CSC@Tioman Regatta 2024 (SG-Tioman Passage & Day 1 Racing)

CSC-Tioman Passage Race, 15 – 16 June

The CSC@Tioman Regatta would not be complete without the iconic overnight passage from Changi Sailing Club to Berjaya Tioman Resort! 7 boats, including 5 keelboats and 2 multihulls, set sail from CSC with a combined start at 10 am on Saturday. This year, the fleet was represented by many new entrants, and notably bigger boats. In the Keelboat PY Class, Sirius Omega, SITKA, and Firstlight were all above 40ft, and boasts many creature comforts onboard. On the racing front, these boats certainly fair well, with sleek performance-cruising profiles and large sail wardrobes. While less comfortable, what the 2 trimarans lack in luxury was made up for in pure speed – with Miss Visayan setting a good example.

Miss Visayan took the lead and was the first boat to appear in the horizon – finishing within a speedy 23 hours, 7 minutes, and 4 seconds. Not far behind, Sirius Omega, Bula, and Firstlight all made it in under 24 hours! Remarkably, even after hours of racing in the South China Sea, Bula and Firstlight crossed the finish line just 18 seconds apart, both right before the 24-hour mark. SITKA and Rainbow Dream also performed commendably, reaching shore after about 25 hours and 28 hours respectively, with Rainbow Dream even finishing ahead of Firstlight and SITKA on corrected time. Sirius Omega clinched top spot in the Keelboat PY Class on handicap correction, on her first overnight passage race, no less!

It would be surprising if such a long journey is completely void of problems. The many squalls along the way wrecked havoc on the fleet, with some boats registering up to 30 knots of breeze. SITKA ripped their spinnaker, which could have been part of the reason for her missing out on podium position. First Light encountered anchor troubles at the south of Tioman Island, nonetheless, she made it to Berjaya safely with the prompt help from the CSC team. Also unfortunately for Summer Breeze, they faced some engine hiccups before departure and could not make it to the race start. No worries, though — they got it sorted out, and the father-son duo set off on Monday for their own adventure.

Round-Tulai Race, 18 June

Our first day of racing in Tioman kicked off with a race around Pulau Tulai, commonly known to tourists as Coral Island. Located just a few miles away from Tioman, it is a small yet enchanting island that boasts an abundance of stunning coral reefs. With the single-handers still understandably tired from the Passage Race, we had 4 keelboats and 2 multihulls join us for today’s race with a view.

At 9:55 am, the warning signal sounded, yet the wind was barely noticeable, causing everyone to inch forward ever so slowly. However, the wind swiftly picked up, and some boats could be seen heeling further out from shore. The larger keelboats made an intelligent call by sailing toward the port side, where they managed to catch some wind patches and gain speed. Meanwhile, the trimarans, heading starboard, couldn’t capitalise on the wind further offshore but quickly made up for it as they rounded Tulai.

SITKA was absolutely flying, with a pace that even matched the multihulls, clinching their first bullet with an impressive time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, and 10 seconds! Sirius Omega and Firstlight were hot on their heels, finishing within 2 minutes of each other. Although Sirius Omega edged out Firstlight, the latter secured second place on corrected time. Rainbow Dream, having to put up a fight against the big boys, rounded the final corner of Tulai about 45 minutes after the rest of the fleet. Nevertheless, they made good time, completing the race in just under 2 hours. Between the 2 multihulls, Miss Visayan was the undisputed winner, soaring across the finish line 13 minutes ahead of Bula. Overall, it was a satisfying race for all competing boats, as everyone capped it off with impressive speed as the wind picked up towards the end.

On the cruising front, Summer Breeze arrived in good time, but suffered a brief scare with a man-overboard situation in the anchorage. Thankfully a swift response from Kok Wah (Skipper of En Dian) and Hafiz (CSC 1) ensured their safe return to shore.

It has been a fantastic few days of sailing and cruising in this beautiful destination so far. Rest well, and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for the inshore races we have lined up!

