ISAF World Sailing Rankings: 3 February 2014

Published on February 3rd, 2014

The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 3 February 2014 have been released…

Men’s 470
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan’s undefeated run in the Men’s 470 came to an end at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, as they finishing in silver medal position. Nonetheless they still maintain their World #1 spot in the ISAF World Rankings.

Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) came out on top in Miami and as a result move up to World #3 from World #6, a personal best for the French duo.

With several 200 point regattas under their belt, including top ten finishes from Miami, Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield (GBR) and Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) climb to World #6 and World #7 respectively.

Women’s 470
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami winners Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh Mcintyre (GBR) moved up to World #1 in the Women’s 470 rankings for the first time in their short time as a partnership. Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha (USA) moved up one position to third.

The Britons were the dominant team in Miami and victory in their first 200-point regatta together pushed them ahead of Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar (AUT) who finished third in Miami.

Nacra 17
A bronze at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami for Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond (GBR) pushed the British pair up to World #1 for the first time.

No team in the Nacra 17 has made the World #1 spot their own since the event made its debut at the 2013 edition of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Five crews have held the #1 spot with Saxton and Diamond the latest.

With plenty of racing ahead of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships further regattas will see more changes.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami victors Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) move up to World #4 from World #11.

Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS) finished sixth in Miami and with a good points total under their belt added to full points from ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne they sit at World #23, moving up from World #35.

Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) has overthrown Tom Burton (AUS) as World #1 in the Laser rankings for the first time since 12 December 2012.

Burton has been the most consistent performer since December 2012 but Stipanovic has hit the right note as of late, winning five of his last six regattas.

Stipanovic (CRO) took his second 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal in Miami as Burton fell to fourth and off of top spot.

Off the back of top ten performances in Miami, Pavlos Kontides (CYP) and Nick Thompson (GBR) move into the top ten at World #4 and #5.

2013 Laser World Champion and Miami silver medallist Robert Scheidt (BRA) sits at World #18, moving up from World #44.

Laser Radial
Despite not sailing in Miami France’s Mathilde De Kerangat (FRA) holds onto World #1 in the Laser Radial.

World #2 Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) maintained her position after a fourth in Miami but the Miami big movers follow behind the leading two.

Miami medallists Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) climb back into the top ten. Rindom sits at World #8 moving up from World #20 whilst Bouwmeester is at World #10, coming up from World #25.

Brazil’s Fernanda Decnop has shown steady improvement throughout the ISAF Sailing World Cup series and as a result moves into the top 25 for the first time.

Big movers off the back of strong Miami results in the Laser Radial include Palamo Schmidt, up to World #40 from World #73 and Lucia Falasca (ARG) who shifts up from World #80 up to World #44.

Men’s RS:X
Ricardo Santos (BRA) claims the World #1 position in the men’s RS:X for the first time in his career after finishing fifth at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.

Byron Kokalanis (GRE) put in a dominant performance in Miami to win the gold medal and picks up 200 points to climb 11 places up the rankings to World #4. Silver medallist Nimrod Mashich (ISR) moves up 14 places to World #20 whilst Makoto Tomizawa claimed his first ever World Cup medal and climbs 25 places up to a career best of World #21.

2013 Youth World Champion Mattia Camboni (ITA) sailed his first World Cup Medal Race in Miami, finishing seventh overall and moving 13 places to World #13.

Women’s RS:X
The gold medal in Miami secures the World #1 position for Bryony Shaw (GBR) in the Women’s RS:X rankings.

It’s all change for the rest of the top five with bronze medallist Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) moving up to World #2 and 2014 Asian Windsurfing Champion Hei Man Chan (HKG) climbing three places to World #3.

A second World Cup silver medal has propelled Oliver Tweddell (AUS) to the World #1 position, a personal best for the young Australian. Twedell missed out on gold in Miami to 2011 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) who leaps 23 places to World #12.

Andrew Mills (GBR) and Bjorn Allansson (SWE) remain at World #2 and #3 respectively.

A fourth place in Miami for Michele Paoletti (ITA) sees him move 21 places to a personal best position at World #20 whilst Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic returns to the top ranks at #25 from 43.

World #1 Stephen Morrison with new crew Chris Grube retains his position after picking up a bronze medal in Miami.

2008 Olympic Champion Jonas Warrer (DEN) made a solid start to his 2014 season, claiming gold in Miami and at the 49er North Americans and he shoots 18 places up to World #3.

Despite missing out on a medal in Miami, Brazilians Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze retain their World #1 status. Hot on their heels are Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapchich (ITA) who use their silver in Miami to climb to World #2.

Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard (FRA) claimed both the North American title and the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gold medal to climb 14 places up to World #11. Bronze medallists Frances Peters and Nicola Groves (GBR) also make a move into the top ten at World #6.

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