Sport in Short: Sailing

Click to follow
The Independent Online
THE Sydney syndicate, One Australia, became the sixth challenger for the 1995 America's Cup yesterday. John Bertrand, who was at the helm when Australia II defeated Dennis Conner's Liberty at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983, has been named as the syndicate skipper. The other confirmed challengers are France, Spain, Italy, Japan and Russia.

BRITISH STEEL CHALLENGE First leg (Southampton to Rio de Janeiro, 5,300 miles) Positions (at 14.05 GMT yesterday with miles remaining): 1 British Steel II 4,493; 2 Pride of Teesside 4,500; 3 Hofbrau Lager 4,508; 4 Rhone Poulenc 4,518; 5 Coopers & Lybrand 4,520; 6 Heath Insured 4,525; 7 InterSpray 4,528; 8 Nuclear Electric 4,529; 9 Group 4 Securitas 4,533; 10 Commercial Union 4,571.

Comments