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.