Sporting Digest: Sailing

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FOR the second leg in succession Heineken, the all-woman entry skippered by Dawn Riley in the Whitbread Round the World Race, has lost the bottom third of her rudder, this time with 2,300 miles to go to the finish of the fifth leg in Fort Lauderdale. Lawrie Smith's Intrum Justitia has been taking a mile an hour out of the leader Ross Field's Yamaha but is still 191 miles behind.

WHITBREAD ROUND THE WORLD RACE Fifth leg (Punta del Este, Urug, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla, US) Positions (with miles to finish): Maxi class: 1 Merit Cup 2,022; 2 New Zealand Endeavour 2,082; 3 La Poste 2,230; 4 Uruguay Natural 2,543. Whitbread 60s: 1 Yamaha 1,955; 2 Intrum Justitia 2,146; 3 Brooksfield 2,168; 4 Galicia '93 Pescanova 2,188; 5 Winston 2,216; 6 Heineken 2,334; 7 Hetman Sahaidachny 2,462; 8 Odessa 2,636; 9 Dolphin & Youth 3,219; 10 Tokio 3,758.

IN Poole, Stuart Childerley won the first of the BT/Royal Yachting Association match race championship heats from Ian Budgen, Steve Rich and Cathy Foster.

BACARDI WARSASH SPRING SERIES Fifth race (provisional results): 1 IMS: Sunstone (T and V Jackson); 2 Xcommunicate (C Sandison); 3 The Great Bear (R A Gale). CHS2: 1 Notorious VI (D Tydeman); 2 Just Midnight (D Cable); 3 Sharp Exit (N Sharp). CHS3: 1 Chantue of Emsworth (C Hornsey); 2 Prime Cut (P Parker); 3 Flair II (J MacGregor). CHS4: 1 Bramble (K Hancock); 2 Gerda (A Razmilovic); 3 Rooster (P and M Pym). CHS5: 1 Gauntlet (A Soanes); 2 Menace (T Rees); 3 Odd Job (R and R Nash). X99: 1 Saxon Girl (R Boulter); 2 Xpresso (J Taylor); 3 Panic IV (B Leth). Sigma 38: 1 Summer Pudding (D Knight); 2 Highlander (G Logan); 3 Winds Will (Kendrick and Green). Sigma 33: 1 Aliseo (E Smith); 2 Shadowfax (J Nelson); 3 Auditrac (D Harckham). J24: 1 Completely Hatstand (T Johns); 2 Joint Venture (R Simonds); 3 Jeepers (P Owen).