Sport in Short: Sailing

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The Independent Online
THE Tutukaka South Pacific Yacht Club, formed three years ago, has been accepted as a challenger for the 1995 America's Cup by the San Diego Yacht Club. The Tutukaka club, which has only 700 members, becomes New Zealand's second challenger, after the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Team New Zealand syndicate, which named Russell Coutts as its skipper earlier this week. Chris Dickson has been approached to head the Tutukaka challenge.

BRITISH STEEL CHALLENGE ROUND-THE- WORLD RACE: Second leg (Rio de Janeiro to Hobart): Leading positions (with miles to go): 1 Nuclear Electric, 3,690; 2 Commercial Union, 3,766; 3 British Steel II, 3,808; 4 Heath Insured, 3,817; 5 Pride of Teesside, 3,857; 6 Hofbrau, 3,863; 7 Coopers and Lybrand, 3,904; 8 Group 4, 3,965; 9 Interspray, 4,214; 10 Rhone-Poulenc, 4,441. (Information supplied by BT).