completed the podium in 3rd place, in addition to being the fastest Weta on the course.

Equipment malfunction from Bad Influence meant that she gave Stray Catz a head start in the Beach Catamaran Class – having to play catch up throughout the race. Despite the late start, Jeremy Nixon put in a great effort to close the gap with Nigel, finishing only 5 minutes behind. These 2 stalwarts of the beach catamaran class keep things very lively despite the small numbers – we hope to have more of the beach catamaran owners joining us on the weekends for a fun/casual race! If you’re looking to race but are hesitant/don’t know where to start – these gentlemen would be two of the best people to introduce you to club racing on beach catamarans.

Thank you all 16 boats for participating!

See you on Friday, 18th October for Members Night, and Saturday for our Twilight Series III Race 2!

Results

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PY Keelboat
Multi-hull
Beach Catamaran

 

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Sunday Series III Race 1

CSC?s Sunday Series III got off to an exciting start, with a new course, fresh easterly breeze and a strong outgoing tide. Pennant 8 is a variant of the Pennant 5 course, sending sailors up to changi buoy first before making the journey west to Serangoon. This allows for an upwind start in easterly winds, providing variety in our list of courses.

All the Multihulls got off to a good start, except for one. Team Cicak was late for the start, staying too far up wind and down current during the start sequence. Despite the handicap, she managed to claw her way back on to the podium, sneaking ahead of Miss Visayan to steal 3rd place. Ahead of her was Jaza Too and Baloo. Even though the former could not maintain her lead over Baloo, she still managed to take first place on corrected time.

The Beach Catamarans were represented by Stray Catz, Kaze Cat and Bad Influence, making it a 3-way fight for top spot. 3 soon became 2, as Kaze Cat dropped her position due to a capsize. Stray Catz proved the faster of the remaining 2, but loses out on corrected time.

In the PY Class, a total of 8 boats took part. The fleet was split into 2 distinct groups after the start, separated by 2 conflicting weather systems. Sangaree took an early lead, rounding Changi Buoy ahead of the fleet. However superior downwind speed meant that the smaller Sapphire Star was able to keep up with the leader. Despite crossing the line first, Sangaree settles for 2nd place on corrected time, with Sapphire Star taking victory. Brio completes the podium in 3rd.

With Jong Dee under repair and the rest of the IRC boats not taking part for various reasons, Invictus wins the IRC Race by default, but cuts a lonely figure on the course. We hope to see more IRC boats participating in the near future!

Results

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Multihulls
PY Keelboat

Congratulations to all the winners ? see you next week for the Twilight Series III Race 1.

 

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Sunday Series II Race 5 (Final)

Improved air quality made for a better sailing experience, as sailors were treated to a haze-free afternoon of racing. The Sunday Series allows the use of spinnakers, therefore attracting more experienced sailors to take part as well. Race 5 of our Sunday Series II sees a total of 15 boats participating over 5 classes.

Greeted with a strengthening outgoing tide and a shifty southerly breeze, race organizers decided on a pennant 5 course, taking sailors on a journey to Serangoon and back. In the absence of staunch Club racing supporter Itchy-Go, Jonathan Hardy’s Tantrum flew the flag high for the Weta Class, zipping up and down the course. She joins the 2 beach catamarans as the only dinghy multihulls in participation. Back after a long break, Madfish II nearly missed the start, scrambling off the beach as the warning signal went. She recovered to take an early lead and eventual victory over Bad Influence (sporting new sails!). Race 5 results did not do much to the overall standings, as Itchy-Go claims victory in the Series for the Weta Class and Bad Influence takes 1st place 5 points ahead of Madfish II.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, 5 closely matched boats challenge for the top spot, and Miss Visayan?was the biggest winner, sailing well to claim line honours and 2nd on corrected time! Witblits did 1 better than her Twilight performance, scoring a bullet after handicap. Cicak struggled to emulate their performance on Saturday, only managing to squeeze out a 3rd. Despite that, she did just enough to win the overall Series II 2 points ahead of Witblits. It was even closer between 2nd and 3rd as both Witblits and Miss Visayan were tied on points after 5 races – resulting in the former winning the tie-breaker with more bullets notched.

Another exciting episode of PY fleet racing took place on Sunday, with the introduction of occasional racer Sapphire Star thrown into the mix. A careless and costly mistake of not reading the Sailing Instructions properly resulted in a squandered race for Simon and crew. Despite the error, it was great to see Sapphire Star‘s symmetric spinnaker in action, a rare sight for most of us! Sailing a good race to cross the finish line in 2nd place, Marsh Mellow claimed victory on corrected time, 2 minutes and 8 seconds ahead of Olmeto. 2nd, 3rd and 4th were separated by less than a minute after handicap, making it a really close race for the podium. Remington only just edged out Southern Light by 6 seconds to complete the podium winners. In the overall standings, Ikaroa topped a fleet of 14 boats after 5 races, discarding her DNC for a total of 7 points. She completed the Sunday Series II without having to race in Race 5, finishing a comfortable 5 points ahead of close rivals Minx, whose performance in race 5 was sufficient to secure 2nd overall just 2 points ahead of Southern Light.

