Challenging Twilight Series II Finale

Light and shifty winds paired with a strong incoming tide gave sailors a challenging finale to the Twilight Series II.

Winning In Style

Coming into the race as Series Leaders and favourite to win the IRC Division Challenge Trophy, Invictus won the Series title for the 2017 Twilight Series II in style. They scored a total of 6 bullets and a victory in the final race, clinching the Trophy.

Jong Dee completed the race in second place, also securing the first runner-up position in the series standing. Waka Tere was third and only four seconds behind Jong Dee after handicap, but poor attendance throughout the series left them in fourth overall. Despite missing out on the last two races for the series due to their participation in the Raja Muda International Regatta, Simba’s consistent performance throughout the series earned them an overall third in the standings.

Consistency Pays Off

The PY Division saw a triumphant Balqis clinch victory in the finale, also securing them a second place in the overall standings. SDF’s fourth place finish, consistent performance and regular attendance in the series bore fruit – winning the overall title for the PY Division.

Clinching third in the overall standings in similar fashion, Big Bad Wolf’s regular attendance for the Twilight Series definitely paid off! Despite a strong finish in the finale by Minx and Wild Card, in second and third respectively, both yachts missed out on silverware in the overall results – placing fourth and seventh respectively.

Jaza Too Blows Through

A strong turnout of six boats and 17 hulls made it an interesting battle amongst the Cruising Multihulls, with Jaza Too prevailing as champions yet again, making it four bullets out of four consecutive Twilight Races! Despite their stellar performance, Jaza Too settled for third overall due to work commitments earlier in the Series. Witblit’s second place result for the final race meant that they tied on points with Jaza Too in the Series – but missed out on podium due to Jaza Too’s superior number of bullets. A third and fourth place finish in the final race meant that close rivals Cicak and Baloo had secured first and second position respectively in the Cruising Multihull Division!

3-Way Showdown

A strong turnout of six boats and 17 hulls made it an interesting battle amongst the Cruising Multihulls, with Jaza Too prevailing as champions yet again, making it four bullets out of four consecutive Twilight Races! Despite their stellar performance, Jaza Too settled for third overall due to work commitments earlier in the Series. Witblit’s second place result for the final race meant that they tied on points with Jaza Too in the Series – but missed out on podium due to Jaza Too’s superior number of bullets. A third and fourth place finish in the final race meant that close rivals Cicak and Baloo had secured first and second position respectively in the Cruising Multihull Division!

Twilight Series I Race 2

Despite lacklustre wind conditions plaguing the fleet for most of the afternoon – Most of the 17 boats in attendance managed to complete Race 2 of our Twilight Series I. It was a tell-tale sign of the diminishing NE Monsoon, as we had fluky winds with a sprinkle of rain. The Multihulls started first, with Eepai a little too eager, getting pushed across the start line before the horn went, resulting in having to complete her penalty before playing catch up with the fleet. Cicak earned their first bullet for the series, finishing comfortably ahead of a great comeback by Eepai in 2nd and Witblits in 3rd.

Nigel Signal’s solo effort on Stray Catz rewarded him with a win in the Beach Catamaran Class, as rivals Madfish II and the Nacra 15 decided to retire probably due to the light winds and strong outgoing currents. Kudos to Nigel for persevering until the new breeze set in!

The PY class was led from start to finish by Arbudhen, who was rewarded with victory after 2 consecutive third place finishes over the last 2 weekends. 2nd and 3rd place went to Minx and Sangaree respectively, both citing a good start and reduced mistakes during the race contributed to the positive result.

Waka Tere continue their winning ways in the IRC Class, finishing ahead of Born in Fire by a minute after handicap. Three 3rds from 3 consecutive weekends of racing also means a consistent performance by Invictus, as they look to close the gap between them and Waka Tere for the Series. With that we conclude the 2nd race of the Twilight Series I 2018.

