It was a windy evening, at least to start with. A couple of crews went out to rig but thought better of it. That left Teal, Hermes and Catriona. Some of the others cannot make the earlier start in the September series, necessary on account of fading light.
On the water Race officer Iain MacGillivray was able to choose a course zig zagging across the loch and giving two true windward legs. As ever with wind blowing from the Clynder shore, it was fluky on the approaches to the two windward marks. Tacking on the headers but not on those transient, heading gusts which often precede a lift was key. And a matter of some luck. Wind was kind to Catriona.
1 Catriona, 2 Teal, 3 Hermes.