Sunday 30th April

It was a blustery afternoon.  The Qualifier for the British Keelboat League, sailed in Sonars on the east patch, had been canned at lunch time because of high wind.

Three boats turned out, Halcyone, Teal and Catriona.  One of the longer courses was set, zig-zagging across the loch to E, near Rahane.  With wind from the Shandon shore, the start was downwind.  Lack of practice and very changeable wind led to no one starting well.  Teal was the best of the bunch.  Catriona tried all she knew to get a favourable inside overlap at the next mark, ready for the beat back across the loch.  None of it was fruitful but she did make a fair rounding and steadily worked to windward of Teal thereafter.  By the windward mark both Halcyone and Teal had had enough and retired.  Catriona, benefiting from a crew of three, carried on and finished the round.

1 Catriona, Teal and Halcyone DNF