On the Water Race Officer Roger Kinns was able to start us with a good windward leg to D, north of Clynder. Catriona and Dione were undone by fickle wind on their approach so that Thalia and Hermes got away better. Dione soon found her stride and took a lead which was never challenged. Catriona, Lucy Forrester on the helm, passed to leeward of Thalia thenceforth in clear air she chased after Dione. Her second place made more secure by changeable wind which did no favours for Thalia or Hermes.
There was a moment on the second round when Catriona, well separated from Dione, looked as if she was ahead. That was when Catriona had the best of a lift and Dione the worst of a header. Normal service was soon resumed. The order had been established at the first windward mark.
1 Dione, 2 Catriona, 3 Thalia, 4 Hermes.