Wine Tasting Night

On 28th September, CSC hosted a Wine Tasting Session in conjunction with our Members Night. Brought to you by the friendly people at VCT Group of Wineries Asia Pte Ltd – our Wine sponsors for the past 2 Ambassadors’ Cup Events!
 
4 types of Wines were showcased: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from Casillero del diablo .
It was the perfect complement to our Members Night – Flavourful Wine + Live Music + Great Company = Awesome Night!
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Twilight Series III Race 1 (Cicak Challenge 2!)

Yesterday’s Twilight Series III  Race was a fun-filled affair, as we celebrated Cicak Challenge 2 together with all the pirates in attendance! The first Cicak Challenge was conceived as a 50th Birthday celebration for Cicak‘s Skipper, Tim Hill. This year, it was first mate Penny Hill’s turn to celebrate her 50th Birthday together with the Cicak Family and Sailing friends at Changi Sailing Club. Many sailors came dressed to the pirate-theme, with some sailors putting in amazing effort for their costumes!

The racing was a little trying towards the end, as winds struggled to pick up and incoming tide gave many boats an added uphill challenge beating up from squance to the finish club line. In the IRC Class, Invictus took full advantage of the 3 OCS (Jong Dee, Ikaroa & Southern Light) at the start to comfortably take top spot. Sky Bird was a distant 2nd, their best performance over the 3 series. Some notable sailors onboard – Kimberly Lim and Cecelia Low, the 49erFX Asian Games Gold Medalists at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Red Rum‘s efforts rewarded them with a 3rd, missing out on 2nd by a slim margin of 58secs.

Despite her false start, Southern Light clawed back to claim 3rd in the 7-strong fleet of PY boats. New Blue Eyes better their performance from last weekend’s 3rd placing at the Sunday Series, securing 2nd just 14secs behind winner Sangaree after corrected time. Although one eventually retired and the other finished 5th, the crew of both Olmeto and Ikaroa looked like they had a fabulous time dressing up as Pirates!

Fending off stiff competition from both Baloo and Eepai, Cicak fittingly took victory in the Cruising Multihull Class, the perfect result for a Cicak Challenge! Despite having to retire, the result did not stop Firefly from having a blast together as a Pirate family, complete with eyeliner, tattoos and 2 Captain Kidds.

The Beach Catamaran Class were the speediest as usual, but also had to deal with 1 retirement from the Nacra 15, sailed by youth member Bryan Ngu. Madfish II drew first blood to continue stretching her lead over Stray Catz for the overall trophy to be awarded at the end of all 3 series.

Back on shore, sailors were treated to some light snacks and rum – all kindly sponsored by Team Cicak! A great party to end our first Twilight Race for the Series, thank you Team Cicak for bringing the fun to our races 🙂 See you next week for Race 2 of our Sunday Series III!

Results

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Sunday Series III Race 1

Both our Club Series for 2018 have been a popular activity for our Members ever since the first series race commenced in April. It has been exciting to see teams getting more competitive each weekend, vying for weekly podium places. If you have not been doing so well over the past 2 Series for the Sunday Series and Twilight, do not fret – there is still a chance to attain the overall Challenge Trophy for the respective Series classes, as this is determined by a combination of all 3 series results.

The Sunday Series III kicked off to a blistering start, as 19 boats participated in a steady South-Westerly Breeze – taking them to BC5 and back. Shardana continue to improve, displaying a strong performance to draw first blood in the IRC Class. They claimed victory over 2nd placed Red Rum by a slim margin of 1min 9secs. It was also a close fight for 3rd place, as last Series’ overall 1st (Invictus) and 2nd (Jong Dee) kept it really tight to see the latter come up just under a minute quicker. Jong Dee‘s consistent performance over the past 2 Series puts them in pole position to claim the overall IRC Title in December.

