All of the preceding week it hadn't looked very good for sailing on Saturday 8th September and when the day finally arrived the predictions were confirmed. With a poor entry of only four boats racing it hardly seemed worth the bother but there was just enough of a zephyr off Kip to allow Stewart Toy on Katya to select a shortened course start, missing out the first mark. Both Aquaholic and Troikka can manage in these conditions and both made a clean getaway towards Dunoon Bank but Camus Bosta struggled to clear Kip and Katya, 10 minutes later were hardly up to speed either. Troikka reached Mark One first, dodging the patches of still air but finally became completely becalmed somewhere not far east of Cloch and began drifting backwards in the tide. With mist coming down there seemed little prospect of any improvement and there was a unanimous vote on board for retiring. The photo below shows the scene in the Holy Loch where the Polaris regatta was running with little action for the Piper classic dayboat class.
Posted by Serpent Yacht Club at 19:34