Sunday Series III Race 4

We had some interesting / challenging conditions during the 4th race of our Sunday Series III, with most sailors unfortunately getting caught in the approaching rain from the west. At the Start, the decision to send participants on a pennant 5 course was also due to a looming north-easterly storm. That kept sailors dry on the journey to serangoon buoy, only to be hit by heavy showers arriving at the turning point.

In the IRC Class, Invictus led from start to finish to clinch victory for race 4, as Jong Dee got caught off-guard with an unexpected wind shift on the approach to Squance. Being the only 2 participating in the IRC Class, these 2 boats stretch their lead on the fleet in the overall standings for the Sunday Series.

The PY Class saw an excellent turn out of 7 boats, with visiting yacht Sea Monster making their debut sail in our Sunday Series! Despite retiring after the first leg, the Beneteau 50 Skipper and Crew look all ready for the Ambassadors’ Cup on 3rd November. Leading the pack was Temptress of Down, thriving in the windy conditions to complete the race comfortably with line honours and a bullet 20 minutes ahead of 2nd placed Sangaree. New Blue Eyes only just sneaked on to the podium, as they finished 13 seconds ahead of 4th placed Minx after corrected time.

Also looking impressive were the Cruising Multihulls, really enjoying the cold front that came with the storm. Despite having to do a 720 penalty towards the end, Jaza Too still finished with a 2min 40sec lead over 2nd placed Eeepai. Witblits had to settle for 3rd, losing out to Eeepai by a slim margin of 12 seconds.

Despite getting dunked in the water, Scott McCook still managed to escape with a win over Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence in the Beach Catamaran Class. It was a close battle between both Vipers, as Scott McCook’s single-handed efforts on the Viper triumphed over Bad Influence, scoring another bullet for the series.

Thank you all for participating! We are now highly anticipating this Saturday’s Oneberry Ammbassadors’ Cup – Bringing the World Together.

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

 

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Pre-Ambassadors’ Cup Fund-Raising Cocktail Reception

Oh what a night!
 
Last night’s fund-raising cocktail reception was the into it’s 4th edition, and as always, was a successful gathering of the diplomatic and sailing community for a night of drinking and revelry for a good cause. Held at the iconic Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, it was great to see sailors all dressed up on a Friday night in town!
 
50% of the drink ticket sales and all cash donations go towards supporting the CSC Community Outreach Program. As part of the Club’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the CSC Community Outreach Fund is used to support the running of sailing and recreational programs for the underprivileged community, such as youth at risk, children with special needs and the residents of Homes for the Aged.
 
Big thank you to the Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore for being such gracious and accommodating hosts!
 
We are now looking forward to bringing the World Together on 3rd November 2018 with our Signature Event – The Oneberry Ambassadors’ Cup!
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Sailing & Sustainability Program 19-21 Oct 2018

On 19th October, 128 Secondary School Students departed from Changi Sailing Club for Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) Pulau Ubin for a 3D2N camp as part of their final phase of the annual Sailing & Sustainability Program.
 
This being the 5th edition, the program has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2014. CSC is proud to continue supporting this enriching program which gives opportunities for students to learn life-skills through sailing. ⛵
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Twilight Series III Race 3

Our 3rd race for the Twilight Series III was blessed with a gentle south-southwesterly breeze, looking a lot more promising compared to last week’s washout.

A little drama ensued in the Beach Catamaran Class not too long after the start, as Scott McCook’s Viper F16 capsized near a fish farm in the vicinity of Squance. Scott escaped unscathed and soon returned to racing, playing Cat-ch up. Further up at the top of the fleet, Stray Catz and Madfish II took turns to lead over the various legs, with the latter eventually claiming line honours and victory. Persian Cat managed to fend off the chasing Viper over the last few legs to complete the podium in 3rd.

CSC welcomes the return of Dash Boot! Dash Boot returns to club racing in style, scoring a bullet comfortably ahead of 2nd placed Eepai in the Cruising Multihull Class. Cicak had a young skipper on the helm for this Twilight, as 13yr-old Yasmine steered the the boat to a hard-fought 3rd. Despite Miss Visayan’s and Baloo’s best efforts, they missed out on a podium position by a slim 18 sec margin after handicap.

With a total of 8 boats participating, the PY Class had the biggest fleet on water yesterday, with some very close battles in the middle of the pack. Southern Light was sailed superbly to victory, a feat made possible by the collective efforts from the helm, crew and a slippery clean bottom. In 2nd place was an all-ladies crew on New Blue Eyes! Despite their poor start, they clawed their way back to take line honours, but surrendered to Southern Light on corrected time. 3rd place went to a solid solo effort by Loh Wai Kin on Big Bad Wolf. He emerged the best of the rest, just sneaking ahead of Balqis to take the podium. Great to see Swannee sailing on her maiden Twilight Race! Sailed by CSC Stalwarts Mackson Chia & Michael Tan – Swannee held her own to finish a credible 7th.

Making it 2 bullets out of 2 races, Waka Tere strengthens her hold on the IRC title for Twilight Series III – dominating the IRC fleet in yesterday’s conditions. She takes line honours and victory over 2nd placed Invictus, who relinquished their lead somewhere midway in the race. It was exciting to watch both Jong Dee and Sky Bird competing to get ahead of each other, with both skippers displaying their tactical prowess in close-quarters sailing. The latter eventually emerged triumphant, claiming 3rd on the podium.

