Tuesday 15th September


On the water Race Officer Roger Kinns sent us on a windward leg to D, north of Clynder.  The shore end of the starting line was favoured.  Thalia was first on the fine reach along the line to the shore.  She held up Teal and Catriona who both started to leeward of where they would like to have been.  Thalia ventured too far into the adverse tide in the loch and soon lost her place to the other two, who kept swapping the lead.  Teal going especially well to windward.

Offwind across the loch, Teal kept her first place but lost it soon after the gybe for the run down the Shandon shore to the starting area.  There was time for a second round.  Only just, as it turned out because wind lightened and the light now fades early.  Thinking to avoid a tacking duel and let Thalia through, Catriona maintained only loose cover on Teal, which was not good enough.  Teal got ahead on the beat.  There was the complication of strong adverse tide and light wind near the shore for the final rounding of D.  As it was, the order did not change.  Whilst the leading three were close, they each rounded cleanly.

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