Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti are proving to be a force to be reckoned with at the Nacra17 World Championships ©Getty Images

Olympic champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti continued to set a stunning standard of racing at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Nova Scotia by winning two more races after six consecutive triumphs earlier in the competition.

The Italian pair ended the Nacra 17 qualification phase of the competition by winning every race bar one, a bar that compatriots Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei could not contend with in Canada.

Ugolini and Giubilei recorded 10th, fifth and 18th places on day three, although the latter result was rubbed off their net score as it was the highest total they had scored.

Finnish pair Sinem Kurtbay and Akseli Keskinen held onto third after finishing fourth, 10th and ninth.

Britain's John Gimson and Anna Burnet, who won gold in 2021 and Olympic silver at Tokyo 2020, were unable to breach the top five having come sixth in the standings.

New Zealand pair Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson and Australian couple Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin finished above them in fourth and fifth respectively.  

Meanwhile, The Netherlands' Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken, the 2021 world champions, held firm on top spot for the 49er event despite stuttering.

They registered finishes of second, 11th, 10th and third to hold on to first but by just three net points as Spanish duo Diego Botin and Florian Trittel Paul breathe down their necks.

Anna Burnet, left, and John Gimson, right, were not able to break into the initial five of the Nacra 17 event ©Getty Images
Anna Burnet, left, and John Gimson, right, were not able to break into the initial five of the Nacra 17 event ©Getty Images

A consistent run of ninth, seventh and second displayed why they are within contention for the crown.

New Zealand's Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn took third after winning two of the four races and coming sixth and eighth in the other events.

In the 49erFX discipline, Sweden's Vilma Bobeck and Rebecca Netzler moved to first following the completion of all nine races.

Dutch couple Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz dropped to second while Spain's Támara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló ended the day where they started it - in third.

The competition is scheduled to continue tomorrow.