Amidst the World Cup Fever, our humble Twilight Race returns for Series II – with a total of 7 Keelboats, 4 Cruising Multihulls and 2 Beach Catamarans. A gentle South-Easterly breeze brought sailors on the first leg to Changi Buoy, Baloo and Madfish II leading the way.
Despite their initial lead, several mistakes on the subsequent legs allowed the chasing Witblits and Cicak to close the gap and eventually surrendering the win to Witblits in the Cruising Multihull Class. Baloo‘s efforts also fell short of 3rd place, as they did not put enough distance between them and Eepai – who rounded off the podium in 3rd.
The Beach Catamaran Class was represented by Stray Catz and Madfish II – 2 skippers absent from the Sailing Club over the past few weeks due to busy work schedules. The latter drew first blood, taking line honours and the bullet to lead in the Twilight Series II.
A full crew and some excellent sailing gave Olmeto a well-deserved bullet in the Keelboat PY Class. Last weekend’s winner in the PY Class, New Blue Eyes settled for 2nd place – even after stopping to check on a fellow boater out on water to see if he needed assistance. Sailing their first Twilight Series race this season, Marshmellow‘s 2-man team did well to keep up with the fleet, earning her a spot on the podium in 3rd.
The IRC division was a closely contested 3-way battle, which could have been closer if not for Jong Dee‘s sheet problems – which resulting in having to cut off the sheets and loss time. First place eventually went to Invictus – holding a comfortable lead over the Archibault 40 – Red Rum.
Congratulations to all the winners, see you next week for the 2nd race of the Sunday Series II!