With the RSYC Regatta commencing on Saturday next week, we had a smaller fleet of boats participating in yesterday’s Sunday Series II. Despite the small numbers, competition was close – with some exciting action taking place on water.
In the IRC Class, a near-collision scare with Wild Card did little to slow Jong Dee down, clinching a bullet ahead of Invictus. Reaching a speed of over 8 knots – Southern Light thrived in Sunday’s wind conditions, fending off stiff competition from the rest of the PY fleet to finish in 1st place after corrected time. New Blue Eyes continue to sail well to complete the race in 2nd, and Wild Card edged out Olmeto by seconds to claim 3rd.
Baloo’s speed for the race yesterday was phenomenal, finishing a fair distance ahead of the other 2 trimarans competing. Unfortunately, that performance was not enough for Baloo to earn a spot on the podium, also missing out by seconds. It was Witblit’s victory in the Cruising Multihull Class, followed by Eepai in 2nd place. Despite being the only beach catamaran that finished, Uli Braun’s Nacra 15 had loads of exhilarating fun, lapping up the strong winds and taking her to extraordinary speeds.
Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all CSC sailors participating in next weekend’s RSYC Regatta!