ISAF World Match Race Rankings for 28 August 2013

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Canfield in action during Match Race Germany 2013
Brian Carlin
The ISAF World Match Race Rankings for 28 August 2013 have been released with Taylor Canfield (ISV) taking over as world number one in the Open Rankings, ending Ian Williams' run at the top that started on 11 January 2012. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) has moved to the top of the Women's Rankings pushing Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to world number two.

Open
Taylor Canfield (ISV) has ended Ian Williams' (GBR) run at the top of the Open Rankings following two big victories at the Chicago Match Cup, the fourth stop of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, and at the ISAF Grade II US Grand Slam also in Chicago, USA.

The U.S. Virgin Islands match racer is in strong contention for the ISAF World Match Racing World Championship with two Tour events to go and trails now world number two Williams by nine points on the 2013 leader board.

Stena Match Cup Sweden victor Bjorn Hansen (SWE) stays fourth whilst Australia's Keith Swinton moves from world number five to number three after steady performances in Sweden and USA.


Making a significant climb in this month's rankings is Australia's David Gilmour. Victories at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark, an ISAF Grade I event and at the Grade II International Match Race for the Detroit Cup sees Gilmour climb up to world number 14 from number 24.

Gilmour overcame host nation favourites Nicolai Sehested in the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final with a 3-0 victory. The Dane remains at world number 12.

Having fallen in the last two Open Rankings releases Przemek Tarnacki (POL) makes a climb this month to world number 16 from world number 38. The Polish match racer won the ISAF Grade II Nowe Warpno Match Race in Szczecin Bay, Poland followed by gold at the Gdynia Match Cup, an ISAF Grade 2 regatta to help his progression back up the rankings.

A string of second place finishes for Chris Steele (NZL) at the Governors Cup, Kintec Summer Invitational Match Racing Regatta, US Grand Slam and International Match Race for the Detroit Cup sees Kiwi youngster Chris Steele enter the top 25 for the first time.

Defeating Steele at the Governors Cup was Sam Gilmour (AUS) who shifts up to world number 50 from number 72 this month.

This month's biggest climber is another Steele defeater, Ryan Davidson (USA), who overcame the Kiwi at the Kintec Summer Invitational Match Racing Regatta in Vancouver, Canada. The victory moves the American a staggering 84 places up to world number 66.

Women's Rankings
Lucy Macgregor (GBR) reclaimed the world number one spot in the Women's Rankings after she finished second at both the New York Women's Invitational in Oyster Bay, USA and the Lysekil Women's Match in Sweden.

Macgregor's performances on the Inaugural Women's Match Race Series were consistent and culminated in her taking the first title, sealing it with her runners up spot in Lysekil. Her steady run of results also ensured a return to the top of the Women's Rankings for the first time since 6th July 2011 having played second fiddle to Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) all throughout 2012 and early 2013.


Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN) put together a run of three consecutive podium finishes in July and August with a second place at the Stena Match Cup Sweden Women's Trophy in Marstrand, Sweden, a third at the New York Women's Invitational and a second place at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final. All three were ISAF Grade I events which promotes the Dane up to world number four from world number 22.

Defeating the Dane on her home waters in Middelfart, Denmark at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in an epic finale was Brazil's Juliana Senfft.

Having gone two races down the Brazilian fought back hard to claw the tie level before taking the deciding race to clinch the Nations Cup title and the full points in the ISAF Grade 1 regatta. The result maintains Senfft's spot at world number 12.

Lysekil Women's Match victor Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) drops out of top spot and into world number two.

Stephanie Roble's (USA) Stena Match Cup victory and fourth at the New York Invitational moves her up a spot to world number six, a personal best.

Sweden's Anna Kjellberg took the New York honours to climb from world number eight to world number five, a best ranking to date for the Swede.