The largest fleet of the 4 classes was equally intense, as the PY Yachts made some aggressive moves against each other throughout the course, keeping sailors on their toes. The 44-foot Sangaree emerged victorious, but suffered a little damage to their sail in the process. Another big boat joined her on the podium, as Temptress of Down secured 2nd position just a minute and 10 seconds ahead of last Series’s Champions, New Blue Eyes. Great to see close competition on handicap, with all 6 boats finishing within 5 minutes of each other.

In the Cruising Multihull Division, Corsair 28 Miss Visayan marked her debut with a place on the podium, finishing 2nd, just behind the nippy Jaza Too. Cicak finished a commendable 3rd, fending off Baloo and Eepai in the process. Super excited to see more boats taking part in the Cruising Multi Class!

After a long break, Madfish II returns to clinch victory in the Beach Catamaran Class, staying comfortably ahead of veterans & fierce rivals Stray Catz and Nacra 15 in 2nd and 3rd respectively. A capsize near TKPK meant an early end for the single-handed Bad Influence, who would have given the podium finishers a run for their money if not for the unforeseen incident.

Thank you all for participating this weekend! Next week our first Twilight Race for Series III will be a special edition! Cicak Challenge 2 is back, come dressed in pirate outfits for the race (or after) and stand to win a prize for the best dressed sailor/team! There will be some finger food post-race as well, looking forward to racing and partying with everyone on Saturday.

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My First Racing Experience at the Topper Worlds in Shenzhen, China

This year’s Topper Worlds was to be held in Longcheer Yacht Club, Shenzhen, China—the first time it was held outside of Europe. As Luc and I were the only 2 representatives from Singapore, I felt the pressure on me. We were supposed to take off for Hong Kong Airport at 6:45 in the morning on the 13 of August, but we only took off at 9:15am. We later learnt why: there was a typhoon brewing in Hong Kong. The flight was uneventful, and when we landed we found the organisers of the regatta waiting for us. Then there was a three hour car ride through the China-Hong Kong border to Longcheer Yacht Club.

After settling down, we went to look for our boats. The search for our boats was a rather long ordeal, as a number of boats were still being unpacked and put together on registration day. We eventually found our allocated boats, which were on opposite ends of the boatyard. I had boat number 312 and Luc had boat number 361. There were two categories: The 5.3 (222 participants) and the 4.2 (45 participants). I was in the 5.3 while Luc was in the 4.2. After pulling Luc’s boat to a corner where all the small teams’ boats were kept, we headed off to collect our sails. We checked our equipment; I was missing my mast and downhaul. Thankfully that was swiftly sorted by the helpful officials, setting us up for the final stage of registration – boat measurement.

At this point, the wind was very strong—20-25 knots?—because of the growing typhoon south-west of us in Hong Kong. There was a typhoon warning—China’s version of a Category 1 Lightning Warning— for the day we arrived and the day after, preventing us from doing our practice race. Throughout the next 2 days of preparation, we grew accustomed to frequent and fleeting bouts of rain, coupled with extended periods of glassy waters.
The Opening Ceremony was held on the 15 of August, and there was a parade! It was a grand affair, with all the countries lined up in alphabetical order and China, as the host country, bringing up the rear. There were some speeches in Chinese which I only half understood, though I think that was already much better for most of the people there. We felt extremely proud to be Singapore’s Flag Bearers, making our entrance into the main hall for the Opening Ceremony. There was sumptuous dinner spread after, and the hall turned into a big scrum of people queueing for food.

The next day, it rained, again. After the competitor’s briefing, we waited for a while, then the 5.3 fleet set out. We sailed, no, paddled, rocked, and sculled just to get to our race course. Once we arrived at the race course, we waited. And waited. And waited for wind. We were arranged into fleets, and my fleet which was to start first was lucky enough to get in three starts. I say three because we started three times. Every time, they abandoned the race. In the end we did not even finish a race. The 4.2 class had better luck, securing 3 races on the same day. Luc faired very well for his 2nd competitive Regatta ever, finishing ahead of some more experienced competitors in his fleet!

