Sailing: Cayard lures White into EF syndicate

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The Independent Online
Paul Cayard has lured the navigator of Ross Field's 1994 Whitbread- winning 60-footer Yamaha, New Zealander Nick White, to join his EF Language, the all-male crew in the EF syndicate, as the last major signing for the 1997-98 race, writes Stuart Alexander.

Cayard took over the job of skippering EF when Lawrie Smith left to join Silk Cut and has spent much time reassembling a crew to fill the gaps created by those who defected with Smith.

White joins Magnus Olsson and Klas Nylof of Sweden, Stevie Erickson, Kimo Worthington and Josh Belsky, of the United States, Curtis Blewitt of Canada, Franceso de Angelis and Lorenzo Mazza of Italy, Justin Clougher of Australia and Mark Christensen of New Zealand.