ISAF World Sailing Rankings – October 21, 2013
Published on October 21st, 2013
Following a Laser Radial invasion in China with two 200-point regattas, the rankings have seen shifts throughout.
Moving to World #1 for the first time is France’s Mathilde de Kerangat. Bronze at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, 11th at the Laser Radial World Championship mixed with good results over the last 12 months has seen her rise steadily.
Rizhao City hosted the Laser Radial World Championship in advance of ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao with movement prevalent from top to bottom.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao victor Dongshuang Zhang (CHN) is one of the biggest climbers going from World #60 to World #17.
2013 Laser Radial World Champion Tina Mihelic (CRO) moves up seven places to World #16.
Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) drops down from World #1 to World #3 as Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) hits World #2.
Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) reduced the gap on World #1 Tom Burton (AUS) after taking top honours at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao.
Stipanovic ventured into Qingdao ranked at World #14 but taking the full 200-points has brought him within reach of Burton.
Qingdao runner-up Pavlos Kontides shifts up to World #31 from World #69 and bronze medallist Kacper Zieminski (POL) climbs into the top ten for the first time.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Andrew Lewis took fourth in Qingdao and moves up to a personal best of World #28.
Semaine Olympique Française winner Rutger Van Schaardenburg (NED) is at World #16.
Shahar Zubari’s (ISR) victory at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao catapults the Israeli from 21st to tenth in the Men’s RS:X Rankings.
Zubari was dominant at the inaugural World Cup regatta in Qingdao leading from the first day by consistently notching up race wins.
Ricardo Santos (BRA) remains at World #2 but counts five regattas in his points total. With ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas on the horizon the Brazilian will have the chance to overcome the 109 point deficit between himself and World #1 Ivan Pastor.
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Michael Cheng (HKG) picked up his first ISAF Sailing World Cup medal with a bronze in Qingdao amongst a strong fleet and moves from World #8 to World #4.
China’s Bing Ye is one of the biggest movers going from World #71 to World #42 after finishing ninth at his home regatta.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao regatta victor Peina Chen (CHN) enters the rankings at World #31, counting the full 200-points available at ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas.
Bryony Shaw (GBR) maintained World #1 in the Women’s RS:X after an up and down ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. Despite some mixed results throughout the week the British sailor pulled through to work her way up to a steady fifth.
Maayan Davidovich (ISR) took bronze in Qingdao and as a result moves up three spots to World #2, demoting Blanca Manchon (ESP) to World #3.
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) cannot be budged from World #1 and their 100% record sees them well clear.
Reaping the rewards from podium finishes at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao are gold medallists Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG), Croatian silver medallists Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic and Paul Snow Hansen and Dan Willcox (NZL) who completed the podium.
Calabrese and de la Fuente jump up from World #6 to World #2. The Croatians replace the Argentineans at World #6, coming up from World #10 and the Kiwis solidify their World #3 position.
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominees Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) faced some tricky challenges at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao but got the job done, taking gold and 200 ranking points.
They climb up to World #6 from World #14 and only three points off a perfect ranking score.
Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar held onto their World #1 spot by taking Semaine Olympique Française gold.
An eighth at Semaine Olympique Française was enough to move Moana Vaireaux and Manon Audinet to World #1 in the Nacra 17. The French pair count six strong results over the last 12 months, justifying their position.
After Semaine Olympique Française there’s some jostling of positions and regatta winners Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim (FRA) sit at World #34, counting three events.
Giles Scott’s (GBR) climb up the Finn rankings continues after he took gold at Semaine Olympique Française, a 100-point regatta. The Briton climbs up to World #36 from World #46, with three events making up his 497 point total.
Great consistency over the 12 month period from Caleb Paine (USA), Andrew Mills (GBR) and Brendan Casey (AUS) ensures they remain in the top spots.
The British 1-2 in the 49er remains. Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign are World #1 and David Evans and Ed Powys are World #2.
Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis (FRA) have been relatively quiet since they sailed at London 2012 counting two regattas in their points total. They took gold at Semaine Olmypique Française and with 100-points added, they move from World #70 up to World #55.
Just five boats sailed at Semaine Olympique Française with top honours going to Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard (FRA). The result promotes the French pair up to World #25, a five place rise with the full 100-points going to them.
Atop of the rankings Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) remain World #1 with 987 points followed by Brazil’s Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze on 911.
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