Sunday 27th July

A remarkably wet Sunday. Decent wind though. Catriona was unkind to Hermes at the start, squeezing her out at the favoured pin end of the line. Karma, though. Catriona was early over the line and, after returning, started last. She was back in front at the windward mark. Putting Thalia into her disturbed air on the way into the mark promoted Hermes.

Downwind, a very bad spinnaker gybe by Catriona allowed Thalia into the lead. She kept it for the remaining two legs of the round and the first of the second round. A shift in direction of wind had made the beat a fetch. The next leg, up the Clynder shore, was dead downwind. Careful blanketing by Catriona and a slow gybe by Thalia restored the usual order.

1 Catriona, 2 Thalia, 3 Hermes, Ceres DNF.