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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 12 August 2013

by ISAF on 13 Aug 2013
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan after crossing the 470 Worlds finish line Thom Touw © http://www.thomtouw.com
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 12 August 2013 have been released with Australia's Mat Belcher still dominating in the Men’s 470 after a 17th straight victory and fourth world title in a row. The USA's Caleb Paine has shifted Aussie Brendan Casey from the Finn top spot whilst Croatians have risen to number one in the 49er for the very first time. Six British sailors also emerge among the top three.

Mat Belcher made it 17 consecutive victories in a row at the 470 Worlds, his fourth World Championship title in as many years. The victory was Belcher’s ninth straight regatta gold medal with Will Ryan and solidified their stronghold on the Men’s 470 World Rankings.

Austria’s Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichsteaedter remain at world number two whilst there is significant movement below the top two.

Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield came through in fifth at the 470 Worlds and jumped up to world number eight from world number 21.

Japan’s Kazuto Doi and Kimihiko Imamura have taken in seven 470 events since March 2013 and have recorded some up and down results. A 26th at the 470 Worlds moved them to world number 18 from world number 27, a personal best for the Japanese duo.


Moving to the top of the Women’s 470 Rankings for the first time is Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar. The pair have had a busy 2013 taking in seven regattas that culminated in a European bronze medal in June and a silver medal most recently at the Worlds.

Current Olympic Champions and new 470 World Champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) are at world number 14 but only count four results compared to their rivals around them who count the full six.

2012 Women’s 470 Champions and London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark returned to the boat at the 2013 470 Worlds, finishing down in 12th position. They move from world number 85 to world number 41.


Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) won the inaugural Nacra 17 World Championship in The Hague, The Netherlands. The pair have taken in three regattas putting together a fourth at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, a second at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres and a gold medal in the Hague. Out of 600 points available to them they hold 574 and are currently ranked world number 10 as their rivals count more events to their total.

Holding onto the world number one spot for the second release running is Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank (AUT) who finished tenth at the Nacra 17 Worlds after claiming a bronze at the 100-point Kieler-Woche in advance.

After the Nacra 17 Worlds changes are prevalent all throughout the latest rankings.


Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) remain at world number one in the 49erFX for the third consecutive ranking release. They are followed by Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Italy’s Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich.

Ida Marie Baad and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) were crowned European Champions at the start of July and took the full 100-points to move up one spot to world number eight.


Croatia’s Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupac take world number one in the 49er for the first time after steady results since the turn of the year. The pair count six regattas in their points total and whilst they only have one podium finish to their name in the current period they have shown the most consistency and have been duly rewarded with the top spot.

Niko Delle Karth and Nikolaus Resch (AUT) are the biggest movers jumping from world number 81 to world number 49. The pair won gold at the 100-point Kieler Woche and came eighth at the European Championship to set up their progression.


Brendan Casey’s (AUS) reign at Finn world number one, which started on 19 September 2012, has come to an end after Caleb Paine (USA) dislodged him. Paine’s consistent results over the last 12-months resulted in him taking top spot. Casey meanwhile fell to world number four with Great Britain’s Mark Andrews and Andrew Mills moving to personal bests of world number two and number three.

Vasilij Zbogar won gold at the 100-point Finn Europeans and sits at world number 17, counting four regatta scores.

Max Salminen’s progression in the Finn continues and he moves up 25 places to world number 29.


A silver medal at the 100-point RS:X European Championship in Brest, France ensured Bryony Shaw (GBR) remains at world number one for the third consecutive rankings release.

Bronze medallist Blanca Manchon (ESP) moves up one place to world number two whilst event winner Charline Picon (FRA) is world number eight.


For the fourth release in a row Ivan Pastor (ESP) holds a healthy advantage at the top of the Men’s RS:X rankings.

Byron Kokkalanis picked up top honours at the RS:X Europeans and moved up two places to world number nine having taken all 100 rankings points on offer.


Tom Burton (AUS) remains atop of the Laser rankings for the seventh consecutive release whilst compatriot Ryan Palk sits behind him. The Australians haven’t sailed since May but their performances over 12 months have been strong enough for them to maintain their positions.

Australian sailors take four of the top five spots with Sweden’s Jesper Stalheim, current world number three, sandwiched between the top two and Matt Wearn at world number four and Ashley Brunning at world number five.


