Monday 27 July 2015 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 27 July 2015 have been released.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.