15.00 Match racing - Open - Wednesday 28 August 2013

Pos

Name 

Country 

Crew 

Events  

Previous 

Best 

Points

1

Taylor Canfield

ISV

 

8

2

1

11832

2

Ian Williams

GBR

 

8

1

1

11598

3

Keith Swinton

AUS

 

8

5

3

11051

4

Bjorn Hansen

SWE

 

8

4

2

10304

5

Pierre-antoine Morvan

FRA

 

8

3

3

10164

6

William Tiller

NZL

 

8

6

5

10101

7

Mathieu Richard

FRA

 

8

7

1

10042

8

Johnie Berntsson

SWE

 

8

8

6

10001

9

Philip Robertson

NZL

 

8

9

4

9997

10

Simone Ferrarese

ITA

 

8

11

10

9614

11

Laurie Jury

NZL

 

8

10

5

9208

12

Nicolai Sehested

DEN

 

8

12

12

9133

13

Joachim Aschenbrenner

DEN

 

8

15

13

8445

14

David Gilmour

AUS

 

8

24

14

8409

15

Staffan Lindberg

FIN

 

8

17

5

8406

16

Przemek Tarnacki

POL

 

8

38

13

8345

17

Reuben Corbett

NZL

 

8

16

10

8282

18

Marek Stanczyk

POL

 

8

13

13

8141

19

Mati Sepp

EST

 

8

18

18

7972

20

Eric Monnin

SUI

 

8

14

11

7880

21

Viktor Ogeman

SWE

 

8

23

21

7639

22

Peter Gilmour

AUS

 

8

20

1

7582

23

Krzysztof Rosinski

POL

 

8

21

18

7367

24

Donald Wilson

USA

 

8

25

24

7247

25

Chris Steele

NZL

 

8

36

25

7175

 Match racing - Women - Wednesday 28 August 2013

Pos 

Name 

Country

Crew

Events

Previous 

Best

Points

1

Lucy Macgregor

GBR

Annie Lush
Kate Macgregor

8

2

1

10353

2

Camilla Ulrikkeholm

DEN

Louise Ulrikkeholm
Josefine Boel Rasmussen
Joan Hansen
Trine Palludan

8

1

1

9250

3

Ekaterina Skudina

RUS

Ekaterina Chashchina
Tatiana Lartseva
Silke Hahlbrock
Elena Syuzeva
Vera Dubina
Elena Vorobeva

8

5

2

7940

4

Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen

DEN

Susanne Boidin
Tina Schmidt

8

22

1

7337

5

Anna Kjellberg

SWE

Malin Källström
Karin Almquist
Johanna Larsson
Linnéa Wennergren
Annie Wennergren
Linda Härsjö
Lotta Harrysson
Martin Krite

8

9

5

7118

6

Stephanie Roble

USA

Maggie Shea
Darby Smith

8

7

6

7081

7

Claire Leroy

FRA

Marie Riou
Elodie Bertrand

6

8

1

7041

8

Julie Bossard

FRA

Pauline Courtois
Pauline Chalaux

8

3

3

7012

9

Tamara Echegoyen

ESP

Mariana Lobato
Eva Gonzalez
Lara Cacabelos
Sofia Toro
Angela Pumariega

7

4

4

6818

10

Alexa Bezel

SUI

Corinne Meyer
Manon Kivell
Romy Hasler
Laurane Mettraux

8

6

6

5689

11

Juliana Senfft

BRA

 

8

12

11

5255

12

Caroline Sylvan

SWE

 

8

13

12

4751

13

Renata Decnop

BRA

 

8

10

10

4085

14

Anna Tunnicliffe

USA

Deborah Capozzi
Molly O'bryan Vandemoer

4

15

1

4021

15

Silvia Roca Mata

ESP

Eva Gonzalez
Lara Cacabelos

5

11

9

4012

16

Olivia Price

AUS

Nina Curtis
Lucinda Whitty

4

17

4

3797

17

Genevieve Tulloch

USA

 

5

19

8

3748

18

Noora Tams

FIN

 

8

16

16

3690

19

Silja Lehtinen

FIN

Silja Kanerva
Mikaela Wulff

4

20

3

3529

20

Claudia Pierce

NZL

Aimee Famularo
Paige Maree Cook
Janelle Peat
Hannah Louise Osborne

4

21

20

3330

21

Sally Barkow

USA

Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham
Alana O'reilly

5

14

3

3282

22

Rita Gonçalves

POR

 

5

23

16

3018

23

Milly Bennett

AUS

 

5

34

23

2742

24

Mandy Mulder

NED

Merel Witteveen
Annemiek Bekkering

4

18

11

2593

25

Anna Kjellgren

SWE

 

6

39

17

2558

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