Thank you all for participating in the Twilight Series III – Race 3!

Looking forward to seeing everyone looking dapper at the Pre-Ambassadors’ Cup Fund-Raising Cocktail on 26th October taking place at The Post Bar – Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

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Villa Francis Home Visit

Earlier this year, Changi Sailing Club successfully hosted a group of residents from the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.

On 17th October, in partnership with Villa Francis, the Club once again invited 15 residents and 15 staff from the Home to a sumptuous lunch by the sea – generously sponsored by Coachman Inn Restaurant. It was a morning of rest & relaxation, as our senior visitors were treated to a cool morning with a great view and fresh sea breeze.

Changi Sailing Club is always very happy to host the lovely residents of Villa Francis – looking forward to their next visit!

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SMU Basic Sailing Course 8, 10 & 11 Oct 2018

What a week! We had 13 students from SMU Sailing participating in the annual Basic Sailing Course on 8, 10 & 11 Oct 2018.

Despite the challenging conditions (storms & strong tides), the students learnt the ropes of sailing and eventually emerged as proficient level 1 dinghy sailors!

Changi Sailing Club wishes all of you the very best in your future sailing endeavours! 

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Twilight Series III Race 2

Despite the persistent rainfall in the early afternoon – the winds delivered, allowing for a timely start for the 22 boats participating in yesterday’s Twilight Series III. Our fortnightly club series welcomes new entrants Emmanuel II, who were racing for the first time under the firm stewardship of skipper Desmond Wong. Looking forward to seeing more of her in future races!

In the IRC Class, nearly the entire fleet of IRC yachts in CSC took part, sans Simba. Invictus bounced back from a dismal Sunday Series performance last week to notch a bullet. Waka Tere returned to club racing after a long break, as skipper Kurt Metzger sailed her single-handed to a 2nd place finish. Born in Fire continue to produce consistently good results, rounding up the podium finishers in 3rd.

With a total of 9 boats participating, the PY Class was the largest fleet on the course, but also the fleet that struggled the most with the challenging conditions. Only 2 boats finished within the time limit of 2hrs 30mins. The mighty Sangaree fended off stiff competition from New Blue Eyes to clinch victory, as the latter settled for 2nd place after corrected time. Minx was the best of the rest, as skipper Lucas van Maarschalkerweerd’s solo efforts paid off – securing him a 3rd in his class.

It was another case of impressive solo-sailing in the Cruising Multihull Class, as Graham Horn skippered Jaza Too to a narrow win over Gary Curti’s Miss Visayan. Baloo found it difficult to sail at the optimum boat speed and wind angles, eventually surrendering 3rd place to Cicak.

A solo sailor in every class! Scott McCook was the Beach Catamaran Class’s contribution to the Singles Club, sailing the Viper F16 to yet another victory, despite her poor start. Nigel Signal’s Stray Catz was a close 2nd. Kudos to Persian Cat for persevering and finishing the race just within the time limit.

Thank you all for another excellent turn out! See you next Sunday for Race 3 of our Sunday Series.

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

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NTU Basic Sailing Course 1-3 Oct 2018

3 days of awesome winds coupled with 6 eager students from Nanyang Technological University resulted in a batch of newly minted level 1 proficient dinghy sailors!
The students went through a rigorous sailing program to learn the fundamentals of sailing in a fun and safe environment.
 
Congratulations on completing the course and acing the tests, time to go sailing!
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Sunday Series III Race 2

The 2nd Race of the Sunday Series III saw an amazing turnout of 22 boats on the Start-line, looking like a dry run for the Ambassadors Cup this November. The wind did not disappoint as well, as a building east-southeasterly breeze took sailors on a long beat to North Angler Buoy and back on a spinnaker run.

Witblits conquered the largest fleet of competitors on Sunday, finishing ahead of 6 other Cruising Multihulls to clinch their first bullet for the Sunday Series III. It was certainly commendable, as Skipper Shaun Norris sailed with only 2-up in a breeze consistently above 10 knots. Same goes for 2nd placed Jaza Too, who were also only 2-up, but looking very comfortable ahead of the pack. Miss Visayan continue their good performance to finish in 3rd, producing consistent results over the past 2 weekends.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, Scott McCook returns to racing on a Viper F16 with new sails. Sailing solo, he displayed a convincing performance to sneak ahead of the young guns on Madfish II to finish first. Despite crossing the line just seconds behind the Viper, The lone Taipan Stray Catz had to settle for 3rd on handicap. Damages to their headsail resulted in a premature end for Bad Influence, forcing them to retire from the race.

Both Sangaree and Temptress of Down took full advantage of the unfiltered winds, taking first and second in the PY Class. With Skipper John Boers absent, Xenia helmed Sangaree to their second consecutive bullet in the series, putting them in the driving seat. Despite losing control of their spinnaker on the last stretch down to the club line, Minx recovered and sailed well enough to secure their place on the podium in 3rd.

Some stiff competition between the 30-40 footers in the IRC Class took place – with the Italian Stallion Shardana emerging victorious to make it 2 bullets out of 2 races. Competition was so close between 2nd and 3rd place, as Born in Fire placed ahead of Red Rum by a mere 5 seconds after corrected time!

Fantastic weather, excellent turnout, thank you all for joining us over the weekend!

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

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