Day 3 RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Nika Unstoppable
A few boats had a good go at the front of the fleet on day three of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship, but none could match the consistency of Team Nika. Vladimir Prosikhin took the winner's gun in the first race of the day, sailed in 10 knots and lumpy seas. When the rain fell, it made little difference to his fortunes, following up with a second and fourth place. The Russian team has impressively taken a race win every day of the World Championship so far, putting them 15 points ahead.
Nika's closest rivals struggled, opening up a big points gap to second place, now held by Bronenosec with Ceeref on equal points. Tomorrow is the final day of competition and the sun is forecast to make a welcome return. The more important question for the RC44 fleet is, can anyone stop Nika from running away with the world title that Prosikhin last won in 2015?
The RC44 Marstrand World Championship is the third event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour, which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts.