Sporting Digest: Sailing

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The Independent Online
Pete Goss has been given the Sperry World Sailor of the year award at the International Sailing Federation meeting in Gothenburg. The award is in recognition of his rescue last year of Raphael Dinelli, who is now partnering Goss on the 50ft BMW Performance in the 4000 mile two- handed Jacques Vabre transatlantic from Le Havre to Catagena.

Over 120 boats are expected to contest the 630-mile Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race, starting Boxing Day, including a Royal Navy team skippered by Mickey Broughton.