Twilight Series II 2021 – Race 1

The conditions were very difficult with only a 2 to 3 knot breeze from the South Easterly direction and a steadily increasing outgoing tide. This was a definite cocktail for frustration.

Sadly, none of the multihulls and the lone beach cat made the start, the outgoing tide got the better of them and all didn’t make it back after trying.

The keelboats weren’t spared the sluggish breeze and the outgoing also. Simba and Southern Light were both caught being a little early and were cruelly punished for their miscalculation. It took them a long while but their persistence saw both coming back to re-start. It was clearly a day for the small boats, with Monserrat scoring their first win ever in a Twilight Race! With a clean bottom and a recently serviced keel, the 22ft Catalina may be a boat to watch out for in subsequent races. Placing 2nd was another light and nippy boat, Brio. She sneaked in just 40 seconds ahead of 3rd placed Olmeto on corrected time.

Repeating another near perfect start, Adona crossed the start line first and held on for a good part of the leg towards Changi Buoy before being overtaken by Red Rum One as they headed towards the mark. Steve Manning & Team redeemed themselves after their poor performance in last week’s Sunday Series II Race, scoring an emphatic victory in the IRC Class. It was a Dutch affair in 2nd and 3rd, with Adona and Minx completing the podium in that order.

The conditions were difficult but it was good to see that all the teams took it in their stride. Certainly very encouraging to see new-ish entrants Monserrat (1st) and Windflirt (5th) doing well in their first race of this series. Congratulations and keep up the momentum!

Results

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Twilight Series I 2021 – Race 1

After a very wet saturday morning, sailors were not optimistic about the weather for the rest of the afternoon. With a planned Twilight Race at 4pm, Race Organizers kept the fingers crossed – hoping for some breeze to carry the sailors through the course. Thankfully a light westerly wind graced the East Johor Straits, setting the stage for a tactical beat up to Squance Buoy for the first leg.

In the IRC class, Red Rum One won! The Archambault 40 sailed well in the light air, capitalizing on their superior boat speed and just barely escaping the doldrums on the return leg from Changi Buoy. Having missed out on the wind line Red Rum One was on, Waka Tere, Jong Dee & Adona had an unrushed sail to the finish line in the same order. Having managed to successfully stay close to the other 2 boats, Adona claimed 3rd just behind Waka Tere on corrected time.

The super light and patchy conditions, paired with a slow & steady incoming tide proved too much for some of the keelboats in the PY class. Jen’s Jaunt, Southern Light & Notus all threw in the towel on the downwind leg towards Changi Buoy, reducing the finishing fleet to 5. Special commendations to Olmeto for sticking to their guns. Persevering through the poor conditions, she was rewarded with a light southerly breeze just 20 minutes before the time limit was up. At the top end of the fleet, Boreas scored her first win with first-time skipper Matt Brooks at the helm. Not surprisingly, little boats Marut & Brio placed 2nd and 3rd respectively – both taking full advantage of the prevailing conditions.

Light winds seemed to not be an issue for the attending trimarans in the Multihull Class. Positioning herself most windward on the start line helped Kaze clinch a good start, eventually rounding Squance Buoy ahead of Jaza Too and Cicak. The Dash 750 stretched her lead on the downwind leg, finishing with a comfortable 3 minute gap over the other Dash, Jaza Too.

It pays to just attend the race, rain or shine! Just ask Nick & Daniel on Ripple V. They bucked the trend and went sailing on their Viper F16 yesterday, representing the beach catamaran class. Their attendance earned them a bullet, starting their Twilight campaign on a positive note.

Congratulations to all the winners – thank you all for participating in our first ever Twilight Race for 2021! Next week (2nd May) some of us will be heading north-west to Ketam Channel, where we conduct a beach clean-up on the surrounding shores. If you’d like to join us for this activity, please email us at enquiry@csc.org.sg for more information.

