Sporting Digest: Sailing

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The Independent Online
The light airs which have dogged the first two days were continuing to dictate slow progress for the fleet of identical 80ft maxis in the first race of the Adecco World Championship from Cadiz to Lorient yesterday. Most had made it only as far as Lisbon, averaging just five knots and pushing the likely finish date back to Friday. Ernesto Bertarelli of Switzerland's Maxalinghi was reported to be among the leaders.

In the lead of the 50ft class on the final leg of the Around Alone Race from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Charleston, South Carolina, was Britain's Mike Garside in Magellan Alpha.