Sailing: Dalton leads through halfway mark

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Grant Dalton's maxi, New Zealand Endeavour, was averaging nearly 18 knots for six hours as he led the Whitbread fleet round Prince Edward Island yesterday, the halfway mark of the second leg from Uruguay to Fremantle, in Australia, writes Stuart Alexander. But Ross Field's Yamaha has won back the leading claim to the Omega Trophy for the most miles in 24 hours, clocking 387.4 against Lawrie Smith's 377.6 in Intrum Justitia earlier in the week. A suspected cracked fibula has not stopped the British crew member Sue Crafer from continuing to race on Women's Challenge.