Race officer Jock Fleming read the changeable wind as well as anyone could have. As well as changing direction, there were light spells. Jock set a windward/leeward course across the loch. We got three rounds. It was a good race, the sun shone too.
Thalia made the best start, Teal was over the line at the start and lost time going back. Catriona had to pinch to clear the pin.
By the windward mark, Catriona was leading with Ceres on the pace, a strong second. Teal had gone left and was severely disadvantaged in the variable air. Zoe, who has pretensions, was last. Athene, recently afloat and in her first race of the season, was on the pace.
At the end of the second round, Thalia saw a flag sierra somewhere in the car park at Blairvadach, thought the course was shortened and went home. She took no notice of two boats in front continuing to race. The crew of Thalia is known for listening to cricket commentary whilst racing. That is why she seldom wins. The race did coincide with a cricket match.
In the third round, Catriona did what Teal had done in the first. Ceres dropped a place too.
1 Teal, 2 Catriona, 3 Ceres, 4 Athene, 5 Zoe, 6 Thia. Thalia DNF.