Tue 2nd May

There was no wind on Sunday afternoon so this was the first well attended race for the fleet.

Reay Mackay, Race Officer, was up against it.  Wind was light with calm patches in the middle of the loch.  He set a short course on the Shandon shore to A, next to the Club’s moorings, and back.  Wind strengthened a little with both legs fine reaches.  It was all over quickly.  Catriona watched the Sonars.  She saw the way to go was to start at the leeward, pin end of the line and sail further out against stronger flood tide but in better wind.  Teal had been the first to reach the starting line but had not observed the Sonars sufficiently closely.  On the second leg, a little less fine than the first, she sought to force the issue by setting a spinnaker.  In light air, Garelochs can take liberties with their spinnakers, but this was too close to the wind and she lost places.  Halcyone and Hermes did nothing wrong and were safely second and third.  Dione was out of sorts.

1 Catriona, 2 Halcyone, 3 Hermes, 4 Ceres, 5 Teal, 6 Dione.