World Sailing Rankings – September 2018

Published on September 19th, 2018

The World Sailing Rankings seek to establish an order of ability based on the results of certain events over a 24 month period. The rankings focus on the 10 Olympic events and Open and Women’s Match Racing.

In match racing, Phil Robertson (NZL) maintains his position at the top of the Open rankings, followed by Torvar Mirsky (AUS) in second and Ian Williams (GBR) in third. Among the women, Pauline Courtois (FRA) also remains at the front of the field with Anna Kjellberg (SWE) in second and Johanna Bergqvist (SWE) in third. Top North Americans are Nicole Breault (USA) and Taylor Canfield (USA) in fifth and ninth, respectively.

The rankings in the Olympic events tend to be influenced by the four year cycle between the Games, as many of the top competitors take a break early in the cycle which typically lowers their rank. But everyone is back on the course again, with the results from the recent 2018 Sailing World Championships and World Cup Series Enoshima reflecting the rising cream in the fleets.

The ranked North Americans in the top 20 include Canadian Tom Ramshaw (15th, Finn) and the following from the US Team: Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes (5th, 470 Men), Paige Railey (11th, USA), Erika Reineke (12h, Laser Radial), Stephanie Roble/ Maggie Shea (12th, 49erFX Women), Charlie Buckingham (15th, Laser), Chris Barnard (19th, Laser), Riley Gibbs/ Louisa Chafee (12th, Nacra 17), and Caleb Paine (19th, Finn).

For complete rankings and details on the calculation system… click here.

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