Twilight Series 2019 Finale

What a treat! A full-on NE breeze greeted sailors on the start line for the Final Twilight Race of 2019, fitting conditions to celebrate the end of another great year of Twilight racing. 18 boats over 3 classes participated in the grand finale, with the PY Class making up the biggest fleet.

Waka Tere made it 5 bullets out of 5 races in the IRC Class, thus winning the Twilight Series III IRC Class and retaining their title as IRC Twilight Champions for 2019. Their consistent attendance and dominant performance throughout the year made it difficult for the fleet to come close, and will be the boat to beat in 2020. Despite taking line honours, Red Rum had to settle for 2nd place after handicap in yesterday’s race, followed by Invictus in 3rd. In the overall Series III results, it was a close fight between 2nd and 3rd, as Red Rum and Skybird were tied on points after 1 discard. Red Rum prevailed, having scored two 2nd place finishes – one more than Skybird.

In the PY Class, Birregurra sailed superbly with only 2-up, taking line honours and the win on corrected time. Southern Light was not far behind, lapping up the fresh breeze and beating 2 IRC boats in the process. Skippered by Leslie Sharpe, she scored her fourth 2nd place for the Series comfortably, 3 minutes ahead of Brio in 3rd. When the numbers were crunched, Southern Light’s consistent performance earned her the victory in the Series, 4 points ahead of Bapsy in 2nd. One of 3 boats in the whole class attending every single race, Brio’s perfect attendance, coupled with two 3rd place finishes helped secure them an overall 3rd in Series III. After tabulating the results for all 3 Twilight Series for the year, Southern Light was also crowned Twilight Series Champions in the PY Class, taking ho[me the Challenge Trophy for 2019.

It was Weta Weather for Tim Jackson’s Itchy-Go, surging ahead of the 3 Corsairs in the Multi-Hull Class to score another convincing win – making it 2 wins over 2 consecutive weekends. His late assault earned him an overall 3rd for Series III, a well-deserved podium placing. Cicak kept close rivals Buay Kaola in check to take 2nd place in yesterday’s race, sealing her victory for Series III just 1 point ahead of Buay Kaola. In the overall Twilight standings for 2019, Cicak once again etched her name on the Challenge Trophy, sweeping all 3 Twilight Series available for the year.

Poor attendance from the Beach Catamarans throughout the year meant that Chris Waddington’s Persian Cat wins the Twilight Overall for 2019 by default, having won Series I & II earlier this year. Series III was taken by Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz, who was one of only two boats which participated. We look forward to better attendance from this fleet next year, especially since there is such a big collection of Beach Catamarans in the boat yard, eager to go sailing!

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy the photos and please see below for all Twilight Results.

 

Twilight Series III Race 5 Results

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Twilight Series III Overall

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Twilight 2019 Final Leaderboard Standings

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Twilight Series III Race 4

What started off as a promising breeze from a weather system building over Ubin and Tekong fizzled out as quickly as it arrived, leaving sailors stranded in glassy waters and strong outgoing tide. The race was shortened for all sailors as they crossed the gate coming back from Squance Buoy, as many of the boats could not make the turning point at Changi Buoy due to the lack of wind and strong currents. With it being the last race of November before participants return for the super finale on 7th & 8th December, many of the podium contenders turned up with full crew, making sure to cover all bases for the penultimate race of the Twilight Series 2019.

In the IRC Class, the fight was between Waka Tere and Skybird for most of the race, with the latter executing the better start of the 2. Despite her initial advantage, Skybird slipped to 2nd as the wind dropped – resulting in a 2nd place finish both across the line and on handicap. This meant that Waka Tere is assured the title for the Twilight Series III, having scored 4 bullets from 4 races in the Series. The 3rd boat of the fleet fell victim to the strong currents as they approached the gate, failing to tack earlier on the beat to get closer to shore and through the gate. Born in Fire‘s misjudgment cost her a finishing position, as they continued being swept toward Changi Buoy, eventually forcing her to retire.

Only seconds separated 1st and 2nd place in the PY Class, an incredibly close result which aptly represents the level of competitiveness and enthusiasm of the fleet. Sangaree takes the bullet just 5 seconds ahead of Southern Light after corrected time, making it 2 victories for the Series. However, Southern Light is in the driving seat for the Series, having participated in all 4 races and scoring three 2nd place finishes to be on top with 13 points. Series II winners Simba completed the podium finishers in 3rd, but will not be in contention for this Series due to poor attendance. Despite finishing 4th for yesterday’s race, Bapsy looks poised to give Southern Light a stern challenge next weekend, and is very much in contention for the Series III title should there be 1 discard.

