Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa

On 15 & 16 December, CSC organised a Goodwill Cruise to Nongsa Point Marina – in support of the sailors of Riau Yacht Club.

The Riau Yacht Club is a small dinghy club operating off a little beachfront at the western corner of the Marina. They reach out to the children from the rural areas of batam and invite them to learn how to sail on the optimists, bytes and lasers. As these children are mostly from low-income families, the Yacht Club offers a sailing training programme for free, sponsored by Indonesian Businessman Kris Wiluan.

Our Members brought clothes, food, stationery, bags and various other items from Singapore to donate to the young sailors of Riau Yacht Club. 4 out of the 5 boats were on their maiden cruising trip, made further enjoyable by the amazing hospitality at Nongsa Point Marina.

We would like to thank the following Yachts for taking part in our inaugural goodwill cruise:

  1. SDF / Derek Sharples
  2. Emmanuel II / Desmond Wong
  3. Swannee / Mackson Chia
  4. Eriphine / Matthias Gaede
  5. Elessar / Michael Huffines

Not forgetting the Members who donated your pre-loved items and the team at Nongsa Point Marina for helping make this Goodwill Cruise a success – Thank you!

We look forward to making this an annual affair, do join us on our next Goodwill Cruise in 2019. Details to be updated on our E-newsletter and Website.

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 4

The Final Day of the Gold Fleet Championships was a quick and exciting run of two pennant 3 races, due to the early arrival of the North-northeasterly winds. Wind speeds hit a consistent 8-10 knots, giving sailors a windy treat on the course!

2017 winner Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin secured his title defence with a 3rd and 12th place finish in today’s races – putting him 8 points ahead of 2nd placed Radiance Koh. Radiance sailed brilliantly from Day 2 onwards, steadily creeping up the standings each day to complete this regatta as 1st runner-up. She displaces Josiah Tan into 3rd place, whose 22nd placing in the final race costed him a drop to 3rd.

The Junior Mixed Division is meant to encourage the sailors who have made it into the Gold Fleet at such a young age. Zach Low tops this division in 37th place, just 5 rungs above Isaac Poon in 42nd. Oon Cheanng Qi completes the top 3 and scored 54th overall. CSC representative Antonin Radue showed much promise throughout the regatta, placing in the top 10 for 3 races. Despite finishing a commendable 18th overall, he will need to work on his consistency should he wish to climb the standings for future regattas.

Many Thanks to the Sailors, Parents and volunteers for joining us over the past 4 days! We would also like to extend a Big Thank You to Jerrold Ng and Michael Tan for presiding over this event as the Juries. Last but not least, Thank you once again to Xtreme Sailing Products for the generously sponsoring the prizes!

Congratulations to all the winners – we look forward to hosting everyone again next year – till then, happy holidays!

 

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Final Results

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 3

The wind finally delivered on the 3rd  day of the Gold Fleet Championships, as a fresh northerly breeze allowed us to witness sailors hiking out for the very first time in this Regatta.  Following an ill-disciplined fleet and an impromptu Rule 42 Talk by International Jury Jerrold Ng, sailors were very cautious on the start line and with regards to their body movements today. Managing to complete 4 races over 5 hours – race organisers can now breathe easy going into the final day with 10 races already completed.

After 10 races, Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin continues to hold a healthy lead over his nearest rival by a comfortable 9 points. After 2 discards, Josiah sneaks ahead of Ethan Teo to take 2nd place with only 2 points separating the both of them. Radiance Koh bettered her previous day’s results yet again, drawing first blood in Race 7 & 8 to score 2 bullets – helping to drive her into 4th place. Further down the pack, Zach Low Yu Jie leads the Junior Division in 31st overall – not bad for a sailor who just entered the gold fleet not too long ago!

1 day and 2 races to go – we’re looking forward to an exciting finale and can’t wait to see who will be crowned the 2018 CSC Optimist Champion!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Day 3

 

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 2

Day 2 of the Gold Fleet Championships blessed the sailors with 4 races, despite the consistently shifting winds due to the conflicting weather systems. From a light westerly in race 1 to a fresh north-easterly in race 3, race organisers spent the entire day chasing winds to secure the much needed 4 races.

Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin did well to stretch his lead at the top, mastering the everchanging conditions to consistently place in the top 10 today. He now sits a comfortable 7 points ahead of 2nd placed Ethan Teo Yuan Xin, who finished with his first bullet for the regatta in race 6. Josiah Tan completes the top 3 on 34 points. Top girl currently is Radiance Koh, who places 5th after 6 races, after securing top 5 finishes in races 4 to 6. CSC Sailor Antonin Radue slipped from 6th to 13th after an erratic showing today, struggling to grasp the conditions on the various courses.

We’re halfway through the championships – good luck to all sailors on the remaining days!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Fleet Day 2

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CSC Optimist Championships Gold Fleet – Day 1

Having concluded the Silver Fleet Championships last week with 9 races in decent weather, sailors and organisers were optimistic when commencing the Gold Fleet Championships this morning. A steady west-northwesterly breeze settled in early for Race 1, taking sailors on a course in an unfamiliar direction. The joy was short-lived as a storm swept through the race course in the early afternoon, only allowing for 2 races to be completed.

At the end of Day 1, 2017 Defending Champion Muhammad Raihan Bin Mohd Airudin sits in top spot with 10 points, but will be kept on his toes for the coming races due to the slim margin between him and the runner-ups. Kenan Tan trails behind by only 3 points, and Theodore Lau by another 2 to round up the top 3. Flying the CSC Flag high, last year’s Silver Fleet Champion Antonin Radue is currently placed 6th, a good result since his promotion to Gold Fleet.

The heavy rain sent sailors back for an early rest – we look forward to more winds and more races tomorrow!

Results

2018 Optimist Gold Fleet Day 1

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Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School Joy-Sail

On 8th December 2018, Changi Sailing Club once again played host to the students and parents from Rainbow Centre (Yishun Park School).

The Rainbow Centre is a social service organisation in Singapore. It operates three special education schools Margaret Drive School (RCMDS), Yishun Park School (RCYPS) and a third one at Woodlands, for infants, children and youths with special needs like autism, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and multiple disabilities.

All 53 participants enjoyed the morning sail with 10 of our club members/boat owners, who graciously lent their time and boats for a good cause.

Big Thank You to the following boats which made it happen:

  1. Defiance / Ashley Barnes
  2. Shardana / Joe Lombardo
  3. Waka Tere / Kurt Metzger
  4. Ikaroa / Michael Kaus
  5. Minx / Lucas Van Maarschalkerweerd
  6. Firefly / Stefan Vidan
  7. Sapphire Star / Simon Connor
  8. Boreas / Alex, NTU Sailing Club
  9. Emmanuel II / Desmond Wong
  10. Dauntless / Yong Wee Keong

 

Not forgetting Aunty Sharifah and the staff from Rainbow Centre, thank you for giving us this opportunity to share the joys of sailing and make new friends!

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CSC Optimist Championships Silver Fleet – Day 3

On the 3rd and final day, the preferred north-east conditions continue to elude race organizers, having to settle for a course set in a light northerly breeze to complete the last 2 races.

Caden Tan made amends for Day 2’s results, sailing a superb 2 races today to notch 2 bullets and seal the Silver Fleet Championships victory. John Wong maintained a comfortable 7 point lead over Caleb Ng in 3rd, rounding off the top 3. Strong currents and light winds dealt a brutal hand to the lower half of the fleet in Race 9, with many sailors struggling to finish within the time limit.

In the Junior Mixed Division, 5th to 2nd were all from MOESSC, with Brandon Lee taking 5th place, Gabi Oh finishing in 4th  Abigail Ling in 3rd, Lucas Quek in 2nd and breaking the top 10 overall. The best performer in the Junior mixed Division went to Nicole Lim Xinyi from SAFYC, securing 1st place and 5th overall.

