THE INAUGURAL RSYC BOAT SHOW 2013
The idea was hatched sometime early this year when Marina Manager Foo Say Juan thought a boat show at RSYC could showcase some new and pre-owned boats for sale as well as bring visitors to our club to view the newly-opened Dry Stack. Added bonus could be some membership sales too!
Several boat enthusiasts like Club member Mr Dioni Yong of Asia Power Boats pitched in, and the idea took shape in late February and early March. It became a reality when dates were fixed for 18 to 28 April, partly coinciding with the big established Boat Asia 2013 show held at another location.
At the time of writing, the RSYC Boat Show was still on-going, with one more weekend to come! So far, scores of visitors came to the Club, mostly during the weekends of 13-14 April, when a preview showing was held for specially invited guests and members, and 19-21 April, when it was open to the public. Even inclement weather on the afternoon of Sunday 21 April did not deter some families from coming to the event, as some of these pictures show.
About 20 boats, both old and new, were on display on water and on land, along with several of the latest jet-skis available in the market. There were also about a dozen booths offering marine products like inflatable boats, marine equipment and accessories, and companies offering boat chartering services.
Maybe with more time for planning and promotions, the event could evolve into an annual affair next year! This inaugural one in 2013 was a worthy ‘first-time ever’ event, and kudos to all organizers and participants.
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP
Chocolate-lovers came together and had fun getting their hands covered in chocolate on a relaxing Sunday afternoon of 7 April 2013. The trainers were animated and enthusiastic in conducting the workshop and were appreciated by everyone. Tips and tricks of chocolate-making and decorations enlightened the participants which got their creative juices flowing. Wrapping up the workshop was a light-hearted “contest” for the best chocolate-decorated muffin!
COUNTDOWN PARTY AT RSYC - WELCOMING THE YEAR 2013
With more than 230 party-goers at the Countdown Extravaganza 2012, the evening was filled with fun and laughter. Several games were played, and mouth-watering dishes were enjoyed by everyone at the party. The live band provided music and got many dancing and grooving on the dance floor throughout the evening. Definitely a memorable night to remember!
CHRISTMAS 2012 AT THE CLUB
Santa Claus came to town and members and their families had a pleasant Christmas Day at the Club. The Club was appropriately decorated with a lovely Christmas tree and other decorations. Special Christmas dishes were prepared by our chefs for their celebrations at the Bridge and the Wharf. It was a memorable day for the children as well.
KIDS LOVE COOKING - MAKE-A-GINGERBREAD MAN
Fourteen enthusiastic kids arrived at "Make-A-Gingerbread Man" workshop on the morning of 15 December 2012 at the Bridge Terrace!
They watched attentively as the Chef explained while demonstrating the different techniques of preparing the dough and icing sugar. They, then, had great fun making and decorating their very own Gingerbread Man!
Parents, too, were busy snapping away with their cameras to capture moments of their little ones in action. Everyone had a wonderful time!
Watch out for the next "Kids Love Cooking" workshop in February 2013!
LEGOLAND MALAYSIA, HERE WE COME...
On the morning of 1 December 2012, 80 members with family and guests headed off to Johor in two coaches, filled with chatter and excitement. It was a much awaited trip to visit the newly opened Legoland Malaysia!
We had initially planned for 40 to go in one coach, but the response was overwhelming numbers kept coming in, and in order not to disappoint and dampen the spirit, especially of the children during the holiday season, we booked a second coach! We are very glad that we were able to accommodate so many requests, and it was a fun-filled day for the families and friends. We also apologize to those whom we were not able to accommodate because the two coaches were full.
Legoland, of course, was the highlight of the day! We also visited a chocolate outlet - Cocoa Rich - to see the process of chocolate-making. The children were thrilled while the adults bought uniquely crafted and flavored chocolates to bring home.
SHOPPING!To meet requests for different preferences, one coach headed to Jusco Tebrau while the second coach to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO). It couldn’t have been a better timing for those who headed to JPO... It was their first anniversary celebrations! Pony rides, caricature, strolling jazz band, roving street magicians and balloon sculpture clowns... There was entertainment for everyone - both young and old!
The day-trip ended with a sumptuous 8-course Chinese dinner at Zhen Bao Seafood Restaurant.
CHARITY CRUISE 2012 - 17 NOVEMBER 2012
Saturday 17 November 2012 started as a sunny morning, almost a perfect day for the 28 young participants in the RSYC Charity Cruise, a traditional annual event of our Club for many years. By 8.30am about a dozen RSYC members and other volunteers had arrived for the morning briefing on safety procedures and the program for the day.
Shortly thereafter came the youngsters and their six chaperones from the Canossaville Children’s Home and the Salvation Army’s Haven Children’s Home, all eagerly waiting for the start of a day of fun and games in their outing to popular Pulau Hantu. They were warmly welcomed to the Club by our General Manager Mr Trachsel.
After donning their life jackets and grouped according to the boats manifest, the children were introduced to the skippers of the 12 boats. An important 13th boat, the Beluga, carried all the logistics, food and beverages, and games equipment. And off they went, arriving as a group at their destination by 10am.
The morning was spent playing several rounds of team-building games, and competing for prizes donated by the sponsors. There was plenty of laughter and excitement as the two groups mingled and enjoyed themselves immensely, till it was time for lunch. The serving for lunch was generous: there was seafood noodles, chicken chops, fish, mashed potato, mixed vegetable, fruit platter and a cold dessert of ice-cream on a stick.
Then came the highlight of the day – the arrival of five jet-skis! The thrill of riding these speed-machines with their owners was palpable. Almost every child jumped at the opportunity, including the faint-hearted. But alas, the weather was rather unkind. Before long, menacing rain clouds had gathered at the picnic venue, and the excitement came to an abrupt end. The rains came in torrents, and the organizers had to beat a hasty retreat by 2pm.
Upon arrival at the Club, almost everyone was soaking wet! But the children and the members and the staff took it in their stride. The important thing was that they all arrived safely back at the club that afternoon. After the children had changed and put on their dry clothes, they were given a warm cup of Milo and light snacks. The fun continued with the kids receiving their goodie bags and the prizes they had won at the games segment of the picnic.
At the end of the day, the children from the Canossaville Children’s Home presented their hosts with a song to express their gratitude. And so ended the 2012 Charity Cruise at 4pm.
Following are some verbatim expressions from the children’s “Reflection Log”:
- Thank you! We have fun today.
- Dear RSYC, Thank you for the fun! And the boat ride, jetski ride.
- Nice lunch.
- 2 things I like: The jetskis. The game to rescue the person standing behind the white line.
- It was so fun!! I really enjoy it. Thank you!! I really like the boat ride, jetskis, the game you all plan for us and the food that was cooked.
- 2 things I like: The motor boat. The food.
- 2 things I like: I like to swim. I like the jetskis.
- 2 things I like: I like the powerboat. It was very fun because the rain keeps on slapping at us.
- 2 things I like: It is very windy. Chatting with friends.
- 2 things I like: Powerboat. Playing games & swimming
THANK YOU BOATERS, VOLUNTEERS & DONORS
We thank all the Members, volunteers and donors who contributed, in one way or another, to make the 2012 Charity Cruise possible for the enjoyment of the children from the two beneficiary homes.
MEMBERS' NIGHT CUM MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL – 28 SEPTEMBER 2012
Some 125 members and their families were in relax mood when they came for the Members’ Night cum Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday 28 September 2012. The Club was lighted up with Chinese lanterns and the Teochew band from the Jurong East Community was in attendance during the buffet dinner by the poolside. The program included Chinese riddles, mooncake and tea tasting, but the highlight was the much anticipated lucky draw for the grand prize of the new iPad3! And the lucky winner was Brendan Tan!
BOBBI BROWN WORKSHOP - 22 SEPTEMBER 2012
Introduced for the first time – the Bobbi Brown hands-on makeup workshop – a group of 17 ladies received beauty tips on Saturday 22 September 2012.
It was truly an engaging experience of self-discovery, with fun and laughter, as everyone was eager to learn and explore the various techniques and colours suitable for their skin-tones and skin-types. Many jot-down extensive notes, tips and “tricks” from the trainer and the team of makeup artists.
The trainer and the team of makeup artists were patient and meticulous in their demonstrations, ensuring the ladies had the right techniques with their latest collection – “Desert Twilight”.
The participants received a goodie bag of skincare products from Bobbi Brown and a $100 voucher to prepare a new look for this coming festive season!
“Beauty isn’t about looking perfect but celebrating your individuality.” – Bobbi Brown
HOW TO OPERATE POWERBOAT ENGINES - 17 SEPTEMBER 2012
It was all about passing knowledge and experience, from the guru of powerboat engines to some 16 keen boaters, on 17 September 2012 at the RSYC Training Room. The event: a workshop on the Proper Operating Procedure for Powerboat Engines. Mr Bernatt Tan, a boater himself for some four decades, generously shared his vast experience with his attentive audience.
A former water-skiing enthusiast who had represented Singapore as a national skier for some 16 years, Bernatt had also operated a water-skiing school in the 1970s and ‘80s while taking part in boat races and modifying engines for racing. He also operated a boatel in Ponggol/Sembawang and two marinas in China: the Suzhou Marina Club and Nine Dragons Marina Club.
On the night of the workshop, he spoke of his 21 years as a service manager and regional training manager with Mercury Marine USA, overseeing after sales service of all Mercury marine products in South East Asia.
Overall, the workshop was a success. The appreciative participants are looking forward to a follow-up “hands on” session on the variety of different engine classes. So keep a look out for more such events, and call the Sea Sports Dept to indicate your interest.
OKTOBERFEST BRINGS BACK BAVARIAN FUN - 7 SEPTEMBER 2012
For the second year in a row, the Club’s Nautica room was turned into a Bavarian beer hall when some 150 members and their guests put merry-making, beer drinking and feasting on sausages and other great German fare tops on the agenda on 7 September 2012.
It was an early Oktoberfest. Small wonder for the great success, for the popular Swiss Alpine Lions brought out their famous oompah-pah wind music that filled the air. What a night!
Some men came in their lederhosen and the frauleins in their dirndls, gave colour to the lively scene. The barmaid-contestants were fast and strong, lifting the beer-mugs with ease and moving with speed.
Oops, it was a race to see who could reach the thirsty boozers first, and down the hatchet, to determine the winners!
Although Oktoberfest first started in 1810 to celebrate the wedding of the Bavarian crown prince and Princess Therese, the famous festival of today has little resemblance to the original event. But feasting, drinking, dancing and having fun are still the mainstays. Long live tradition!
See you all again at the next Oktoberfest.
VISIT TO IPOH & SUNGKAI HOTSPRINGS - 18 TO 20 AUGUST 2012
Ipoh Nga Choi Kai, Tao Gay (bean sprouts), Salted Chicken, Wanton Mee, Hor Fun, Ipoh White coffee… are just some of the mouth-watering local delights that we savoured, plus the 8 to 10-course Chinese lunches and dinners along the journey.
21 participants assembled at the lobby between 5.30am to 5.45am on 18 August 2012, seizing the opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomic experience and meeting up with their relatives and friends residing in Ipoh.We arrived at Felda Residence Hotsprings – one of the trip’s highlights – at 4.00pm and quickly changed into our swimwear.
Activities such as boiling eggs by the stream, therapeutic thermal walk, bonding by the hotsprings’ bath were all unique experiences that everyone enjoyed.
The second and third days were spent shopping and feasting on the local delights, while visiting the local attractions such as Kellie’s Castle, the Ipoh Railway Station, the Gua Tempurung caves, Sam Poh Tong Temple and Ling Sen Tong Temple.
The temples were an eye-opener to some, while others offered prayers and petitions and experienced the peace and tranquility.We headed back to RSYC in the afternoon of 20 August 2012, exhausted with the 3 days of packed activities and reminiscing the taste of the local delights and the sights of the attractions.
BENDEMEER SECONDARY SCHOOL'S SAILING ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY - JULY & AUGUST 2012
As part of the youth uniformed program Youth Skipper Flotilla, 18 secondary 2 Normal Technical students from Bendemeer Secondary got their feet wet for the first time in a dinghy session at the Pandan Reservoir on four days in July and August 2012.
The students were taught knots, parts of a boat, rigging and sailing directions. When it came to the real hard work of rigging up a boat, some students suddenly aspired to be “captains” and started telling their “crew mates” to work while they just used their ”eye power” and expected the boat to be rigged! Fortunately the instructors were kind and understanding and the students realized that everyone had to work together to get the job done.
While some kept capsizing, there were students who simply breezed through like professionals. For their very first time on water, the students demonstrated great courage and determination to succeed. One of students by the name Syafiq simply summed up his sailing experience with one word : freedom.
On the final day, the students were given a test. The top 3 students were selected to continue in the Youth Skipper Flotilla program where they will get a chance to try out keelboat sailing and up their ranks to become a real yacht captain one day.
MINI RACE AT PANDAN RESERVOIR
On 28 April 2012, Seasports Department organized a mini-race at Pandan Reservoir for sailors who were participating in the Club’s Saturday Dinghy Practice programme. It was a small gathering of junior sailors from the Optimist Class as well as the Byte Class. A total of seven sailors, four sailors from the Byte class and 3 sailors from the Optimist class.
The main objective of the race was to boost their confidence and enthusiasm in sailing. It was also an excellent way to gauge their sailing ability against other sailors, all of whom were given Certificates of Participation. The session started at 10am with the instructors giving out simple instructions and tips on the race rules.
This was followed by a quick lunch break at about 12 noon, before the racing started at about 1.30pm. The sailors had to complete a total of four “sausage races” and a “trapezoid race”.
The day’s event ended at 4pm with a debriefing session by the instructors and “prize” presentation.
AUSTRALIAN RACING LEGEND VISITS RSYC (HARDYS WINE LUNCH - 8 JULY 2012)
Sunday 8 July 2012 was a special day at RSYC when Australian sailing legend Sir James Hardy spoke about yacht racing and wine making to a group of some 40 lucky persons at a wine lunch held at The Bridge restaurant. A renowned world champion yachtsman, Sir James represented Australia at two Olympic Games (1964 and 1968), skippered three America’s Cup challenges (1970, 1974 and 1980) and competed in four Admiral’s Cup Ocean Racing Championships.
His experience and training of other crew paid off in the 1983 America’s Cup challenge when John Bertrand, who had sailed with him on the three previous Cup challenges, succeeded in winning the famous race that year with “Australia II”. In recognition of his contribution to sailing and the Australian community, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1981. He was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 1994.
Apart from serving for 25 years on the executive committee of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation of South Australia, Sir James has also served as chairman of Sydney’s Australia Day Regatta from 2004 to 2011.
Sir James became chairman of his family wine business, Thomas Hardy & Sons Pty Ltd in 1981. For over 150 years, Hardy’s has produced some of Australia’s best known and most popular wines.
There was an exchange of mementos and former Vice Commodore Tan Kay Hum presented Sir James with a copy of the Club’s history book “Three Burgees” at the end of the event.
FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL – DAY TRIP TO KUKUP (SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2012)
Members together with their families and friends gathered at RSYC on the morning of 16 June as they headed for Kukup in south Johor for a day of fun-filled activities.
The first stop was breakfast at the mushroom farm where we tasted local nasi lemak with battered mushroom topped up with special home-made chilli sauce. We also learned the different species of mushrooms and methods used for harvesting it. Next stop was the Kukup fish farm where we saw fish-rearing for export to Singapore and other countries.
Highlight of this trip was a visit to a durian farm where the group feasted on durians, rambutans and mangosteens and an unlimited flow of fried beehoon and curry chicken. After a hearty lunch came the favourite Singaporean past-time: shopping! We headed for the Tebrau City Mall for a “free and easy” afternoon of shopping.
After a seafood dinner, the group, all suited with the mandatory lifejackets, proceeded on to the firefly cruise, through the mangrove swamps where fireflies abound. It was indeed a pretty sight!
As we headed back to RSYC, exhausted but satisfied, we reflected on a day well-spent and had the added satisfaction of strengthening bonds with families, friends and among members.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE DRY STACK BY PATRON S.R. NATHAN (FRIDAY 18 MAY 2012)
Friday 18 May 2012 was a very special day for the RSYC. The Club was honoured by a visit by our Patron Mr. S. R. Nathan. The former President of the Republic of Singapore was at the Club to officiate the opening of the dry stack building.
Commodore Tan Kay Toh and the Committee welcomed Mr. Nathan. In his address, the Commodore recapitulated the challenges and progress leading to the opening of the dry stack. He expressed that the completion of this building marks a milestone in the history of the Club. Mr. Tan also thanked all boating members for their patience during the construction period. Mr. Nathan responded very warmly and expressed his appreciation for the Club’s achievements.
The official ceremony was followed by dinner at The Bridge and The Foreshore. After dinner, Mr. Tan Kay Toh presented Mr. Nathan with a token of appreciation for his support.
The Club takes this opportunity to thank Mr. S. R. Nathan for graciously officiating the opening of the dry stack building. The Committee and Members also extend their sincere appreciation for all his support as Patron of the Club.
THE ART OF JEWELLERY MAKING
Mothers and daughters came together on a Saturday afternoon of 25 February 2012, for a demonstration of jewellery making in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. All were exploring their creativity through wire works and was impressed by the trainer's creativity and speed in completing a piece of jewellery. The trainer, Patricia, was all ready to share and impart her skills to our members and many were amazed and intrigue by her work-of-art, which include designs with pearls, semi-precious stones and wires. All took home a little creation of their own and requested for more classes on the different jewellery-making techniques. Indeed an eye-opener for all!
Photos of the Jewellery Making Workshop on 25 February 2012
AUSPICIOUS LION DANCE PERFORMANCE 2012
A large crowd of over 120 members and their families, including many children, gathered at the RSYC Lobby for the annual Lion Dance Performance to welcome the Year of the Dragon, considered an auspicious year, on Tuesday 24 January 2012.
Dancing to the throbbing rhythm of the Chinese drums, cymbals and gongs were a pair of Golden Southern Lions, accompanied by the traditional “God of Fortune” and the lions' mascot.
The accomplished dance troupe was superb and displayed the lions' acrobatic skills with aplomb. Following the “Plucking of Greens” from the canopy, the prancing lions presented scrolls of good luck and good fortune to Commodore Mr Tan Kay Toh and General Manager Mr Werner Trachsel who received on behalf of the Club.
After an energetic show at the Lobby, the lions also performed at several departments and outlets, bring good luck to the diners and to the Club. An additional performance was given on the evening of Sunday 29 January 2012 including a dragon dance.
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NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011
RSYC came alive with music and entertainment on Saturday 31 December when more than 260 members and their guests celebrated New Year's Eve and welcomed the New Year 2012 at the Club. It was a fun-filled evening for everyone as many grooved to the music by Romito & Viva, played games hosted by emcee Samson Zee, and enjoyed the fine food and ambience at the Wharf and the Bridge.
At the stroke of midnight, the excitement of the New Year was released with a huge balloon drop, and happy greetings with hugs and kisses among families and friends. There was a lucky draw too, and prizes were presented by Honorary Secretary Mr Balakrishnan B. It was a great party and a fine way to end the old year.
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CHARITY CRUISE 2011
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER, PULAU HANTU
This year's Charity Cruise was held at Pulau Hantu on 16 October 2011. The beneficiaries were Jamiyah's Children Home and Children Aid Society, bringing together more than two dozen children, ages 8 – 16years. This Charity Cruise has been awarded as a reward to these selected children for good behaviour at the Home.
The response from our members this year has been overwhelming as we had ten motor yachts and fifteen jet skis joining us for this trip and all were out to give the children a great time. For many, it was a “first time” experience to gain exposure to such activities.
Nevertheless, the jet ski rides were the highlight of the day! The faces of all the children were filled with excitement and thrill as they waited in anticipation for more than one round on the jet ski. In addition, a special lunch buffet was prepared on Pulau Hantu. Upon returning, nuggets, waffles & ice-cream were served at the Wharf to great cheers by the children.
The children and participants came back exhausted, but extremely satisfied. Committee Member Mr. Wee Keng Hwee wrapped up the day with a “Thank You” speech and the children thanked the boaters for making this day a memorable one.
Many special thanks to all Members who have contributed their time, energy, money, boats and jet skis that had made this event a success:
- Commodore Mr. Tan Kay Toh
- Mr. Willam Ang
- Mr. Chan Hock Seng
- Mr. K. Ellangopan
- Mr. Kua Chee Hong
- Mr. Lulla Prem Tirth
- Mr. Ng Kai Min
- Mr. Ong Hong Him
- Mr. Pang Leong Kim
- Mr. Gavin Raj
- Mr. Sathanantham S.
- Mr. Felip Sim
- Mr. Abdul Gani Syed
- Mr. Tan Ann Kiong
- Mr. Tan Kay Hum
- Dr. Tan Kay Chuan
- Mr. Tay Kok Chuan
- Mr. Simon Tay
- Mr. Wee Keng Hwee
- DBS Bank
- F A Express
- RAVE Productions
- RSYC 7th Month Committee
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WILL WRITING: WHO GETS THE MONEY?
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2011
An education talk on Will writing was held at the Bridge restaurant on 17 September 2011. Mr Patrick Chang, a professional will writer, had an attentive audience as he ran through the common misconceptions about the subject of Will writing. He said about 80% of all working adults in Singapore do not have their Wills written yet.
A former bank and insurance executive, Mr Chang has been helping people write their wills for the past 10 years. He explained the Intestacy rules under the Intestate Succession Act and the amounts of asset distribution in different situations if there was no will.
He touched on the importance of appointing an appropriate person as executor and/or a trustee or guardian if there were young children as possible beneficiaries. There was a Q&A session after the talk that proved quite informative. The event may be repeated next year if there is sufficient interest.
ANNUAL POOL KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT
TUESDAY 13 AND THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2011
Congratulations to winner Mr Tan Joo Chin and runner-up Mr Lim Sim Leong.
KIDS LOVE COOKING – PIZZA MAKING WORKSHOP
Thirteen enthusiastic and excited children signed-in at the Bridge Terrace on the morning of 9 September 2011. Each child got dressed into their chef's hat and apron, preparing themselves to plunge their hands onto the dough, making their own pizza, with the guidance of Chef Martin and Chef Daniel.
One of the kids mentioned that this experience will give him the opportunity to make a lifetime of pizzas. So now, kids no longer need to “Dial–A–Pizza”, they can “Make–A–Pizza”!
Join us for the next Kids Love Cooking: Make-A-Gingerbread Man – happening on Wednesday 16 November.
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RAINBOW WARRIOR II BERTHED AT RSYC FOR THE LAST TIME
Rainbow Warrior II, the iconic ship used by the Greenpeace movement to campaign for environmental issues, was berthed at RSYC for several weeks last August. Having visited us a few times in past years for re-supplies, this was the last visit for the famous ship as an environment campaign vessel.
The ownership of the 55-metre (181 ft) 3-masted schooner has been transferred to a charity organisation based in Bangladesh named Friendship. It will undergo extensive modifications and re-fittings, and will operate as a floating hospital off the coast of Bangladesh to help needy families. Renamed "Rongdhonu" (rainbow in Bengali), the future hospital ship is expected to start its new life in April next year.
Originally a fishing trawler, Rainbow Warrior II had a colourful existence since Greenpeace acquired it in 1977 and re-launched it the following year to campaign against nuclear testing in the south Pacific, and other environmental issues. A new 58-metre (190 ft) sailing ship, Rainbow Warrior III, has been built in northern Germany and Greenpeace expects to continue its mission with this new ship. Pictures here show the recent changeover of Rainbow Warrior II's owners.
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WINNERS OF THE 2011 CORUM RSYC REGATTA
This year's 2011 Corum RSYC Regatta was a repeat of the big success Windsikher had in 2010. In the IRC A class, Sarab Jeet Singh's Team Windsikher chalked up 5 firsts to defeat a strong challenge from Brent Morgan's Men At Work.
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CORUM RSYC REGATTA 2011: ANOTHER GREAT FUN-FILLED EVENT FOR 3 DAYS!
