Lightish conditions at the start but a strong tide propelled all the competitors out of the Solent nice and quickly. Now they down off the Dorset coast. Nothing to tell between the speed of any of them. Single or double handed.
Nikki now starting to separate to the south of the others what route will they take!!! The weather routing suggests they should go to the south of the rhumb line but so far only Nikki moving towards the south so who will be leading tomorrow morning!!!
Some great photo opportunities in the Western Solent as they left. I will try to post some of them on the UK Solent face book page tonight.