Eric de Turckheim in his A13 Teasing Machine and Ross Hobson sailing his Open 50 Pegasus of Northumberland 2 handed with Chris Briggs both battled the tide for the last hour or so to cross the line before 8.00 am this morning. Hissy Fit Dazcat 1485 and Class 40 Roaring Forty2 are about 5 miles out, but not much wind and against the tide it will be a while yet before they get home.

A few miles behind, Alan Hannon in Katsu Rachel Pugh 45 is hugging the coastline to avoid the tide.