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ISAF World Rankings - Final 2007 positions

by ISAF on 19 Dec 2007
ISAF Ranking Top 3 as at 191207 ISAF ©
There is just one change amongst the leaders and Spain move clear at the top of the national standings in this year’s final release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings.

Mexico’s Tania Elias Calles moves to the top of the Laser Radial Rankings after an impressive performance in at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta in Australia. Calles is the first Mexican to hold the world #1 spot, and next year will be aiming to become the first-ever Mexican to win an Olympic medal in the sailing events.

Across the other ten Olympic events the leaders hold on to their world #1 spots, so Australia retain their three Ranking leaders. However it is Spain who top the national standings. Marina Alabau (ESP) in the Women’s RS:X maybe the only Spanish leader, but they also hold two second places (in the Tornado and 49er) and one third (in the Men’s RS:X).

Behind the Spanish, as well as Australia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands all hold three top-three places, whilst the USA and France both have two. However, with a flurry of World Championship titles early next year, the national battle is still wide open before the Olympic Games get underway in Qingdao, China next August. It promises to be a fascinating 2008 in the Olympic Classes…

Men’s Windsurfer - RS:X

It’s as you were in the Men’s RS:X Rankings, with the top ten unchanged leaving Poland’s Przemyslaw Miarczynski in the world #1 spot. Joao Rodrigues (POR) and Ivan Pastor Lafuente (ESP) are unmoved at #2 and #3 respectively, as is the rest of the world top ten.

Women’s Windsurfer - RS:X

Marina Alabau (ESP) makes it ten straight Ranking releases in the world #1 spot, with no one able to match the Spaniards consistent finishing this year. The rest of the world top ten is also unchanged, leaving World Champion Zofia Klepacka (POL) at #2 and Romy Kinzl (GER) at #3.

At the end of 2007, two years after the RS:X made its debut as an Olympic Class, the Women’s RS:X Rankings features an impressive 101 sailors from 29 nations.

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser

World Champion Tom Slingsby (AUS) ends the year in the world #1 spot after a strong comeback to take second place at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta. Behind SlingsbyY, Paul Goodison (GBR) and Matias Del Solar (CHI) remain at #2 and #3 respectively in an unchanged world top three.

Women’s One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial

Tania Elias Calles (MEX) ends the year in style by hitting the world #1 spot in the Laser Radial Rankings. The 28 year old’s second place at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta pushes her up two places and above long-time leader Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). Evi Van Acker (BEL) was not at her best in Sydney and drops down one place to #3.

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470

It’s no surprise to see World Champions Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page close out the year on top of the Men’s 470 Rankings after the Aussie pairing recorded their fourth consecutive victory at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta.

Behind the Aussie pairing, Sven and Kalle Coster (NED) move up one place to end the year at #2, equalling their best-ever Ranking performance. The Dutch brothers came in third in Sydney and won the ISAF Grade 3 Dutch Sailing Championships in October. Gideon Kliger and Udi Gal (ISR) fall back one place to #3.

Women’s Two Person Dinghy - 470

There’s no shifting Guilia Conti and Giovanna Micol (ITA) from the top spot in the Women’s 470 Rankings, with the young Italian duo holding on to their world #1 status for the fourth consecutive release. However, Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux (FRA) have moved up one place to #2 and closed the gap on the leaders to just a few points after victory at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta. Triple World Champions Marcelien de Koning and Lobke Berkhout (NED) complete the world top three.

Skiff - 49er

Germany’s Jan-Peter and Hannes Peckolt hold on to the world #1 position to end the year top of the 49er Rankings. Whilst the German crew have only reached the top of the podium once over the two-year Ranking period (at the 2005 Semaine Olympique Francaise), a string of solid performances in the big regattas puts them firmly in the top spot.

Reigning Olympic Champions Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez (ESP) and Italian brothers Pietro and Gianfranco are also unmoved at #2 and #3 respectively. Just behind them World Champions and Olympic Test Event winners Stephen MORRISON and Ben RHODES (GBR) climb two places to #4.

Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn

Jonas Hoegh-Christensen (DEN) completes a calendar year at the world #1 spot in the Finn Rankings, but the big news in the Finn fleet is the return to action of reigning Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR). Hoegh-Christensen , the 2006 World Champion, has been the most consistent performer in Ainslie's absence, but was powerless to stop the Brit as he sailed to six bullets and a 17-point winning margin at the ISAF Grade 1 Sydney International Regatta.

Behind Hoegh-Christensen , Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) stays at #2, whilst Ainslie’s rival for Olympic selection, Ed Wright (GBR) moves up two places to #3 after finishing fifth in Sydney.

Multihull - Tornado

Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby (AUS) end 2007 in the world #1 spot, a position they have claimed sole occupation of since the first Ranking release of the year back in February. Although the Aussie pairing failed to repeat their World title triumph of 2006, they have been by far the most consistent performers on the Tornado circuit, claiming top five finishes at every regatta they’ve entered this year. They finished the year in style by blitzing the competition on Sydney Harbour to win the Sydney International Regatta.

Like the Aussies, Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz (ESP) have been unmoved in the world #2 spot all year long. The French pairing of Xavier Revil and Christophe Espagnon move up one place in this Ranking release to end the year in the world #3 spot.

Women’s Keelboat - Yngling

Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson (GBR) end the year top of the Yngling Rankings, just ahead of their arch rivals Sally Barkow, Debbie Capozzi and Carrie Howe (USA). These two teams have dominated the Yngling circuit this year, and look set to be the leading challengers in Qingdao next year.

Ayton and her team have finished on the podium at every single regatta they’ve entered this year and proven their ability to rise to the occasion when it counts, winning both the ISAF Sailing World Championships and the Olympic Test Event with assured performances in the Medal Race.

The German team of Ulrike Schuemannn, Julia Bleck and Ute Hoepfner stay at #3, in fact the rest of the top ten is unchanged in this Ranking release. Looking ahead to 2008, the Yngling fleet is focussed on Miami, USA, where the 2008 Worlds will decide the final four nations to qualify for the Olympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao.

Men’s Keelboat - Star

Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) will enter 2008 at the top of the Star Rankings, after a second place finish at the ISAF Grade 3 Star Rio de Janeiro Championship keeps them secure in the world #1 spot. Although the Polish pair have failed to score overall victory in any of their ISAF Graded events this year, they have never been far from the top spot and stay at the Rankings summit for the second consecutive release.

Behind them the Italian team of Diego Negri and Luigi Viale climb up three places to a career-best Ranking of #2, whilst Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom (SWE) remain unchanged at #3.

The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will next be on 6 February 2008, including results from the 49er World Championship, RS:X World Championship, Finn Gold Cup, 470 World Championships and the Rolex Miami OCR.fo/ur.ph
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