Red Rum continues her lonely crusade in the IRC Class, patiently waiting for the return of regular IRC racers Jong Dee, Invictus, Born in Fire, Waka Tere, Simba and Shardana. She misses her playmates, and hopes to be able to meet some of these boats in the next Series (III)!

Thank you all for participating in the final race of the Sunday Series II. We now take 1 week off club racing, and will return to Series III on 29th September.

Results (Race 5)
Beach Catamarans
Cruising Multihulls
PY Keelboats

Results Overall Sunday Series II
IRC Overall
All Classes Overall

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Sunday Series II Race 4

A month-long break due to the National Day/Hari Raya Haji holidays and Western Circuit Regatta left sailors eager to return to club racing yesterday – for the Sunday Series II Race 4. Our sailors did extremely well for the recently concluded Western Circuit Sailing Regatta (WCSR), sweeping the podium places for IRC A, B, PY and Multihull Classes. Congratulations!

As their close rivals Jong Dee and Invictus are currently under maintenance/repair, recently-crowned Western Circuit IRC A Champions Red Rum only had themselves to race with in the IRC Class. We hope the IRC boats quickly return to racing, giving her a much needed challenge going into the finale on 14/15 September!

In the PY Class, we see an impressive total of 9 boats at the start line! Unfortunately due to various reasons, New Blue Eyes and Marut had to retire before the start signal, reducing the fleet to 7. Newcomers Remington together with Ikaroa were a little too excited at the start, earning them an individual recall. Despite the false start, Ikaroa clawed back to claim 3rd on corrected time. Making amends for missing out on the overall podium at the WCSR, both Minx and Southern Light sailed superbly to finish 1st and 2nd respectively, with the former also clinching line honours.

After a long hiatus, Cicak returned to club racing with their A-team, as the entire Cicak family worked in unison to carve out a hard-earned win in the Cruising Multihull Class on the final stretch from Squance to the finish line. When the numbers were crunched, she placed 1st ahead of the new 31ft Corsair 970 Sport Buay Kao La by? just under 2 minutes and 3rd placed Miss Visayan by an additional minute.

The Beach Catamaran and Weta Class were represented by 1 boat each, with Damien Geoffray returning to Catamaran Racing on Kaze Cat and the ever supportive Itchy-Go flying the Weta flag solo yet again.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for racing with us on 1st September. We look forward to next week’s Twilight Series II Race 4 on 7th September and our CSC Open House on 8th September! Do invite your friends and family to have a taste of sailing and other fun activities at the Club next weekend – more details HERE.

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Cruising Multihull

 

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Sunday Series II (Race 3)

Our Sunday Series II Race 3 took place on 28th July, in a delightful South-Easterly breeze, complete with a welcome sprinkle of rain to cool the sailors down at the start. With race organizers deciding to go for something different for Race 3, the pennant 7 course was chosen, taking them to South Angler and back.

The initial leg to Changi Buoy felt slow and a struggle at times, but the light winds were short-lived as they turned the corner past the SAF Ferry Terminal. In the IRC Class, it was a 2-boat race between Jong Dee and Invictus, with the former nailing the start and taking an early lead. Unfortunately Jong Dee‘s good performance upwind was marred by equipment failure, as her chainplate gave way and resulted in the mast crumpling in a strong gust, breaking in 2 places and effectively retiring her from the race. Despite a poor start, Invictus wins by default, surviving the gusty conditions to complete the course.

A 7-strong PY fleet took part yesterday, with every boat participating of similar caliber. Making amends for the omission of CSC 1 when sailing the Twilight Course last week – Skipper Lucas of Minx sailed a disciplined race to take line honours and finish 4 seconds behind champions Ikaroa after corrected time. In hindsight, the results may be different if Minx were to hold their kite longer on the final stretch to finish. Completing the podium was Marsh Mellow, displaying good boat speed sailing with the wind abeam and downwind.

The return of Kaze, Witblits and Jaza Too meant that we had a grand total of 5 Cruising Multihulls racing yesterday, with the same 3 taking podium. Scoring the bullet with a comfortable lead over the rest, Witblits crossed the line 8 minutes ahead of Miss Visayan, who came up tops among the pack of 3 chasing boats. She beats Jaza Too by a second across the line, and Kaze by 18 seconds! Despite her efforts, she finishes behind them on corrected time, settling for 4th. Jaza Too claimed 2nd and Kaze 3rd respectively.