There is no change right at the top of the Laser Radial rankings as Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) sits comfortably ahead of the pack.

Finland’s Tuula Tenkanen took gold at the 100-point Kieler Woche which pushed her up from world number 16 up to world number seven, four places off her personal best.

Making a huge climb up the rankings is Russia’s Svetlana Shnitko who put in steady performances at the 100-point Kieler-Woche and Laser Europa Cup – Germany regattas. The Russian sailor moves up from world number 104 to world number 59.

Also making an impressive climb is American sailor Simone Staff. She counts three regattas in her points total and an eighth at the Laser North American Championship pushes her from world number 103 to number 62, a personal best.

 Fleet racing - Men - 470 - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos 

Name

Country

Crew

Events 

Previous

Best

Points

1

Mathew Belcher

AUS

William Ryan

6

1

1

1000

2

Matthias Schmid

AUT

Florian Reichsteaedter

6

2

2

881

3

Paul Snow-hansen

NZL

Daniel Willcox

6

5

3

811

4

Sofian Bouvet

FRA

Jeremie Mion

6

8

4

796

5

David Bargehr

AUT

Lukas Mähr

6

3

3

776

6

Lucas Calabrese

ARG

Juan De La Fuente

5

7

4

769

7

Jan-jasper Wagner

GER

Dustin Baldewein

6

4

4

762

8

Luke Patience

GBR

Joe Glanfield

5

21

3

756

9

Panagiotis Mantis

GRE

Pavlos Kagialis

5

19

2

720

10

Sime Fantela

CRO

Igor Marenic

6

9

1

687

Fleet racing - Women - 470 - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Lara Vadlau

AUT

Anneloes Van Veen
Jolanta Ogar

6

2

1

870

2

Fernanda Oliveira

BRA

Ana Luiza Barbachan

5

3

1

869

3

Sophie Weguelin

GBR

Eilidh Mcintyre

6

4

3

826

4

Anne Haeger

USA

Briana Provancha

6

1

1

820

5

Xiaoli Wang

CHN

Xufeng Huang

4

6

3

711

6

Afrodite Kyranakou

NED

Anneloes Van Veen

6

10

6

691

7

Tina Mrak

SLO

Veronika Macarol

6

5

4

673

8

Agnieszka Skrzypulec

POL

Natalia Wojcik

6

12

8

643

9

Enia Nincevic

CRO

Romana Zupan

6

8

6

600

10

Cassandre Blandin

FRA

Mery De Bellegarde Charlotte

5

7

7

552

Fleet racing - Men - 49er - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Pavle Kostov

CRO

Petar Cupac

6

7

1

703

2

Julien D'ortoli

FRA

Noé Delpech

6

2

2

670

3

Erik Heil

GER

Thomas Plößel

5

6

2

654

4

David Evans

GBR

Edward Powys

5

4

4

649

5

Lukasz Przybytek

POL

Pawel Kolodzinski

6

11

5

629

6

Dylan Fletcher

GBR

Alain Sign

5

9

6

623

7

Mathieu Frei

CAL

Yann Rocherieux

6

1

1

604

8

Jan Hauke Erichsen

GER

Max Lutz

6

5

5

584

9

Ryan Pesch

USA

Trevor Burd

6

13

9

552

10

Carlos Paz

ESP

Anton Paz Blanco

6

12

8

551

Fleet racing - Women - 49erFX - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Alexandra Maloney

NZL

Molly Meech

5

1

1

787

2

Martine Soffiatti Grael

BRA

Kahena Kunze

6

2

1

765

3

Giulia Conti

ITA

Francesca Clapcich

6

3

3

611

4

Tina Lutz

GER

Susann Beucke

5

6

4

594

5

Victoria Jurczok

GER

Anika Lorenz

6

7

5

554

6

Charlotte Dobson

GBR

Sophie Ainsworth
Mary Rook
Nicola Groves

4

4

4

546

7

Annemiek Bekkering

NED

Claire Blom

4

5

5

506

8

Ida Marie Baad

DEN

Marie Thusgaard Olsen

4

9

5

428

9

Penny Clark

GBR

Sophie Ainsworth
Mary Rook
Stephanie Orton
Nicola Groves

4

8

8

391

10

Frances Peters

GBR

Sophie Ainsworth
Mary Rook
Nicola Groves
Pippa Taylor

5

10

10

388

Fleet racing - Men - Laser - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Tom Burton

