Sport in Short: Sailing

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The Independent Online
PETER BLAKE, the winning skipper of the Whitbread Round the World race, will sail a hi-tech catamaran, Enza New Zealand, to try to win the Jules Verne trophy next year. The trophy, with a dollars 1m ( pounds 0.62m) prize, will be won by the first boat under sail to go round the world in under 80 days.

BRITISH STEEL CHALLENGE Round-the- World Race: First leg (Southampton to Rio de Janeiro): 1 British Steel II 783 nautical miles to the finish; 2 InterSpray 813; 3 Heath Insured 856; 4 Group 4 1,360; 5 Pride of Teesside 1,387; 6 Hofbrau 1,394; 7 Nuclear Electric 1,409; 8 Rhone-Poulenc 1,471; 9 Coopers & Lybrand 1,490; 10 Commercial Union 1,934.