Report from Barbara Boinard (Zephyrus).
It was a pleasant August afternoon, a nice consistent north north westerly wind down the loch with the sun trying to break through the clouds. Seven boats set out for the race, a sausage course set along the Shandon shore.
Across the start line first was Circe, followed by Teal. Catriona, too eager, jumped the start and had to restart. We were on a beat to F and as we headed towards F, Zephyrus managed to catch up on Circe, rounding the mark second, behind Teal. The decision not to fly a spinnaker on the run to A resulted in Circe and Catriona overtaking Zephyrus, with Hermes close behind.
Time allowed for a second round and Zephyrus managed to hold off Hermes on the beat to G though another position was dropped on the run to A. Luna and Athene were having their own battle with Luna holding Athene back, despite Athene’s efforts with their spinnaker.
Overall, a very pleasant afternoon with remarkably steady winds and dry conditions throughout.
1 Teal, 2 Catriona, 3 Circe, 4 Hermes, 5 Zephyrus, 6 Luna, 7nAthene.