There were valuable takeaways from the subsequent days of racing, mainly:

  1. Know your Flags / Race Signals ! My initial joy from finishing 7th in my first race turned to dismay, after realising I mistook the “C” Flag for a shortened course signal. That ultimately meant that I sailed the wrong course and finished prematurely.
  2. Good Starts are super-duper important! Starting badly in a 70-strong fleet sailing a short course made me learn the hard way.
  3. Come prepared. Be prepared to launch, prepared to change/adapt, prepared to wait…always be prepared.

Throughout the whole regatta, the one thing that we undoubtedly did the most was wait for wind. The reason why there was no wind was that the typhoon had swept the wind away. People always tell of the calm before the storm, but they never tell of the calm after the storm… Despite the poor conditions, Luc and I found some time to keep occupied by the beach, as the Vanhang Longcheer Team organised beach activities for the sailors on the last day of racing.
At the end of the regatta, the 5.3 fleet had only completed two races. During the closing ceremony, everyone received a participation medal (glass!) and the first person in the country for the overall standings in the 5.3 class got a glass trophy engraved with “First in Country”. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Parents, Vanhang Loncheer Yacht Club Officials, Race Officials, Luc and Coach Choy for the invaluable experience competing in a major international regatta! I learnt many different things, made new friends, and (mostly) enjoyed it!

 

Birregurra to Anambas – August 2018

Birregurra has  recently returned from a fabulous cruise to the Anambas Islands. This was really quite different from anything  Birregurra  has  done before. The anchorages, sailing, remoteness and in particular the wind, were just fantastic. A total of four on board – John, Jane, Veron and myself. Anambas is at the south western edge of the South China Sea, so it’s quite exposed and isolated, and we needed good preparation, as there are no marinas and almost no assistance.

The preparation

John must have been a young ‘un when he first sailed on Rona?

The best preparation is to read and re-read the Howath’s journey, and follow precisely their anchorage waypoints – they are very accurate:  https://www.thehowarths.net/cruising-information/cruising-notes/449-the-anambas-islands-2016  Thanks also to Ashley for relaying some of his extensive learnings from his trip last year.

 

The Charts  in this area are not so accurate. John downloaded the KAP files from the Howarth’s link, which meant we had google earth images on a pc, which when connected to the yacht’s nav wifi, gave us an accurate position  in relation to the coral  on approach to anchorages – very, very helpful.

We ramped up preparations in the final week. Provisioned mostly via RedMart who delivered to the start of the jetty. Apart from two lunches ashore, we ate all meals aboard, so lots of food and drinks to load up. We carried 500L of water in two tanks (only 300L used), 160L of diesel in the fuel tank and another 125L in plastic jerry cans (also not used). 60M of chain plus another 30M spare in a locker, and most importantly, a bloody good anchor. A life raft, sat phone, personal location beacon, updated B&G Navionics, backed up with an ipad, pc and charts. Plus all the usual safety kit, tools and spares. We were loaded up.

Nongsa

We set off from CSC at 9:25am on the Sat 4th Aug, cleared Immigration at Angler, and motored the 15NM to Nongsa into the wind. Cleared into Indonesia, caught a taxi to Batu Besar and got local SIMs (actually very limited coverage throughout the Anambas Islands) and had a fabulous local lunch before heading back to the Marina and some last minute preparations.

How they used to make ‘em

The girls were impressed with the hot showers and free laundry.  We decided to stick to plan (despite reports of 4M seas), and after a quick look at Rona (a 1895 sailing yacht John first sailed on), we let go at 11am.

The sail up

The rain came down almost immediately, so we motored for the first 45mins, but then with 2 reefs in the main and a full jib, we cut the engine – not to be restarted until we arrived at our anchorage. As we settled, we shook out one reef, and then stayed on a starboard tack all the way, with 13-19kn of consistent wind on the beam. We rounded Horsburgh lighthouse and stayed to the southern side of the shipping channel. We had minimal traffic, a million stars and excellent wind. John and i did 4hr shifts. Poor Veron was very seasick most of the way, but we all wore life jackets and were tethered on overnight as the seas became quite confused with a very uncomfortable 1-2M swell.

 

Veron admiring the sunset (or feeding the fish?)

John somehow managed to hang on down below and cooked a loaf of bread in the oven, and we arrived to the North East of Jemaja and had our anchor down before 11am. What a ride – 186NM in under 24hrs – this is what Birregurra was designed for. We anchored on 14M in sand, and had some excellent snorkelling. Veron was quickly back to her usual self, and we had one of Meau’s fabulous pre cooked Thai curries for dinner.

Anchorages around the Anambas Islands

After a  breakfast of sausages and bacon and fresh bread, we pumped up the kayak and John and I paddled to Pulau Ayam, and explored a disused house which for some reason had 5 bras wrapped around the central pillar – we were not sure if this was a structural improvement or something else 🙂

The inflatable kayak worked very well, when someone paddled

We motored out between the islands, following the Howarth way points, and at one point, our nav said we were over land! – which thankfully we were not. We sailed the 3.5NM to Teluk Mampro under jib only, and anchored along a 3km beach in 5M on sand. All four of us piled into to the kayak (designed for 2-3), and we paddled ashore.

We then walked 2km to Letong town, stopping by the local school for some free wifi..

After watching a cadet parade where the local girls amusedly wore hijabs and pj bottoms, we found a very local restaurant, that sourced a couple of unrefrigerated beers but lots of ice.

Day 4 was a bit rainy early, but we had John’s home baked rolls with bacon. We motored to Pulau Impul and anchored. There were unchartered awash rocks nearby which made me a bit nervous.

After snorkelling, we had roast chicken for lunch, then pulled up full sails and headed to Telaga, about 14NM. I was just off the helm and down below, and heard something bang on the foredeck. By the time i was on deck, the head sail was fully down and in the water behind the stern, but still tacked on. The top shackle had come undone. We recovered the sail and continued under main only.  We anchored at the Howarth’s recommended spot in 18.5M (under the keel) between Pulau Lima and Telaga Kechil. Quite a bit of wind funnelling up the channel, and so with the jib swivel stuck at the top of the forestay, there was no way we could sensibly send someone up the mast to retrieve it. John remembered something he had seen on the internet in one of his more idle moments.

The girls find a new multi-tool

The girls find a new multi-tool

And so out came the potato masher (only the old fashioned ones will work), lifted up by the spin halyard, and down hauled with the remaining furling line. We pulled it up and managed to snag the swivel and pull it down. With a new shackle, we raised and furled the jib and sat down for a well earned beer. Although we were bobbing around quite a bit, we enjoyed a secure nights sleep.

Next morning after a visit from a fisherman in a dug out canoe, we sailed under jib to Durai – otherwise known as Turtle Island. Attempting to anchor to the north in 20+M, the chain partially wrapped around a coral head, and so the anchor didnt set. It was a bit of a tricky situation, so John snorkelled ahead and with excellent visibility, could see the bottom and we steered our way around and out of trouble and recovered the anchor without drama.We pulled up the sails and headed to the South East of Semut, making 8-9kn of boat speed with 15kn of wind on the beam – what a cracking sail. Semut was a lovely protected anchorage in 12M on sand, and with coral reefs on 3 sides; so very calm and lots of snorkelling.

After 9hrs of the best sleep, we snorkelled for two hours. John saw a turtle and i saw a Kuhl’s stingray, about 45cm across and with a barbed tail half as long again. There were 3 small fishing boats rafted up nearby, and they offered the girls fish.

Fishing with a bucket?