The Multihulls thrived in the first 10 minutes of the race, lapping up the north-easterly breeze towards Squance. Little Itchy-Go did well to take the lead after the start, staying comfortably ahead of the chasing Corsairs & M23. She took line honours and scored her first bullet for the series, ahead of Cicak and Miss Visayan in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the Series, Cicak and Buay Kaola are neck and neck, with the latter trailing 1 point behind after 4 races. Representing the Beach Catamarans, Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz was the only boat in her class, and somehow still managed to start prematurely during her start sequence. Despite the blunder, she was quick to recover and was the only boat which managed to get around Changi Buoy successfully before the the wind completely shut off.

Thank you all for joining us in the 4th race of the Twilight Series III, we look forward to consolidating the results for the Twilight & Sunday Series for 2019 next weekend!

Results

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Twilight Series III Race 3

Faced with a freshening North-Easterly and strengthening outgoing tide, sailors enjoyed fast upwind legs and an unusually slow downwind runs during yesterday’s Twilight Series III Race 3.

The IRC fleet was represented by 3 boats, with Red Rum taking an early lead after the start. She sailed a better race compared to last week’s Sunday Series attempt, comfortably taking line honours ahead of Waka Tere and Skybird. When the handicap calculations were applied, she only just managed to finish 15 seconds ahead of Skybird to take 2nd place. Waka Tere performed well yet again, the power combo of Kurt and Gill was a class above the rest.

Bapsy returned to dominate the PY Class, sailing superbly 2-up to keep up with the IRC fleet. She took line honours ahead of Southern Light, with Brio trailing not far behind. These 3 boats finished in the same order after handicap correction, having a considerable lead over the rest of the fleet. Series II champions Simba found herself in an unlikely position at the back of the fleet today, struggling to get good boat speed on the course after a bad start.

In the Multihull class, only Cicak and Buay Kaola participated, making it a game of catching between the Corsair Sprint and the Corsair Sport 950. Buay Kaola stayed well ahead, and kept enough distance between them to secure victory over the nimble lizard.

Thank you all for participating in the 3rd race of this Series! We look forward to welcoming everyone back again for another weekend of racing with next week’s Sunday Series III Race 4. Enjoy the photos and results below!

Results

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Twilight Series III Race 2

The last club race before our 20th Ambassadors’ Cup took us on a Twilight course in a freshening South-easterly breeze, leaving sailors hopeful for similar conditions for the Club’s premier sailing event on 2nd November. A big turn out of 11 keelboats made for an impressive start line for both the IRC & PY Class, as boats jostled to get the perfect start in the race.

Looking more polished this time, Born in Fire’s 2nd club race with new skipper Thomas Reckefuss sees them closing the gap with experienced rivals Waka Tere. Despite their best efforts, they still fall short by a few minutes, and will be looking to tie up loose ends before the Ambassadors’ Cup weekend.

In the PY Class, Balqis executed the best start of the fleet to secure an advantage on the first beat to Changi Buoy. Alas, missing CSC 1 on the return leg from Squance made them scramble back to round the mark, costing them valuable time and possibly a place on the podium. Helmed by new owner Ad Smit, the other J24 (Bapsy) sailed an excellent race to finish up there with bigger and faster boats such as Birregurra and Southern Light. Their efforts paid off, scoring a bullet on their first race this season. Despite crossing the line first, Birregurra had to settle for 3rd, losing to Southern Light by just over 1 minute on corrected time.

With a total of 18 hulls representing the multihull class yesterday, it was a sight to behold on the start line! Despite being the 2 closest boats to the line when the horn went, Itchy-Go and Miss Visayan were overtaken from the leeward side by the speedy Cicak, whose boat speed off the line was unparalleled in the fleet. It was not all easy sailing for Cicak as she struggled on the return leg from Changi Buoy, and positions shuffled within the fleet. Buay Kaola was the eventual trimaran which bagged line honours, but settled for 2nd place by a mere 45 seconds on handicap to Cicak. An even slimmer margin separated Buay Kaola from 3rd placed Miss Visayan, whose efforts was awarded with a place on the podium.

Rounding off the classes in participation were the only 2 beach catamarans, Kaze Cat and Stray Catz. A straightforward affair between both boats, as the latter struggled with technical issues to effectively hand Kaze Cat an easy win.

