Sunday Series II Race 2 (14 July)

Just when we thought the winds have settled into a consistent South-Westerly direction, sailors were greeted with a gusty South-Easterly breeze, putting them through a patchy pennant 4 course.

In the absence of regulars and close rivals Red Rum (away for the RSYC Regatta) and Born in Fire, Jong Dee and Invictus were the only keelboats participating in the IRC Class. The latter underestimated the outgoing tide at the start, crossing the line pre-maturely to give an early lead to Jong Dee. Despite clawing back to claim the lead and eventual line honours, Invictus had to settle for 2nd, struggling to put distance between her and Jong Dee.

The PY Class was hotly contested, with a total of 8 boats participating. False starts from Southern Light, Balqis and Marsh Mellow meant the 3 of them had to play catch-up with the rest of the fleet. Leading the fleet most of the way were Ikaroa and Minx, 2 boats which thrive in stronger winds. With 3 boats hot on her heels, the Ikaroa eventually scored line honours and victory on corrected time, ahead of Minx, Marsh Mellow and Balqis. When the numbers were crunched, Marsh Mellow emerged as 1st runner up, followed by Balqis in 3rd. Minx got the short end of the stick, finishing just out of podium position.

Weta Trimaran, Beach Catamaran and Cruising Multihull Classes had 1, 2 and 3 participants respectively in each class, a lower than average turn out for the multihulls. Tim Jackson’s Itchy-Go continues to fly solo, enjoying the pockets of breeze and lapping up the favourable wind angles. Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence won the duel in the Beach Catamaran Class, besting veterans Stray Catz across the finish line and on corrected time. A 100% effort from Eeepai gave them a hard-fought victory in the Cruising Multihull Class, fending off a strong challenge from Cicak.

Congratulations to all the winners, good luck to Red Rum and Invictus at the upcoming RSYC Regatta taking place on 20, 21 & 27 July 2019.

Results
IRC Keelboat
PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran

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Sunday Series II (Race 1)

After a month-long hiatus, sailors were raring to return to racing! A gentle south-westerly breeze took sailors up to Tekong Buoy and back, but not without challenges. Offshore winds and airplane downdrafts meant that winds were shifty and unpredictable in the vicinity of CAAS2, resulting in a shuffle of positions across all classes.

In the IRC Class, Red Rum found it hard to shake off Jong Dee throughout the course, with the latter nearly besting the Archambault 40 across the finish line. Jong Dee went on to take victory after corrected time, and Red Rum surrendered 2nd place by 8 secs to visitors and newly crowned 2019 Besar Series Champions Rainbow Dream on handicap – leaving them in 3rd.

Despite the modest numbers in the PY Class, it was great to see the fleet closely packed together, as leaders Southern Light and Minx struggled to lengthen their lead on the chasing boats. 1st & 2nd place went to Olmeto and Ikaroa respectively, with both boats sailing a superb race to keep the front-runners in sight, and taking full advantage of their spinnakers to close the gap on the downwind. Scoring line honours just ahead of Minx was not the only reason for Southern Light‘s joy, as their efforts also rewarded them with a 3rd on corrected time – completing the podium.

Shaun Norris’s Witblits looks re-energized on the course today, sailing with Series I Beach Cat Champions Persian Cat sailors Chris and Neda onboard. Witblits did well from start to finish to score a bullet in the Cruising Multihull Class. Jaza Too’s Skipper Graham Horn survived a minor scare on the boat, injuring his thumb through a sailing manouevre. The accident did not stop Jaza Too from cruising to 2nd place – a commendable effort from the Horn family! Some wasted time tacking near the finish line did not dent Eeepai’s pursuit for a podium position, eventually crossing the line and scoring 3rd on corrected time. Despite what seemed like a decent lead over Cicak, Baloo did not do enough to widen her lead, missing out on 4th place by just over a minute after corrected time.

