Sporting Digest: Sailing

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More big names are being lined up for the next leg to Sydney of the Whitbread Round the World race with John Kostecki due to join George Collins' Chessie Racing and the triple Olympic medallist Torben Grael coming in to strengthen Knut Frostad's defence of his overall lead on Innovation Kvaerner. Paul Standbridge on Toshiba has recruited the New Zealander Daniel Fong and the South African Ken Venn to replace the injured David Allen and the unavailable Chris Ward.

Chris Law yesterday won the Bayona Cup match racing series in Spain. With the Olympic silver medallist Ben Ainslie along in addition to his regular crew of Andy Hemmings, James Stagg and Julian Salter, he beat the triple gold medallist Jochen Schumann 3-0 in the semi-finals and France's Thierry Peponnet by the same score in the final.

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