Results

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Twilight Series III – Race 5 [FINAL]

Blessed with a fresh cold breeze from the west, sailors received all the winds and very little rain from the weather system that was brewing yesterday afternoon, providing a pleasant (albeit a little chilly) race to end the Twilight Series for 2020.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum One executed a good start to take an early lead – providing the perfect springboard for her to extend the distance between her and the rest of the fleet. The Archambault 40 eventually took an easy line honours and her first win for the series, a sweet end to her Twilight Series III campaign. She completes the series with a total of 9 points – taking 3rd place. Waka Tere and Adona were the top 2 contenders for the Series III title, locked in a stalemate after finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively. As both boats had exactly the same results, the tie-breaker came down to who finished ahead in yesterday’s race – therefore handing Waka Tere the Series III win. For the overall Twilight 2020 Challenge Trophy, Waka Tere completes the year in a jubilant mood, successfully defending her title with a total of 4 points, just 1 point ahead of Jong Dee.

The PY Class was also very closely contested, with many boats vying for the top spot in Series III. Yesterday’s conditions was quite favourable for the smaller boats, with the top 4 boats all under 25ft. The crew aboard Jonty J were ecstatic, having sailed a superb race to take line honours and their first bullet on corrected time. After successfully winning a protest, Notus claims her first podium position, taking 2nd place on corrected time. This comes after consistently placing 4th in the last 3 Twilight Races – a positive end to her campaign. Brio completes the podium in 3rd. When the numbers were crunched, her 3rd place finish was sufficient to clinch the Twilight Series III victory on 9 points – winning a tie-breaker with Marut. Coming in 3rd was also another tie-breaker, as Simba edged out Notus by scoring a bullet in Race 1. Marut was the biggest winner last night, as her performance in both series II & III earned her a total of 4 points and the overall Twilight 2020 PY Challenge Trophy.

Our favourite Multihull teams return to match race once again – as Cicak gave it one last attempt to snatch the bullet from Jaza Too…. and they did! Cicak did everything well, from a good start to good boat speed and successfully holding her lead over Jaza Too to claim a hard-earned victory. With her Series III win, Jaza Too made it 2 bullets from 2 series to take home the 2020 Twilight Multihull Challenge Trophy.

A similar match race took place between Stray Catz and Madfish II – two of the most competitive beach catamarans currently active in Singapore. The latter made light work of the conditions and her opponent, tackling the strong currents well on the beat to defend successfully against the chasing Stray Catz. Her win allows her to take Series III with 3 bullets and 10 points, beating 2nd placed Stray Catz by 3 points. Despite a no-show yesterday, Balqis II manages to stay the best of the rest, completing the podium in 3rd on 14 points. With poor attendance from the remaining boats, the fight for the Twilight Challenge Trophy this year was also between the same boats – all 3 boats tie on 4 points, with Madfish II winning Series III to break the tie and emerge the Twilight Beach Catamaran Champions for 2020.

Thank you all for participating in our Twilight Series races in 2020 – we look forward to more winds and exciting sailing for our Sunday Series III Race 5 later today!

Results

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Twilight Series III Overall Results

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Twilight 2020 Leaderboard Final Standings

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Twilight Series III – Race 4

On a day where many of our Hindu & Sikh friends were celebrating the Festival of Lights, CSC ran the 4th race of the Twilight Series III. It was another test of patience as sailors struggled to make progress to Changi Buoy after the start, spending a good 40 minutes crawling to the mark. Thankfully a short spurt of westerly breeze took them across the Club, giving sailors and race organisers some hope in completing at least 1 loop for the race. Alas, the wind was short-lived. Even with the current helping the fleet, participants returned to a slow crawl to Squance Buoy, prompting the Race Committee to shorten the Course at the Club Line – giving every participant an opportunity to finish.

In the IRC Class, Adona continued her string of good performances, taking full advantage of the lighter airs to triumph against the larger boats in her fleet. She sailed well to cross the line just 6 minutes behind Red Rum One, sealing her win on handicap. She will enter next week’s finale in pole position, just 1 point ahead of 2019 champions Waka Tere. Waka Tere and Jong Dee both struggled with poor starts and a large lull in the middle of our moorings. The former recovered earlier, and emerged the faster of the two to complete the podium in 3rd.

