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Time for RC44 teams to man-up!

With just one day remaining of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship, can Team Nika be caught for the world title?

John Bassadone on the golden wheels - Click image for a larger image

With a 15-point advantage over the two boats in second place, Vladimir Prosikhin sits in an unusually strong position for such a competitive fleet.

Cameron Dunn, tactician on Bronenosec Sailing Team in second overall, believes the world title is gone.

Team Nika has won a race on each of the three days and has been the top performing boat of each day, scoring 1,2,5 in the shifty 9 to 10 knot breeze today.

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When there are at least three races remaining and all scores to count, the world title theoretically remains anybody's game.

Eight of the nine competing crews still have a mathematical chance of winning.

Terry Hutchinson on championship leader Team Nika does not intend to relax, "We're going to keep the hammer down. Same tactics, same as any other day."

If the battle to beat Team Nika for the world title looks like mission impossible, there is everything to play for in the battle for the remaining podium.

This event isn't just about winning the Worlds, it's about notching up a good score to add to the sheet for the 2017 series.

Where other event scores are discardable, the result from the Worlds is not. So every team will be fighting tooth and nail on the final day.

Bronenosec Sailing Team and Team CEEREF sit in second overall on 42 points while Team Aqua sits in 7th overall, just five points behind.

Sandwiched in the middle are Katusha in fourth, Artemis Racing in fifth and Peninsula Petroleum in sixth.

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13 August 2017 8:20 GMT


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