We offered beer and milk in return, but of course they were only interested in the fresh milk (susu). John swam across with the milk carton in a bucket, and returned with 3 1kg++ excellent fresh fish.

And so it was pan fried bream with a citrus couscous  for a fabulous lunch.

We reluctantly left this anchorage – could have easily stayed a few days. And with a sunny sky, white caps, wind on the beam, and Veron on the helm, we powered along to Pendjalin Besar, dropping in 17M with all 60M of chain out.

A quick snorkel confirmed we had a well set anchor and plenty of swinging room. It was a windy and bit bouncy night, but we enjoyed a dark n stormy (rum and ginger ale), and roasted bream in the oven for dinner.

Next morning, we had excellent snorkelling,  John saw a cowtail stingray and I had a real surprise when i saw a 6’ black tipped reef shark. The beast took a couple of very deliberate and slow circles around me, and then (thankfully)  disappeared. I caught up with John and we saw him again, and as we headed the 400M back to the yacht, he followed us most of the way! I guess curious, or just showing us whose territory it really was. For obvious reasons, we decided to not mention to the girls!. After breakfast, we sailed off, 2 reefs in the main and a slightly reefed jib, close hauled towards Moonrock Lagoon, on a course similar to what we would have on our way back to SG, with waves breaking over the foredeck and occasionally coming over the helm. We followed the Howarth’s way points into the Lagoon, and anchored in front of Moonrock bluff.

This must be the signature anchorage in the Anambas. Protected to the North, East and South;  just spectacular. Smoked salmon and fresh bread for lunch. Then John and I paddled to the bluff, and made the 15min quite strenuous climb up. The views were truly spectacular and well worth the effort.

 

The view from the top

I think a couple of cold beers up there next time, watching the sunset would be perfect. Afterwards we all had a snorkel, then back on board for a refreshing GnT (the small freezer in the fridge makes just enough ice). Roast lamb in the oven, and a million stars in the sky – this is the place.

After b’fast, a spirited two reef sail on a single tack to Pulau Temuruk, also known as Sandspit island. A MOB exercise to recover my hat, then lunch, snorkelling and on to our overnight destination – Pulau Penjaul. We used our final fish tonight for a fish pie.

In the morning, we paddled to Pedjaul then to the next island to the west, where a caretaker couple look after an ambitious project which started with a rock jetty, some initial buildings, but then stalled. It may be a fabulous place one day. We sailed out around the bottom of Masabang, then continuously tacked up the channel to Temburan Waterfall. Veron and I paddled to the stilt village, then began up the steep steps. It proceeded to get more and more vertical, and we scrambled the last bit on all fours. We reached the top after 30mins for some great views over the waterfall down to the yacht.

 

Down the waterfall

We decided to walk down the new road on the way back, and bought a couple of tomatoes and potatoes. Most of the villages obviously run off a diesel generator for only a few hours a day, so no cold drinks here. We motored the short distance to Anambas Bay Resort South, and found a good anchorage in 20M close to the township. I winched John up the mast to tighten the radar reflector which had been spinning like a top, and then it was a GnT on a lovely calm anchorage.

Up early on day 10, i guess it was the Mosque music. We had noticed the head sail need some stitching (obviously damaged when it went in the water), so we took it down and John stitched it up. Then it was around the corner and into the main township of Terampa, so we could check out of Pak land. We piled into the kayak with a couple of bags of rubbish, and paddled ashore to the amusement of many.

First stop was Immigrassi. We followed their hillarious process with lots of copies of docs, chops, and selifes with the officers

Thanks for the chop, Pak!

