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World Sailing Rankings – October 2019

Published on October 17th, 2019

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.

The World Sailing Fleet Race Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing ‘Graded’ events.

The fleet racing rankings in which the North Americans are in the top 20 include Canadians Tom Ramshaw (12th, Finn), Sarah Douglas (19th, Laser Radial) and the following from the USA: Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes (8th, 470 Men), Paige Railey (13th, Laser Radial), Erika Reineke (12th, Laser Radial), Stephanie Roble/ Maggie Shea (10th, 49erFX Women), Charlie Buckingham (9th, Laser), and Riley Gibbs/ Anna Weis (17th, Nacra 17).

The World Sailing Match Race Rankings were introduced in 1989 and measure the performance of over 2000 skippers to identify the world’s most consistent performers. There are two divisions – Open and Women. To gain women’s match racing ranking points all crew members shall be women.

The Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

In match racing, Eric Monnin (SUI) has maintained his lead over Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL) at the top of the Open rankings, with Ian Williams (GBR) in third. Among the women, Pauline Courtois (FRA) maintains her position at the front of the field while Anna Oestling (SWE) is in second, following by Nicole Breault (USA) in third. Top North Americans are Nicole Breault (USA) and Chris Poole (USA) in 3rd and 7th, respectively.

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

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