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!