Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Floaters

Olympic effect on ISAF Sailing Rankings

by Media on 5 Sep 2008
Nations Ranking 3 September ISAF ©

Following the 2008 Olympics there have been some obvious changes in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings. With the results of the participating sailors included, Paul Goodison reclaims the top spot in the Laser, after winning Olympic gold in Qingdao and in the Women’s 470 rranking, Italians Giulia Conti and Giovanna Micol are back in the top spot.

Of the 11 crews who held world #1 rankings going into the Games, five won medals, including gold medals for Anna Tunnicliffe of the USA in the Laser Radial, Australians Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page in the Men’s 470 and Britain´s trio in the Yngling.

Britain´s overwhelming success at the Games is still not fully reflected in the rankings due to the linmited number of appearances made by some of their star names, which has cost them ranking points but did nothing to halt their success in Qingdao. Ben Ainslie for example, moves up 15 places after his third consecutive Olympic gold medal, but from a low position as he has only sailed sufficiant Finn events to defend major titles and qualify for Team GBR.

Silver medallists Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield are up to number two in the Men´s 470 behind the Australian gold medallists Nathan Wilmot and and Malcolm Page.

But, in the Star Rankings, Olympic Champions Iain Percy and and Andrew Simpson only gain one place for their gold, up to number 11, with their world ranking still hampered by their 52nd place finish at this year’s Star Worlds, while rivals Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada of Brazil move up four places to the number two spot.

Spain, which won one gold and one silver medal in Qingdao, is tied with Great Britain as the second-best nation in the overall rankings, with two number one and two number two positions.

Poland drop back from second to fourth in the national standings after failing to deliver any medals in China, despite having what was probably their strongest-ever Olympic sailing team. Italy, winners of one silver and one bronze medal at the Games, complete the top five in the national standings.

ISAF World Ranking Leaders

Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn Jonas Hoegh-Christensen (DEN)
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser Paul Goodison (GBR)
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page (AUS)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Giulia Conti and Giovanna Micol (ITA)
Skiff - 49er Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez (ESP)
Men's Keelboat - Star Mateusz Kusnierewicz and Dominik Zycxi (POL)
Women's Keelboat - Yngling Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson (GBR)
Multihull - Tornado Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby (AUS)
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL)
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X Marina Alabau (ESP)

The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will next be on 15 October 2008.
North Technology - Southern Sparsupffront 660x82Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Post Classic clean up
Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, the beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. Come and join locals, competitors and more as we make sure Ho'okipa is ready for more and more people to enjoy it.
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Closing the Classic in style
Aloha Classic closing: Night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion. AWT-PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 closing - The night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion...The evening was filled with glamour as the top AWT and PWA riders from this event and the 2014 Tour were crowned. Cheers echoed through the grand venue as champion after champion took to the podium.
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Crowning the champions
We prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club 2014 American Windsurfing Tour - As we prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club we catch up with some of our Champions and more riders.
Posted on 10 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic closing ceremony - Get ready...
From 7pm onwards AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for official closing ceremony of 2014 Aloha Classic. From 7pm onwards the AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for the official closing ceremony of the Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic. Held at the spectacular King Kamehameha Golf Club and with appetizers, cash bar, music, prizes, trophies, a raffle, plus the premier of the Red Bull Storm Chase movie this promises to one of the best closing ceremonies in a long time!
Posted on 9 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda becomes champion
Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title ahead of the 2014 Amateur title winner Dan Thomson! Congratulations Ferdinando!
Posted on 8 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic – Unstoppable Nagoshi and Aiken
AWT Aloha Classic kicked off this morning; 17 incredible women took on big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicked off this morning with the Women’s fleet; 17 incredible women took on the big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. The fleet contained AWT and world champions, but it was some of the familiar local faces that made it into the final. Junko Nagoshi had won the Aloha Classic title three times before and she wasn’t likely to let this one slip away.
Posted on 7 Nov 2014
PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Noireax is king of Ho'okipa
PWA Aloha Classic - It was straight into final stages of PWA double elimination in fluctuating winds and tricky swell. Morgan Noireaux won the PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, as did Iballa Moreno in the women’s fleet, and Tom Garcia in the Grand Masters. Plus, Thomas Traversa was crowned PWA World Champion! It was straight into the final stages of the PWA double elimination in the fluctuating winds and tricky westerly swell.
Posted on 6 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Thomson takes AWT Amateur Title
AWT Amateur Aloha Classic - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell. AWT Amateur Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell, which meant it was straight into competition as soon as the wind picked up a little more and the surfers left the water. With this amount of competitors we knew the action would kick straight into action, and we weren't wrong!
Posted on 5 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Race is on for Amateur Title...
After days of watching action it was finally time for Amateurs to take to water and do battle for Aloha Classic title. After days of watching the action it was finally time for the 63 Amateurs to take to the water and do battle for the coveted Aloha Classic title. And, as this is the last event of the season, we also have riders including Ruben Lemmens and Dan Thomson going for glory and the AWT 2014 title!
Posted on 4 Nov 2014
Aloha Classic - Iballa Moreno crowned PWA World Champion
Another incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Aloha Classic. nother incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic and the PWA 2014 tour. The call was made early to cancel AWT competition for the day and continue with the PWA. It was double elimination time, which meant a second chance for all the riders that missed out on advancing in the single elimination.
Posted on 4 Nov 2014