2022 Sunday Series III (Finale)

After a relatively successful Saturday with a late but consistent westerly breeze, the conditions for the Sunday Series III finale paled in comparison. An extended rainfall throughout the morning and early afternoon left race organizers with the risk-taking decision of starting sailors in the rain and extremely light winds. That was however the only risk they took – as they quickly shortened the course at Squance in anticipation of a possible further drop in wind strength.

In the PY B Class, Marut and Olmeto meet again – this time in a match race to decide the victor in their class! The little Marut exceled in the prevailing conditions – managing to stay in the pressure for most of the downwind leg to finish well ahead and amongst some of the IRC and PY A boats. In the overall Series III results, Marut only just edges out Olmeto by 2 points to claim top spot as well! She manages a complete sweep of the prizes, scoring best PY B boat for 2022, having been the most consistent and best performer throughout the year, missing out on only 1 of the 14 races available across 3 series.

In an equally exciting development, the PY A Class saw a close fight for the Series III title between Shardana and Invictus. The Mumm 30 sailed well in Race 5, taking 2nd place on corrected time – a sufficient effort to secure her top spot just 1 point ahead of the Dufour 34 in the overall Series III standings. Although she wins in Race 5, it was too little too late for Southern Light – missing out on podium placing by 1 point to Birregurra. The Keelboat PY A Class overall Challenge Trophy for 2022 was also awarded to Birregurra – a result borne from her consistent participation throughout the year.

The Keelboat IRC Class was represented by 4 boats on the final day: Adona, Waka Tere, Simba & Minx. Adona entered the final race trailing Jellico by 2 points. As the latter did not show up for Race 5, the J29 had an opportunity to overtake her smaller sister and claim the Series II title! She eventually did so in dominant fashion – securing good boat speed after the start and subsequently taking an early lead on the north side of the course. They stayed in the pressure for most of the downwind, placing comfortably ahead of the fleet. Waka Tere was a distant 2nd, placing just 19 seconds ahead of Minx in 3rd after corrected time. The scores do not entirely reflect the final results for Series III – Adona took 1st place, Jellico slipped to 2nd and Simba completed the podium in 3rd. In the overall IRC standings for Sunday Series 2022, Simba emerged best performing boat, having raced in 13 out of the 14 races available, beating Jellico by a single point in the final leaderboard standings.

Although no Multihulls participated in the final race for the Series, we would like to acknowledge the following winners:

Multihull Sunday Series III: Bula (1st)

Beach Catamaran Sunday Series III: Addiction (1st)

Multihull Sunday Series 2022 Challenge Trophy: Miss Visayan

Beach Catamaran Sunday Series 2022 Challenge Trophy: Addiction

Congratulations to all the winners – this concludes our Club’s Series Racing for 2022, thank you all for participating and see you soon for any of the following events:

  • NYE Countdown Party – 31st December
  • Bintan Cruise – 16-18 December
  • Hangover Race – 1st January
  • Signature Sunday Series – 8th January
  • 1st Bintan Regatta 27-30 January

Results

Race 5_Sunday Series III 2022 Results

Series III Results

Series Results_Sunday Series III 2022_Final

Sunday Series 2022 Leaderboard 

2022 Sunday Series Leaderboard_Final

 

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2022 Sunday Series III Race 4

After so many weeks of lacklustre wind conditions, it was without doubt most satisfying to experience a strong and consistent southwesterly breeze on Race Day (20 Nov). Now into the penultimate race of the season, the Sunday Series gathers the sailors left in Singapore who have yet to depart for holidays or overseas business trips for an afternoon of casual racing along the East Johor Straits. Despite the small numbers, all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the unusually strong winds, sometimes gusting 14 knots!

In the IRC Class, the 2 boats which scored the best starts finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Coincidentally, they both happen to be Js – Adona (J29) and Jellico (J24). Separated by a mere 12 seconds after corrected time, skipper Cedric of Jellico must have lamented over what he could have done better to make up the difference.

Invictus returns from a long hiatus with a victory in the PY A Class. In a class of 2 of which both share similar issues (lack of crew and training), She edged out just slightly above Southern Light, scoring a deserving win in the prevailing conditions. The PY B Class also share similarities, with both participating boats falling in the under 23ft category. After tasting victory in last week’s Twilight Race, Brio continued their win streak, carving out another bullet against fierce rivals, Marut. Skipper Michael Chung will be looking to maintain his form going into the final 3 races available for Twilight and Sunday Series Racing in 2022.

The Multihull Class was hotly anticipated to be a fierce contest between the Corsair Dash 750 and the Firefly – only to be let down by a poor start from Firefly, leaving Bula with a comfortable lead and eventual win both across the line and on handicap. In the Beach Catamaran Class, Addiction led from start to finish, easily the quickest boat on water this Sunday. Having completed the race before the rest of the fleet could complete their first lap, she decided to continue sailing and lap up the prevailing westerlies. Trailing Jeremy and Daniel, Matt Ross and Kellie Twigge struggled to keep Babe upright throughout the course – holding too much power before the gybe and eventually capsizing in full view of the club. Despite the incident, she recovered quickly and completed the course in commendable time – Bravo Zulu!

