A month-long break due to the National Day/Hari Raya Haji holidays and Western Circuit Regatta left sailors eager to return to club racing yesterday – for the Sunday Series II Race 4. Our sailors did extremely well for the recently concluded Western Circuit Sailing Regatta (WCSR), sweeping the podium places for IRC A, B, PY and Multihull Classes. Congratulations!
As their close rivals Jong Dee and Invictus are currently under maintenance/repair, recently-crowned Western Circuit IRC A Champions Red Rum only had themselves to race with in the IRC Class. We hope the IRC boats quickly return to racing, giving her a much needed challenge going into the finale on 14/15 September!
In the PY Class, we see an impressive total of 9 boats at the start line! Unfortunately due to various reasons, New Blue Eyes and Marut had to retire before the start signal, reducing the fleet to 7. Newcomers Remington together with Ikaroa were a little too excited at the start, earning them an individual recall. Despite the false start, Ikaroa clawed back to claim 3rd on corrected time. Making amends for missing out on the overall podium at the WCSR, both Minx and Southern Light sailed superbly to finish 1st and 2nd respectively, with the former also clinching line honours.
After a long hiatus, Cicak returned to club racing with their A-team, as the entire Cicak family worked in unison to carve out a hard-earned win in the Cruising Multihull Class on the final stretch from Squance to the finish line. When the numbers were crunched, she placed 1st ahead of the new 31ft Corsair 970 Sport Buay Kao La by just under 2 minutes and 3rd placed Miss Visayan by an additional minute.
The Beach Catamaran and Weta Class were represented by 1 boat each, with Damien Geoffray returning to Catamaran Racing on Kaze Cat and the ever supportive Itchy-Go flying the Weta flag solo yet again.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for racing with us on 1st September. We look forward to next week’s Twilight Series II Race 4 on 7th September and our CSC Open House on 8th September! Do invite your friends and family to have a taste of sailing and other fun activities at the Club next weekend – more details HERE.
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