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Friday, August 07, 2009


Sailing Trip on 4 Aug 09

We planned the sail so that we sail with the high tide to Punggol. We turned around at 1pm because it was low tide from that time. if the wind went dead on us, we can still drift with the tide back to Changi Sailing Club. the current at 2-30pm was quite strong. on going into the club's beach, i lost concentration and my boat started to drift towards the pontoon. fortunately, the club operations staff was on hand to tow me in.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Sailing from CSC

last thurs 30july09 my brother and i sailed from Changi sailing club to Pasir Ris. the whole trip took 1 hour 15 mins. each of us took the Pico. we sailed off at about 3 pm.

yesterday wed 5aug09 both of us sailed again. this time we reached punggol point and beached up. started at 11 am. reached punggol at 1230pm. left at 1 pm and reached the club at 2.30. on the way back there was a slight drizzle.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Our Sailing Champions
Singapore has won three world titles at the Optimist World Sailing Championship which ended in Uruguay which ended on 9 Jan 2007.
Griselda Khng 15, emerged as the top female and second overall champion at the World Championships.
The team of five sailors beat three-time Gold medalist Peru to secure the IODA Challenge Cup (team racing title). Singapore also walked away with the Miami Herald Trophy (the Nations Championship) awarded to the country with the best aggregate score of their top four sailors. The Republic's five-member team, including Timothy Seet and Sean Lee, both 15, and Russell Kan and Rachel Lee, both 13, all lie within the top 15 overall.

13th Singapore Straits Regatta 17 -20 Jan 2007
The Singapore Straits Regatta is one of Asia's premier regattas. The regatta coincides with the North-East Monsoon, providing excellent high performance racing conditions of steady breeze and great weather. In 2007 the races will be held in the waters off the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club and Riau Yacht Club (Nongsa Point Marina). The Regatta is open to racing and cruising yachts. A variety of course formats will be adopted to ensure the highest level of competition over ocean courses in the Singapore Straits and Riau waters. Visit the website http://www.straitsregatta.com/

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Sydney Hobart Race 2006 (26December 2006)
Most of you would had caught this news on the TV. The race started with near perfect conditions. The next morning, the mast of Maximus broke and one crew suffered a serious head injury but in no mortal danger. Four other crew were also injured.By the first day nine boats had retired due to a variety of technical problems caused in big part by the treacherous weather. Miraculously, no fatalities were recorded.
This brought about a grimsome reminder of the race in 1998 where the outcome was disastrous.
It was the worst tragedy in the 54 years race history. Weather reports of 45 - 55 knots was forecasted. In reality conditions in excess of 70 knots greeted the sailors. 6 sailors perished in the extreme conditions. 55 had to be rescued and 5 yachts went down in the huge seas.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Thanks to all of you who had supported and visited my blog.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

15th Asian Games Doha 2006
It is confirmed now that SingaporeSailing had garnered 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. The golds came from the Men 420 and Women 420, Men Laser, Laser 4.7 Open and the Keelboat Beneteau 7.5 Open.
The sailors in the Men 420 are Shermon Cheng Feng Yuan and Justin Liu Xia Man. The Women 420 sailors are Lim Tze Ting and Sarah Tan Wei Lin. The Men Laser gold medalist is Maximilian Soh Khyan Tat. The Laser 4.7 Open medalist is Colin Cheng Xin Ru.

The 5 keelboat sailors are Ivan Tan Hsiao Loon, Justin Wong Ming Ho, Renfred Tay, Teo Wee Chin and Roy Tay Jun Hao.
The silver medals came from the Men 470 (Terence Koh and Xu Yuan Zhen)and Women 470 (Elizabeth Tan Li Yong and Toh Li Ying)and Laser Radial Open (Koh Seng Leong).
The bronze medals came from Men Optimist(Sean Lee Teik Ren) and Hobie 16 Open (Chung Pei Quan and Melcolm Huang Jing Jie)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

15th Asian Games Doha 2006
One more sailor had secured another gold medal for Singapore. He is Maximillan Soh sailing in the men Laser Open. Sean Lee settled for the bronze medal in the Optimist event. Koh Seng Leong was rewarded the silver medal in the Laser Radial. I will keep you posted once the rest of the results are officially released.

15th Asian Games Doha 2006
Our Singapore sailors had done exceptionally well. So far, they had bagged 3 gold medals in these events. They are the ladies 420 Class, Laser 4.7 Open and the men 420. The ladies team comprises of the duo Sarah Tan and Lim Tze Ling. The men team are Sherman Cheng and Justin Lau. Colin Cheng did the honours in the Laser 4.7 Open.
Kudos to our sailors. There will be more good news soon when the all the other races wrapped up. Stay tune.

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