We kicked off the 2nd season of our Sunday Series racing yesterday in very challenging conditions. There was not enough wind to start the race on time at 2pm – as race organisers delayed the flag-off for about 45mins. The light easterly breeze prompted the hoisting of course flag pennant one, taking yachts on a 3-loop course between Changi Buoy and CSC 1.
Champions from the last Twilight Series, Invictus started their Sunday Series II campaign in the IRC Class on a good note, drawing first blood by clinching the bullet ahead of rivals Red Rum and Shardana. Despite taking line honours, Red Rum lost out by 2 seconds after corrected time to Shardana to settle for 3rd on the podium.
In the PY Class, New Blueyes took 1st position in a fleet of 7 boats by a slim margin of 4 seconds – ahead of close rivals Balqis. Fresh from their successful campaign at CSC@Besar Regatta 2018, Minx returns to complete the podium in 3rd.
The trio of Cruising Multihulls were initially led by Jaza Too on the first leg. A reshufflling of positions due to critical decisions/challenging conditions resulted in a victorious Witblits, and Jaza Too slipping to 3rd. Cicak took middle ground as the 1st runner-up. Beach Catamarans were represented by Philippe Girardot and son on the Hobie 16. Nice to see the father and son duo taking part in their first Sunday Series Race together. Looking forward to more racing from them in the near future!
Congratulations to all the winners – see you next week for the first race of the Twilight Series II.