Crew member on GBR1204 Dasher
1st 24hr update. After a solid start in the Solent, DASHER emerged as the first Nic 55 from the needles ahead of CHASER and KUKRI. Making the decision to head offshore in order to avoid the large tidal gate around Portland Bill, Dasher rounded this significant headland at around midnight. KUKRI, taking a different approach, hugged the coastline and made significant gains on the Navy leading Dasher by 16 miles. By no means have the RN given up, with Dasher gaining 5 miles on KUKRI overnight as we approach Start point with 505miles to run to the finish. Chaser have remained offshore throughout the race and lie to the south of Dasher.
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