Some people cannot make the earlier starts on Tuesdays in September. On this evening, Dione and Teal were absent. The on the water Race Officer set a course which should have given a couple of legs to windward. As often happens in the Gareloch, direction of wind changed after we set off which left a course characterised by fetches and reaches. There was still a challenge to get to the marks on the Clynder shore, on account of variable strength and direction of air near to the side of the loch. A couple of Royal Navy warships were very kind to us and were patient with our slow progress to and fro across the loch.
1 Catriona, 2 Halcyone, 3 Thia, 4 Athene, 5 Luna.