Sporting Digest: Sailing

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DOLPHIN & YOUTH, the British 60- footer in the Whitbread Race, was ready to rejoin the fifth leg last night after repairs in Rio de Janeiro to a delaminated section of the hull. Chris Dickson's Tokio was meanwhile sailing north from Santos under jury rig waiting to co-ordinate the delivery of a new mast.

WHITBREAD ROUND THE WORLD RACE Fifth leg (Punta del Este, Urug, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla) Positions (with nautical miles to the finish): Maxi class: 1 Merit Cup (Swit) 3,514; 2 New Zealand Endeavour (NZ) 3,579; 3 La Poste (Fr) 3,584; 4 Uruguay Natural (Urug) 3,752. W60s: 1 Yamaha (Japan) 3,490; 2 Intrum Justitia (Europe) 3,505; 3 Brooksfield (It) 3,528; 4 Winston (Sp) 3,533; 5 Galicia 93 Pescanova (Sp) 3,534; 6 Heineken (US) 3,599; 7 Hetman Sahaidachny (Ukr) 3,649; 8 Odessa (Ukr) 3,761; 9 Dolphin & Youth (GB) 4,442; 10 Tokio (Japan) 4,543.

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