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Pierre Mas of France was bemoaning a loss of wind after first claiming the lead in the Cape to Rio Race yesterday. His Whitbread 60 Corum Meteorite opted for a more northerly route up the African coast just two miles to windward of Finland's Ludde Ingvall, who had a more sluggish start in Nicorette. Both had to give best on handicap to Daly's International Insurance, which covered 296 miles on the second day.

Britain will feature in the 1996 Tour de France a la Voile after Guernsey became the first stop. The race, in Jeanneau One designs, starts at Dieppe on 7 July, with St Peter Port as the first stop.