CSC@Tioman Regatta 2024 (19 June Final Day)

19 June 2024 – Inshore Racing and Overall Results

The AP was up on the morning of our final day of racing as we waited for the winds to fill in. That did not take too long, though, as solid 12-knot winds quickly rushed in by 10.30 am, allowing the race committee to run 3 windward-leeward races as planned. The first race of the day was a quick one, wrapping up in just under 23 minutes. Firstlight, despite some trouble with their spinnaker on the last leg, managed to cross the finish line first as they had a good angle to their end point. However, that still cost them, as they ended up just 2 seconds behind Rainbow Dream on corrected time! For the last two races, the race committee flew the Pennant 2 flag, giving the sailors more opportunities to relish in the strong winds. The timing was truly perfect – just as our last boat, SITKA, finished race 4, the winds had suddenly dropped. This was seemingly a cue for us to wrap up the regatta and head back to shore.

With the passage race, round island race and inshore races now behind us, it is time to dive into the overall results! Firstlight sits pretty on top with 4 points – a well-deserved result for they have found their groove and raced impressively today (barring the fact she almost speared Edwin’s head!), even pipping out Rainbow Dream who performed exceptionally well too, completing the series just 1 point adrift. The eclectic mix of crew onboard the Lavranos 34 displayed teamwork which made the dream work, excelling in the inshore races to earn their place on the podium. Sirius Omega, after taking first in the Passage Race and second in the Round Tulai race, could not quite replicate the same success in the inshore races, tying for points with SITKA. The Sun Odyssey 479 however broke the tie with their impressive performance at the Round Tulai Race, earning the team a place on the podium. The feat was admirable, considering their consistent spinnaker issues in races 2 to 4, inhibiting them from demonstrating their full potential that we all saw during the Round Tulai race. Despite placing fourth, the Hanse 46 skippered by Eugene Wong had much to cheer about, boasting possibly the most luxurious interior of the fleet, as well as registering the quickest time of all Keelboats racing in the 110 nautical mile passage from Singapore to Tioman. In the Multihull Category, Miss Visayan takes it all, for she participated in every race and performed at peak condition even though there was not much competition. Nonetheless, special mention still goes to Bula for completing the Round Tulai race solo in under 3 hours!

Overall, it was a fantastic few days of racing, as we were thankfully blessed with beautiful weather and consistent winds. Let’s cross our fingers for next year’s regatta to be just as action-packed as this one!

Prize-Giving and BBQ Dinner

The team from Berjaya Tioman Resort organised a wonderful outdoor BBQ dinner and prize-giving under the cabanas just behind the beach, offering a picturesque backdrop of the bay. The live acoustic music by Dansen John, combined with the delectable food and gentle breeze, added charm to the evening and made for an spectacular final night in Tioman.

Well done to the winners and all who have participated in this series of racing! We sincerely hope everyone had a memorable time, whether it be catching the winds on water or engaging in the multitude of activities at the resort. We would also love to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing individuals who made this event a huge success:

  • The team at Berjaya Tioman Resort — your outstanding hospitality and service definitely made this island a haven for both rest and fun, and our experience here a comfortable one.
  • Ms. Shahidah together with her team, our dedicated CIQP and Port Clearance officer in Tioman — her helpfulness in documentation and communication gave everyone peace of mind throughout our week-long stay.
  • May Ling and the CSC Admin Team, our in-house CIQP and port clearance officer in Singapore — she was reliable as always, working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all boats cleared in and out of Singapore with no issues.
  • Dansen John — for going the extra mile to journey from Singapore to serenade us with your singing once again!

Finally, whether you were racing or cruising, a big thank you to all sailors who joined us at Tioman:

  1. Miss Visayan
  2. Bula
  3. Firstlight
  4. Sirius Omega
  5. SITKA
  6. Rainbow Dream
  7. First Light
  8. Kaatabuggi
  9. Summer Breeze
  10. Skybird
  11. En Dian

May everyone have a safe trip back to CSC, and here’s to more destination regattas in the future!

Results

P Tioman Series Day 2 Results PY

P Tioman Series Day 2 Results MH

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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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Bintan Regatta 2024 (Day 2)

Our final day of racing in Bintan is officially over! From the strong camaraderie shared both on water and on shore to the captivating entertainment at Lagoi Bay, this long weekend is certainly one to remember for all of us.

Today’s weather conditions were the opposite of yesterday’s. When we departed Bandar Bentan Telani, the air was still, amplifying the sweltering heat we were already experiencing at Lagoi Bay. As it took a long while for the wind to fill in, only 2 windward-leeward races were completed for the day. However, it was still great fun, and there was plenty of close racing to witness. The champions of each category could also walk, or rather, sail home with a specially crafted trophy featuring a boat model made from fish parts. We hope the unique experience of Bintan was an exciting experience for everyone.

In the first race of the day, Born in Fire made an error in judgment by dropping their spinnaker while attempting to gybe simultaneously. This caused them to stall momentarily, creating a prime opportunity for Silhouette to cruise past them. Nonetheless, the tables were flipped in race 5 when Silhouette did not manage to secure their position rounding Mark 2, allowing Born in Fire to slip past and snatch back the last bullet. This was the crucial move that determined the winner of the tie-breaker between these two boats. A very well done to Born in Fire for emerging victorious in the keelboat category, and Silhouette for putting up a good fight. Kudos as well to Birregurra and Summer Breeze for their commendable performances.

Now, the multihulls. With Kublai Khan choosing to sit out of racing today, all eyes were on Miss Visayan and Soluna. Miss Visayan was truly at the top of her game this weekend, with only one second-place finish marring an otherwise flawless record of consecutive bullets. Soluna did also perform admirably to clinch second overall, but Miss Visayan’s exceptional speed was indeed too quick for anyone to catch up. Congratulations to Miss Visayan, Soluna, and Kublai Khan for your achievements in this weekend.

In the bittersweet conclusion of the Bintan Regatta, we would like to thank our partners and sponsors for their instrumental role in making the regatta a success. Firstly, we express our gratitude to Bintan Resort Cakrawala for their invaluable partnership in co-organising this event alongside CSC. Without their unwavering support, racing in such a picturesque location would not have been possible. Furthermore, our sincere appreciation goes to our accommodation partner, Grand Lagoi Hotel Bintan, for their efforts in making Bintan the amazing getaway it is, and ensuring that our sailors are well-fed and rejuvenated for each day.

Finally, a huge thank you to all skippers and crew for your participation in this regatta. Your eagerness to sail truly breathed life into this event, and we hope to see you again in the next edition of the Bintan Regatta.

May everyone have a safe journey back to CSC!

Results

Bintan Regatta 2024 Results Day 2 Overall

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