CSC Optimist Championship (Gold) 2024 – Day 2

On the culminating chapter of the CSC Optimist Championships 2024, we were finally graced by impeccable weather! The sun was out, casting a luminous glow on the seawater which added to the positive atmosphere of our sailors. This weather was highly welcomed, especially when juxtaposed with yesterday’s miserable conditions. For all 3 races today, Pennant 1 was flown, signalling a Windward-Leeward course for them all.

Despite the idyllic conditions, many tough obstacles presented themselves to the sailors which made it a challenging day for racing, with one being in the form of robust currents pushing sailors downwind. Furthermore, as we ventured deeper into the afternoon hours, the initially promising winds began to die down. This made it an exceptionally difficult start for race 6, with nearly half the fleet failing to cross the start line within the 4-minute window. As such, this day proved to be a test of the true abilities of the sailors to navigate such conditions.

The overall champion for this regatta is none other than the talented Ethan Chia (121), Lucas Cao Zhihong (149) maintains his position as the first runner-up with 5 points in front of the third placer to spare. Completing the top 3 is Sean Kum Kok Wei (142) who managed to overtake Ethan Lee (4416) for the last podium spot. Our winners for the Female Category and 12 Years & Under Category are Germaine Sim (3177) and Ashlyn Tham (4452), with Ashlyn snagging prizes for all categories! A very well done to these amazing sailors!

For the CSC team, Lyric Li Yuxuan (728) heads the pack with a final 15th place overall. Side-by-side in the rankings are Yong Heng Yi (755) and Charles Kong (716), who have both performed amazingly to secure 20th and 21st overall respectively! Jade Yeh Zi Yu (798) is another CSC representative part of the top 30 with consistent results in all her races. In addition to our top sailors, the rest of the CSC team has also done well the past 2 days!

A big thank you to the Race Committee, Coaches, Parents and Volunteers for your tireless work in ensuring our sailors are always safe. Lastly, thank you to all sailors for giving your best efforts for this championship.

Congratulations to all the winners – we hope to see everyone at the next CSC regatta again!

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CSC Optimist Championship (Gold) 2024

The Optimist Gold Fleet is back at CSC for another round of racing! In addition to our seasoned sailors, we see some fresh faces who have just been promoted from the Silver Fleet. No matter your level of experience, we will be cheering you on, and we hope everyone accomplishes their personal targets this weekend!

Everyone can unanimously agree that the day’s weather was dreary, to say the least. The rain was incessant, and the chilly air added to the discomfort of being out on water. However, one positive from today’s conditions was the presence of consistent winds. This allowed the race committee to hit the maximum of 4 races, making today a productive one. Also, with all races being the IODA course, it was a valuable opportunity for sailors to refine their strategies beyond the typical Windward-Leeward races.

The names that make up the top set are not unfamiliar. Nobody can doubt that the sailor leading the fleet is Ethan Chia (121), showcasing his customary consecutive bullet finishes once again. Lucas Cao Zhihong (149), who was just shy of placing top 10 in last month’s regatta, is now 2nd overall! He is followed by another Ethan, this time Ethan Lee (4416) who rounds off the current podium. Also as expected, the ladies who command the Female Category are Germaine Sim (3177), Desiree Lee Yuet Chi (4698) and Mikaela Rae Ng (151). Well done to these sailors for their outstanding performance!

Heading the CSC pack is of course Lyric Li Yuxuan (728), her advanced expertise securing herself an impressive 19th overall. Charles Kong (716) has also done fantastically to place himself 21st overall! CSC squadron members who are competing in their first-ever races in the Gold Fleet are Judy Zhang Sudjana (33) and Sayawaki Kogut Leopold (710). Being in 70th and 76th positions respectively, they have done an excellent job despite having a taste of the elevated skill of their competitors. A big congratulations to them for achieving this milestone!

The conclusion of Day 1 of the CSC Optimist Championships (Gold) 2024 marks another successful day of racing. Rest well, and all the best to everyone for the final day!