Thank you everyone for joining us – no racing next week due to the Deepavali Cruise to Nongsa on Saturday, 26th October. Our Pre-Ambassadors Cup Fundraising Cocktail takes place on Friday, 25th October at the Post Bar, Fullerton Hotel. Join us for a lovely evening networking and catching up with old/new friends all for a good cause. See you there!

Results

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Twilight Series III Race 1

The Twilight Series III commenced yesterday with a fleet of 16 boats, and a minor incident at the start line for the Multihulls. Buay Kaola had to play catch up after an entanglement at the pin-end with PY boat Remington, who found herself to close to the Multihulls during their start sequence.

Despite the poor start, Buay Kaola did well in a course which had long reaches, closing the gap with the front runners. A strong performance by Baloo secured her victory in the fleet of 5, 34 seconds ahead of Buay Kaola on corrected time. Finishing just metres in front of Cicak at the line made it a satisfying 3rd place result for Miss Visayan.

In the PY Class, Remington’s tussle with Buay Kaola resulted in an early retirement for her, as she stopped to assess any damages to the boat. Birregurra did well to round the windward mark at the top of the PY fleet, with Sangaree, Just A J and Brio hot on her heels. Sangaree‘s superior boat speed gave her the lead halfway through the journey down to Squance Buoy, with an eventual victory sealed 5 minutes ahead of 2nd placed Just A J on corrected time. Despite crossing the line 2nd, Birregurra were left lamenting – missed out on podium to Brio by a mere 8 seconds after handicap.

It was a 2-way fight between Waka Tere and Invictus, with the latter training a new/inexperienced crew during the race. Although Waka Tere was overall the faster of the 2, Invictus had much to be proud of, sailing well on the last leg to overtake Waka Tere and clinch line honours.

A great start to our Twilight Series III, looking forward to next week’s Sunday Series III Race 2!

Results

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Twilight Series II Race 5 (Final)

With the return of the Haze, our Twilight Series II Finale was somewhat affected, with sailors having to deal with poor visibility and even poorer air quality. Despite these added challenges, it was still a decent turnout of 12 boats for the 5th and final race of Series II.

In the IRC Class, leaders Skybird was joined by returning yachts Waka Tere and Invictus for a 3-way battle. Skybird‘s 2 bullets from Race 3 and 4 put her in the driving seat, as Waka Tere would need a win from race 5 and Skybird to finish 3rd for her to snatch the victory from the Dehler 34. An abysmal start from Skybird left her playing catch-up with the rest of the fleet. Despite the initial setback, she sailed well enough to claim 2nd on corrected time and win the Twilight Series II 1 point ahead of Waka Tere.

The PY fleet boast boats with strong racing pedigree as well, such as Simba and Shardana, both previously competed extensively in the IRC Class. Not surprisingly, these are the 2 boats which finished in 1st and 2nd respectively, with the former also claiming line honours. Southern Light completed the podium in 3rd. In the overall series standings, Southern Light‘s good attendance and 3 podium finishes over 5 races earned her a 3rd place with 15 points. Despite finishing last on Saturday, Brio did enough to secure herself in 2nd on 11 points. PY overall victory went to Simba, sitting pretty on top with a total of 5 points from 4 races.

Scoring the only down-down for Saturday, M23 Baloo from the Cruising Multihull Class bumped into Cicak after casting off his mooring, in a failed attempt to take out the competition before the start. She did well in Saturday’s wind angles, taking line honours and 3rd on corrected time. Coming in 1st and 2nd was Cicak and Witblits, with the former just edging across the line by 27 seconds. Victory in Race 5 concluded a fine run by Team Cicak for this Series, scoring a total of 4 bullets from 5 races to seal her Twilight win with 4 points. 3 podium finishes with a best performance of 2nd in races 2 and 4 from Miss Visayan – coupled with consistent attendance resulted in a well-deserved 2nd overall. Eeepai was the best of the rest, taking 3rd on 25 points.

A poor attendance from the Beach Catamaran and Weta Classes for Series II meant that no prizes were given out yesterday – we look forward to a re-energized fleet from both classes in Series III! Congratulations to all the winners, please see below for Race 5 results and overall Series II standings.

Results (Race 5)
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Twilight Series II Overall
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All Classes Overall

 

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Twilight Series II Race 4

The penultimate race of the Twilight Series II saw a modest participation, with only a total of 10 boats taking part over 3 classes. sorely missing the beach catamaran and weta classes, we hope to see the return of our zippy multihulls on the finale weekend of 14/15 September.

