Tue 12th Sep

A wet night, but there was good wind.  On the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray selected a course to B, off Silvers, and back.  It was a good leg to windward.

Catriona set out to cover Teal at the start and got the best of it at the favoured pin end.  Others who were earlier were obliged to bear away down the line.  Teal was blanketed by Halcyone and suffered badly, she never fully recovered.

As Catriona set off across the loch in response to Teal, Dione prospered on the Shandon shore.  It was soon clear Dione was leading with Catriona chasing.  As the pair crossed tacks, Catriona ducked twice but on the third occasion she had had the best of a lift was able to cross ahead with starboard advantage and tack into a covering position.

There was time for a second round, although some were not enthusiastic.  Athene strayed too far to the Clynder shore too early and lost her third place to boats which approached the shore close to the layline for the mark. Downwind, she had a crack at Hermes.  She slowed her opponent by getting on her air but tried to pass too close to windward.  Hermes’s luff did for her.

1 Catriona, 2 Dione, 3 Teal, 4 Halcyone, 5 Thalia, 6 Hermes, 7 Athene, 8 Thia, 9 Ceres