Sport in Short: Sailing

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The Independent Online
PETER BLAKE and Robin Knox-Johnston, in ENZA New Zealand, covered 403 miles in the first 24 hours of their attempt to sail around the world in 80 days for the Jules Verne Trophy.

VENDEE GLOBE CHALLENGE Single- handed round-the-world race: 1 A Gautier (Fr), Bagages Superior, 8,070 miles from finish; 2 P Poupon (Fr), Fleury-Michon, 8,657; 3 J-L van den Heede (Fr), Sofap-Helvim, 9,010; 4 N Fa (Hun), K and H Bank Matav, 10,248.- SQUASH

CASSIE JACKMAN, the national champion, has moved up to third place in the women's world rankings, which include six English players in the top 10.

WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS Leading positions: 1 M Martin (Aus); 2 M Le Moignan (Eng); 3 C Jackman (Eng); 4 S Wright (Eng); 5 L Opie (Eng); 6 S Horner (Eng).