Wind again from the Clynder shore, this time more of the south in it compared with the previous Tuesday. On the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray chose a course zig-zagging across the loch, beginning with a leg to windward to B, off Silvers. The south end of the starting line was the place to be. Teal benefitted from a lull in the wind which caught out the others and got the best start. She was not to be caught thereafter.
After a downwind leg to the Shandon Shore, there was a second leg to windward to Clynder. Hermes and Dione went the right way and left Catriona behind.
On a day when there was wind, the Gareloch could not have produced more variable conditions. We seemed to be going to windward to reach the Clynder shore and to windward again to get away from it. When the wind went aft, only Hermes avoided drama by eschewing the spinnaker. The rest had spectacular broaches and, in Catriona’s case, an unintended gybe.
1 Teal, 2 Hermes, 3 Catriona, 4 Dione.