With it being the summer holidays, National Day just around the corner and some sailors off to the west side in preparation for the Western Circuit Regatta – we see a smaller number of boats taking part in yesterday’s Twilight Series II Race 3.
Despite the small numbers overall, we still managed a very healthy fleet of 11 Keelboats participating in the PY Class! This number was boosted by new entrants Birregurra and Petit Bateau, a Hanse 40 and Esse 750 respectively. Both boats had contrasting starts, with the former taking a cautious approach and the latter executing a near perfect start to leeward. A costly mistake of not reading the Notice of Race and flying her spinnaker in a “White-Sails Only” race rewarded Petit Bateau with a shot of rum and a DSQ for her maiden Twilight Race. Birregurra fared much better, scoring second place 7 minutes behind champions Simba after corrected time. Simba‘s racing pedigree was clear for all to see, as her superior boat speed kept her well ahead of the fleet throughout the race. We look forward to her renewed IRC and return to the Class! Amongst the big boys, little Brio held her own, completing the podium in 3rd, 5 minutes ahead of close rivals Balqis.
Skybird kept the flag flying high for the IRC Class, in the absence of Red Rum, Waka Tere, Invictus, Jong Dee and Born in Fire. She was hardly lonely, enjoying the Twilight together with the PY fleet.
In the Cruising Multihull Class, Cicak, Miss Visayan and Jaza Too had an intense 3-way battle, with the Corsair Sprint (Cicak) managing to grind out line honours and a win on corrected time, besting her 2 close rivals. Jaza Too did just enough to finish 18 seconds ahead of Miss V on corrected time, placing both boats in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Thank you everyone for taking part! We now take a break from Club racing, as we prepare for next week’s Cruise to Tanjung Piayu (9-12 August) and the Western Circuit Regatta (17, 18 & 24 August) on the following weekend. Club racing resumes with the Sunday Series II Race 4 on 1st September 2019.