Sunday 21st September

Most people looked at the forecast, which was for no wind, and stayed away.  Only three boats turned out but we were lucky.  On a sunny afternoon, we ghosted to the starting area.  Sufficient breeze filled in for one round of a short course and then died again.

For the first leg, a beat to A, off the club, the shore end of the starting line was favoured geometrically.  However, ebb tide was stronger further out and wind was very light inshore.  Catriona had decided to start near the middle, which she did.  Having rudely squeezed out Halcyone at the pin.  For a while, it looked as though Catriona had made an error.  Hermes, further out, was strong.  An area of rippled water inshore redressed the balance and when the two tacked, it was clear Catriona had the lead.

Spinnakers were set for a broad reach to Clynder.  The direction of wind was remarkably steady although it was sometimes a little light.  Another beat back to the finish.  No places changed in what was a very pleasant afternoon sail.

1 Catriona, 2 Hermes, 3 Halcyone.