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CSC ILCA & 29er Open (Day 2)

The final day of the CSC ILCA & 29er Open 2024 was characterised by similar conditions except for the absence of rain, an unexpected occurrence in this typically wet monsoon season. The current was yet again as strong as ever by mid-afternoon, however, our sailors have now better anticipated this challenge. Furthermore, with 7 races run in total for the ILCA 6s and 29ers and 6 races for the ILCA 4s, each sailor is allowed to discard only one race. This demands them to operate at the pinnacle of their performance, leaving little room for error.

The ILCA 4s had an interesting set of conditions to battle with, especially in the last race. As the winds subsided and the current picked up, a substantial majority—three-quarters, to be precise—of the fleet found themselves unable to complete the race within the finishing window. In a hard-fought competition, Eitan Oh (222743), Ian Goh (222713) and Sarah Yong (214438) claim the 3 spots on the podium. For CSC’s Tiago Cheng De Villemor Salgado (222437), it seems like Day 1 of the regatta was simply a warm-up exercise for him. His progress has been nothing short of remarkable, evident from consistent top 4 positions in all races today! Also among the CSC squad, Lukas Kiasselbach (221597), Samuel Tan Hardy (221934) and Maia Lim Laurie (223201) have done well too, together with Misa Lim Laurie (223202) who claims the overall champion for the 12 years and under category.

For the ILCA 6s, the podium remains steadfast with no alterations to the top 3 positions. Kenan Tan (205778) takes the gold, followed by Isaac Goh (219158) and Jarrod Toh (214748). Nonetheless, further down the fleet, there has been some reshuffling of the rankings. One such example is Abigail Koh (214237), who improved to 4th overall given her exceptional top 5 finishes in today’s races. Aidan Ang (209051) also makes up for his DNS and RTD from yesterday and is now 12th place from 17th. Additionally, CSC’s Rohit Behl (3) moves up 2 places, while John Gabriel Lim (206799), Caio Sullivan (221931) and James Sullivan (19291) maintain their rankings. A great job to our ILCA sailors!

The victors in the 29er class, Seth Low and Amos Tham (SGP) exhibited unparalleled mastery. Their performance was flawless, marked by a succession of bullet finishes, leaving no room for contention throughout the day. Following them, Nicole Ng Hui Hong / Ezann Sephira Tan (SIN) and Cheryl Yong Heng Xi / Annika Chui (8) exchanged places in the rankings. The former duo claims the coveted second position on the podium, having closely trailed Seth and Amos in each race throughout the day. Josh Ang Shaal (153), although the last in the fleet, did improve from yesterday with 3rd place finishes in most of the day’s races.

Once again, we would like to express our appreciation to the Race Committee, Coaches, Staff and Volunteers for making this all possible. Thank you to all sailors for your unwavering commitment and outstanding performance in this regatta, and see you next time!

Results

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CSC Optimist Championship Silver Fleet (Final Day)

The final day of the championship for the Silver Fleet without doubt saved the best for last, as the sunny skies and steady North-Eastern winds stood in stark contrast to the weather tumult of the preceding days. With such satisfactory conditions, race officials wasted no time to maximize this and seized the opportunity to hold 4 races, creating more possibilities for skilful manoeuvres and intense competition!

Lim Yuk Pin (3880) emerged as the overall champion, showcasing his best performance with top 3 finishes in race 5 and race 8. Trailing behind him is Isaiah Yap Chor Hong (3946), who made a significant jump from 17th overall in the second day by finishing in the top 10 for all races today, a hugely impressive feat. Rounding off the top 3 is Lucas Lim Rui Kai (3355), his consistency throughout the last few days bearing fruit as he emerged the best of the rest in the Novice Category!

