Carrying on round Ardyne and into the Kyles the breeze was fickle but good progress was to be be had for those who spotted the best patches. I don't expect Emma Louise ever expected in later life to have outsize pendulous danglies hanging from her rear end but Seamus seems quite happy about them.
There was some close tacking between the three class 2 boats entering the Burnt Isle but as usual once through, the usual parking lot was in operation and it was a slow drift toward the shortened course finish line at Rhuba Bhan. Pondskater had been left well behind but turned the corner bringing a good breeze up with her for an astonishing comeback.
Next morning there was again little prospect of wind but Don and Marge on Black Pepper set a line and the Ladies were off at 10am.
The class 3 boats unfortunately being by now so far behind decided to retire so it was ineveitable that once the handicap came into play it was Caroline Hutchinson who retains the Ladies trophy with Catherine Toy 2nd and Anne Sutherland 3rd
Next event is the muster at Portavadie on 13/14th June