Overall, our best performing CSC sailor was Christine Anne Tan in 23rd, whose experience from many regattas reflected in her results, posting consistently in the top half of the fleet. Our first-timers exceeded expectations to sweep the top 4 out of 5 in the Novice Mixed Division – for first-time racers in a ranking event. 5th place went to Harumitsu Fuchikami from SAFYC. In 4th place, we have Tupil Yohan Ayush. Just 3 points ahead in 3rd was Nadia Chan. Angyal Chew placed 2nd and Natasha Kemp rounded off the Novice Mixed Division winners in 1st place. All 4 sailors represent Changi Sailing Club – we are super proud of them! We would also like to acknowledge the hard work put in by all the CSC sailors over the intensive CSC optimist training camp and this regatta, we hope you enjoyed your first racing experience!

Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thank you to Xtreme Sailing Products for sponsoring the prizes once again. We would also like to thank Uncle Mike for officiating as Jury over the past few days, keeping the sailors disciplined on water. Last but not least, thank you all sailors, coaches and parents being a part of the CSC Optimist Championships.

Results

Day 3 Final Results 2018

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CSC Optimist Championships Silver Fleet – Day 2

The north-easterly breeze continues to play hide and seek with us, as wind conditions were shifty and inconsistent earlier this afternoon.

Day 2 of the Silver Fleet Championships sees a shuffle in the results, with Day 1’s leader Caden Tan losing his comfortable lead after a disappointing performance. Caleb Ng from MOESSC cruised his way into the top 3 with another bullet in today’s first race, adding to his two bullets from Day 1. This in addition to discarding the BFD from Race 2, puts him on 34 points in 3rd.

The rest of the fleet posted mixed results, having to contend with shifty winds and strong currents. Today’s top performer from CSC goes to Christine Tan! 2 races in the top 20 pushes her into 22nd place, a good improvement from yesterday. The rest of the CSC sailors are not far behind, with 6 more sailors placing in the top 40.

1 more day and 2 more races for the Silver Fleet – enjoy the photos and see you tomorrow!

Results

Day 2 Results – Optimist Silver 2018

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CSC Optimist Championship Silver Fleet – Day 1

The 2018 CSC Optimist Championship Silver Fleet got off to a flying start today, as 79 sailors battled it out at loyang basin over 4 races. Changi Sailing Club fields their biggest squad ever with a total of 16 sailors racing in the Silver Fleet. 13 of the 16 sailors were sailing in their maiden ranking event – what better way to do it than on home ground!

The wind conditions reflected the prevailing weather forecast for this time of the year, a persistent incoming north-easterly breeze coupled with occasional showers.  Strong outgoing tides and a careless fleet meant that there was a large number of BFDs in Race 2, totaling 13 sailors.

Caden Tan emerged tops after day 1, leading the fleet after 4 races, scoring 2 bullets in Race 1 & 2 with a total of 7 points. The chasing pack is another large contingent of SAFYC sailors from 2nd to 6th, all boasting consistent top 20 results.

Further down the standings, Our best performing CSC sailor Angyal Chew sits in 23rd, an amazing result considering this is her first national ranking event! Scoring her best finish of 11th in Race 2, this should be a big encouragement for her to continue doing her best over the remaining 2 days. The rest of the CSC squad are not far behind, Yohan placing 28th, and Nadia placing 30th to round off the top 30.

With 5 races and 2 days to go, anything can happen. But whatever the results, always remember to go out there and enjoy the sailing!

Results:

Race 1-4 Optimist Silver 2018

 

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CSC Optimist Racing Camp 2018

18 of our CSC Youth Sailors took part in what was our biggest racing camp in recent history. It also coincides with the final Monthly Dinghy Race for 2018, consolidating the overall winners for the year in Optimist and Open Divisions. The CSC Optimist Racing Camp is an annual event aimed at preparing sailors for the upcoming CSC Optimist Championships, which will see the club host 79 sailors in the Silver Fleet and 68 sailors in the Gold Fleet.
 
Out of our 18 camp participants, 16 will be taking part in the Silver Fleet Championships and 13 of them are first time racing in a national ranking event!
 
Many thanks to our Head Coach Jhing, Junior Coach Zandra, parents, staff and operations crew for helping to make this sailing camp a roaring success!
Last but not least, all the best to our young charges racing under the CSC Flag tomorrow – Good Start, Good Finish!

 

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