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Entries were still climbing towards the 220 mark as fleets from both Gourock, on the Clyde, and Bangor, Northern Ireland, set off for their overnight race round the Mull of Kintyre to Tarbert and the Rover Series of inshore races on Loch Fyne yesterday. While the wind, softening from 20 knots down to 12 from the south-west, was not expected to push crews and gear too hard, the low temperatures and persistent bands of rain, even hail and thunder, made endurance as important as skill over the 80-mile courses.

DUTCH OLYMPIC REGATTA (Medemblik; selected GB only): Laser: 7 B Ainslie. Soling: 10 A Beadsworth, B Parkin, A Stead. Tornado: 10 D Williams, I Rhodes. Star: 2 G Charles, G Skooudas.