By Benedict Teo/Red Sports


St. Joseph’s Institution’s sailors receiving their daily brief by the coach. In this briefing, they discuss the weather conditions and sailing tactics. (Photo © Benedict Teo/Red Sports)

National Sailing Centre, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — Sailors from the A Division boys, C Division boys and girls, and Senior Division (Primary) boys and girls took to the waters on Day 2 of the annual National Inter-School Sailing Championships on the waters off the southeastern shores of Singapore.

The sailors faced similar conditions to the first day, with a moderate five knot breeze and strong currents flowing downwind. Like yesterday, the sailors had to respect the current while sailing upwind, as it played a big role in the decisions and tactics in the upwind leg.

After two days of racing, the final standings of the A Division boys, S Division boys, and C Division boys and girls have been decided. A protest hearing between two boats – Chin Jia Xuan and Natalia Ngoc – in the C Division girls’ category slightly delayed the release of the results.

Tao Nan School managed to emerge victorious in the S Division boys’ category. Their top sailors, Jonathan Lio, Maurice Ng, and Dominique Koo contributed to Tao Nan School’s 17-point finish. Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) and St Hilda’s Primary had to settle for the silver and bronze with 25 and 32 points respectively.

In the A Division boys’ category, Raffles Institution convincingly won with six points. Justin Chew, Loh Jia Yi, and Reynard Lee occupied the top three positions in the Laser Standard category. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Dunman High trailed behind with 25 and 39 points respectively.

Tomorrow, the B Division boys and girls, and Junior Division (Primary) boys and girls will commence their races to determine their standings. On the following day, the champion trophies will be awarded to the top schools of each division.