Tue 31st May

Report from the Secretary.

Race Officer Carol Rowe had seen a weather forecast and was not misled by the steady breeze at the start. She set one of the shortest courses, up and down the Shandon Shore. It was as well because on the approach to G, the windward mark, the Gareloch excelled itself for variability in strength and direction of what little wind there was.

Towards G, Teal, from Dione and Catriona, went closer inshore and and found a meagre offshore breeze. The rest, out in the loch, were stranded. Spinnakers should have been worthwhile for the second leg to A, off the club. They were soon taken down. Teal was not to be caught, Catriona found a streak of pressure all her own to do to Dione what Dione had done to her on the first leg. Luna prospering in fourth.

The leg to the finish now almost a fetch. There was a little pressure from the shore so that the leading three, at least, were able to keep moving. Near to the line, they passed a Sonar. Close by but in a small, deep hole.

The rest, having ventured further out into the loch, were later. Luna lost a place to a single handed Halcyone.

1 Teal, 2 Catriona, 3 Dione, 4 Halcyone, 5 Luna, 6 Thia, 7 Thalia.