2022 Sunday Series II Race 4 (Final)

After an incredibly slow Saturday Twilight Race, the wind conditions at the start of the Sunday Series II Race 4 seemed like a treat – a gentle but consistent south-southwest breeze in cool and cloudy weather meant that race organisers could finally plan a full course for all sailors. The pennant 5 flag was displayed, signaling to participants that the route would take the fleet to Serangoon-CSC 1-Squance and back for the finish.

Simba executed a good start for the IRC Class, setting the pace for the david vs goliath match between her and Jellico. Despite creating a significant gap between them, the margin fell just short of 13 seconds to deny the Dehler 39 a weekend double victory.  In the overall series, Simba claimed the win comfortably, leading by 6 points. After her win yesterday, Jellico secured her spot in 2nd placing just 1 point ahead of Jong Dee in 3rd.

Our 2 most consistent attendees Birregurra and Marut continued their unwavering support for the Club Series, flying the flag high for both the PY A and B Keelboat Classes. Their participation and victory was mirrored in the overall series results, as both Birregurra and Marut topped the table in their respective classes.

In the Multihull Class, Bula and Miss Visayan kept us on the edge of our seats! The racing was incredibly close, and it was exciting to watch the 2 corsairs coursing through the East Johor Straits in hot pursuit! It was eventually Bula‘s victory, but only by the slimmest of margins; 9 seconds. Bula has also been a consistent supporter of the Club Series, her attendance rivalled by the only other boat on the course – Miss Visayan. Great to see Skipper Michael and his daughter taking turns to helm across the series and performing consistently well.

The Beach Catamaran Class also had a powerful father & child combo, as Addiction bounced back from a late start to claim victory ahead of fellow viper, Babe. The latter had a wet welcome-back sail, capsizing not once, not twice, but 3 times over the course of the afternoon. Nevertheless, it was a good time out and also an opportunity to shake off the rust after the extended break from racing. Addiction won the overall series with 3 bullets from 4 races, the most consistent participant in her class.

Congratulations to all the winners! Despite the small numbers, we are glad to continue with our club series during this period, and the support of our regular boaters on water. We look forward to a relaxing break next week, where we host the children and caretakers from Rainbow Centre Singapore for a morning joy sail (24th September).

Sunday Series III and Twilight Series III commences on 2nd & 8th October respectively. See you at the Club!

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2022 Sunday Series II Race 3

What seemed like a promising westerly system prior to the start of the Sunday Series II, Race 3 swiftly deflated to a painful 1-3 knot breeze, thankfully accompanied by an insignificant tidal flow. The race route took sailors to Squance Buoy and back, an appropriate length for the prevailing conditions.

The biggest class of the day deliver racing with some mark rounding excitement, as the 4 boats in the IRC Class kept the competition close throughout the course. And early departure on starboard tack did not pay off for Jellico, having to pinch through the moorings – sacrificing speed for height to clear the moor vessels in her path. Eventually the J24 returned to meet the rest of the fleet left her trailing slightly, commencing her catch-up plan in the becalmed weather. She clawed back to claim a well-deserved 2nd place finish, playing second fiddle to Minx. The X342 claimed line honours and victory on corrected time, sailing well in the flat waters to consolidate her lead on the final run to finish. Simba completed the podium in 3rd.

Continuing to support the Keelboat PY A fleet, it was great to have Birregurra racing with us on Sunday. The Hanse 415 was joined by 2 under 25ft boats in the Keelboat PY B Class – Marut and Windflirt. The former recently had her bottom repainted, looking slippery on the race course. The Achilles 23 certainly did not make it easy for Marut, sailing superbly despite light winds being a well-known Achille’s heel. The Jeanneau Fun prevailed at the end, surviving a great performance from Windflirt to place first just over 3 minutes ahead on corrected time.

In the Multihull Class, Bula extends their lead in the Series and reaffirms their support for our club races. Michael races consistently every week, and we appreciate the team’s efforts to participate in both our Sunday Series & Twilight Series! She claims top spot, finishing ahead of Miss Visayan and Kaze in the same order. Lastly, great to see Addiction returning to race with us after a long break. The Viper F16 skippered by Jeremy Perrier sailed the course despite being the only beach catamaran participating – thank you for continuing to feed your sailing Addiction!