The PY fleet represented the majority of the participants, and it was exciting to see the new owners (Neil & Miranda) of Shardana finally taking her out for the Twilight Race. It was also a delight to see Remington finally getting into the swing of things, scoring a credible 4th on her first Twilight Race, after last week’s last place finish in the Sunday Series Racing. Up top, we see Simba, Shardana and Brio crossing the finish line in that order. This sets up an interesting line-up for the Finale of the Twilight Series II, as Simba takes the driving seat being the only boat in the top 4 with 2 bullets. Brio, Southern Light and Balqis will be pulling out all the stops to ensure she does not get a 3rd bullet this coming Saturday.

In the IRC Class, SkyBird look poised to take the Series II title if close rivals Waka Tere do not turn up on Saturday. Both boats share the same number of bullets after 4 races, but Skybird has the slight edge of also having attended more races.

Buay Kao La and Miss Visayan made it a match race in the Cruising Multihull Class, in the absence of the M23s and Corsair Dash/Sprint Fleet. Unfortunately a poor start and insufficient crew proved an uphill task for the latter, as they struggled to catch the newer and faster Corsair 970 Sport. We anticipate the return of a few more Cruising Multihulls this weekend, to bring the Twilight Series II to an exciting conclusion.

Thank you all Sailors for participating – we look forward to welcoming all past and present racers to return for the Twilight /Sunday Series II finale on 14/15 September.

Results
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Cruising Multihull

Overall Standings (as of 09/09/19)
IRC Twilight Series II Standings
All Classes Twilight Series II Standings

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Twilight Series II Race 3

With it being the summer holidays, National Day just around the corner and some sailors off to the west side in preparation for the Western Circuit Regatta – we see a smaller number of boats taking part in yesterday’s Twilight Series II Race 3.

Despite the small numbers overall, we still managed a very healthy fleet of 11 Keelboats participating in the PY Class! This number was boosted by new entrants Birregurra and Petit Bateau, a Hanse 40 and Esse 750 respectively. Both boats had contrasting starts, with the former taking a cautious approach and the latter executing a near perfect start to leeward. A costly mistake of not reading the Notice of Race and flying her spinnaker in a “White-Sails Only” race rewarded Petit Bateau with a shot of rum and a DSQ for her maiden Twilight Race. Birregurra fared much better, scoring second place 7 minutes behind champions Simba after corrected time. Simba‘s racing pedigree was clear for all to see, as her superior boat speed kept her well ahead of the fleet throughout the race. We look forward to her renewed IRC and return to the Class! Amongst the big boys, little Brio held her own, completing the podium in 3rd, 5 minutes ahead of close rivals Balqis.

Skybird kept the flag flying high for the IRC Class, in the absence of Red Rum, Waka Tere, Invictus, Jong Dee and Born in Fire. She was hardly lonely, enjoying the Twilight together with the PY fleet.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, Cicak, Miss Visayan and Jaza Too had an intense 3-way battle, with the Corsair Sprint (Cicak) managing to grind out line honours and a win on corrected time, besting her 2 close rivals. Jaza Too did just enough to finish 18 seconds ahead of Miss V on corrected time, placing both boats in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Thank you everyone for taking part! We now take a break from Club racing, as we prepare for next week’s Cruise to Tanjung Piayu (9-12 August) and the Western Circuit Regatta (17, 18 & 24 August) on the following weekend. Club racing resumes with the Sunday Series II Race 4 on 1st September 2019.

Results

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Twilight Series II 2019 (Race 1)

The Twilight Series II 2019 got off to a wet wet start, as sailors were greeted with a refreshing shower on the first leg towards Changi Buoy. The east-south-easterly breeze gave participants a nice initial windward beat, complete with shifty and patchy winds.

Leading the IRC class was none other than Invictus, who capitalized on a false start by Jong Dee to take an early lead in the 3-way contest. Unfortunately the lack of winds towards the end of the race and work in the evening meant that Invictus skipper Justin Lean had to forfeit the race and retire prematurely. Series I winners Waka Tere emerged the victor by default, starting their campaign with a bullet. Jong Dee settled for 2nd, left lamenting what could have been if they scored a good start.