Madfish II started their Sunday Series II campaign with a victory over Stray Catz in the Beach Catamaran Class, but not without the latter putting up a fight. The final leg saw the 2019 Catamaran Nationals Champions overtake the veterans to score both the line honours and win on corrected time. In the Weta Class, Itchy-Go was joined by Tantrum and Ex Igne VI for a 3-way battle. Unfortunately Tantrum & Ex Igne VI found the course too long and physically draining, both eventually handing the win to Itchy-Go by deciding against sailing to Squance for the final leg and returning to shore.

Great start to Sunday Series II – Thank you all for participating, see you next week for Race 1 of the Twilight Series II!

Results

IRC Keelboat
PY Keelboat
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran
Weta

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Sunday Series I Race 4 (Finale)

Our Sunday Series concluded yesterday, with a variety of wind conditions over the course of the afternoon. Looking a lot better than Saturday’s glassy Twilight Race, sailors were sent on a close reach up to Tekong Buoy and back, with the beach catamarans even managing to fly their windward hulls!

The multihulls were better represented this time, with 3 Wetas and 3 Beach Catamarans taking part in the finale. Itchy-Go was joined by The Striped One and Tantrum in the Weta Class – and they finished the race in that order respectively. Despite a horrendous start from Viper F16 Allo, skipper Uli Braun manage to catch up and clinch line honours in the Beach Catamaran Class. However, it was too little too late as Persian Cat scored the victory after corrected time – relegating Allo to 2nd.

Fresh from their battle on the Twilight Course, second round between the 2 corsairs Eeepai and Cicak saw the latter struggle with the light and patchy conditions between squance and CSC, eventually squandering her lead on the final stretch – allowing Eeepai to sneak ahead and claim line honours in the Cruising Multihull Class.

8 boats contested in the PY Class, with a strong initial burst from Minx and Brio allowing both boats to lead the fleet on the first rounding. Throughout the various wind changes, positions shuffled constantly, down to the final leg to finish. 4 boats crossed the line within a span of 14 seconds, with Southern Light taking line honours. After corrected time, Marsh Mellow emerged the victor, beating Southern Light and Boreas in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Minx was the unfortunate 4th boat, only just left out of podium contention.

In the IRC Class, a masterful performance by Red Rum powered them through the course ahead of initial leader Born in Fire after rounding CAAS 2, but fell short in extending their lead on the fleet, leaving them seething in 4th after handicap. A good start by Jong Dee and some accurate decisions on the course awarded her with a bullet on corrected time. An MoB on the last 200m to the finish line from Born in Fire could have been the reason separating her from a victory in the IRC Class – eventually settling for 2nd. Not her best performance, but Invictus did well to stay out of trouble and complete the podium winners in 3rd.

In the overall standings, Itchy-Go remains the most competitive of the Wetas, having sailed and won 2 out of the 4 races in the series. A 2nd and 3rd from The Striped One and Tantrum in Race 4 was the one and only race with 3 boats on the start line. Persian Cat‘s consistent performance of three 2nd place finishes and a bullet in yesterday’s race sealed their win in the beach catamaran class. Allo‘s 1st and 2nd in Race 2 & 4 was just enough to fend off Bad Influence, both separated by only a point in 2nd and 3rd overall after 4 races.

The Cruising Multihulls looked like a two-horse race for most of the Series, with occasional victories from 3rd placed Jaza Too. Between Eeepai and Cicak who both did not sail a race each, was a gap of only 1 point – the former emerging the winner of the Sunday Series I. Both boats share the spoils for the weekend, with Cicak fresh from their Twilight Series I win on Saturday.

Going into the final race, Southern Light and Minx were neck and neck on points, with both boats needing to finish ahead of the other to secure the overall series win. The former did just that to overtake Minx and cross the line seconds ahead, and taking 2nd on handicap. The result was enough for her to take the Sunday Series I title in the PY Class, 3 points ahead of Minx. NTU Sailing Club’s Boreas notched their best performance so far in the series, helping them jump ahead by a few places to take 3rd overall on 20 points.

