The Fife fleet travelled from the main venue of Largs to Rhu, just to the north of Helensburgh. Sunday dawned with a gusty easterly wind coming down off the hills behind Largs. Class 1 started at 11.30am, and immediately the yachts furthest east close to the Largs shore pulled away in better pressure. Class 2, starting 10 minutes later, jossled for the committee boat end of the start line to take advantage of the better pressure to the right side of the course.

In keeping with traditional Largs Channel conditions, the wind did not last long and a wind hole developed to the north. The Lady Anne and Moonbeam IV were the first yachts to break out of the hole, escaping to a 12-15 knot northerly. Kentra and Belle Aventure followed some distance behind. After rounding a buoy at Skelmorlie bank, the boats in Class 1 headed west towards the island of Rothesay.

The wind slowly increased to 16 – 20 knots, making the long beat hard work for the smaller boats in Class 2. The course for Class 2 was shortened at Skelmorlie bank, and the Bermudan Sloop Rosemary revelled in the wind and chop to take first. A close race between the Menai Straits One Designs Thelma III and Siglen resulted in second and third places respectively.

In Class 1, the course was shortened off Dunoon in a dying breeze. The Lady Anne sailed superbly to take line honours and to win on corrected time. Unfortunately for Moonbeam, a problem with their topsail meant Belle Aventure and Kentra were able to close the gap, and in the dying breeze, both overtook Moonbeam before the finish. Sonata sailed very well towards the end, and was able to take second place, with Kentra third.

The fleet enjoy a day off on Monday, and on Tuesday, The Rothesay Race takes the fleet to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.