With 24 hours gone, the Islanders – Josh Taylor, Alan Morgan, James Plumley and Gavin Sheehan – have come safely through Dover’s busy shipping lane and are heading towards Hastings with a five-mile lead on the fleet.
Hallin Marine are now in second place, having overtaken Oarsome Adventures during the night. Both are now approaching Dover and its busy continental ferry lanes.
Pure Gym in fourth have passed Ramsgate, while the men’s pair in Savoir Faire anchored off the Thanet coast after rowing through the night. The CoastGirls – Charlene Ayres and Sally Kettle – are near Whitstable, 50 miles behind the leaders after a spell at anchor.
Perfect weather for a world record time. Sunny with light NW winds.