The lighter boats sweeped the podium places in the PY Class as well, with Brio, Marut and Balqis taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively on corrected time. Brio only just clinched victory by 6 seconds over Marut, and Balqis a close 33 seconds behind. Together with Simba and Notus, all 3 boats are in the running for podium in the overall results for the Twilight Series III PY Class – only 1 or 2 points separating each boat going into next week’s finale. One thing these boats have in common: full attendance in the Twilight Series III! Consistency definitely plays a big part in yielding good results.

A trio of Trimarans consisting of  Jaza Too, Cicak and Phoenix made up the Multihull fleet this weekend, with Jaza Too once again sailing well to take the bullet. The margin was significantly closer this week, as Cicak finished only a minute and 28 seconds adrift. When the numbers were crunched, she took 2nd place by a slim 38 seconds. The fickle winds got the better of Freddy and Crew aboard Phoenix, as they struggled to master the conditions and emulate last week’s good performance. Yesterday’s results meant that Jaza Too has secured her Twilight Series III victory with 4 bullets from 4 races. A similar result in the Series for Cicak, as she scored 2nd in all 4 races for a total of 8 points, cementing her runner-up placing. Congratulations to both Multihulls and thank you for the continued support for our Twilight Series.

Last to launch and first to finish – Madfish II was definitely playing with fire as they scrambled to get to the start line in the middle of the starting sequence. Thankfully she made it in time and even took line honours! She claims first place ahead of Ripple V and Stray Catz respectively. Despite finishing about 30 seconds ahead of Ripple V, Stray Catz did not put enough distance between them, eventually missing out on podium after Texel correction. Poor attendance all round meant that Balqis II, Madfish II and Stray Catz have everything to fight for in the final race. They are currently separated by 2 points each, but await a discard of their DNC scores after next week’s race to tabulate the final results.

Congratulations once again to all the winners. We look forward to having everyone back next week for the Twilight and Sunday Series III Finale to complete 2020 Club Racing on a high!

Results

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Series Results

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Twilight Series III – Race 3

Never a dull moment at Changi Sailing Club – Race 3 of our Twilight Series III saw varying wind conditions over a span of 2 hours. From a comfortable 6-7knot easterly breeze to a cold 12-14knot front filling in from the north-west, it was challenging conditions for the fleet of 16 boats participating.

Disciplined starts from both the Keelboat and Multihull fleets meant that it was a clean sheet for all boats for this race, with near perfect starts from Adona, Remington and Red Rum One. The start gave Adona a much needed momentum, sailing well to round Changi Buoy just behind Sangaree and ahead of faster boats such as Jong Dee and Waka Tere. She subsequently handled the shifting winds well, survived the surprise squalls and a near Man-Overboard just before the finish line to hold her own in the IRC Class, finishing comfortably in first place after corrected time. Waka Tere clawed back from a poor start to cross the line and finish as first runner-up. Despite her good start and line honours, Red Rum One struggled to pull further ahead of the fleet, and had to settle for 3rd on handicap.

In the PY Class, the tussle for third was a close competition between 4 boats (Balqis, Notus, New Blue Eyes & Simba) separated by only 32 seconds in total after corrected time. Balqis emerged the best of lot, staying 11 seconds ahead of Notus both on handicap and across the line. The little boats shined on the course, as both Brio & Marut sailed valiantly to keep the faster boats within close sighting distance. The former crossed the line just 9 seconds behind Notus, earning her a well deserved bullet for the race. Marut‘s performance placed her in second position, just 1min 45 seconds behind the winner on corrected time.

Again the Multihulls and Beach Catamarans were represented by 2 boats each, with the usual suspects Cicak and Jaza Too match-racing on the course in the Multihull Class; together with senior sailors Nigel (Stray Catz) and David (Balqis II) doing the same in the Beach Catamaran Class. It was another case of deja vu for Cicak in the Multihull Class, as she could not capitalize on her early lead, and was eventually overtaken by Jaza Too on the penultimate leg. In the battle of the Taipan F16s, Nigel shook off the rust and powered Stray Catz to a convincing win, finishing just over 10 minutes ahead of Balqis II to mark a positive return to Club racing.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for taking part! We look forward to 2 events next week:

  1. Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School Fun Sail (7th November, 10am-1pm)
  2. Sunday Series III – Race 4 (8th November, 2pm)

See you then!

Results

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