Sporting Digest: Sailing

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THE Class One monohulls, QAB III, skippered by Mark Gatehouse, and Richard Tolkien's Enif, set out from Hartlepool for Plymouth on Monday night on the last leg of the 2,000-mile Teeside two-handed Round Britain and Ireland race, attempting to break the 1982 course record of 10 days and 16 hours for the class. La Kota, the Class One trimaran which crossed the finish in Plymouth shortly before midnight on Monday, failed to achieve the outright record after being becalmed for five hours in the Channel.

50-FOOT WORLD CUP (Cowes) Race 4: 1 Indulgence (G Walker, GB); 2 Container (U Schutz, Ger); 3 Heaven is Irish (W Johns, Aus). Race 5: 1 Mandrake (G Carriero, It); 2 Heaven is Irish; 3 Ragamuffin (S Fischer, Aus). Overall: 1 Corum Saphir (J Bannwart, Fr); 2 Indulgence; 3 Ragamuffin.