Danish crew SAP Extreme Sailing Team finished the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat with a one-point buffer over arch rivals Oman Air.
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SAP, home team Oman Air and 2016 Extreme Sailing Series champions Alinghi all held the top spot at some stage during the third thrilling day of racing at Muscat's Almouj Golf.
When the bumper day of super-fast foiling under Oman's bright blue skies finally wound up it was the Danes who came away with the tiniest of advantages.
SAP Extreme Sailing Team notched up their sixth win in the opening race as the action got underway with reaching starts in a solid 12 to 15 knots of breeze.
But Oman Air and Alinghi immediately answered back with victories of their own which saw the team at the top of the Act standings change seven times over the course of the day.
It all came down to the last race of the day – and SAP Extreme Sailing Team's runner-up spot behind Alinghi mean they go into the finale of Act 1 in pole position.
With one more day of racing to go, including the final double points-scoring race, a monumental battle for the first Act win of the 2017 season is guaranteed.
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11 March 2017 10:28 GMT