We've just concluded another fun-filled annual regatta, the 12th consecutive annual event of the present series since moving to our current west coast location in August 1999. Nineteen boats and about 107 sailors took part. Another great success, despite some nail-biting moments as to whether we'd have enough entries due to the non-increasing pool of yachties and their boats. Several firsts stood out: Our ever-supportive main sponsor – Corum – had naming rights to the event for the first time. We also welcomed a spunky group of 19 sailors with various disabilities who sailed under the aegis of Sailability Singapore. But most notable, I think, was the participation of younger sailors in their early 20s from the universities and polytechnics. And they did pretty well too. These and the following pages tell the story of Regatta 2011.
Day 2 saw the boats competing in the iconic passage race around Raffles Lighthouse. The start line was around Pulau Salu and travelled along Pulau Sudong, Pulau Pawai and Pulau Senang.
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Pictures by Erick Lo
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FATHERS’ DAY SPECIAL – KUKUP FARM & FISHING VILLAGE TOUR, DURIAN FIESTA AND FIREFLY CRUISE
On Sunday 19 June, 62 participants (including 16 fathers) celebrated Father's Day with RSYC as we headed to West Malaysia for a day of fun! We started the day, bright and early, as we set off from the club to beat the traffic congestion at the immigration checkpoint.
As the night falls, we all headed back to RSYC tired but satisfied as it was, no doubt, a fun-filled trip as the group’s spirits were high and friendships were fostered amongst members.
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KIDS' HOLIDAY PROGRAMME @ RSYC : RETURN OF THE BATTLE BOTS
It's the June school holidays once again! And the children are all out having fun @ RSYC!
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BOAT ASIA 2011
The annual Boat Asia, known as Asia's largest and longest running luxury boat show, was held from 12 to 15 May this year. For the first time, this lifestyle event expanded beyond the shores of Marina@Keppel Bay with a secondary show at The Promontory@Marina Bay, right in the heart of Singapore's financial district.
At its debut venue at The Promontory@Marina Bay, the first-ever city sailing race, Bay Challenge took place on 14 and 15 May, which saw 16 teams competing head on in high performance Laser Bahias. Hundreds of spectators caught the live action as the sailors put their sailing skills to the test as they raced to the finish line. Fendi Ahmad, our Sea Sports Executive, represented RSYC in the race and did the Club proud with his good showing and never-say-die attitude although he did not qualify for the finals. Kudos to the youngster who promised to be back at the upcoming Corum RSYC Regatta 2011.
RSYC looks forward to its participation in Boat Asia 2012.
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BEER DRINKING COMPETITION - 14 APRIL 2011
8PM AT THE MESS
Prize: $100 F&B Voucher
Runner-up: Mr Masayuki Ito (Member's Guest)
WHISKY BLIND TASTING COMPETITION - 24 FEBRUARY 2011
8PM AT THE MESS
Prize: Two bottles of 750ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
Runner-up: Mr BS Khor (Member's Guest)
Prize: One bottle of 750ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
CHINESE NEW YEAR MAHJONG COMPETITION 2011 - 11 FEBRUARY 2011
Mahjong - A classic game said to be most popular amongst the Chinese community which involves strategic planning and certain degree of luck.
On 11 Feb 2011, 20 enthusiasts registered for this annual Chinese New Year Mahjong Competition, all with the common goal of emerging victorious!
A appreciation of thanks to Mr Eric Lee who tirelessly mentored and helped in the organization. To all players who showed excellent showmanship, all of you were, no doubt, winners!
LION DANCE AT RSYC - 4 FEBRUARY 2011
On 4 Feb 2011, being the 2nd day of the Lunar Year of the Rabbit, members and their families gathered at RSYC lobby, eagerly anticipating a spectacular show of lion dance performance. At slightly past 1pm, they were greeted by a pair of Southern lions accompanied by a big-head doll and the much-welcomed, God of Fortune. The loud sound of gongs and drums certainly brought cheers to everyone present, especially the young ones.
Commodore, Mr Tan Kay Toh and Committee Member John McGugan proudly represented the club in accepting the good wishes. The crowd was clearly pleased with the show and applauded in delight.