A record turn-out of 15 Keelboats, 8 Cruising Multihulls and 4 Beach Catamarans made up the 27 boats participating in the 3rd and final installment of our Signature Sunday Series (Round Ubin). Despite lacking the fresh unadulterated winds that were present last weekend, sailors still managed to complete the Round Ubin Course in beautiful weather and reasonable time – utilising the westerly breeze at the beginning and a late north easterly in the middle of the afternoon.
In the IRC Class 3 boats stuck close to each other for most of the race, leaving the rest of the keelboat fleet a long way behind. Born in Fire’s line honours was not enough to secure a bullet as they surrendered the race Waka Tere who was less than 2 minutes behind. This victory sealed the series win for Waka Tere, finishing at the top of the table with a total of 4 points, 1 point ahead of 2nd placed Born in Fire. Jong Dee completed the podium in 3rd. The PY Division was most well participated, with 12 boats in attendance. New Blue Eyes secured their first bullet for the New Year, sailing well to keep ahead of her bigger rivals. Southern Light’s equipment offloading on saturday probably contributed to their 2nd place finish yesterday, sailing considerably higher on the water. Temptress of Down completed the podium in 3rd, mirroring her overall finish in the series as well. Ahead of her in the series, Minx managed to hang on to 2nd position despite a poor finish for the Ubin race, amassing a total of 12 points, 3 points behind overall Series winner, Ikaroa.
The Cruising Multihulls welcomed the return of Witblits and AbrakeDebra 2, making it a total of 8 boats for the class. Kaze once again triumphed after their successful circumnavigation of Tekong last week, making it 2 bullets out of 3 races. AbrakeDebra 2 finished a close 2nd and Cicak completed the course just ahead of Jaza Too in 3rd. Jaza Too only had themselves to blame for missing out on a podium finish, as they messed up their kite routine at the start, allowing the spinnaker to end up under their hull – losing valuable time retrieving the kite. Despite their mistake, the 4th place finish was enough to secure them the overall series title ahead of Cicak by 1 point and Eepai rounded up the winners in 3rd. Stray Katz and Persian Cat were joined by Madfish II and the Nacra Carbon F20 for a 4-way Catfight around Ubin.
A dismasting resulted in an anticlimatic end for the Carbon F20, surrendering what would have been an easy line honours for the speed machine. Madfish II finished in first place ahead of Stray Katz, with Persian Cat taking a comfortable 3rd. Stray Katz’s 2nd place result around Ubin was enough to ensure his overall Series win over Persian Cat, pipping the latter by 1 point. Madfish II’s efforts yesterday was enough to award them with a 3rd overall, concluding the results for the afternoon.
Thank you all sailors for the excellent attendance! Fair winds to all CSC Sailors participating in the Nongsa Regatta on 26 to 28 January, we look forward to resuming racing in February!
Round Ubin Race Results:
Overall Results (Finale):