sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : New Leaders in ISAF World Sailing Rankings

New Leaders in ISAF World Sailing Rankings

'NED 470, Sven and Kalle Coster. - Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres'    Richard Langdon /Ocean Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

There are new leaders in the Laser, Men's 470 and Men's RS:X rankings whilst Australia and Spain tie for the top nation spot in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 15 October.

With the drama of the Beijing Games behind them, it has been a period of consolidation for the world's top Olympic sailors as they reflect on the past four-year cycle and begin to lay down plans for the next. Consequently it has been a relatively low-key couple of months on the ISAF Graded circuit, with just one ISAF Grade 1 event, the Star North American Championship, taking place in the latest Ranking period.

Coming up, Sail Melbourne, brought forward to 16-21 December this year, is the first of seven events of the newly launched ISAF Sailing World Cup. Following on from Melbourne, the series moves to Miami, then Palma, Hyeres, Medemblik, Kiel and finally Weymouth. Competitors combine points scored at each of the events of the World Cup series to decide their overall standings meaning Melbourne offers a perfect opportunity to establish an early lead and seize the initiative in the battle of the World Cup trophy.

For the Australian Sailing Team, Sail Melbourne also offers the chance to showcase the talent that has kept them at the forefront of the national standings in the Rankings for the past year. With two crews occupying #1 spots and two at #2, the Aussies tie with Spain as top nation in this Ranking release.

The British team are still waiting for their Olympic success to be reflected in the Rankings as some of their star performers continue to lag behind because of their limited appearances during the build up to the Games. At the recent Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta the focus was firmly on the future as the up-and-coming generation of British sailors pitted themselves against some young stars from around the world.

The regatta, held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, has grown rapidly since its launch in 2006 and it's a trend that is set to continue with its status as 2012 Olympic venue and the inclusion of the 2009 event in ISAF Sailing World Cup.

Notable winners in Weymouth this year were Beijing bronze medallists Lijia XU (CHN) and Shahar ZUBARI (ISR) in the Laser Radial and Men's RS:X respectively, and two-time Men's 470 World Champions Nic ASHER and Elliot WILLIS (GBR).

The British strength in depth in the Laser and Finn fleets - in which they have won five gold medals over the past three Olympic Games - was also in evidence. Nick THOMPSON (GBR) and Giles SCOTT (GBR), both former winners of the Boy's One Person Dinghy event at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, took the Laser and Finn titles in Weymouth respectively.

New Leaders

Along with Australia and Spain, the French sailing team also have plenty to celebrate in this Ranking release. Windsurfer and Olympic silver medallist Julien BONTEMPS (FRA) hits the top spot in the Men's RS:X Rankings. Bontemps stepped up the pace during the European season and strung together a series of podium finishes which culminated in his silver medal-winning performance at the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao.

Qingdao Olympic Regatta 2008. RS:X Men’s medal race. Julien Bontemps (FRA) had the gold medal in his pocket until he fell in at the first mark. -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=49822   Click Here to view large photo

Dutch brothers Sven COSTER and Kalle COSTER (NED) hit the top spot in the Men's 470 Rankings for the first time in their career. After two years spent as ever present in the world top 10, the Coster brothers finally knock Olympic gold medallists Nathan WILMOT and Malcolm PAGE (AUS) off the top of the World Rankings, largely thanks to their consistency over the course of this year's European season.

Beijing gold medallist Paul GOODISON (GBR) also slips from the top spot in the Laser Rankings as Tom SLINGSBY (AUS) regains the world #1 position. Despite his disastrous Olympic showing, SLINGSBY moves above GOODISON thanks largely to the string of regatta wins the Australian put together in 2007 and 2008.

World Ranking Leaders - 15 October 2008

Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn - Jonas HOEGH-CHRISTENSEN (DEN)

Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial - Anna TUNNICLIFFE (USA)

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Tom SLINGSBY (AUS)

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Sven COSTER and Kalle COSTER (NED)

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Guilia CONTI and Giovanna MICOL (ITA)

Skiff - 49er - Iker MARTINEZ and Xabier FERNANDEZ (ESP)

Men's Keelboat - Star - Mateusz KUSZNIEREWICZ and Dominik ZYCKI (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 - Julien BONTEMPS (FRA)

Women's Windsurfer - RS:X - Marina ALABAU (ESP)

The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will next be on 10 December 2008.


Jonas Hoegh-Christensen -  JK Labud  




by ISAF

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49822

10:13 PM Wed 15 Oct 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yachting News

Related News Stories:

05 Jan 2013  The yacht club with no water.
11 Jun 2012  Yacht Club of Monaco-'New clubhouse new horizons,' says Prince Albert
11 Apr 2012  Yacht Club celebrates fifty years
25 Jan 2012  European Yachts of the Year: Beneteau, Oyster, Pogo and Esse
28 Jun 2011  What, actually, is a superyacht? Australia ponders
04 Jun 2009  OBE for Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park
03 Jun 2009  Leaders of world’s premier yacht clubs 'in the same boat'
01 Jun 2009  UK boat builders feel the stress
30 May 2009  Sailing Clubs named as Olympic Pre-Games Training Camp venues
29 May 2009  Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to visit WPNSA
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT