Wilson and Roble Continue as Number One Match Racers in USA

Published on May 26th, 2015

The latest ISAF Match Race rankings show Americans Don Wilson and Stephanie Roble as the top match racers in the USA.

Wilson (Chicago, IL) maintained his number one status with several strong finishes at the Chicago Match Race Center; he is ranked 24th in the world. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team is number two, and 25th in the world, on the strength of several wins at 2014 Oakcliff events and winning the 2014 Seawanhaka Cup. Dave Storrs (Southport, CT) is in the number three spot, and 29th in the world, with a fourth place finish at the Knickerbocker Cup. Steve Lowery (Chicago, IL) and David Niemann (Madison, WI) round 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 sailor Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA) moves up to number seven on the strength of winning the 2014 intercollegiate match racing national championship.

Roble (East Troy, WI), the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year winner, and her Epic Racing team continue as the top U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world, by winning the 2014 US Womens 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) are number two, three and four by virtue of their finishes in that order at the 2014 USWMRC. Breault also won the 2015 Mayor’s Cup. And Madeline Gill (Westport, CT) remains in the fifth spot, with her fifth place finish at the USWMRC.

Open Rankings – U.S.
1. Donald Wilson
2. Christopher Poole
3. David Storrs
4. Steven Lowery
5. David Niemann
6. Nathan Hollerbach
7. Nevin Snow
8. Dave Perry
9. Ryan Davidson
10. Russ Silvestri

Women’s Rankings – U.S.
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 Youngerman

Source: Dave Perry

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