Congratulations to all winners, and big thanks to the 11 participating boats. We hope to see more returning boats over the remaining 2 weekends of Twilight and Sunday Series II Racing.

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2022 Sunday Series II – Race 2

After a successful campaign at the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta over the last 2 weekends, we continue to feel the absence of our regular sailors, as they prepare for the next 2 weekends of racing at the Western Circuit Regatta. Congratulations to the CSC sailors for claiming top spots in both the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta – thank you for doing the Club proud!

Despite the small fleet, it was still a great day of sailing for the Sunday Series II, Race 2. Represented by a total of 8 boats across 5 classes, the fleet were treated to a North Angler Course, getting the skippers re-acquainted with the classic route for the annual Ambassadors’ Cup (Held on 5th November this year). The Southwesterly winds predicted to blow at 11 knots did not materialize, leaving boats to contend with a gentle and uneven 4-6 knot breeze.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, it was great to see new parents Doug and Erica shaking the dust off their sails to bring MadFish II out for a spin. They led the fleet from start to finish, enjoying the uninterrupted reach along the Changi Coastal Road. Bula was a distant 2nd across the line, emerging victorious in the match-race between herself and Miss Visayan to score a bullet in the Multihull Class. Thank you both for consistently representing the Multihull Fleet in Club Races.

The PY B Class was a familiar case of David vs Goliath, as Brio was dwarfed by rivals Remington – a yacht nearly twice her size! Nevertheless, this light breeze should have been to Brio‘s advantage. However, a poor start and the uneven wind conditions between Paku and North Angler made it an uphill task for the Sonar. As the race progressed, Remington consolidated her position and eventually claimed victory.

With most of the PY A boats absent due to Western Circuit or cruising commitments, Simon Connor represented the class and solo-sailed (yet again) Sapphire Star to complete the race in superb time, crossing the line 2nd only to the multihulls and Simba. It was a similar situation in the IRC Class, with only Jong Dee and Simba left at CSC to contend for first place. The latter came up on top, scoring a convincing win with line honours and on corrected time. Perhaps buoyed by the good performance and the presence of a very special guest (Ex-CSC Commodore & Ex-Simba Owner Bob Ashman) onboard, skipper Atul was all smiles upon his return to the bar. As they say, Winners are Grinners.

Thank you all who joined us for the Sunday Series II – Race 2. We cheer on our sailors participating in the Western Circuit Regatta over the next 2 weekends. Have plenty of fun & bring home the Trophies!

Last but not least, we would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy National Day – Majulah Singapura!

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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 5

Faced with another day of becalmed weather, race organisers were left contemplating their options yet again. Based on weather patterns displayed over the last few days, The race officer eventually decided to played it safe, sending sailors on the shortest course possible in a westerly direction. The start was slow, but winds picked up 5 minutes in, sending all 10 participating boats on a beat to Squance Buoy. With the winds clocking north over the course of the afternoon, the race was turned into a beam reach pursuit from the second leg onwards – reducing overtaking opportunities.

The IRC Class was represented by 3 boats of varying sizes: Jellico (J24), Simba (Dehler 39) and Minx (X342). Despite having the best start, Minx struggled to stay ahead of Simba as the winds shifted north to an angle on the beam, giving the Dehler the advantage in boat speed. That coupled with a nippy J24 which thrived in flat water and soft breeze meant that skipper Lucas faced strong challenges to his initial lead. Despite her best efforts, Minx eventually settled for 3rd on corrected time, succumbing to better performances from Jellico and Simba. The former sailed well to take the victory on corrected time, as Simba‘s line honours and 20+ seconds lead was not enough to overcome the J24’s handicap. In the overall Sunday Series I standings, Race 5’s result was a mirror of the top 3. Jellico’s lead sealed her win for the Series, having scored 2 bullets from 5 races to finish with 9 points after 1 discard. Simba was a close runner-up, just 1 point behind. Minx completed the podium in 3rd, with a total of 12 points from 4 races.

