Just four Garelochs came to the starting line. Hermes benefited from Tim and Elizabeth Henderson as crew. Tim has a large reservoir of experience of racing in the Gareloch.
The first leg, a beat to B, off Silvers.
Catriona, with Penny Davidson at the helm, started well and was faced with the choice of covering Thalia (who tacked across the loch) or Hermes and Halcyone on the Shandon shore. Thalia, alone, found wind on the Clynder shore and took a good lead. Catriona chased hard and came close as she approached the finish.
1 Thalia, 2 Catriona, 3 Hermes, 4 Halcyone.