Sporting Digest: Sailing

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GRANT DALTON, skipper of Endeavour, the leading maxi in the Whitbread Round the World race, has a lead of just two miles over the first two yachts in the W60 class - Chris Dickson's Tokio and Ross Field's Yamaha - but is still on course to break the record set last time by Peter Blake's Steinlager.

WHITBREAD ROUND THE WORLD RACE: Sixth leg (Fort Lauderdale to Southampton) Positions (with miles to finish): Maxi class: 1 New Zealand Endeavour, 642; 2 La Poste, 745; 3 Merit Cup, 747; 4 Uruguay Natural, 1,294. Whitbread 60s: 1= Tokio, Yamaha, 644; 3 Winston, 666; 4 Intrum Justitia, 744; 5 Reebok, 756; 6 Galicia '93 Pescanova, 917; 7 Brooksfield, 988; 8 Heineken, 1,042; 9 Hetman Sahaidachny, 1,115; 10 Odessa, 1,165.

CITROEN XANTIA DART 18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Pentewan Sands, Cornwall) Race Four: 1 D Lloyd and C Snell (Stoke Bay SC); 2 J Barnham and L Barnham (Smettisham SC); 3 D Bartlett and M Gent (Smettisham SC); 4 R Garcka and S Garcka (Worthing SC); 5 B Phipps and C Phipps (Restronguet SC); 6 P Lewer and K Healey (Stoke Bay SC). Overall standings: 1 Garcka and Garka; 2 R Thomas and K Thomas (Restronguet SC); 3 Barnham and Barnham.