Red Rum‘s poor result in yesterday’s race did not make a dent in their pursuit for the Series I IRC title, as their victory was mostly assured having scored 2 bullets in Race 1 & 2. Her win is a combined result of consistent attendance and reliable crew. Jong Dee‘s bullet yesterday consolidated her position in 2nd, staying ahead of 3rd placed Shardana, a boat let down by poor attendance.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all 29 boats for participating in this series! We now look forward to our 6th CSC@Besar Regatta, taking place on 15 – 21 June 2019. If you are not joining us at Pulau Besar, we’ll see you for the start of Sunday Series II on 30th June 2019.

Take care and happy sailing!

Results

Weta
Beach Catamaran
Cruising Multihull
PY Keelboat
IRC

Overall Sunday Series I Results

IRC Overall
All Other Classes Overall

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Sunday Series I Race 3

It was another weekend of waiting and hoping for some breeze to fill in, as the morning and early afternoon was a struggle to make any headway for all sailors, beginners and racers alike. The 3rd race of the Sunday Series started in near-nothing glassy conditions, with what little tide and wind pushing them across the line to commence the long journey west to Serangoon Buoy. Thankfully a new breeze creeped in from the east, sending them on a gentle downwind 30 minutes into the race.

The Weta and Beach Catamaran Classes were represented by a total of 3 boats, with Tim Jackson’s Itchy-Go flying solo yet again for the Wetas. She sailed well to finish amongst the Corsairs and ahead of Persian Cat, looking comfortable in yesterday’s wind strength & direction. Unless we see an improved attendance, we will consider merging this class with one of the multihull classes in subsequent club series. Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence scored a victory in the Beach Catamaran Class, besting Chris Waddington’s Persian Cat by 5 minutes after handicap correction.

Despite not getting her ideal start, Jaza Too was the first Corsair to cross the line, sailing well to overtake Cicak and claim the bullet for Race 3 in the Cruising Multihull Class. Cicak squandered their good start but managed to maintain a respectable 2nd place across the line. A poor start and costly tactical decisions by Miss Visayan at the finish line left the only Corsair 28 in the fleet out of the podium finishers, surrendering 3rd place to Eeepai.

The PY Class remains hotly contested as usual, with the entire fleet finishing within 28 minutes of each other. Line honours was not enough for Sangaree to break into the top 3, settling for 5th. A questionable tactic to hang on to a mooring until the last few minutes before the start by Minx may have cost them a podium finish, as they completed the race 4th on corrected time. With the fleet so close together, it was unsurprisingly happy days for the 3 biggest handicapped boats, as Olmeto, Ikaroa & Bapsy secured 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively to round off the PY Class.

2 false starts from the only 2 boats in the IRC fleet was the only exciting moment witnessed from the crows nest, as Red Rum & Jong Dee made light work of the course and wind conditions to finish 3 minutes apart from each other in that order respectively. When the numbers were crunched, Jong Dee emerged the clear winner for the IRC Class.

We take a break from racing next week, and will be back for the Twilight Series I Race 2 on 11th May.

Happy Labour Day Sailors!

Results
Weta
Beach Catamaran
Cruising Multihull
PY Keelboat
IRC Keelboat

 

 

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Sunday Series I 2019 – Race 2

Sunday Series 1, Race 2; Right to the last hour, before the start sequence, the wind didn’t seem to want to show. Very fortunately, some great guy must have heard our plea and turned on his fan and the breeze kicked in at the very right moment.

The multihulls where the first to be started off, followed 5 minutes later by the keelboats. A little jostling at the start line saw three boats, Brio, Red Rum and Sangaree being caught OCS. Steve was quick to swing Red Rum back across the line to be the first to be exonerated.

