Tuesday 18th August

Four Garelochs came to the start. Race Officer Iain MacGillivray wisely chose a course up and down the Shandon Shore, beginning with a beat to G, off Shandon. Catriona thought she was being very clever with a start on Starboard tack at the favoured pin end of the line. She was early and had to lose way, resulting in the rest climbing over the top. Then she hit the mark.

It took until the second round for Catriona to be in contention with Zoe (who started well and led the first round) and Thalia. The wind was true in direction but there were peculiarities of intensity and, of course, tide. The lead changed a few times. On the final run, Thalia began in third place but took the most advantageous line to be first at the leeward mark for the fetch (a tack was required right at the end) to the finish.

1 Thalia, 2 Catriona, 3 Zoe, 4 Ceres. 2 and 3 subject to protest.