Showing true Changi Sailing Club spirit, sailors took to the waters on January 1, 2018 to continue the Club tradition of the Hang Over Race.
The annual tradition of racing on New Year’s Day after a long night of partying continued in 2018 when the sun rose on a hazy New Year, as did a few intrepid sailors. A total of eight boats managed to crawl to the start line. The slightest of breeze and the initial outgoing tide made it difficult for boats to make progress sailing up to Serangoon Buoy. Invictus claimed line honours and won the Hangover Race comfortably ahead of PY Champion Minx. Minx sailed well with only two up, as Jonathan Syke’s Olmeto and Derek Sharple’s SDF completed the race in second and third respectively.
It was nice to see Eagle racing in the Hang Over Race for the first time in a long while, we look forward to seeing more of Charlie and his cheery green Eagle in upcoming regattas!
Despite the gloomy weather and endless rain on New Year’s Eve, some participants still found joy sailing in the rain, organising an impromptu optimist dinghy race amongst themselves. With the Twilight Race for the afternoon cancelled, many started the alcohol flowing early – in anticipation of the party to follow!
The meticulous effort by many CSC members in coming dressed in the 1920s theme, from waistcoats to pearl jewellery, was really impressive. The men and women who came in the fashion of the day really outdid themselves.
Members and guests were treated to the smooth tunes of the Hypnotics and were entertained by the line-up of games and lucky draws. Together with a groovy 1920s soundtrack and a sumptuous buffet spread prepared by the ever-reliable Coachman Inn Restaurant, the night was immersive and a feast for the senses.