As our largest overseas regatta, this year’s TOGR was quite a disappointment due to the light winds, causing almost all four race days to have AP flags. The regatta ended with six races, compared to last year’s ten races. The last race day of the regatta ended with another day of AP flag and the crew bobbed on the water for about an hour. Before long, winds started picking up once again and was strong enough for us to complete 2 races. Team Ravi’s Ruthless Regime did well on the first race, rounding the top mark FIRST among the fleet, edging out the tough competition. As races comes to an end, all our sailors learnt and gained valuable experience that they can apply to future regattas. The club would like to thank the alumni for coming down and participating in the regatta, teaching the undergrads. Finally we would also like to extend our gratitude to SMU’s OSL for their continual support!
The third instalment of Keelin’ It happened this weekend. SMU Sailing hopes that all our participants and sailors had a great time under the sun and that the slight drizzle towards the end of the day didn’t bring anyone down! Thank you to all our participants for coming down and also to our own beloved sailors for helping out this weekend! Do keep a lookout for our next instalment of Keelin’ It if you missed this one!
Despite returning back from the 3rd Nongsa Regatta the week before, our sailors took part in the annual SB20 Grand Slam. To their surprise, winds were stronger than the Nongsa Regatta! Although our sailors did not take home any awards, they definitely gained experience sailing the SB20 boats. We would like to congratulate our SMU Sailing Alumni for achieving the 5th place overall!
As we step into Year 2018, we would like to formally introduce our 14th Executive Committee! Introducing our Madam President & TDO — Bernice Foo. Under her lead, this lady ensures that the club is in order. Next up, our Vice President — Kenny Chee! Apart from being known as “Teddy Bear Kenny”, he is Bernice’s right-hand man (first sidekick). Bernice’s second sidekick is Honorary General Secretary — Darryl Tan! Despite being known for his quirky personality and sassiness, he definitely does a job well-done as the club’s HGS. Being a handyman, this guy eagerly takes over as Logistics Director — Isaac Peck! A strong passion in fixing and piecing things together, we are definitely lucky to have him take on this role! Although she whines a lot and drinks water on the downwind, we trust in our Finance Director, Chermian Lim, to keep our accounts and funds safe. Lastly, we have our Marcomms Director, Nicole Quek! Having a “mother-like” figure, she hopes to fulfil exco duties while discovering her American Dream.
New year, new adventures to be had with SMU SAILING! Join us on the 25th Jan 2017, as we dive headfirst to what the rest of 2017 has to offer us. Hang on tight as Adventure Awaits!!
Anndd the votes are in…introducing to you the new incoming 13th Executive Committee of SMU Sailing!
President – Ko Yumei
Vice-President – Germaine Lim
Honorary General Secretary – Lee Cheryl
Training and Development Officer – Alison Chia
Finance Secretary – Tan Dexun
Logistics Officer – Sng Jia Ping
Marketing and Corporate communications Officer – Cherise Lei
Congratulations to all candidates! Do SMU Sailing proud! We would also like to thank SMU Sports Union representative Avril Chua for coming down as our elections moderator.
The 13th Executive Committee elections are just around the corner! 8 courageous year 2 sailors have stepped up to run for a position in the Exco. Click on this link to check out the nomination write-ups from each of the candidates. Elections will be happening on the 7th September 2016, 7pm at SOE SR 5-2. Good luck to the candidates and always remember that “Leadership is an opportunity to serve”.
19th WCSR (Race day 1 & 2): SMU sailing put on a great showing in the first weekend of the19th Western Circuit Sailing regatta. We had a total of 5 teams representing across 2 classes, IRC B and SB20s. Over the weekend, the sailors faced various conditions, ranging from light tricky winds to heavier breeze with choppy seas. Despite that, one constant was the sailors’ sheer determination to perform in any conditions thrown at them.
In the IRC B class, both teams sailed up the leaderboards from early on and it became an internal battle for the overall lead! SMUve and SMUmad will enter Day 3 in 1 and 2!
Over in the SB20 fleet, our teams gave their best and faced intense competition. Overall, the podium was held by the more experienced SB20 sailors of Glasgow Kiss and 2015 Sea Games Gold Medalist team of SSF1. This definitely will not dampen our sailors’ spirits and we will come back hungrier on Day 3!
Lots to learn and much fun awaits!
Race day 3: We have finally reached the much-anticipated last day of 19th WCSR. Like any other competition, the last day is extra crucial in order to convert all the prior days of hardwork into a coveted trophy. A tiny slip up, could mean losing a podium finish or being the runner up.
Our teams representing in the IRC B and SB20 class psyched themselves up and went into Day 3 fresh and ready to send it!
In the IRC B class, it was truly an internal battle between SMUve and SMUMad. With such a small margin separating them, 1 point was all it took to decide the winner. Even though both teams suffered a false start in Race 6, the overall championship title still to went SMUve, with SMUMad in 2nd. They have truly done SMU proud, flaunting their dominance in this class and defending their title.
Over in the SB20 class, our sailors put up a good fight against the highly competitive and experienced fleet. With our teams ranging from alumni to freshie, it was a brilliant showcase of teamwork and ability to adapt to various sailing styles. In the end, the final standing was 7th, 9th and 13th place.
All in all, this 19th WCSR has presented us with splendid weather and fair winds. The team has undoubtedly learnt and grown through the process. Just want to say a big thank you to OSL for all their help and support for this regatta!