ISAF Match Race Rankings – Williams and Tunnicliffe top list

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ISAF Match Race Rankings for January 2012.

Ian Williams (GBR) has moved to the top of the Open Match Race Rankings whilst Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) stays top of the Women’s Rankings.


Open Rankings
Ian Williams (GBR) lost his World number one spot in October after finishing seventh in the Argo Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda. But the Brit bounced back at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, defeating Johnie Berntsson (SWE) 3-1 in the final to claim the cup and the World Match Racing Tour title for the third time.

Berntsson’s second place finish at the Monsoon Cup was his second successive final loss in the World Match Race Tour after he finished second to Torvar Mirsky (AUS) at the Argo Cup. Despite this, he has climbed up to World number seven, equalling his previous best that came in May 2009.

Mirsky, last rankings World number one, had a disappointing end to the Tour finishing ninth in Malaysia. His result sees the Australian drop out of the top three. Francesco Bruni (ITA) occupies the World number two spot and Jesper Radich (DEN) is World number three.

Finland’s Staffan Lindberg climbs up one place to World number 14 following his victory at the ISAF Grade 2 Carlos Aguilar Match Race in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. America’s Sally Barkow finished second to Lindberg in St. Thomas to jump from World number 86 to a personal best of number 46 in the Open Rankings.

One of the biggest movers is Nicholas Dugdale (USA) who had two podium finishes at ISAF Grade 3 Regattas. The 21-year-old won the PCCSC Match Race Championship before finishing third at the ICSA Match Racing National Championship. He moves from World number 206 to World number 106.

Women’s Rankings
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) capped off a wonderful 2011 by winning Women’s Match Racing gold at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships to extend her advantage in the Women’s Rankings.

The American comprehensively defeated Lucy Macgregor 4-0 in the final in Perth earning Tunnicliffe her 12th Match Racing podium finish in 2011 and her sixth gold of the year. Macgregor’s defeat pushed her up one place to World number two.

Claire Leroy (FRA) finished third in Perth defeating Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) in the Petit Final. She is World number three with the Russian World number five.

Brazil’s Renato Decnop moved to World number 21 following a busy period of Match Racing towards the back end of 2011. The Brazilian won the ISAF Grade 2 Porto Alegre Match Race Cup - Campeonato Iberoamericano de Match Race Feminino in November before finishing 17th in Perth.

Peru’s Tania Zimmermann finished fifth at the Porto Alegre Match Race Cup and 25th in Perth to move her from World number 97 to number 63.

Match racing - Open

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Williams Ian

GBR

 

8

2

1

11880

2

Bruni Francesco

ITA

 

8

3

1

11337

3

Radich Jesper

DEN

 

8

6

1

11116

4

Mirsky Torvar

AUS

 

8

1

1

11065

5

Morvan Pierre-antoine

FRA

 

8

4

4

10976

6

Hansen Bjorn

SWE

 

8

5

4

10635

7

Berntsson Johnie

SWE

 

8

14

7

10002

8

Richard Mathieu

FRA

 

8

7

1

9888

9

Robertson Philip

NZL

 

8

8

7

9757

10

Gilmour Peter

AUS

 

8

11

1

9472

11

Jury Laurie

NZL

 

8

10

10

9308

12

Swinton Keith

AUS

 

8

9

9

9119

13

Ebler Mads

DEN

 

8

13

8

9093

14

Lindberg Staffan

FIN

 

8

15

5

8979

15

Monnin Eric

SUI

 

8

16

11

8830

16

Corbett Reuben

NZL

 

8

17

10

8824

17

Ferrarese Simone

ITA

 

8

18

17

8768

18

Iehl Damien

FRA

 

8

19

3

8717

19

Tiller William

NZL

 

8

20

18

8642

20

Tarnacki Przemek

POL

 

8

21

20

8458


Click here for full open ranking list

Match racing - Women

Pos

Name

Country

Crew

Events

Previous

Best

Points

1

Tunnicliffe Anna

USA

Deborah Capozzi
Molly O'bryan Vandemoer

8

1

1

11659

2

Macgregor Lucy

GBR

Nicola Muller
Ally Martin
Mary Rook
Annie Lush
Kate Macgregor

8

3

1

11351

3

Leroy Claire

FRA

Marie Riou
Elodie Bertrand

8

2

1

11118

4

Barkow Sally

USA

Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham
Susanne Leech
Katherine Pettibone
Alana O'reilly

8

4

3

10631

5

Skudina Ekaterina

RUS

Elena Oblova
Irina Lotsmanova
Elena Syuzeva

8

5

5

10368

6

Groeneveld Renee

NED

Merel Witteveen
Annemieke Bes
Mandy Mulder
Brechtje Van Der Werf
Mijke Lievens

8

6

1

10043

7

Souter Nicky

AUS

Katie Spithill
Nina Curtis
Jessica Eastwell
Lucinda Whitty
Olivia Price
Laura Baldwin

8

8

1

9980

8

Echegoyen Tamara

ESP

Sofia Toro
Angela Pumariega

8

7

6

9729

9

Lehtinen Silja

FIN

Silja Kanerva
Annina Takala
Mikaela Wulff

8

9

4

9257

10

Le Berre Anne-claire

FRA

Alice Ponsar
Myrtille Ponge

8

10

5

9227

11

Roca Mata Silvia

ESP

Eva Gonzalez
Lara Cacabelos

8

12

11

8356

12

Tulloch Genevieve

USA

Alice Leonard
Jennifer Chamberlin

8

11

8

8263

13

Ulrikkeholm Camilla

DEN

 

8

14

10

7789

14

Bossard Julie

FRA

 

8

13

6

7639

15

Mulder Mandy

NED

Merel Witteveen
Annemieke Bes
Annemiek Bekkering

8

18

14

7433

16

Senfft Juliana

BRA

Daniela Adler Pimentel Duarte
Gabriela Nicolino De Sá

8

17

16

7429

17

Hazard Stephanie

NZL

Susannah Pyatt
Jenna Hansen

8

15

15

7277

18

Gonçalves Rita

POR

 

8

16

16

7234

19

Price Olivia

AUS

Nina Curtis
Katie Abbott

6

19

19

6912

20

Hahlbrock Silke

GER

Maren Hahlbrock
Kerstin Schult

8

20

2

6618


Click here for full women's ranking list

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