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.