Gareloch OD Race Report 1st July 18

A sunny afternoon. Wind was in short supply. The breeze forecast to arrive at 2pm was late. It filled in after we finished.

On the water Race Officer Carol Rowe sent us on a course down and up the Shandon shore, beginning with a windward leg to A, off the club. Catriona thought the inner end of the start line favoured, both for bias and tide. She was wrong. Dione and Teal started at the pin end and prospered in better air. Thalia further down the line. She was never on terms with the leading two but passed Hermes shortly after the start and was never challenged by Catriona.

The occasional error of spinnaker handling on Dione brought Teal closer than they would have liked but there was never any real danger.

We finished after one round.

1 Dione, 2 Teal, 3 Thalia, 4 Catriona, 5 Hermes, 6 Halcyone, 7 Ceres, 8 Athene.=

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