The generally easterly wind direction at the start made CAAS 2 the ideal windward mark. The winds continued to be in our favour, the three beach cats took advantage of it and zoomed towards Tekong. Unfortunate for Jeremy, a wrong mark rounding caused him to have to retire. Uli Braun in Allo finished 1st and Chris Waddington came in 2nd in Persian Cat.

Tim Jackson held the Weta flag flying as he did a solo run around the course. Calling all Weta owners, come keep Tim company at the next race please.

Finishing only 12 seconds apart after corrected time, Tim Hill in Cicak managed to hold Graham Horn in Jaza Too for most part of the race. Unfortunate for him Graham took over the lead to secure his 1st place. Shaun finished 3rd about 11 minutes later.

Steve Manning did a quick recovery from his OCS start and took line in the IR class. His lead was good enough to also come in 1st for the race. Shardana’s lead over Jong Dee also saw her maintaining her 2nd placing across the line, Jong Dee finished 3rd.

And forming the biggest class, the PY division saw ten boats at the start line. Kevin in Temptress of Down had a good start and managed to hold the lead throughout the race. It was rather close sailing for the top 5 PY boats. Temptress of Down, Southern Light, Sangaree, Bapsy and Minx were only 11 minutes apart in actual sailing time. In the end, after corrected time, the 1st place went to Southern Light, 2nd place to Temptress of Down and 3rd to Bapsy.

Big thank you to all sailors who have participated in the second race of the Sunday Series! We look forward to seeing you on 13th April, for the Twilight Series.

Protest Result – 2019 Protest Sunday Series 1 Race 2 Brio VS Sangaree

Results for 7 April:

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Sunday Series I 2019 – Race 1

With the North-East Monsoon Season finally over, sailors participating in the first Sunday Series Race of 2019 had to contend with tricky wind conditions on course 5, a refreshing change from the windward leewards between Ubin & Tekong.

The Multihulls seemed visibly tired/exhausted from the past 3 months of racing, as only 2 Beach Catamarans and 1 Trimaran took to the start line. Kaze Kat and Persian Cat were a Nacra 20 and Nacra 5.0 respectively, 2 very different designs from the same company. The former claimed line honours comfortably, and won the race by a slimmer margin after handicap. Chris Waddington’s solo sail on Persian Cat marked her return to racing, we’re excited to see more of Persian Cat over the next 2 months!

In the PY Class, 9 boats contested for podium – and the flames of competition were ignited at the start-line. With it being a downwind start and winds shifting south-south east, sailors tussled for their favoured spot on the line, eventually erupting into a near-collision at the pin-end. Brio emerged 3rd in the fleet after handicap, a few minutes behind 2nd placed Minx. Southern Light continue their winning ways from the recently concluded SailFest Regatta, scoring their first bullet for the Series after corrected time.

Red Rum executed a perfect port tack start, leading the IRC Fleet from start to finish to secure a comfortable win ahead of Shardana and Born in Fire in 2nd & 3rd respectively.

Big thank you to International Jury, Uncle Hong Kit for once again chairing the Protest Committee, together with Jury Members Edwin & Bryan. Thank you everyone for joining us for the first Sunday Series of 2019! We look forward to a delightful afternoon on 30th March, Saturday, where we commence the 1st Lady Helm Race at Changi Sailing Club!

Results
IRC
PY
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran

Protest Hearing Decision
SUNDAY SERIES 24 MAR 19 MARSH MELLOW VS SOUTHERN LIGHT

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Sunday Series III Finale

A strong north-easterly breeze took sailors on a long course to BC5 and back, testing them on their passage planning and racing strategies.

This being the final race, it was hotly contested in the Beach Catamaran class, with Doug Fimmell’s Madfish II hanging on to 1st place after today’s race, relegating Stray Catz and Bad Influence to 2nd and 3rd respectively. Despite today’s dismasting, Bad Influence went on to win the  Series III with Madfish II 1 point behind. In the overall leaderboard, Uli Braun’s Nacra 15 did enough to secure his claim to the Sunday Series Challege Trophy, winning the trophy on tie break. Madfish II took 2nd place, with Persian Cat rounding off the winners in 3rd.

