J24 & Platu 25 Championships 2018

The annual regatta held at Changi Sailing Club saw the induction of the Platu 25 Class this year! Representing SMU Sailing in the new competitive class of boats are none other than SMUve and SMU MAD. As for the J24 Class, our SMU team comprised of Jangan Main-Main (JMM) and Shengli.

Over the course of the regatta, there was an equal share of rain & shine. However, our SMU Sailors strived to do their best and ultimately, 3 out of 4 SMU teams clinched podium finishes for this regatta.

There were 6 races in total for the Platu Class and 5 races for the J24 Class. Saturday was a rainy day, bringing about strong winds and the heavy rain blurred visions in the distance. Despite the heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, SMUve managed to finish first of the fleet for both races, placing them in a favourable position for a podium finish after the first day of racing. Sunday, however, was a sunny day with light winds. It served as a good test of our sailors abilities to trim their sails to the right angles and spot for gusty patches amidst the shifty winds throughout the course. Like every regatta, there are always things to learn and our sailors definitely picked up some learning points over the weekend. Congratulations to all the teams who won! And, to those who didnt, train harder and remain positive!


Picture 1 – Crew of Shengli: [From Left to Right] Joel Tay, Annabelle Lam, Alexandra Koh, Cherise Lei, Brandon Heng


Picture 2 – Crew of SMU MAD: [From Left to Right] Soh Weina, Jarrett Goh, Bernice Foo, Chantel Ng, Darryl Tan, Isaac Peck


Picture 3 – Crew of SMUve: [From Left to Right] Rebecca Goh, Marcus Ee, Calvin Lim, Chong Jie, Lynette Ng, Kenny Chee


Picture 4 – Sailors representing SMU Sailing


Top Of The Gulf Regatta 2018

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!

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Keelin’ It — The 3rd Installment

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!

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Subic Bay Cup Regatta

Our sailors are exploring new seas as Team Subic Booze Cruise competes in the upcoming Subic Regatta! Initially, this regatta was supposed to be held in Boracay but in a matter of days with less than 2 weeks to the regatta, the venue was changed to Subic Bay. Having had no experience sailing on the Fareast28 and no prior training as a crew before this regatta, Team Subic Booze Cruise definitely did exceptionally well, considering the competition from the international and local teams here in the Philippines! SMU Sailing is proud to announce that our sailors have clinched 3rd place! Charting unfamiliar waters, the team is very grateful for the hospitality shown by the Filipinos, especially from Subic Sailing. We would like to thank the organising committee for such a wonderful and enriching experience for our sailors!

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SB20 Grand Slam

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!

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3rd Nongsa Regatta

The 3rd Nongsa Regatta marked the very first regatta of the year for SMU Sailing! Despite the treacherous boat delivery from Raffles Marina to Nongsa Point and back, our sailors definitely had an enjoyable time in and out of water. For many of the freshmen, it is their first regatta representing SMU Sailing, and we are immensely proud of their performance! Nongsa Point was known for its strong winds, a very different set of conditions from where we usually train. Despite that, our sailors proved their competence and tenacity to go beyond their comfort zone and achieve greater heights! SMU Sailing is proud to announce that all our four boats had gained podium finishes! SMUve and SMUmad achieved 2nd and 3rd place respectively for the IRC class! For the J24 class, Shengli and Quarterdeck clinched 1st and 3rd Place respectively! Congratulations to all our sailors and go Team SMU Sailing!


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14th Executive Committee

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.

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Introducing the 13th Executive Committee

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.

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13th Exco Elections candidates

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”.

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