Tuesday 23rd September

The lack of light is beginning to defeat the Ancient Mariner Series, even with the start at 6pm.  It was a dull, damp evening, though.

Race Officer Peter Proctor sent us on a beat to B, off Silvers, broad reach up the Clynder shore to C and home.

Catriona squeezed out Teal at the pin end of the biassed starting line and set off in front.  She was careful to cover the rest who made life easier by mostly going the same way.  Hermes had a stuchie with Thalia and ended up taking penalty turns.  It seemed a painfully slow operation to those watching because wind had lessened just then.

Off wind from B to C, Thalia and Teal were battling and taking each other high, towards the shore.  Hermes gained.  She sailed further out where wind was better and passed the pair of them.  Zoe was out of sorts on account of underwater growth and, rather than prolong her agony, went home.

1 Catriona, 2 Hermes, 3 Thalia, 4 Teal.  Zoe DNF