AUS

 

6

1

1

890

2

Ryan Palk

AUS

 

6

2

2

842

3

Jesper Stalheim

SWE

 

6

3

2

838

4

Matthew Wearn

AUS

 

6

4

4

828

5

Ashley Brunning

AUS

 

6

6

4

810

6

Jean Baptiste Bernaz

FRA

 

6

5

5

783

7

Karl-martin Rammo

EST

 

6

10

6

765

8

Andy Maloney

NZL

 

6

7

2

763

9

Bruno Fontes

BRA

 

5

17

2

757

10

Sam Meech

NZL

 

6

8

5

750

Fleet racing - Women - Laser Radial - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

BLR

 

6

1

1

808

2

Chloe Martin

GBR

 

6

4

2

620

3

Isabella Bertold

CAN

 

4

6

2

605

4

Annalise Murphy

IRL

 

6

2

2

604

5

Alison Young

GBR

 

5

7

2

603

6

Mathilde De Kerangat

FRA

 

6

3

3

589

7

Tuula Tenkanen

FIN

 

4

16

3

586

8

Ashley Stoddart

AUS

 

5

8

8

578

9

Amélie Riou

FRA

 

6

12

9

576

10

Manon Kivell

SUI

 

5

5

5

575

Fleet racing - Men - Finn - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Caleb Paine

USA

 

6

2

1

803

2

Mark Andrews

GBR

 

6

7

2

749

3

Andrew Mills

GBR

 

6

3

3

738

4

Brendan Casey

AUS

 

5

1

1

726

5

Alexey Selivanov

RUS

 

6

4

4

668

6

Lauri Väinsalu

EST

 

6

5

5

652

7

Jake Lilley

AUS

 

6

8

7

636

8

Björn Allansson

SWE

 

6

6

3

628

9

Pieter-jan Postma

NED

 

4

13

3

580

10

Giorgio Poggi

ITA

 

5

12

10

567

Fleet racing - Mixed - Nacra 17 - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Thomas Zajac

AUT

Tanja Chiara Frank

6

1

1

726

2

Tim Shuwalow

SWE

Hanna Klinga

5

5

2

684

3

Renee Groeneveld

NED

Karel Begemann

4

3

3

643

4

Moana Vaireaux

FRA

Manon Audinet

4

4

4

639

5

Ben Saxton

GBR

Hannah Diamond

5

6

5

632

6

Lucy Macgregor

GBR

Tom Phipps

5

2

2

629

7

Jason Waterhouse

AUS

Lisa Darmanin

6

12

7

620

8

Matías Bühler

SUI

Nathalie Brugger

5

14

8

598

9

Vittorio Bissaro

ITA

Silvia Sicouri

5

13

9

578

10

Billy Besson

FRA

Marie Riou

3

7

1

574

Fleet racing - Men - RS:X - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Ivan Pastor Lafuente

ESP

 

6

1

1

914

2

Ricardo Santos

BRA

 

5

2

2

762

3

Nick Dempsey

GBR

 

6

4

1

696

4

Ho Tsun Leung

HKG

 

5

3

3

632

5

Dorian Van Rijsselberge

NED

 

4

5

4

567

6

Elliot Carney

GBR

 

5

6

6

543

7

Tom Squires

GBR

 

6

9

7

542

8

Cheng Chun Leung Michael

HKG

 

5

7

7

536

9

Kiran Badloe

NED

 

4

11

9

515

10

Byron Kokalanis

GRE

 

4

14

8

482

Fleet racing - Women - RS:X - Monday 12 August 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Bryony Shaw

GBR

 

6

1

1

943

2

Blanca Manchon

ESP

 

6

3

2

900

3

Flavia Tartaglini

ITA

 

6

2

1

822

4

Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan

HKG

 

6

4

2

791

5

Maayan Davidovich

ISR

 

5

5

5

746

6

Isobel Hamilton

GBR

 

6

6

3

530

7

Lilian De Geus

NED

 

4

8

7

510

8

Charline Picon

FRA

 

3

11

3

470

9

Patricia Freitas

BRA

 

3

7

6

446

10

Malgorzata Bialecka

POL

 

4

13

10

428


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