Tuesday 1st September

A good and reasonably true wind. We were sent on a beat up the Shandon shore against the tide.  There was the usual compromise between good wind further out but more adverse tide.

Catriona and Teal went out and looked back to find the later starters lifted outrageously.  Athene and Hermes achieved a better compromise than the rest and rounded the windward mark in that order.  Catriona tried hard for an inside overlap on Hermes but could not manage it. No scope for overtaking on the reach across the loch to C. Thalia, meanwhile, spoiled Teal’s chances by forcing her the wrong side of the mark.  Thalia’s penalty turns set her back and Ceres benefitted.

Downwind to A, off the club, Catriona benefitted from her spinnaker more than Hermes did but could make no impression on Athene.  There was a leg to windward to the finish.  Athene was concerned about Hermes getting to windward and tacked out into the adverse tide, failing to cover Catriona.

1 Catriona, 2 Athene, 3 Hermes, 4 Ceres, 5 Teal, 6 Thalia, 7 Thia.