Tuesday 30th August

Years ago, this would have been the last race of the year.  All points series used to finish at the end of August.  The Gareloch class could not bear that so we continued racing to the end of September.

After a few days and evenings of no wind, this evening has a good breeze.  Blowing in a direction which allowed a start to windward, to B off Silvers.

Catriona made the best start by getting to the favoured pin end of the line first.  Arch rival Teal was tangling with Hermes, which did little for her progress.

Thalia had a guest crew from the Royal Navy, who need more experience on this type.

Off wind back across the loch was testing on account of the usual shifting wind of the Gareloch.  There were many gybes.  Hermes and Athene were making an impression on Teal.

Catriona began what seemed at first to be a fetch to C, off Clynder, with a comfortable lead.  Teal found a fast lane across the loch and made the best of unpredictable air near the shore to take the lead.  The fine reach to the finish was not conducive to further changes of place.

1 Teal, 2 Catriona, 3 Athene, 4 Hermes, 5 Thia, 6 Thalia.