Roble and Wilson top USA match race rankings

Published on January 5th, 2015

Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team begin 2015 as the number one U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world, by winning the 2014 US Women’s Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) and finishing third in the 2014 Worlds. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA), Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) and Sandy Hayes (Scituate, MA) begin 2015 as number two, three and four by virtue of their finishes in that order at the 2014 USWMRC. And Madeline Gill (Westport, CT) begins in the fifth spot, with her fifth place finish at the USWMRC.

Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) begins 2015 as the number one open ranked U.S. skipper with several strong finishes at the Chicago Match Race Center. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team is number two on the strength of several wins at 2014 Oakcliff events and winning the 2014 Seawanhaka Cup. Dave Storrs (Southport, CT) begins the year in the number three spot with a fourth place finish at the Knickerbocker Cup, and Steve Lowery (Chicago, IL) and David Niemann (Madison, WI) rounds out the top five. Nathan Hollerbach (Detroit, MI) begins in the sixth spot by winning the 2014 U.S. Open Match Racing Championship. And youth sailors Ryan Davidson (Costa Mesa, CA), Dustin Durant (Long Beach, CA), Peter Holz (Wilmette, IL) and Christophe Killian (Newport Beach, CA) round out the top 10.

Women’s Rankings
1. Stephanie Roble
2. Nicole Breault
3. Katie Maxim
4. Sandy Hayes
5. Madeline Gill
6. Danielle Gallo
7. Jennifer Wilson
8. Alison Kent
9. Carolyn Smith
10. Shala Lawrence

Open Rankings

1. Donald Wilson
2. Christopher Poole
3. David Storrs
4. Steven Lowery
5. David Niemann
6. Nathan Hollerbach
7. Ryan Davidson
8. Dustin Durant
9. Peter Holz
10. Christophe Killian

Report by Dave Perry.

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