Light winds greeted our sailors on the very first day of the Singapore Straits Regatta. With the outhaul on QD breaking 10 minutes before the first race, it added to our ever growing list of equipment failures. Shengli faced a different kind of equipment failure, as their Mast-woman attempted to strangle herself in the jib sheets when they tacked. The stress must be getting to her. Our teams raced well, with Shengli having consistent top place finishes. Thus, Shengli ended Day 1 tied in first place with Shun Fung Too. After a long day of racing, our teams went for a well-deserved seafood dinner!
3 races were conducted on Day 2 in medium winds with Shengli finishing 1,3,3, and QD finishing 4, 4, 4. Our sailors sailed hard despite the tricky conditions and performed consistently.
Day 3 brought with it an average of 8 knots of wind. Our teams finished in 3rd (Shengli) and 4th (QD) placing for the passage race.
The last day of SSR ended eventfully with Shengli tearing a spin and QD broaching during the passage race. Our sailors enjoyed good winds averaging 15 knots, with gusts reaching 18 knots. The day concluded with a sumptuous buffet at ONE°15.
Results at – http://www.straitsregatta.com/results.php
Congratulations to both teams! It has been a challenging regatta but our sailors have done well, made memories and gained valuable experience. Thank you SSR for keeping our sailors safe and hosting another great regatta!
Now… it’s back to the books (and back to reality) for our sailors!