Nick Dempsey is within touching distance of his first Windsurfing World Championship Title

Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey is within touching distance of windsurfing World Championship glory, with just his final medal race left to run at the 2009 RS:X Worlds at Weymouth and Portland.

It’s a two-horse race for gold in the men’s fleet, with Dempsey leading by a six point margin over Israeli windsurfer Nimrod Mashiah heading into the final day.

Barring a disqualification in today’s (10 September) final, Dempsey is certain to take home at least a silver from his home Championships, held at the newly opened Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and needs to finish no more than two places behind his Israeli rival to ensure his first ever world crown.

The European Ladies Champion Marina Alabau has dominated the women’s fleet since the start of these Championships and retains the overall lead heading into the final day.

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