Bad Influence & Itchy-Go were very sporting to continue racing despite being the only boats for their respective classes. Lets hope we get more participation from the beach catamarans and wetas in the subsequent weeks!

Enjoy the photos and see you next week for Twilight Series II Race 3.

Results
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PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull

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Sunday Series II Race 2 (14 July)

Just when we thought the winds have settled into a consistent South-Westerly direction, sailors were greeted with a gusty South-Easterly breeze, putting them through a patchy pennant 4 course.

In the absence of regulars and close rivals Red Rum (away for the RSYC Regatta) and Born in Fire, Jong Dee and Invictus were the only keelboats participating in the IRC Class. The latter underestimated the outgoing tide at the start, crossing the line pre-maturely to give an early lead to Jong Dee. Despite clawing back to claim the lead and eventual line honours, Invictus had to settle for 2nd, struggling to put distance between her and Jong Dee.

The PY Class was hotly contested, with a total of 8 boats participating. False starts from Southern Light, Balqis and Marsh Mellow meant the 3 of them had to play catch-up with the rest of the fleet. Leading the fleet most of the way were Ikaroa and Minx, 2 boats which thrive in stronger winds. With 3 boats hot on her heels, the Ikaroa eventually scored line honours and victory on corrected time, ahead of Minx, Marsh Mellow and Balqis. When the numbers were crunched, Marsh Mellow emerged as 1st runner up, followed by Balqis in 3rd. Minx got the short end of the stick, finishing just out of podium position.

Weta Trimaran, Beach Catamaran and Cruising Multihull Classes had 1, 2 and 3 participants respectively in each class, a lower than average turn out for the multihulls. Tim Jackson’s Itchy-Go continues to fly solo, enjoying the pockets of breeze and lapping up the favourable wind angles. Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence won the duel in the Beach Catamaran Class, besting veterans Stray Catz across the finish line and on corrected time. A 100% effort from Eeepai gave them a hard-fought victory in the Cruising Multihull Class, fending off a strong challenge from Cicak.

Congratulations to all the winners, good luck to Red Rum and Invictus at the upcoming RSYC Regatta taking place on 20, 21 & 27 July 2019.

Results
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PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran

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Sunday Series II (Race 1)

After a month-long hiatus, sailors were raring to return to racing! A gentle south-westerly breeze took sailors up to Tekong Buoy and back, but not without challenges. Offshore winds and airplane downdrafts meant that winds were shifty and unpredictable in the vicinity of CAAS2, resulting in a shuffle of positions across all classes.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum found it hard to shake off Jong Dee throughout the course, with the latter nearly besting the Archambault 40 across the finish line. Jong Dee went on to take victory after corrected time, and Red Rum surrendered 2nd place by 8 secs to visitors and newly crowned 2019 Besar Series Champions Rainbow Dream on handicap – leaving them in 3rd.

Despite the modest numbers in the PY Class, it was great to see the fleet closely packed together, as leaders Southern Light and Minx struggled to lengthen their lead on the chasing boats. 1st & 2nd place went to Olmeto and Ikaroa respectively, with both boats sailing a superb race to keep the front-runners in sight, and taking full advantage of their spinnakers to close the gap on the downwind. Scoring line honours just ahead of Minx was not the only reason for Southern Light‘s joy, as their efforts also rewarded them with a 3rd on corrected time – completing the podium.

Shaun Norris’s Witblits looks re-energized on the course today, sailing with Series I Beach Cat Champions Persian Cat sailors Chris and Neda onboard. Witblits did well from start to finish to score a bullet in the Cruising Multihull Class. Jaza Too’s Skipper Graham Horn survived a minor scare on the boat, injuring his thumb through a sailing manouevre. The accident did not stop Jaza Too from cruising to 2nd place – a commendable effort from the Horn family! Some wasted time tacking near the finish line did not dent Eeepai’s pursuit for a podium position, eventually crossing the line and scoring 3rd on corrected time. Despite what seemed like a decent lead over Cicak, Baloo did not do enough to widen her lead, missing out on 4th place by just over a minute after corrected time.

Madfish II started their Sunday Series II campaign with a victory over Stray Catz in the Beach Catamaran Class, but not without the latter putting up a fight. The final leg saw the 2019 Catamaran Nationals Champions overtake the veterans to score both the line honours and win on corrected time. In the Weta Class, Itchy-Go was joined by Tantrum and Ex Igne VI for a 3-way battle. Unfortunately Tantrum & Ex Igne VI found the course too long and physically draining, both eventually handing the win to Itchy-Go by deciding against sailing to Squance for the final leg and returning to shore.

Great start to Sunday Series II – Thank you all for participating, see you next week for Race 1 of the Twilight Series II!

Results

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PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran
Weta

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