There was to have been 5 of us racing but Galatea suffered failure in a piece of iron from 1924 and returned to her mooring.
On the water Race Officer Eric Boinard chose a course zig-zagging across the Gareloch which gave good beats to windward. There was variable pressure, especially close to the Clynder shore so that it was important to sail in a favoured part of the loch.
Catriona was early for the start and obliged to bear away along the line. As a result she had to tack to clear a moored boat, all of which put Hermes in the lead. Ceres, meanwhile, found an area of light and changeable air on the Clynder shore.
Catriona managed to be in front at the windward mark but was surprised not to pull away from Hermes, who did not set a spinnaker downwind.
1 Catriona, 2 Hermes, 3 Zephyrus, 4 Ceres