Tuesday 13th June

We were lucky to get a race.  Wind was failing as we made our way to the boats.  We ghosted to the starting area and drifted.  There was a tantalising area of ripples at the south end of the loch but it never seemed to come closer.

Race Officer Simon Pender had postponed and was able to get us one round of a shorter course (windward-leeward to Silvers and back) when there was enough to fill the sails.  It was Thia’s night.  Michael Knox got her to the starting line at the right moment and, more importantly, with boat speed.  She was on the lee bow of Catriona and forced her to tack away.  She got the approach to the B mark just right, benefiting from wind on the Clynder shore.  The others had tarried on the Shandon shore and were nowhere.  For the run back to the finish, Thia gybed early to go up the loch.  That left her in better air and to windward of her only challenge after she gybed back to head for the finish.

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