We welcome the return of Simba to Club Racing, after a long 1 and a half year break due to boat maintenance and repair. They start this series in PY Class, but are looking to return to IRC in the coming weeks. We also welcome visiting yacht Caminata, skippered by CSC Member, Clive Van Onselen. Visiting for the weekend, Clive had to schedule a Caminata‘s first Twilight Sail with the Club. Withe the 2 boats above, the PY Class sees a total of 7 boats participating. Topping the fleet was little Brio, whose skipper has also returned from a short break in Korea. She sailed well in the light airs to stay ahead of bigger and faster boats like Boreas and Minx, securing a 1st place on handicap and missing out on line honours by 7 seconds! 2nd place was taken by Simba, a deserving result for the returning Dehler. Completing the podium in 3rd 2 weeks in a row is Southern Light, only just sneaking ahead of last week’s Sunday Series Race 1 winner Olmeto after corrected time.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, Cicak made amends for their performance at the Sunday Series, sailing well 3-up to finish ahead of Kaze and Eeepai in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Despite her best efforts, Miss Visayan struggled to break into the top 3, settling for 4th. 2 participants in the Beach Catamaran Class and 2 participants in the Weta Class meant that sailors had to keep a close eye on each other, with very little room for error. Scott McCook draws from his wealth of experience to sail a good race, scoring Gulf‘s first win for the Twilight Series Beach Catamaran Class. Persian Cat‘s new owner Shaun Norris is still getting to know the boat, and we look forward to seeing more of her in the coming races! Tim Jackson’s? Itchy-Go made it 2 wins from 2 weekends, comfortably notching another bullet in the Weta Class. We hope to see more participation moving forward – lets give the regulars a proper challenge!

Thank you all for another great racing weekend, see you next week for Sunday Series II Race 2!

Results

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Cruising Multihull
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Twilight Series I Race 3 (Finale)

Yesterday’s Twilight Series I Finale was a roller-coaster of emotions and a test of perseverance for the skippers. With winds coming to a near stand-still at some points, sailors had to stay light on their feet and choose their tacks carefully.

The Beach Catamaran and Weta Class were represented by a total of 2 boats, with Persian Cat & Itchy-Go flying the flag for their respective classes. Of late, it seems like sailors from both classes are having a busy schedule – we hope to see their return in Series II!

Cicak and Eeepai were the only 2 Cruising Multihulls in their class, with the former in the driving seat from winning Race 1 & 2. Eeepai sailed well to finish ahead of Cicak in the tricky conditions – but could not put a dent in stopping Cicak’s eventual victory in the Series.

Taking full advantage of their minimal crew on board in the light airs, Boreas (3-up) and Minx (solo) sailed well to finish in 1st and 2nd respectively in the PY Class. It was an extremely close fight for 3rd place in the last stretch to finish as the shifty winds caused positions to reshuffle. When the numbers were punched, Marsh Mellow emerged the best of the rest to claim a well deserved 3rd, completing the podium finishers.

In the IRC Class, Invictus returned from a long hiatus to a convincing victory, keeping things simple on the course and making minimal mistakes. A good start from Red Rum kept them ahead and gave them line honours, but could not shake off Invictus, thus settling for 2nd on handicap. Jong Dee crossing the line just 1 second ahead of Waka Tere made for a thrilling finish between the two, with the latter securing 3rd after corrected time.

Results were starkly different in the Overall Series for both keelboat classes. Despite their bullet in Race 3, Invictus‘s no-show in race 1 and 2 left them in overall 4th. On the other hand, consistency paid off for Jong Dee, as they claimed 2nd in the series despite not winning any of the 3 races. Waka Tere continue their fine run from the NE Monsoon Sailing Festival to win Twilight Series I (IRC Class) with 2 bullets and a total of 5 points.

The PY Class also awards the sailors with good attendance, as 1st and 2nd placed boats were the only 2 boats which participated in all 3 races. To make things more exciting, both New Blue Eyes and Southern Light did not win any of the 3 races and are level on points – resulting in the former winning the Series due to them having 1 more 4th place finish. Sangaree‘s stellar performance in Race 1 and 2 meant that they could still finish in 3rd despite not racing yesterday.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, Cicak‘s consistent attendance also sealed their victory ahead of Eeepai, who could have made it an even closer fight if not for their DNC in Race 1. Poor attendance all round meant that even though Jaza Too only participated in Race 2, she did enough to earn a 3rd place finish and round off the winners.

Congratulations to all winners and thank you everyone for participating in the first Twilight Series for 2019! See you all for this afternoon’s Sunday Series I Finale!

Results

Cruising Multihull
PY Keelboat
IRC

Overall Twilight Series I Results

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All Other Classes

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