ISAF Match Race Rankings - Leroy, Williams on top

by ISAF 
Great Britain’s Ian Williams is on top of the Open match race rankings in the latest ISAF World Ranking
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Claire Leroy (FRA) has moved to World's number one in the Women’s Match Race Rankings, knocking Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) off the top after the American held top spot since 7 September 2011. In the Open Match Race Rankings Ian Williams (GBR) maintains a healthy advantage over the chasing pack.

Open Ranking

Great Britain’s Ian Williams remains a mainstay at the top of the Open Match Race Rankings whilst there has been some shifting of places in the top 25.

Congressional Cup, winner Simone Ferrarese (ITA) moves to World's number 11, a personal best for the Italian match racer. In a light wind finish in California, USA the Italian overcame the experienced Ed Baird (USA) in a one-race championship showdown. Ferrarese defeated Baird by 54 seconds to secure his first ISAF Grade 1 victory.

Baird moves back into the rankings for the first time since February 2011 counting only his second place in the Congressional Cup which puts him at World's number 266.

Taylor Canfield (ISV) qualified for the Congressional Cup by taking the honours at the ISAF Grade 2 Ficker Cup. He followed his victory up with a sixth at the Congressional Cup to take him to World's number five, his best ranking to date.

Trofeo Sir Thomas Lipton Match Race, an ISAF Grade 2 regatta, victor Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) moves up two places to World's number 18.

ISAF Nations Cup 2013 Regional Final South America winner Henrique Haddad drops one place to World number 37 whilst runner up Juan Grimaldi moves from World number 315 to World number 270.

New Zealand’s Chris Steele continues to progress nicely up the rankings after a third at the ISAF Grade 3 Hardy Cup and he counts six regattas to reach World number 37. Hardy Cup victor David Chapman (AUS) climbs from world's number 89 to world's number 42.

Further down the rankings Sam Gilmour (AUS) moves into the top 100 for the first time after a busy February where he took in three Grade 3 regattas, winning one and finishing third in the other.

Tomislav Basic (CRO)is the biggest mover this month following victories at the February Match Race and April Match Race in Scarlino, Italy. Top honours at the Grade 3 events have catapulted the Croatian from world's number 181 to world's number 58, however he is some distance away from his best ranking of world's number 10 that he achieved over 13 years ago.

Women’s Rankings

Claire Leroy (FRA) has dislodged Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) from the top of the Women’s Match Race Rankings. Leroy’s last match racing appearance at a Graded event came at the ISAF Grade 1 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race in October 2012 whereas Tunnicliffe’s was the ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds in June 2012. Based on the 24-month rolling system both sailors count eight regattas but Leroy has shown more consistency in the current period which reflects in the April 2013 rankings release.

France’s Claire Leroy takes the number one spot in the latest ISAF World Ranking


Just one Grade 2 event was sailed in the latest rankings period, the ISAF Nations Cup 2013 Regional Final South America. The final was sailed between Brazil’s Juliana Senftt and Argentina’s Martina Silva in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

The Brazilian took the honours by four races to two and qualified Brazil for the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark. The result also bumped Senfft up two places to World's number 14 and the Argentinean up three places to World's number 19.

Kathleen Stroinovsky (AUS) took a convincing gold at the Marinassess Women’s Match Racing regatta in Sydney, Australia. The victory at the ISAF Grade 3 regatta has moved her from World's number 188 to World's number 53. Also reaping the rewards from a strong performance in Sydney is Milly Bennett (AUS). The Australian came through in third and subsequently climbs up to World's number 47 from World's number 154.

New Zealand’s Susannah Pyatt sailed as crew with Stephanie Hazard’s women’s match racing crew at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, but Pyatt took to the helm recently. At her first attempt at the helm Pyatt won the ISAF Grade 3 New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. As her first graded event she moves to World's number 52. Runner-up Melinda Henshaw (NZL) also counts her first graded event and sits at World's number 58.

Singapore’s Denise Lim has enjoyed success at two ISAF Grade 5 regattas in Singapore in February which has bumped the Singaporean up to world's number 40 from World's number 77.

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Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Williams Ian

GBR

 

8

1

1

12152

2

Hansen Bjorn

SWE

 

8

2

2

11225

3

Morvan Pierre-antoine

FRA

 

8

3

3

10858

4

Robertson Philip

NZL

 

8

5

4

10702

5

Canfield Taylor

ISV

 

8

8

5

10409

6

Swinton Keith

AUS

 

8

4

3

10213

7

Tiller William

NZL

 

8

6

5

10190

8

Jury Laurie

NZL

 

8

7

5

10182

9

Berntsson Johnie

SWE

 

8

9

6

10113

10

Gilmour Peter

AUS

 

8

10

1

9556

11

Ferrarese Simone

ITA

 

8

15

11

8983

12

Corbett Reuben

NZL

 

8

12

10

8570

13

Monnin Eric

SUI

 

8

13

11

8494

14

Sehested Nicolai

DEN

 

8

14

14

8418

15

Tarnacki Przemek

POL

 

8

17

13

8389

16

Reece Jordan

AUS

 

8

16

16

8388

17

Richard Mathieu

FRA

 

7

18

1

8305

18

Aschenbrenner Joachim

DEN

 

8

20

18

8281

19

Stanczyk Marek

POL

 

8

19

19

7893

20

Rosinski Krzysztof

POL

 

8

22

20

7692


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Match racing - Women - Wednesday 17 April 2013

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Leroy Claire

FRA

Marie Riou
Elodie Bertrand

8

2

1

9921

2

Tunnicliffe Anna

USA

Deborah Capozzi
Molly O'bryan Vandemoer

8

1

1

9559

3

Skudina Ekaterina

RUS

Elena Syuzeva
Elena Vorobeva

8

3

3

9258

4

Macgregor Lucy

GBR

Annie Lush
Kate Macgregor

8

6

1

8975

5

Barkow Sally

USA

Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham
Alana O'reilly

7

5

3

7659

6

Ulrikkeholm Camilla

DEN

 

8

8

6

7605

7

Price Olivia

AUS

Nina Curtis
Katie Abbott
Lucinda Whitty

8

4

4

7440

8

Echegoyen Tamara

ESP

Sofia Toro
Angela Pumariega

8

7

5

6885

9

Lehtinen Silja

FIN

Silja Kanerva
Mikaela Wulff

8

10

3

6775

10

Bossard Julie

FRA

Pauline Courtois
Pauline Chalaux

8

12

6

6400

10 OH

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FRA

Alice Ponsar
Myrtille Ponge

8

9

5

8803

11

Roca Mata Silvia

ESP

Eva Gonzalez
Lara Cacabelos

7

9

9

6294

12

Decnop Renata

BRA

 

8

15

12

5652

13

Bezel Alexa

SUI

 

7

18

13

5160

14

Senfft Juliana

BRA

 

8

16

14

4951

15

Groeneveld Renee

NED

Merel Witteveen
Marcelien Bos-de Koning
Annemieke Bes
Mandy Mulder
Mijke Lievens

8

14

1

4829

16

Tulloch Genevieve

USA

Alice Leonard
Jennifer Chamberlin

6

11

8

4554

17

Mulder Mandy

NED

Merel Witteveen
Annemieke Bes
Annemiek Bekkering

6

13

11

4382

18

Gonçalves Rita

POR

Diana Neves
Mariana Lobato

8

17

16

4365

19

Silva Martina

ARG

 

8

22

16

3838

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