Tuesday 3rd May

Only three Garelochs turned out. Two of the regular competitors discovered damage to their masts late in the fitting out which has delayed their launch. Excuses for the others are not recorded.

Catriona, Thalia and Hermes were at the starting line for a course beginning with a beat across the loch to D, north of Clynder. Thalia spent more time than she should have trying to make headway against adverse tide. Hermes was on the pace but took time to round D, which was surrounded by unrippled water.  Delay setting her spinnaker did for her challenge. She has new sails and the eyelets were not a good fit for the clips on sheets and guy.

Wind on the broad reach to the finish was kind to Thalia and brought her nearer to Hermes.  The deficit, however, was too great to be made up.

1 Catriona, 2 Hermes, 3 Thalia.