Good wind, but blowing from the west. Those hills on the west shore cause variability of strength and direction.
On the water Race Officer Roger Kinns selected a course zig zagging across the loch. Beginning with a windward leg to Clynder. The shore end of the starting line was the place to be and, predictably, Teal and Catriona fought over it. Catriona got to the inner end but when she tacked, she had Teal on her lee bow and fell back in disturbed air.
Teal had a good lead by the first mark. Thalia had been well placed for most of the leg but fell foul of huge headers approaching the mark.
Under spinnaker, back across the loch, the leading boats came close. There was a stooshie at the leeward mark which ended with a protest.
Wind on the Clynder shore was becoming light. Catriona managed to ghost round and get away. The rest of the fleet got the worst of it. Teal kept her place, Athene could not quite make her challenge on Thalia stick.
1 Catriona (subject to protest), 2 Teal, 3 Thalia, 4 Athene, 5 Hermes, 6 Ceres, 7 Thia.