Sun 3rd Sep

Wind had an easterly element so that Race Officer Roger Kinns was unable to set a course starting with a leg to windward.  On a wet afternoon, we set off for A, off the club.  The shore end of the starting line was favoured, Catriona got the best of it with Teal and Zephyrus well placed.  Zephyrus had the favoured inside position at the mark.  Teal used her spinnaker to move into second on the run to D, north of Clynder.  An inefficiently wide mark rounding by Catriona let Teal in.  At the start of the windward leg to the finishing area, Catriona luffed and Teal tacked away.  Which made her the give way boat against the rest of the fleet approaching he mark.

There were incidents galore.  On account of Teal, Hermes passed the wrong side of the mark which put her close to Dione, hardening up having just rounded.  Athene and Zephyrus had a stooshie about mark room.  Athene, on the inside, could not avoid contact with both Zephyrus and the mark.
There was time for a second round, as the forecast sunshine did not appear.  The order at the front was established.  Dione damaged her chances by being on the wrong end of a port/starboard incident with Halcyone on the downwind leg.
1 Catriona, 2 Teal, 3 Zephyrus, 4 Thalia, 5 Halcyone, 6 Hermes, 7 Athene, 8 Dione.