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!

Results

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Series Results (as of 23 May 2022)

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CSC x Rainbow Centre Joy Sail

Earlier today, CSC hosted 50 students with Autism and their caregivers from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School for a morning of joy on water. An annual collaboration, this event is one the club and its members eagerly look forward to each time. Despite a few unexpected cancellations due to COVID-19, CSC managed to rally enough boats at the 11th hour to accommodate our friends from Rainbow Centre.

The Centre regularly work with partners (such as us!) to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. Through practical education, meaningful support and effective training programmes, Rainbow Centre strives to increase the quality of life for persons with autism and their families.

Blessed with calm waters, clear skies and a gentle breeze – the conditions were near perfect for sailors and guests. Big thank you to the following boats and skippers for supporting this meaningful sailing event:

  1. Zig Zag / Andy
  2. Red Rum One / Steve
  3. Birregurra / Basil
  4. Ikaroa / Christian
  5. Minx / Lucas
  6. Olmeto / Jonathan
  7. Jellico / Cedric
  8. Bolina / Pedro
  9. Baby Beluga / Soo Chong
  10. Marut / Luke
  11. Kaze / Xavier
  12. Notus / Daniel

We would also like to thank Aunty Sharifah (teacher in-charge) for organizing this every year, providing precious opportunities for the students and families. Finally, a solid bravo zulu to the operations crew from CSC – for ensuring participants were safe and supported throughout the entire embarkation / disembarkation process!

Once again, thank you all who took the time and effort to support this event. See you next time!

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2022 Twilight Series I – Race 3

Amidst dark skies and scattered lightning, the Twilight Series I – Race 3 kicked off to  a windy start, totaling 15 boats on the start line. The storm clouds provided a dramatic backdrop, as participating boats began to heel in tandem, overpowered by the strong East-Southeasterly breeze.

Red Rum One recovered from an unimpressive Sunday Series race last week, starting well and leading the IRC fleet from start to finish. She sailed to her handicap, gradually increasing her lead over her competition to claim victory 31 seconds ahead of the chasing Jong Dee. With skipper Paul still recovering from COVID, First mate Basil stepped up and helmed the boat superbly to lead the team to a 2nd place finish, a comfortable 1 min 22 secs ahead of the J35’s little sister, Jellico. The J24 sailed 2-up and adapted well to handle the 7-9 knots winds – holding her own amongst the bigger boats in the fleet.

In the PY A Class, it was a match race between another J and a Dehler 39, as Adona and Simba crossed swords on the course while starting together with the IRC Fleet. Though 10 feet shorter, the J29 had a competent sail, outpacing the Dehler for most parts of the race. She took first place comfortably, and will look forward to continuing her good form when she switches back to IRC racing next weekend.

With 7 boats on the start line, the PY B Fleet continues to be the most well attended, and also with the most short-handed crew too! In fact, all 3 boats which took podium were sailing 2-up, what a feat! In top spot, Marut had a Fun-tastic day – beating longer and faster boats while sailing short-handed. The Jeanneau Fun sailed well to keep on top of Remington throughout the race, all the way to the finish line. The husband and wife duo onboard Olmeto was the best of the rest, as the Beneteau Oceanis 320 completed the podium in 3rd. Special commendations to the rest of the fleet – from Windflirt all the way to Sequin, your determination and perseverance was inspiring! It certainly helped that the breeze was good for most of the evening, as the strong incoming tide made it harder for cruising boats to make progress on the return leg to finish.

The Multihull and Beach Catamaran Classes had a total of 5 hulls on water – congratulations to the only participants, Miss V and Balqis II for being a good sport and representing your respective classes.

Thank you all for joining us, and Bravo Zulu to the winners. We look forward to next week’s Sunday Series I – Race 4 on 22nd May.

Results

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2022 Sunday Series I – Race 3

After a long weekend break for the Labour Day and Hari Raya festivities, we resume our club racing with the Sunday Series I, Race 3. Winds continue to be unstable, typical of this inter-monsoon period. After a brief rain shower in the morning, the breeze picked up from the east, threatened by looming weather systems from the west and the north. Race Organizers eventually decided on a pennant 3 course, taking sailors on a short beat to Changi Buoy, before embarking on a long downwind to Serangoon Buoy and an upwind return to finish.

The IRC Class was the most well attended of the 5, with 6 boats showing up on the start line. The biggest boat in the fleet took an early lead, sporting a sparkling clean hull and a new mainsail – very hard to miss! Red Rum One however always knew they had an uphill task to lengthen their lead, in hopes that the margin is big enough to overcome the handicap difference. Good effort, as they completed the course in 4th place on corrected time, just missing out on a podium finish. On top, we have the little J24, Jellico triumphant in first place. This was made extra sweet as the skipper had his family onboard, bringing along their 6yr old son for the race. It was a slim margin of victory, as her bigger sister Adona trailed only 9 seconds behind on handicap. After the 2 Js, an X marks the 3rd spot – as Minx sailed well in the shifty conditions to earn her place in the top 3.

We witnessed an incredible performance from Marut, as the Jeanneau Fun sailed a superb race to claim victory in the PY B Class. Her speed was on par with boats that have much longer waterlines, keeping pace with some of the IRC competitors. Remington placed 2nd just a few minutes behind, followed by Olmeto in 3rd. Our on-water correspondent commented that the Beneteau Oceanis 320 deserves some commendation for being the boat with the smoothest spinnaker hoist after rounding Changi Buoy. Well done!

The remaining fleets all had only 1 to 2 boats participating, likely due to the increasing number of members resuming business-related travel. Nevertheless, we would like to congratulate Birregurra (PY A), Miss Visayan (Multihull) and Bad Influence (Beach Catamaran) for their wins in their respective classes.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the Twilight Series I – Race 3 on 14th May, followed by our beach and Ketam clean-up on 15th May. See you all next week!

Results

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