Thank you all for joining us this weekend! Please support us in the following events lined up for 2022:

  1. Twilight and Sunday Series 2022 Finale (3-4 December)
  2. Bintan Cruise (16-18 December)
  3. New Years Eve Countdown Party (31 December)

Looking forward to more sailing and merry-making with all of you.

Results

Race 4_Sunday Series III 2022 Results

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2022 Sunday Series III – Race 3

With less than a week to the Ambassadors Cup, many sailors returned to prepare their boats and practice for the race. Race Organisers decided to send all 14 boats participating in the Sunday Series on the traditional Ambassadors’ Cup route – sailing to North Angler and back. Winds arrived from the southeast, a gentle and consistent breeze opposing the outgoing tide.

The IRC fleet arrived in nearly full attendance, with 7 boats prowling the start line. A slightly overzealous Waka Tere crewed with 4 new sailors onboard did not do her penalty despite a premature start, scoring an unfortunate OCS for this race. At the top of the fleet was once again Red Rum One, who unsurprisingly took line honours and claimed 3rd on corrected time. In first place was the J29, Adona. Skippered by the Chairman of the Ambassadors’ Cup Organizing Committee, she looks all set o mount a serious challenge for the coveted Title Trophy next week. The smaller of the 2 Js, Jellico trailed the leaders, but performed well enough to secured 2nd.

In a stark contrast, the rest of the fleets attended in pairs. The PY A Keelboat class was won by Shardana, placing well ahead of Birregurra. The Hanse 415 however persevered and eventually finished the course after an ardous 3.5hrs of racing! After a close finish, Olmeto emerged victorious, edging out Marut in the PY B class.

The multihulls welcome back a newly revamped Firefly, sporting a bright Red paint job. Despite placing first across the line, she only just loses to Bula. A respectable attempt despite not deploying her spinnaker! An early retirement from A-loft meant that Addiction won the Beach Catamaran class by default. Jeremy Perrier remains one of the fastest and most active beach catamaran skippers still racing at CSC.

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to Bringing the World Together this Saturday – at the 21st Ambassadors’ Cup 2022.

Results:

Race 3- Sunday Series III 2022 Results

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2022 Sunday Series III – Race 2

It is rare to get a consistent breeze for one afternoon in Singapore, let alone one during the inter-monsoon period. Therefore yesterday’s westerly breeze during the Sunday Series III – Race 2 came as a pleasant surprise, setting the stage for a no-frills windward-leeward course with Squance as the windward mark.

Sailors initially struggled with the strong outgoing tide, but quickly found the sweet spots on starboard tack along both sides of the channel to overcome the current. In the Keelboat IRC Class, Red Rum One was quick to establish her lead, gradually stretching the distance between her and the fleet across all 6 legs of the course – eventually finishing with a 10 minute lead on Adona. The J29 however had done enough, securing victory in the IRC Class on corrected time. Waka Tere also managed to slip past the Archambault 40 to place 2nd, an encouraging score for a few of her new crew onboard. Red Rum One‘s efforts did not go unrewarded, as they completed the podium in 3rd.

In the PY A Class, a Dufour 34 and Hanse 415 crossed swords after the start, only for the former to eventually pull ahead and establish a clear lead after the first mark rounding. Despite Shardana‘s technical mistakes during the mark roundings, she succeeds in staying well ahead of her rival to claim her first bullet for the Series. Due to a misjudgment of wind/tide, Birregurra‘s woes continue with a little kiss at Squance, resulting in an unforced penalty. Marut had a tiring but fulfilling day on the course, starting with an almost successful port-tack start which was denied by the leader of the Starboard-tack boats, Red Rum One. The lone PY B boat sailed the full course superbly, keeping close to and even overtaking boats from both Keelboat IRC & PY A Classes.

The windward-leeward course certainly does not look like the preferred course for multihulls, as some struggled with the closehaul legs up to Squance. Despite the less-than-ideal sailing angles, it was still a fairly quick day out on water, with Jeremy Perrier’s Addiction positioning himself as the faster beach catamaran on water – just 1hr 35mins to complete the course. The other solo act (A-Loft) in the Beach Catamaran Class took 2nd place, leaving Babe just out of medal contention. In the Multihull Class, Michael Flecker’s Bula came up on top against close rivals Miss Visayan, scoring a bullet for Race 2 to open her account for this series.

Thank you all for participating in the Sunday Series III! See you this Saturday for the Race 2 of our Twilight Series III.

Results

Race 2_Sunday Series III 2022 Results

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