Our June Muster to Portavadie saw a fair turnout of 6 boats with five racing. Thanks to our Commodore Don, and Marje for starting the race at Rothesay and sending the fleet south to leave Bute to starboard. The light wind conditions made for a particularly challenging race, with each crew striving to maintain progress in the light airs. Clearly the trick was to avoid the holes. Nobody did. Each boat took a turn of becoming becalmed and the order of positions changed several times spreading delight and frustration in equal measures.
Close racing between Pondskater, Emma Louise and Spirit
The race was shortened just past Garroch Head with Black Pepper on station to take everyone’s times. In the event, Katya took line honours and won overall. Only a minute separated 2nd 3rd & 4th places on corrected time. We were delighted to welcome Spirit back with Crispin and Chris in good form. Following the race, Katya hosted a lively party on board where crews could catch up and discuss plans for summer cruising. Most folk dined ashore at the Marina restaurant at Portavadie in tables of half a dozen.
Katya romps home to the finish line
Portavadie Race results Corrected time (minutes)
1st Katya Stewart Toy 153.41
2nd Emma Louise Séamus Lalor 162.18
3rd Spirit Crispin Best 163.14
4th Silverjack Graham Gillies 163.27
5th Pondskater Martin Yuill 177.61
Posted by Serpent Yacht Club at 14:55