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ISAF World Sailing Rankings

Published on July 27th, 2015

The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for Olympic and Formula Kite events have been released as of July 27, 2015.

It’s as you were in the Finn with the top three of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic at World #1 sitting above the British pair of Edward Wright at World #2, and Giles Scott World #3.

A big mover in the class is Germany’s Andreas Christiansen who moves into the top 100 at World #74, with a ninth place finish in the 100-point Kieler Woche Regatta.

Winner of the Kieler Woche, Estonia’s Deniss Karpak is a non-mover at World #14.

49er FX
Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA) remain in the World #1 position helped by a second place finish in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

New Zealand’s Alexandra Maloney & Molly Meech move up a place to second with a sixth place finish in the European Championships.

Jena Mai Hansen & Katja Salskov-iversen (DEN) also move up a place into third with a second place finish in the European Championships, with compatriots Ida Marie Bad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen pushed down from World #2 to World #4 with the movement of the duos.

John Pink & Stuart Bithell (GBR) retain World #1 ranking sitting ahead of New Zealand’s Peter Turling & Blair Tuke.

Despite only registering five ranking events, Australia’s Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen move up a place to World #3, taking the place of Nico Delle-Karth & Nikolaus Resch who move down to World #4.

With a seventh place finish in Kieler Woche and a top 25 finish in the European Championships, Italy’s Uberto Crivelli Visconti & Gianmarco Togni make the move from World #61 to break into the top 50 at World #46.

Men’s 470
Third place in the European Championships help Australia’s Mathew Belcher & William Ryan retain their World #1 ranking ahead of an unchanged top six.

The movers within the 470 are Sweden’s Johan Molund & Sebastian Östling who move up from World #31 to World #21, mainly thanks to a 12th place finish at the European Championships.

Women’s 470
A first place finish at the European Championships cements Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) World #1 ranking with no movement within the top ten.

Sitting behind the pair from New Zealand are Great Britain’s Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark and Japan’s Ai Kondo Yoshida & Miho Yoshioka in World #2 and World #3 respectively.

The World Championships have impacted the Laser rankings with winner Nick Thompson (GBR) moving up to World #3 and Pavlos Kontides up to World #4 with a ninth place finish.

Still holding on to World #1 and World #2 are the Australian’s Tom Burton and Matthew Wearn. Burton holds on to top ranking with a third place finish in the World Championships, while Wearn is just a single point ahead of Great Britain’s Thompson thanks to his fifth place at the Worlds.

With a 15th place finish in the Worlds and a second at the Pan American Games, Brazil’s Robert Scheidt climbs up to World #12 from World #28.

Laser Radial
There is no change in the Laser Radial until you hit the World #15 ranking where Croatia’s Tina Mihelic moves up from World #19 due to a second place in Kieler Woche.

Winner of Kieler Woche, USA’s Erika Reineke moves from World #58 to World #41.

Still top of the rankings is World #1 Evi Van Acker (BEL).

Women’s RS:X
Winning the European Championships has helped Great Britain’s Bryony Shaw retain the World #1 spot ahead of Lilian De Geus (NED) who stays in World #2.

The European Championships also helped Hadar Heller (ISR), Saskia Sills (GBR) and Megumi Komine (JPN) move up into the top 50. Heller now sits at World #48, her best ever ranking.

Men’s RS:X
Taking a first place in the Pan American Games saw Brazil’s Ricardo Santos climb from World #7 to World #2, pushing Russia’s Max Oberemko down into World #3.

Santos and Oberemko sit behind World #1 Byron Kokkalanis (GRE).

Following each other up the rankings are French pair Louis Giard and Pierre Le Coq who move from World #18 and World #19 respectively, to World #9 and World #10.

Giard remains above his compatriot thanks to a stronger finish in the European Championships.

Nacra 17
The top five remains the same with Australia’s Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin World #1, helped by a second place finish in the World Championships.

A sixth place finish in the Worlds keep Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro & Silvia Sicouri at World #2, with the World Championship winners Billy Beeson & Marie Riou rounding out the top three.

With Rio 2016 qualification fast approaching for the Asian hopefuls, Hiroki Goto & Wakako Tabata (JPN) and Justin Liu & Denise Lim (SIN) move back up in to the top 50. Also breaking in to the top 50 with a personal best ranking are Olivia Mackay & Micah Wilkinson (NZL) at World #44 and John Casey & Kristen Lane (USA) at World #48.

Men’s and Women’s Formula Kite
The World Championships reflected the top three for the Women as World #1 Elena Kalinina (RUS) came first, World #2 Stephanie Bridge (GBR) came second and World #3 Anastasia Akopova came third.

For the Men, the top three remain the same with Florian Gruber (GER) at World #1, level on points with World #2 Alejandro Climent Hernandez (ESP).

Outside the top 25 there are some big movers with Axel Mazella (FRA) up from World #51 to World #27, Connor Bainbridge (GBR) up from World #68 to World #29 and Dor Zarka (ISR) up from World #86 to World #38 to name a few.

The full ISAF World Sailing Ranking lists, results from all ISAF Graded events, lists of Graded events throughout the year, Ranking release dates and the method of calculation for the Rankings can be found on the ISAF website at

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