Thursday 20th August – Ladies’ Race

The forecast was for too much wind and it looked like rain.  It was, though, a superb race with the right amount of steady wind.  Three Garelochs came to the start.  Elizabeth Henderson on Thalia, Penny Davidson on Catriona and owner Carol Rowe’s sister Marjorie at the helm of Hermes.

On the water Race Officer Peter Proctor sent us on two rounds of a short course.  A beat to A, off the club, run downwind to C off Clynder and back.

Hermes made a good start and led with Thalia close behind.  Catriona started early, her crew’s advice to the helm louder than it was erudite.  Time was lost in going back.  She was back in contention for the run, but it was only at the end of the round that she was able to catch Thalia in a port/starboard and move up a place.

Downwind again, the spinnaker told.  Both Catriona and Thalia insinuated themselves past Hermes.

1.Catriona, 2 Thalia, 3 Hermes.