Among our CSC sailors, Sayawaki-Kogut Leopold (710) managed to pip Judy Zhang Sudjana (33) for 7th place in the Open Category, all thanks to his exceptional bullet finish in race 6 and third place in race 7. Nonetheless, Judy clinched a win in the Female Category, which is definitely an achievement that we are all proud of. Let’s not forget Martha Wazen (4689) who also had a fantastic regatta, achieving 14th place overall after demonstrating her coolness and clever strategy for each race. Overall, our sailors did an immensely commendable job, and we hope they had a great experience competing fiercely in this year’s regatta!

Congratulations to all medallists, and thank you to Xtreme Sailing Products for sponsoring the prizes for our winners. Also, great job to all sailors for putting in their best effort throughout these 3 days. Lastly, thank you to all race management staff and parents for making this regatta possible, and see you in the next championship!

Day 3 Results

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Cruise to Coney Island & MDR 2023

And that’s how you end the year with a blast!

Back to back events for our CSC Youth Sailing Programme the past weekend. A memorable journey to the island on Saturday, 18 November and competitive dinghy racing on Sunday, 19 November.

Cruise to Coney Island – It was a perfect day for a passage sailing to the island. Sailors enjoyed the close reach along the Johor Straits together with the current pushing them in favour to their destination.

An hour and a half sailing for the young sailors in their Optimists, Pacer and other class of boat. The cruise was joined by few boat owners who were supporting the young ones on their way up to the island.

Enjoyed their “resort” feel like lunch time and swimming around the boats and enjoying companion with their friends, a good time to catch up in a different environment.

After lunch, sailors/boat owners did their part to maintain a cleanliness in the island, a beach clean-up, gathering floating garbage and collected more than what we have expected.

With much enjoyment great feeling to contribute on their small way, our little sailors were happy to be involved in this meaningful journey and a memories to keep as they grow up.

Thank you very much to all the sailors/boat owners and parents too who joined us and made their share in this great initiative to keep our waters clean.

In addition to this, sailors also enjoyed their journey back to the club with a solid Northeasterly wind! A very good wind, good weather and happy moments, what else can you ask for?

We look forward to next year’s cruise! Can’t wait where to go!

 

Monthly Dinghy Race – After nine months of Monthly Dinghy Race, on Sunday concludes the finale of 2023 CSC Monthly Dinghy Race!

A very lucky day! Despite of threatening storm cloud systems, this didn’t made the sailors turned down, in fact we have completed four races!

For this month, in Optimist Alpha, Misa Laure finished 1st in her division with strong contenders Charles Kong and Raphael Lim who finished 2nd & 3rd respectively.

The much younger sailors in Charlie squad also competed, Ptelomy Smith took the 1st place, Mailee in 2nd and Isaac Yeo in the 3rd place. Well done to these young racers.

In the much awaited and exciting Open Division, with the double points and non-discardable score, results were shaken up a little bit. Resulting to a father and son tandem which took the top 2 podiums

Caio Sullivan in 1st place, James Sullivan came 2nd and tough contender Sam Tan-Hardy clinched the 3rd place.

After months and months of racing, the leaderboard results are:

  • Optimist Alpha – Charles Kong 1st / Cecilia Kong 2nd / Mikail Shahrom 3rd
  • Optimist Bravo – Hannah Tan 1st / Tess O’Shea 2nd / Sage Yeh 3rd
  • ILCA 4 – Sam Tan-Hardy 1st / Ikuto Mori 2nd / Jaydn Wilkins 3rd
  • Open Division – Sam Tan-Hardy 1st / Ikuto Mori 2nd / Yohan Tupili 3rd

A grand total of 59 sailors participated in this year’s Monthly Dinghy Race, such an overwhelming number and support from these sailors and parents.

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s MDR! Well done to all the sailors who has been a part of this year-long series.

Thank you everyone, to the race management team, staff and crew of CSC, parents for the huge help and support. And lastly, to our dear coaches for being their to teach these young kids and patiently watching them to become a good sailors.

We look forward to another year of great sailing and fun time at the club! Enjoy your holidays!

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