Sporting Digest: Sailing
Monday 29 December 1997
The American brothers Jonathon and Charlie McKee yesterday led the field at the end of the first day of the 49er World Championships in Perth, Western Australia. They had a one-point lead over the New Zealanders Dan Slator and Nathan Handley after three races on the Swan River in the high-performance dinghy class, which will make its debut at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The McKees, from Seattle, claimed two firsts and a second place. Slator and Handley earned one first and two second places.The top seeds, Chris Nicholson and Daniel Phillips, of Australia, are 23rd after being forced to retire from one heat with a broken rudder.
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