Welcoming the 9th Executive Committee

Good evening sailors!

This is slightly belated but let us officially welcome the 9th Executive Committee!!!

9th Executive Committee

We have Terena Lam, better known as Terna, as our new president!! Apart from being gifted at the bow, some things you might find useful to know about her would be her unhealthy love for beer, a hidden love for singing, and occasional disappearance when she goes into hibernation in a cave (either her room or the quiet corner of the SMU library). Flanking her side comes Wei Chong, who is responsible for our gym sessions, the safety of the team, as well as being the man to go to when you need help (not for eating, though). He has an occasional tendency to flirt with guys, but in all honesty is straight as an arrow. Next, we have Lynette as our general secretary. While she seems quiet and demure at first sight, do not be fooled by this facade as she is truly bubbly and talkative once you know her. Some bite-sized facts about her are that she loves purple to bits and her handwriting is incredibly neat. Mok Zhi Wei, aka Mok or Mok-a-doo, or Voldemok, is our training and development officer. He has been planning the trainings for the team whilst taking an insane number of modules in school and doing well for them. That is one amazing feat only Mok is capable of. However, he can also be very unlucky. Just recently, there was an incident where he lost his balance while tacking during a competition. As things turned out, it was caught on the official regatta video and everyone saw it. At least he is a good sport! Let me next introduce the one responsible for handling all the club money, Melissa Goh, known affectionately as Mel. Some things you should be aware of are that she likes to roll her eyes behind her sunglasses, and loves singing (watch her videos on her facebook)! There was also once where she did not wash her hair after a gym training, and it has become well-known. However, the title of being the dirtiest of us all still belongs to Seah Yujia, the logistics officer, and I mean it not just literally. She also loves to decorate her face with colourful zinc during trainings despite looking like a clown. She desires to be arm-pits with Mel. As for myself, Pu Fang, who likes to be known as poof, I am the Marketing and communications officer, and am the only sane one in the whole Exco! I kid.

That’s all for now, and have a great weekend ahead! ūüôā

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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2013

Starting the 2013 SMU Sailing Regatta calendar is the well known Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Competition this year went up a notch as team SMU were up against 4 other teams in the one design Platu class. The Malaysian Navy, the youth team from Royal Selangor Yacht Club and team SMU Sailing put up a fierce flight to the finish line with the teams scoring at least two first place finish out of ten scheduled race

regatta013The first day of racing saw light breeze of up to 5 knots. In spite of the light conditions and the added weight of an extra crew member, we came in a respectable fourth position and built a strong desire to improve through the regatta. The 2nd race day conditions were similar the light conditions in a day 1 and conditions only improved in day 3 where the winds picked up with gusts of up to 8 knots. In the stronger winds, the lighter boats of our competitors began to get overpowered and this gave us an advantage which we took and won the fifth race and placed second on the sixth race

regatta016The regatta ended with a bang for us as we won the final race which the race committee set as a passage race. Off the water, the good cheer and fun loving spirit of SMU sailing never fades as we entertained ourselves and our new friends from Australia who sailed in the Platu class. The endless drinking and merry making continues right off the water and through the nights festivities and sumptuous buffet spread planned by the awesome team at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club led by Zailani also affectionately known as Zack. We would also like to thank the race committee for a wonderful race and the administration staff at RLYC for inviting us.

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The following video is made with our final thought of the regatta:

The games we played during the regatta: