ISAF Match Race Rankings for 15th May 2013

Ian Williams (GBR) Team Pindar and Johnie Berntsson return to the Argo Group Gold Cup
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Ian Williams (GBR) is perfectly primed at the top of the Open Rankings with a healthy advantage in the ISAF Match Race Rankings, while ISAF Nations Cup European Regional Final Winner Viktor Ogeman reaps the rewards of his success to move to a personal best of World #28.
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Open Rankings
With the Alpari World Match Race Tour getting underway on 15 May a busy year of Open match racing lies ahead and Ian Williams (GBR) is perfectly primed at the top of the Open Rankings with a healthy advantage. Williams is nearly 900 points ahead of Bjorn Hansen (SWE) and over 1,300 ahead of World #3 Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA).

Will Tiller (NZL) solidified his spot at World #7 after winning the 1010 4G Match Racing Hong Kong International, an ISAF Grade 2 regatta. In a dying breeze on the final day Tiller defeated World #4 Phil Robertson (NZL) in a single race final to claim the honours.

Maximillian Soh (SIN) missed out on the podium in Hong Kong, losing to World #1 Williams in the Petit Final. Soh was sailing at his first ISAF Grade 2 and will be buoyed by his result as he climbs from World #107 to World #77.

Peter Backe (SWE) won the ISAF Grade 3 1010 4G Match Racing Hong Kong Nationals in advance of the International event where he finished sixth. The result catapulted him from World #225 to World #143.

Sweden’s Viktor Ogeman claimed his spot for the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final set to be held in Middelfart, Denmark from 6-10 August by winning the European qualifier in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

Ogeman overcame Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) in a tricky semi-final before confidently breezing past Staffan Lindberg (FIN) 2-0 in the final.

By winning the ISAF Grade 2 regatta Ogeman has moved up to a personal best of World #28 and is looking forward to sailing at his first Grade 1 regatta, 'We are looking forward to competing in our first grade 1 event, and the Nations Cup no less. We expect the level of competition to be very high.'
Match racing - Open - Wednesday 15 May 2013
1Williams IanGBR 81112144
2Hansen BjornSWE 82211247
3Morvan Pierre-antoineFRA 83310812
4Robertson PhilipNZL 84410475
5Canfield TaylorISV 85510409
6Swinton KeithAUS 86310213
7Tiller WilliamNZL 87510190
8Jury LaurieNZL 88510182
9Berntsson JohnieSWE 8969762
10Gilmour PeterAUS 81019556
11Ferrarese SimoneITA 811118791
12Corbett ReubenNZL 812108570
13Monnin EricSUI 813118553
14Sehested NicolaiDEN 814148418
15Tarnacki PrzemekPOL 815138389
16Reece JordanAUS 816168388
17Aschenbrenner JoachimDEN 818178323
18Richard MathieuFRA 71718305
19Stanczyk MarekPOL 819197893
20Rosinski KrzysztofPOL 820207692

Women’s Rankings
There were no Women’s ISAF Graded events in the current Rankings period however based on the ranking system minor shifts in position are evident in this month’s rankings.

A busy period of Women’s Match Racing is on the horizon with the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship taking place in Busan, Korea from 4-9 June 2013.

A competitive field that includes former 2005 World Champion Sally Barkow (USA) and London 2012 Women’s Match Racing Olympic Champion Tamara Echegoyen (ESP) will make the trip to Korea to stake their claim for the world title.

Two ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals in Europe and Asia are scheduled ahead of the next Rankings release on 19 June as well as the ISAF Grade 1 St. Quay Women’s Match Racing event in France meaning that changes could be widespread in the next release.
Match racing - Women - Wednesday 15 May 2013
1Leroy ClaireFRAMarie Riou
Elodie Bertrand
2Skudina EkaterinaRUSElena Syuzeva
Elena Vorobeva
3Tunnicliffe AnnaUSADeborah Capozzi
Molly O'bryan Vandemoer
4Ulrikkeholm CamillaDEN 8647450
5Macgregor LucyGBRAnnie Lush
Kate Macgregor
6Price OliviaAUSNina Curtis
Katie Abbott
Lucinda Whitty
7Lehtinen SiljaFINSilja Kanerva
Mikaela Wulff
8Bossard JulieFRAPauline Courtois
Pauline Chalaux
9Echegoyen TamaraESPSofia Toro
Angela Pumariega
10Barkow SallyUSAElizabeth Kratzig Burnham
Alana O'reilly
11Decnop RenataBRA 812115652
12Bezel AlexaSUI 713125160
13Roca Mata SilviaESPEva Gonzalez
Lara Cacabelos
14Senfft JulianaBRA 814144951
15Mulder MandyNEDMerel Witteveen
Annemieke Bes
Annemiek Bekkering
16Groeneveld ReneeNEDMarcelien Bos-de Koning
Annemieke Bes
Mijke Lievens
17Tulloch GenevieveUSAAlice Leonard
Jennifer Chamberlin
18Tams NooraFIN 820183873
19Silva MartinaARG 819163838
20Sylvan CarolineSWE 722203790