No excuses or reservations about the wind this evening. A work out for the crews.
Race Officer Stewart Gibb sent us on a beat across the loch to D, north of Clynder. Catriona got the prime starting slot at the shore end of the line. Zoe retired after a Port starboard incident with Zephyrus.
Iris, who was not as prompt at the start as she usually is, fell in behind Catriona and began to drop down. Teal, meanwhile, had clear air and looked threatening to windward. Catriona has learned, over many long years, to cover Iris. We are consistent only in our faults. Catriona stayed on top of Teal. Iris benefitted from better air out in the loch and was never to be caught. Zephyrus recovered from the incident at the start to take a place from Thalia.
1 Iris, 2 Catriona, 3 Teal, 4 Zephyrus, 5 Thalia, 6 Hermes. Zoe DNF.