In the Cruising Multihull Class, the Corsairs lapped up the strong breeze, with Graham Horn’s Jaza Too clinching the bullet 26 seconds ahead of Twilight champions Eeepai, crediting the good winds and hardworking crew for their win. Cicak rounded off the winners in 3rd, just 11 seconds ahead of Miss Visayan after corrected  time. In the Series, Jaza Too once again claimed victory with 3 bullets from 6 races. They place a comfortable 8 points above Miss Visayan in 2nd. Eeepai round of the Series III podium finishers in 3rd. The Sunday Series 2018 overall leaderboard however sees Witblits taking the Challenge Trophy on 7 points, doing well to stay ahead of Eeepai in 2nd and Cicak in 3rd.

It was a battle of the big boats in the PY Class for the final race of the Sunday Series III, as Temptress of Down and Sangaree thrived in the favourable wind conditions. Sangaree emerged the clear victor, claiming line honours and the bullet on handicap. Despite finishing a good 5 minutes behind Sangaree, Temptress did well enough to keep Minx at bay, securing 2nd 27 seconds ahead of Minx after  corrected time. Minx however, only just escaped Southern Light’s clutches, taking podium 1 second ahead after handicap! in the Series, Sangaree’s win secured their position at the top, 2 points ahead of the trailing Temptress of Down. Minx completed the Series III podium winners in 3rd. In the overall leaderboard, Sangaree’s win in Series III rewarded her with a 3rd for the year, just 1 point behind Southern Light in 2nd. Minx‘s consistent podium finishes in all 3 Series for the year earned her a well-deserved PY Challenge Trophy for 2018.

The IRC Class saw a close fight between Shardana and Jong Dee, despite the latter’s superb start which led to her taking an early lead. The Italian Stallion eventually claimed the bullet and line honours, leaving Born in Fire in 3rd. The Series III results reflect their positions, as Shardana, Jong Dee and Born in Fire placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. For the overall Sunday Series 2018 Leaderboard, Jong Dee claimed the IRC Challenge Trophy on 5 points, completing the double for this weekend. Invictus‘s absence in the last few races see them slink into 2nd, 2 points adrift. Shardana’s win in Series III earns them a 3rd on the podium to conclude the winners in the IRC Class.

At the Prize-Giving Ceremony, we took the time to recognize our young sailors taking part in the upcoming CSC Optimist Championships, Silver Fleet. They had just concluded a rigorous 3-day Sailing/Racing Camp, and are ready to compete with the nation’s best youth sailors. Good luck to all!

Thank you everyone for another wonderful year of Club Racing, we hope you enjoyed this mega-weekend!

Race Results

IRC Race 6
PY Race 6
Cruising Multihull Race 6
Beach Catamaran Race 6

Sunday Series III Standings

IRC Sunday Series III Standings
PY, Cruising Multihull and Beach Catamaran Sunday Series III Standings

Sunday Series 2018 Leaderboard

IRC Overall 2018
PY Overall 2018
Cruising Multihull Overall 2018
Beach Catamaran Overall 2018

 

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Sunday Series III Race 5

Race 5 of the Sunday Series started off with a very light breeze from the south east, taking sailors to CAAS 2 before the fleet came to a stand still, fighting a slow current and struggling with the near-zero knot conditions.

The race was eventually abandoned, signalling an early adjournment to the bar.

With only next week’s Twilight Race 5 separating us from the finale for both Club Series on 1st and 2nd December, lets take a look at the current standings for 2018 Twilight and Sunday Series.

