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Icebergs and gales are keeping the crews of the 14 yachts in the BT Challenge busy on the second leg from Rio to Wellington. The leg one winner, Mike Golding (Group 4), continues to lead by 10 miles from Andy Hindley (Save the Children). The top six are separated by 58 miles and first and last - Boris Webber (Courtaulds) - by 241. Golding has 3,500 miles to go.

Christophe Augin, having seen both Isabelle Autissier, now restarted from Cape Town, and Yves Parlier crippled by gear failure, is out on his own in the Vendee Globe singlehanded non-stop round the world race. As Parlier limps to Perth, Australia, Britain's Pete Goss (Aqua Quorum) is effectively seventh and, having been forced south in snow and poor visibility, has now been able to turn east.