Sport in Short: Sailing

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The Independent Online
THE leading boats in the British Steel Challenge Round-the-World Race are expected to reach the finish of the first leg in Rio over the next week to 10 days. With 1,000 miles remaining yesterday, British Steel II, skippered by Richard Tudor, was holding a lead of 22 miles over Paul Jeffes's InterSpray.

BRITISH STEEL CHALLENGE Round-the- World Race: First leg (Southampton to Rio de Janeiro): 1 British Steel II 997 nautical miles to the finish; 2 InterSpray 1,019; 3 Heath Insured 1,054; 4 Group 4 1,590; 5 Hofbrau 1,605; 6 Pride of Teesside 1,618; 7 Nuclear Electric 1,627; 8 Rhone-Poulenc 1,694; 9 Coopers & Lybrand 1,720; 10 Commercial Union 2,011.

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