Enjoy the photos and click the link below for the results:

Keelboat IRC Division

Keelboat PY Division

Beach Catamaran Division

Cruising Multihull

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Sunday Series 1 – Race 1

The first Sunday Series Race for 2018 had a wide spectrum of conditions, from varying wind strengths to heavy rain, in addition to 180 degree wind shifts and strong outgoing tides to keep things interesting on the course. In the IRC Class, Born in Fire started well to gain the initial advantage over her the rest of the IRC Fleet. Despite being overtaken by the 4 other IRC boats at the end, she still managed to secure a 2nd place finish after handicap, surrendering her victory to Jong Dee. Jong Dee’s triumph was a comeback story, dealing with a poor start and spinnaker issues on the first downwind, she managed to crawl her way back up to clinch the win on handicap. Invictus continue their consistent showing with a 3rd place finish, mirroring their Twilight results from last week.

The PY Class was well attended, with a total of 9 boats in the fleet. The sole J24 in the fleet emerged victorious over her bigger and faster competitors, edging out Ikaroa and Arbudhen respectively in 2nd and 3rd place. Ikaroa now sports a new set of sails purchased from Zoom Sails, and will be looking to use it to her advantage in the coming races.

Jaza Too returns to racing in the best way possible, winning in the Cruising Multihull Class against close rivals Witblits and Cicak in 2nd and 3rd. Kudos to Cicak for scoring a podium finish despite a broken spinnaker halyard midway in the race. Stefan Vidan’s Firefly retired early, probably because of the building storm in the distance. Nonetheless, the crew of Firefly was all smiles on water. Sailing one-up on his Nacra 20 was a big challenge which Damien Geoffray manage to pull off for yesterdays conditions. Although not first after texel corrections, Damien did well enough solo to achieve a 3rd place finish. 1st place and line honours went to Doug Fimmell’s Madfish II, followed closely by Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz.

Congratulations to all the winners, thank you for being part of the first Sunday Series race for 2018!

Results:

Keelboat IRC Division

Keelboat PY Division

Beach Cats Division

Cruising Multihull Division

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Experiential Sailing for Rainbow Centre

At Changi Sailing Club, we do our part to give back to the community via various collaborations and activities.This year, we build on our good relationship with Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School to once again bring students and parents out for a day-sail at the Club. Started in 1995 by Rainbow Centre, Singapore, Rainbow Centre – Balestier School (RCBS) offers Special Education programmes and services for children with development delay, intellectual disability, physical disability, multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

In May 2008, RCBS moved to its new purpose-built building at 15 Yishun Street 61. The school has since been renamed Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School (RCYPS). This year Changi Sailing Club engaged members and their boats to volunteer for the event. We also had the honour of having our Rear Commodore of Sailing, Mr Paul Kendall gracing this Event. Big THANK YOU to the following boats for being such excellent hosts to our 36 friends from Rainbow Centre: Wild Card – Keith Wilson SDF – Derek Sharples Red Rum – Steve Manning Olmeto – Jonathan Sykes Cicak – Tim Hill Firefly – Stefan Vidan And of course not forgetting Sharifah Masturah Shahab-Yokoyama for giving the Club an opportunity to be involved with the children of Rainbow Centre for a morning of fun sailing!

 

Twilight Series I – Race 1

The Twilight Series commenced on 7th April, with an excellent turnout of 20 boats! Despite a brief shower in the early afternoon, Sailors were treated to a strong northeasterly breeze during the race. The fastest boat on the course relished the wind conditions, clinching victory in the Beach Catamaran Class in just over an hour. Damien Geoffray sailed the Nacra Carbon 20 superbly, extending his lead over the chasing MadFish II and Stray Catz on every leg. Both boats eventually finished the race in the same order.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, Witblits emerged as winner amongst 4 boats, finishing ahead of 2 other corsairs and the Firefly. Cicak was a close second, and Eepai rounded off the podium finishers in 3rd.

Ikaroa returned to racing with a bullet in the PY Class, despite Wild Card’s line honours. 2nd position went to Southern Light, who just managed to sneak ahead of visiting yacht Arbudhen in 3rd.

Securing their first victory for the year, Red Rum sail well to stay ahead of her nearest rival, Invictus. The lead was big enough to prevent Invictus from mounting a comeback, settling for 2nd. Waka Tere’s husband and wife combination would put many sailors to shame – coming in a very close 3rd place to complete the podium in the IRC Class.

Thank you all for joining us yesterday for the Twilight Race, see you next Sunday, 15th April for our first Sunday Series Race for the year!

Keelboat IRC Division

Keelboat PY Division

Beach Catamaran Division

Cruising Multihull Divsion

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