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Dennis Conner and Chris Dickson, rivals for the America's Cup challenger place in 1987, are to team up for the 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race.

Loick Peyron leads the big multihull class and Yves Parlier the 60ft monohulls as the Europe 1 Singlehanded Transatlantic Race ran into light airs yesterday. Giovanni Soldini, nine miles behind Parlier, leads the 50ft monohulls with Britain's Pete Goss 16 miles behind in second.