Crew member on GBR1204 Dasher
Wednesday evening: after a rough crossing of the Irish Sea, still believed
to be in touch and in contention with KUKRI and CHASER, DASHER hit another
wind hole and fell off her pace. A frustrating day finding the wind, but
the rock is in sight! Go Royal Navy!
On Mon, 7 Aug 2017 at 11:30, Tony Stanley-Adams
> 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.
> Follow our progress in IRC2 on the TV tracker app.
> *From:* SM T
> A nice clean start for the RN crew of DASHER, ahead of CHASER and making
> on KUKRI. At one point, ahead of British Soldier (perhaps the fastest yacht
> in Class). Happy days!