Results

Passage Race Results 2024

P Tioman Series Day 1 Results

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CSC@Tioman Regatta (Pre-Event Report)

We are thrilled to return to one of the most beautiful locations on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia! Following the success of last year’s event, we are excited to run the 2024 edition of the CSC@Tioman Regatta as promised. Set against the idyllic, picture-perfect backdrop of Pulau Tioman, this week-long sailing event from 15 to 21 June 2024 heralds a combination of racing and cruising.

While the overnight passage to Tioman is certainly exhausting, the scene straight out of ‘Jurassic Island’ that greets you upon arrival makes it all worth it. Low-lying clouds gather around the treetops of the island’s lush rainforests, and crystal blue waters lap against pristine white sandy beaches. As an ecological paradise, Tioman’s vibrant marine life and thriving coral reefs make it a superb destination for diving and snorkelling. In addition to the friendly racing everyone is geared up for, we hope our sailors will take the time to unwind and enjoy all that this enchanting island has to offer.

The advance party, comprised of Skybird (the Race Committee boat) and CSC 1, arrived mid-afternoon on Friday to meticulously prepare for the upcoming races. The team has been diligently setting up the race marks, office/pin end (conveniently at the outdoor bar) and noticeboard, and awaiting the arrival of our participating boats at the finish line throughout the day on Sunday.

We are happy to once again have Berjaya Tioman Resort host our contingent, with their warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation.

Participating boats in the regatta include: Miss Visayan, Bula, Sirius Omega, Firstlight, Rainbow Dream, Kaatabuggi, SITKA, First Light & Summer Breeze.

Stay tuned for updates and racing results!

Event Schedule

  • 15 June: Passage Race to Berjaya Resort
  • 16-17 June: Arrival of Sailors at Berjaya Resort, Rest & Relax
  • 18-19 June: Racing Days (Round Tioman & Inshore Racing)
  • 20 June: Return Passage to CSC
  • 21 June: Arrival of Sailors at CSC
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CSC x Rainbow Centre Joy Sail 1 June 2024

After a long break, CSC is extremely excited to once again host students and caregivers from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School for a meaningful time sailing in the beautiful Johor Straits. Although the morning was scattered with incessant rain, it was nevertheless a successful outing – providing new experiences and opportunities for the 48 students, families and facilitators.

Rainbow Centre: Empowered, Included, Thriving

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.

Despite the really wet weather, the Captains and crew were unperturbed, bringing the sunshine with them onto their boats. Thankfully amidst the rain the session was also blessed with a pleasant breeze. Big thank you to the following boats and skippers for supporting this meaningful sailing event:

  1. Birregurra / Basil
  2. Majabelle / Soo Chong
  3. Skybird / Edwin
  4. Sapphire Star / Simon 
  5. JACKS / Andrew
  6. Nevis / Stuart
  7. Kaatabuggi / Joseph
  8. Firefly / Stefan
  9. Sirius Swift / Eugene
  10. Miss Visayan / Gary
  11. SoLuna / Roy
  12. Phoenix / Freddy
  13. Dot Dot Dot / David

We cannot forget the amazing Aunty Sharifah (teacher in-charge) for successfully organizing this every year, providing precious opportunities for our beneficiaries. On water and on the pontoons, our ever-reliable operations crew must also be appreciated for their hard work in ensuring the smooth conduct of this year’s Joy Sail.

We look forward to our next collaboration. Until then, stay safe and keep sailing!

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CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024 (Day 2)

Day 2 of the Championships ushered in south-easterly winds, a welcome change from yesterday’s dismal weather. The morning began with a gentle breeze that gradually strengthened into steady, moderate winds, much to the delight of our sailors. These favourable conditions enabled the race committee to successfully conduct four races, making it 6 races completed in total for the regatta.

For the J24s, our top 3 remain unchanged, with Jellico as our undisputed champion with bullets in nearly every race. Some notable manoeuvres among the fleet include Race 4, where Jock took a gamble by sailing towards the starboard layline, a move that ultimately paid off as they took advantage of a lift and secured a commendable third-place finish. Meanwhile, Balqis, leading for the first time in the series, was narrowly edged out by Jellico, falling just short of claiming a bullet. Race 5 began with a strong start for Jellico, Jock, RSYC Tiga and Balqis, all of whom positioned themselves well on time and made for an exciting rivalry.

