Well having only really got back into any sort of racing recently after a break of over 30 years (I used to race a lot way back then), I really enjoyed the two entered so far (SIPR and Round Mull).
Yes I thought with so many boats so close to the finish line, that extending the finishing deadline would have been quite in order.
If we'd known for sure that we could not finish and that they would not extend time, Marisca's idea would be good. It was amazing how bunched the fleet in Class 3 was. Might have given us something to accomplish at the end.
We were about 20 mins late over the line (can't judge exactly the committee boat moved already, but judging by the buoy). Adding that completion time and then applying my very helpful handicap, might have meant a total corrected time of about 43991. That would not have beaten Old Flame, but would have beaten many class one corrected times.
We turned right at the finish line and motored back to Crinan, through the canal next morning, and Rhu last night. Still no wind most of the way, though there was some wind in the canal !
So there's life in the sluggish Rivals yet eh?
"Contender" Rival 32: Roseneath in winter, Mooring off Gourock in summer.