Tuesday’s race, The Rothesay Race, saw the fleet sailing down the Clyde from Rhu to Rothesay. The wind, a westerly swinging southwest and varying in speed from 6 to 16 knots, allowed the entire fleet to complete the passage, albeit Class 2 finishing just east of Rothesay Bay in a dying breeze.

Class 1 started at 11.30am, with yachts opting either to the Greenock or Kilcreggan shores. The Lady Anne complemented her good start by choosing the right hand side of the beat, towards Kilcreggan, and found the best wind to lead round Cloch Piont.

The Class 2 fleet, unfortunately without Hatasoo which developed hull problems during Sundays race, started at 11.40am. Rosemary sailed well to lead the class past Cloch Point, closely followed by Tern and Jap.

The wind settled for the upwind leg to Toward lighthouse, and The Lady Anne, leading Class 1 on the water, soon reached her turning mark to the north of Cumbrae, and crossed the finish line at 2.29pm. She was soon followed by Belle Aventure, and Mikado and Sonata who finished within two seconds of each other. In a very close race, The Lady Anne won her second race of the week by just 30 seconds on corrected time from Mikado, with Sonata taking third.

The finish for Class 2 was shortened slightly, and Rosemary stayed ahead to take line honours and a win on corrected time from Jap and Tern.

The results from The Rothesay Race mean both Classes 1 and 2 have tied points for first position. The Lady Anne and Mikado both have 7 points in Class 1, and in Class 2 Rosemary and Thelma III are both on 11 points, setting up an exciting finish in Largs on Thursday.