2018 Sunday Series Leaderboard

IRC
PY
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran

2018 Twilight Leaderboard

IRC
PY
Cruising Multihull
Beach Catamaran

Sunday Series III Standings

IRC
PY, Beach Catamaran & Cruising Multihull

 

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Sunday Series III Race 4

We had some interesting / challenging conditions during the 4th race of our Sunday Series III, with most sailors unfortunately getting caught in the approaching rain from the west. At the Start, the decision to send participants on a pennant 5 course was also due to a looming north-easterly storm. That kept sailors dry on the journey to serangoon buoy, only to be hit by heavy showers arriving at the turning point.

In the IRC Class, Invictus led from start to finish to clinch victory for race 4, as Jong Dee got caught off-guard with an unexpected wind shift on the approach to Squance. Being the only 2 participating in the IRC Class, these 2 boats stretch their lead on the fleet in the overall standings for the Sunday Series.

The PY Class saw an excellent turn out of 7 boats, with visiting yacht Sea Monster making their debut sail in our Sunday Series! Despite retiring after the first leg, the Beneteau 50 Skipper and Crew look all ready for the Ambassadors’ Cup on 3rd November. Leading the pack was Temptress of Down, thriving in the windy conditions to complete the race comfortably with line honours and a bullet 20 minutes ahead of 2nd placed Sangaree. New Blue Eyes only just sneaked on to the podium, as they finished 13 seconds ahead of 4th placed Minx after corrected time.

Also looking impressive were the Cruising Multihulls, really enjoying the cold front that came with the storm. Despite having to do a 720 penalty towards the end, Jaza Too still finished with a 2min 40sec lead over 2nd placed Eeepai. Witblits had to settle for 3rd, losing out to Eeepai by a slim margin of 12 seconds.

Despite getting dunked in the water, Scott McCook still managed to escape with a win over Jeremy Nixon’s Bad Influence in the Beach Catamaran Class. It was a close battle between both Vipers, as Scott McCook’s single-handed efforts on the Viper triumphed over Bad Influence, scoring another bullet for the series.

Thank you all for participating! We are now highly anticipating this Saturday’s Oneberry Ammbassadors’ Cup – Bringing the World Together.

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

 

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Sunday Series III Race 2

The 2nd Race of the Sunday Series III saw an amazing turnout of 22 boats on the Start-line, looking like a dry run for the Ambassadors Cup this November. The wind did not disappoint as well, as a building east-southeasterly breeze took sailors on a long beat to North Angler Buoy and back on a spinnaker run.

Witblits conquered the largest fleet of competitors on Sunday, finishing ahead of 6 other Cruising Multihulls to clinch their first bullet for the Sunday Series III. It was certainly commendable, as Skipper Shaun Norris sailed with only 2-up in a breeze consistently above 10 knots. Same goes for 2nd placed Jaza Too, who were also only 2-up, but looking very comfortable ahead of the pack. Miss Visayan continue their good performance to finish in 3rd, producing consistent results over the past 2 weekends.

In the Beach Catamaran Class, Scott McCook returns to racing on a Viper F16 with new sails. Sailing solo, he displayed a convincing performance to sneak ahead of the young guns on Madfish II to finish first. Despite crossing the line just seconds behind the Viper, The lone Taipan Stray Catz had to settle for 3rd on handicap. Damages to their headsail resulted in a premature end for Bad Influence, forcing them to retire from the race.

Both Sangaree and Temptress of Down took full advantage of the unfiltered winds, taking first and second in the PY Class. With Skipper John Boers absent, Xenia helmed Sangaree to their second consecutive bullet in the series, putting them in the driving seat. Despite losing control of their spinnaker on the last stretch down to the club line, Minx recovered and sailed well enough to secure their place on the podium in 3rd.

Some stiff competition between the 30-40 footers in the IRC Class took place – with the Italian Stallion Shardana emerging victorious to make it 2 bullets out of 2 races. Competition was so close between 2nd and 3rd place, as Born in Fire placed ahead of Red Rum by a mere 5 seconds after corrected time!

Fantastic weather, excellent turnout, thank you all for joining us over the weekend!

Results

IRC

PY

Cruising Multihull

Beach Catamaran

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