Next it was Customs, more joking around and many new ways to pronounce Birregurra. More of the same and some skilled work on the typewriter at Quarantine. Our final stop was to find the Harbour Master having Makan and a smoke – some more paperwork and we were finally done. It all took a while but patience and good humour go a long way, and it saved us a trip back to Nongsa, so well worth it. Some Makan, then back on board after 3hrs. Our plan was to sail to Airabu, but with lots of tacking, we wisely decided to anchor north of Akar – you really need daylight coming into anchorages here. We definitely needed Google Earth to get our anchoring right here as the maps were a long way out. Tonight it’s Jane guacamole and tuna pasta bake b4 commencing the long haul back tomorrow.

The home run

We were up at 6am, and heard the strain on the anchor chain during the night, but all good. Coffee, a BLT wrap, topped up the fuel (didnt need to), and headed out into 19kn of apparent wind, two reefs, a big heel on a port tack. We had planned to drop in to Bawah. It is a fabulous anchorage, but is now a resort and they charge USD200 night to moor up – no anchoring now allowed. Anyway, we planned to just drop in for a look, but it would have cost us 6hrs, so we held course for SG. Close hauled into 2M seas, quite a bit of slamming, but we managed to hold a single tack all the way back. Around 5am, there was a very strong smell of diesel. We checked but found no leaks, and it abated after about 10mins, so we concluded we had sailed through a diesel spill/dump.

Almost as good as a CSC sunset

As the sun came up, we approached Tompok Utara, and crossed at the area where the tankers begin merging prior to them entering the TSS of the Middle Channel. We tracked up the northern edge of the channel, arriving Angler around 3pm. As the wind had finally dropped, we motor sailed the last 4hours. So we had 28hrs of continuous spirited sailing on the way home – what a bonus. We made the final hop to CSC, clocking up 589NM for the trip, and secured Birregurra to her trusty mooring, and had a cold beer aboard. Ferry boat, ferry boat on channel 77,  ashore, a hot shower, and we all joined a bbq with my team at CSC – a great way to finish a fabulous cruise.

We were perhaps incredibly lucky – no squalls, hardly any rain, fantastically consistent wind, sunshine, deep water, almost no traffic, no fishing nets and great anchorages. Some nice shore visits and a couple of very good hikes and lots of snorkelling made this a well balanced trip.

Next year?

It would be great to get a small flotilla from CSC interested for next year. 3-4 well prepared yachts would give some more safety in numbers. July/August seems to be the time to go. Preparation is the key.

We took Choy’s advice and used tank water for drinking, and largely avoided using plastic bottles at all, cutting down our rubbish by 70%. No generator – just a solar panel and running the alternator for a bit most days was enough to get us through. The fridge worked very well, and we had cold beer every night.

All in all a great trip, and looking forward to next year!

 

Sunday Series II – Finale

The Sunday Series II Finale sees a whooping total of 17 boats taking part, bringing the fortnightly racing series to an exciting close. This was despite the light air and strong currents, providing yet another challenging test of perseverance and tactics throughout the pennant 4 course.

Series leaders Invictus led the fleet from start to finish – securing the IRC Title with another bullet. They make amends for their DSQ during Saturday’s Twilight Finale, displaying a dominant performance for the 5th race of the Sunday Series II. Yesterday’s results were also the exact reflection of the Overall IRC Series results, with Jong Dee and Shardana claiming 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In the PY Class, Sangaree returns from a triumphant Western Circuit campaign to secure line honours ahead of the rest of the fleet, but only manages 4th after handicap correction. Southern Light kept close to the leaders to earn her a well-deserved bullet, finishing the Series on a high. 2nd place went to the Lucas Van Maarschalkerweerd’s Minx, staying just ahead of 3rd placed Olmeto. Southern Light’s win could only muster an overall 4th placing in the Series, 1 point behind Olmeto, whose 3 points yesterday contributed to their 3rd in the overall standings with 13 points. A bullet and consistent performances from Minx earned them a 2nd for the Series, this following their overall 3rd in the Twilight Series II. Despite finishing a dismal 5th in the fleet for the last race of the Series, New Blue Eyes did enough to secure a weekend Club Series double and the PY Title on 7 points.

