Tuesday 29th July

Wind appeared steady and we were sent on a beat to D, north of Clynder. The shore end of the starting line was favoured. The technique being to reach in on port and tack to start at the last moment just before going aground. Unusually, Catriona got it right and Iris was well back. Catriona seemed to be sailing lower but she was going faster. The rest, pointing higher, were led by Teal.

Catriona got the best of the changeable wind going up the Gareloch and was comfortably first. There was time for a second round. A great hole in the wind had formed at the D mark. Pressure during the approach a matter of chance. Thalia found a line of air and overtook Teal to round second. Iris was out of luck.

1 Catriona, 2 Thalia, 3 Teal, 4 Iris, 5 Hermes, 6 Ceres.