Sporting Digest: Sailing

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MURRAY ROSS, the navigator, and crewman, Colin Booth, have both left New Zealand Endeavour, Grant Dalton's new maxi, which takes part in the Whitbread Race in September. Their places on the UAP Round Europe Race, which starts from La Rochelle on Sunday, have been taken by Allan Prior and Ed Danby.

BRITISH STEEL CHALLENGE Fourth leg: (Cape Town to Southampton) (Positions, with miles to the finish): 1 Commercial Union 984; 2 Group 4 995; 3 Nuclear Electric 1,007; 4 Rhone-Poulenc 1,007; 5 British Steel II 1,036; 6 Coopers & Lybrand 1,070; 7 Hofbrau 1,091; 8 Pride of Teesside 1,098; 9 InterSpray 1,128; 10 Heath Insured 1,404.