Sailing: Chris Law improves in Steinlager Cup

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Britain's Chris Law has a good chance of a semi-final in the Steinlager Cup with five races to go in the double round robin. An improved Paul Cayard (US), who won seven out of eight starts in yesterday's 15 to 20 knot wind, and the Dutch Olympian Roy Heiner have scored 10-3, with Law and Neville Wittey (Aus) at 8-5. Chasing is top seed Peter Gilmour, 6- 7. The top four go into tomorrow's best of seven semis.

Isabelle Autissier has taken the lead in the Vendee Globe singlehanded non-stop round the world race, 14 miles ahead of Christophe Augin and 20 ahead of Yves Parlier. Britain's Pete Goss crossed the Equator 11th.