Race Officer Roger Kinns selected a course beginning with a fetch to A, off the club, then downwind to Clynder and a true windward leg back.
The starting line was unavoidably skewed, with the shore end to windward of the pin. Normally, the shore end would be the place to start but A was easy to fetch from the pin. Teal took advantage of this. Catriona started further inshore and was soon on top of Teal but unable to break the overlap. Teal, therefore, had mark room at A and was in pole position for the run to C, at Clynder. It was sufficiently windy for no one to set a spinnaker. The two protagonists began to take each other high, but thought not to gift the lead to Thalia and desisted. Dione took a place from Thia by virtue of having mark room.
Upwind some pointed higher than others in the strong wind, which was near to the limit of what is comfortable for Garelochs.
1 Catriona, 2 Teal, 3 Dione, 4 Thalia, 5 Hermes, 6 Thia, 7 Ceres.