It seems you did not understand the officials when they explained that you should let folks know as you pass. A simple "on your left", "on the inside" or if you are out of breath a simple "left" will actually save you some time, avoid collisions and make the evening at blind date a lot more fun for everyone.
I realize that some of you begin to catch the B women after a lap or two and you want to make your way through our field. It will be easier (and safer) for us to allow you to pass if you let us know you are approaching. I was passed by several of you and only one (thank you) gave any warning.
In the same note, I'd like to thank the SS men of the grand prix for (nearly) always being gentlemen and giving plenty of warning when they pass us SS women out there. It is a pleasure to ride with such amazingly talented and polite cyclists. I hope some of the beginner men follow your example.