Report by John Mucklow
As Tuesday evening approached the GOD’s prepared for an invasion … of Mucklows! Despite his fine Captain’s hat Charles was unable to see them off. We were kindly offered Athene and a crewing spot on Teal. Boats assembled off Blairvadach in a rainbow of colours and the Gareloch didn’t disappoint. A wee breeze came along for the start and then faded too almost nothing.
Rosie (the dog), aboard Catriona, expressed her dislike at the second rounding of the D mark by barking to such an extent that Charles and Lucy fled that particular mark at speed with the best of the breeze. This left the rest of the fleet with the best of the chat, the best of the racing and a friendly porpoise for company. With a final flourish the wind filled in for a fabulous spinnaker leg to the finish. Catriona finished first and the remaining boats crossed the line in a bunch just before the time limit.
Thank you to the Gareloch class for making us so welcome and a great evening of racing. In particular thank you to John Blackie for the loan of Athene, to Iain MacGillivray for taking Kate sailing on Teal and Peter and Roger for the loan of a life jacket.
Results 1. Catriona, 2. Teal, 3. Athene, 4. Thalia, 5. Dione, 6. Halcyone, Luna and Hermes DNF.
Wishing you a great season of sailing.
Kate, Lucy and John Mucklow and Ben Homer