Crew Member on Ran
1h30 min sailed and we are just passing the Needles. The wind out of the Solent was very shifty. We tried to stay in the current while looking for pressure. We must have changed sails 10 times in the first 30 minutes of the race. We are quite happy with the exit out of the Solent having all the boats in our class well behind us. We are still in close proximity of Leopard as well. The next 5 hours will be critical to make the tidal gate at Portland. It is for the moment very light with only 5knots of wind from SSW.