Sporting Digest: sailing

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Isabelle Autissier's 60-foot yacht was knocked down by an errant wave yesterday in the southern Indian Ocean, but the French sailor still kept her grip on the lead in the second leg of the Around Alone race. Autissier, the lone woman in the race, holds a 29-mile lead over Marc Thiercelin, also of France.

Hannah Stodel, 13, from Colchester, is the 1998 BT Yachting Journalist's Association Young Sailor of the Year.

Greene 5-4; P Ebdon bt J White 5-4; P Davies (Wal) bt J Wattana (Thai) 5-4.

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