It was also a fleet of 3 in the Keelboat PY A and PY B Classes, setting the stage for more 3-way showdowns. In the PY A division, there was yet again a variation of boat sizes – IMP (Esse 750), Invictus (Mumm 30) and Birregurra (Hanse 415). Bravo Zulu to the biggest boat in the fleet, Birregurra – Her perseverance on the final stretch to the finish line was commendable. This despite the fact that wind had dropped to near zero, and tide had turn to an incoming one. Fighting for top spot were the 2 sports boats – with the smaller one claiming a better start and leading from start to finish to earn herself her first win for the season! After a long break, Invictus‘s 2nd place finish was respectable, also earning her the runner-up position for the overall series. First place went to Birregurra – scoring the best attendance of the fleet with 2 bullets in the bag to claim her first Sunday Series victory. Shardana was the best of the rest, her performance in Race 1 and 2 were enough to claim 3rd, despite not racing for races 3-5.

Marut scored the double for this weekend, as she cruised to a comfortable win in the Sunday Series I Keelboat PY B division. She placed first in Race 5, increasing her tally of bullets to 3, completing the series with 5 points after a discard. Remington placed 2nd just 4 minutes behind, also placing 2nd in the overal standings. A retirement from Nevis in Race 5 meant that she only just missed out on a podium placing by 1 point, surrendering 3rd place to Jonathan Syke’s Olmeto.

In the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Classes, only 1 boat represented each class – Thank you Miss Visayan and Addiction for being a good sport and joining us for the final race of this series. In the overall Sunday Series I standings, Miss Visayan claims top spot for the Multihull Class, and Balqis II placed 1st in the Beach Catamaran Class. Due to only 1 boat participating in race 2, 4 & 5, in addition to it being a different boat each time – 2nd to 5th position in the Beach Catamaran Class were all tied on 22 points after discard. Addiction and A-Loft broke the tie, having participated in the most recent races (4 & 5) to score 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Congratulations to all winners – we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the LHK Round Ubin Challenge on 18th June and the Sunday Series II + Twilight Series II on 3rd and 9th July respectively. Thank you all for participating, see you next week!

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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 4

With the heatwave tormenting us over the past 2 weeks, it goes without question that Sunday’s strong southwesterly breeze provided a much needed respite for sailors participating in the Sunday Series I, Race 4. The return of unrestricted international travel also meant that the start line continues to be uncrowded, littered only with a handful of the usual suspects from each class.

In the IRC Class, it was a match race between 2 competitive performance cruisers – Minx & Simba. The former is an X342, up against the bigger and faster Dehler 39. Having the 5-foot advantage meant that skipper Atul had to ensure Simba maintained a sufficient lead to triumph Minx on corrected time. Both boats gave their all on the course, and it was thrilling to witness their mark-rounding routine at CSC 1. When the numbers were crunched, Minx clinched victory by a slim 32 second margin – a result fitting of their efforts!

What started of as a possible David vs Goliath match-up ended up with Goliath walking away with an uncontested win in the PY A Class. Birregurra sailed the full course undisturbed, as Balqis registered an early retirement due to a damaged mainsheet track. The crew on the little J24 had a look of relief on their faces, as they thankfully have time to repair it before the commencement of the CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Championship on 28th May.

The PY B Class was represented by 3 boats, unsurprisingly also the same 3 boats which are in contention for the overall Series I podium placings. The wind strength and direction was a perfect combination for Olmeto, as she thrived in the off-the-wind passage to and from Serangoon Buoy. Though she placed behind favourites Remington, the Beneteau Oceanis 320 only trailed only 8 minutes behind – enough to best the S&S 42 by 30 seconds on corrected time.

Despite being the only representatives for the Beach Catamaran and Multihull Classes, A-Loft and Bula certainly looked like they enjoyed the prevailing south-westerly breeze, as we witnessed their effortless sail along the Johor Straits.

Congratulations to all the winners! Please see below for results from yesterday, as well as the latest overall Sunday Series I results. The finale takes place on 12th June – we’re excited to watch the showdown in both IRC and PY B classes, as results do show a close fight for the top 3 placings.

Meanwhile, we take a break from Club racing on 28 and 29 May – shifting our focus to some intense windward-leeward action during the CSC IRC, PY & One-Design Keelboat Championships on the coming weekend. See you at the Club!

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Series Results (as of 23 May 2022)

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