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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

wrote:

> 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.

> @JSASTC

> #GoNavyBeatArmy

> #rolexfastnetrace

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> *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!

 

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