Sunday Series II racing yesterday made it an exciting weekend for some of the boats, with broaches, botched spinnaker hoist/drop and last-minute overtaking maneuvers taking place all over the BC5 Course. With the winds building nicely in the afternoon, the pennant 7 course was an easy decision to make, sending sailors north of Tekong on a long passage around the BC5 Buoy and back.
Invictus returns from a successful RSYC Regatta campaign, finishing 2nd in their class over the 3 days of racing. Alas, it was a repeat result yesterday as they could not capitalize on Jong Dee’s unintended spinnaker washing, settling for 2nd. Jong Dee recovered well from the mistake, scoring another bullet for the Series in the IRC class.
The biggest fleet on Sunday was undoubtly the PY Class, with 7 yachts participating. Another close fight in the top 4, Minx emerged triumphant – beating close rivals New Blue Eyes and Olmeto in 3rd and 2nd respectively. Despite taking line honours in the PY class, Temptress of Down missed out on podium by seconds to New Blue Eyes – ending the day with a hard-fought 4th.
A close encounter between Firefly and one of the trimarans at the start line made things interesting for the Cruising Multihull Class. It was business as usual for Witblits, taking victory over Baloo and Eepai in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Line honours and a good lead over Eepai for Baloo gave them a well-deserved 2nd, this comes after missing out narrowly on podium for the past 2 weekends.
Uli Braun and Bryan Ngu partnered to sail the Nacra 15 to a nail-biting victory in the Beach Catamaran Class. Madfish II fell victims to a massive wind-hole on the last 100 metres to the finish line, allowing the Nacra 15 and Bad Influence to sneak in and finish ahead of them from the leeward side.
Congratulations to all the winners, see you next week for Race 3 of our Twilight Series II!