Shaun Norris’s Witblits had a similar outcome in the Cruising Multihull Class, recording their worst result for the series yesterday, but had already secured the Cruising Multihull Title with 4 bullets from Race 1 to 4. Kaze’s return to club racing reward them with a bullet, serving as clear indication that they’re back in contention for subsequent club series! Consistency is the key factor to Eepai’s well-deserved 2nd in the race and 2nd overall, notching top 3 finishes for all the races she participated in. Baloo’s strong attendance in the Series gave them the right to be on the podium in 3rd, completing the Series on 14 points – 5 points adrift of Eepai.

Despite a no-show from the Beach Catamarans yesterday, we’d like to congratulate Uli Braun and his Nacra 15 for winning the Sunday Series II Title with 2 bullets. Doug Fimmell’s Madfish II sits pretty 2 points away on 2nd place and another Viper, Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence, took 3rd on 21 points.

Congratulations all winners, thank you for another great Sunday Series turn-out! We will be taking a break from racing next week, Sunday Series III race 1 commences on 16th September, 2pm. See you there!

Results

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Series IRC Final

Series Final

 

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Twilight Series II Finale

The 2nd Twilight Series for 2018 came to a thrilling end yesterday, with a near collision encounter between Red Rum and Invictus, resulting in a Protest decision from the former.  At the beginning, Winds blew steadily from a Southeasterly direction, keeping the fleet compact and competitors on their toes. Subsequent wind shifts and major changes in wind pressure led to a re-shuffling of the boats in the course, and could have been a pivoting factor for some of the results.

Despite the initial breeze during the 1st half of the evening, The IRC, Cruising Multihulls and Beach Catamaran Class were left struggling on the final leg up to squance, where the race was shortened due to the strong currents and weakened winds. In the IRC Class, Invictus managed to clinch line honours, but chalked up a DSQ from the ensuing protest by Red Rum. This resulted in a bullet for Jong Dee and 2nd place finish for Red Rum. Skybird completes the podium in 3rd. The result for the 5th and final race for the Series sealed Jong Dee’s victory in the IRC Class, beating Invictus by 2 points. Steve Manning’s Red Rum gained from the successful porotest outcome, securing his position in 3rd.

For the PY Class, the race was shortened for an East-West finish at the Club line, giving opportunity for some of the slower boats to finish within the time limit. First across the line and first after handicap correction went to New Blue Eyes, securing their 3rd bullet for the Series. Only a minute separated 2nd placed Minx and 3rd placed Marsh Mellow. Their positions were switched in the final series results, with Marsh Mellow clinching 2nd by 1 point ahead of Minx – a testament of the friendly rivalry between both boats. New Blue Eyes took the PY Title comfortably with a total of 5 points for the Series, putting themselves in the driving seat for the 3rd and final installment of the Twilight Series starting 22nd September.

The Cruising Multihulls see Witblits take the bullet by a comfortable lead over Cicak & Baloo (in 2nd & 3rd respectively). Despite stalling at Squance for some time due to the ripping currents and light winds, Witblits eventually managed to finish with 30 minutes to spare. With that, Witblits made all their races count, clinching 3 bullets from all 3 races sailed for the Series, securing the Cruising Multihull Title with 8 points. Eepai came close to dethroning Witblits, but fell short with the lacking number of bullets. Cicak completed the podium 1 point adrift, on 9 points.

Chris Waddington’s dominant performance on Persian Cat gave him a comfortable win with 3 bullets and a total of 5 points for the Series. A poor attendance by the rest of the fleet seem to have contributed to the overwhelming victory, and we hope to see better participation from the Beach Catamarans next season!

Congratulations to all the winners for the Twilight Series II! We hope you had fun over the past 2 months, looking forward to the start of the 3rd and final Twilight Series for 2018 – commencing on 22nd September!

Results

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Beach Cat

Series Overall IRC

Series Overall All Classes

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