In the final race, RSYC Tiga found themselves squeezed outside the start line, but managed to recover some of their lost time and finished the regatta strongly, placing themselves second overall. Jock also made an incredible comeback from their disappointment of the previous day, completing Race 6 with a well-deserved bullet. To mark the end of the Championships for the J24s, RSYC Empat and Shengli had a close finish, crossing the line within seconds of each other. A job well done to the J24 teams for their outstanding performances throughout the regatta!

In the Platu Class, the on-water dynamics were quite different from Day 1. Thanks to SMUMad’s consecutive wins in the earlier races, they could afford to retire from the final race due to some issues with their equipment. Unlike yesterday, SMUve had a great run, staying ahead of SMUMad alongside Boreas in Race 5 with gusts in their favour. However, Boreas were able to finish just 5 seconds ahead of SMUve in an exciting last downwind in the same race. Nonetheless, SMUve’s bullet in the final race allowed them to overtake Notus in the overall rankings. Congratulations to SMUMad for reclaiming their title this year, and kudos to the rest of the Platu fleet for putting up a good fight!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for this edition of the One-Design Championships. It was a pleasure to welcome sailors from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC), Singapore Management University Sailing Club (SMUSC), and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC) for two great days of racing. Well done to all the participants, and we look forward to another exciting event next year!

Results

2024 CSC One-Design Championships_Results2024_Platu

2024 CSC One-Design Championships_Results2024_J24

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CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024 (Day 1)

The time has come for boats in the J24 and Platu Classes to compete in the CSC Keelboat One-Design Championships 2024! This year’s event draws teams from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC), Singapore Management University Sailing Club (SMUSC), and Nanyang Technological University Sailing Club (NTUSC). With a total of 11 boats poised at the starting line, this year’s competition promises to be compact but fiery, showcasing the talents of many skilled sailors.

The nearly complete absence of wind proved to be the most formidable challenge of the day. As the hours passed, sails hung limp, and progress was painstakingly slow. Nonetheless, a heavy shower which drenched our sailors in Race 1 added some drama to an otherwise unimaginative day. By Race 2, the wind had died down again which called for a shortening of the race course. Despite these challenges, the race committee successfully squeezed in two races for today, and we look forward to more optimal conditions tomorrow.

In the J24 Class, defending champions Jellico set out to retain their title, and they are certainly on the right track to do so. Despite the tricky conditions, Jellico managed to secure bullets in both races, proving they remain a formidable force on the water. RSYC Tiga and Balqis also delivered strong performances, consistently challenging each other and keeping the competition tight. Unfortunately for Jock, a broken tiller forced an early retirement in Race 1. We hope tomorrow brings a more eventful and favourable day of racing for them! Looking ahead, we anticipate the remaining races to present more opportunities for the J24 fleet to engage in close racing and bring a shake-up in the rankings.

Leading the charge in the Platu Class, SMUMad continued their dominance early on, securing a commanding first-place finish in both races. Their consistent performance and significant lead over the rest of the fleet reaffirm their status as formidable contenders. Meanwhile, Boreas, despite showing strong potential, made the mistake of crossing the start line too early in Race 2, costing them some valuable time to catch up to SMUMad. Rounding off the top 3 is Notus, who demonstrated great resilience in improving from their first race. Last but not least, SMUve were just shy of completing their last race, coming within two boat lengths of the finish just when the finishing window closed! While the poor wind conditions spoilt a little of the fun, all boats in the Platu fleet still made a commendable effort to navigate today’s circumstances.

As we move into the last day of the One-Design Championships, all teams are surely determined to make tomorrow count. Jellico and SMUMad will aim to consolidate their leads in their respective Classes, while the rest of the keelboats are focused on climbing up the ranks. Good luck to all teams for the remaining races!

Results

2024 CSC One-Design Championships_Results2024_Platu_Day 1

2024 CSC One-Design Championships_Results2024_J24_Day 1

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