ISAF Match Race Rankings - Bruni and Tunnicliffe top list

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ISAF Match Race Rankings - Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) retained her place as World number one in the Women’s Match Race Rankings whilst Francesco Bruni (ITA) moves to the top of the Open Match Race Rankings for the first time.

Bruni held second place for the last three rankings releases but after his third place finish at the Argo Gold Cup, the seventh stage of the World Match Racing Tour, he leapfrogs Ian Williams (GBR).

Meanwhile Tunnicliffe, who is an ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award nominee, established herself at the top of the rankings following her victory at the Santa Maria Cup in Annapolis, USA.

Open Rankings
Williams leads the World Match Racing Tour overall leaderboard by six points ahead of Bruni, but the Italian knocked the Brit off the top of the Open Rankings following his victory over Phil Robertson (NZL) in the Petit Final at the Argo Gold Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Williams lost at the Quarter Final stage to Robertson in Bermuda and finished seventh overall handing Bruni the World number one spot. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) claimed top honours in Bermuda and leapfrogged Williams to take number two with the British sailor settling for number three.

Laurie Jury (NZL) continues his climb up the rankings and after defeating Mads Ebler (DEN) at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Sheboygan, USA he moves to a personal best of number 13.

Chicago Match Race winner Keith Swinton (AUS) moves from number 20 to number 12 and one of the biggest climbers is Mark Lees (GBR) who jumps from number 102 to number 71 following a good run of form which included two third place finishes at the ISAF Grade 3 RYA National Match Racing Youth Championships in Great Britain and the International Youth Match Race Championship EUROSAF European Youth Championship in Italy.

Women’s Rankings
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominee Tunnicliffe overcame Julie Bossard (FRA) in the Final of the Santa Maria Cup to maintain her World number one status. The American has had a fantastic year so far finishing on the podium at ten out of twelve regattas. But Claire Leroy (FRA) maintains the pressure on the American following her victory at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final which sees her move from number four to number two.

Sharon Ferris-Choat’s (CAN) eighth place at the ISAF Nations Cup moves her from number 98 to number 44 and China’s Ru Wang continues to impress and work her way up the rankings following her seventh place in Sheboygan. The Chinese Match Racer jumps from number 39 to number 32.

Finland’s Silja Lehtinen moved up one place to number eight in the world following her victory at the Women’s Finnish Match Racing Championships in Skifferholmen, Finland.

The next ranking release is 23 November 2011.

Match racing - Open
1Bruni FrancescoITA 82111617
2Mirsky TorvarAUS 83211580
3Williams IanGBR 81111551
4Hansen BjornSWE 84410985
5Morvan Pierre-antoineFRA 85510976
6Radich JesperDEN 79110297
7Richard MathieuFRA 8719888
8Robertson PhilipNZL 81079749
9Ebler MadsDEN 8889583
10Berntsson JohnieSWE 81679282
11Lindberg StaffanFIN 81259274
12Swinton KeithAUS 820129269
13Jury LaurieNZL 814139195
14Gilmour PeterAUS 81119147
15Corbett ReubenNZL 815108824
16Iehl DamienFRA 81738717
17Marinho ÁlvaroPOR 818138698
18Tiller WilliamNZL 819188627
19Monnin EricSUI 813118446
20Tarnacki PrzemekPOL 822208378

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Match racing - Women
1Tunnicliffe AnnaUSADeborah CapozziMolly O'bryan Vandemoer81111418
2Leroy ClaireFRAMarie RiouElodie Bertrand84111174
3Barkow SallyUSAElizabeth Kratzig BurnhamSusanne LeechKatherine PettiboneAlana O'reilly83310785
4Macgregor LucyGBRNicola MullerAlly MartinMary RookAnnie LushKate Macgregor82110318
5Skudina EkaterinaRUSElena OblovaIrina LotsmanovaElena Syuzeva86510194
6Echegoyen TamaraESPSofia ToroAngela Pumariega8869729
7Souter NickyAUSNina CurtisJessica EastwellLucinda WhittyOlivia Price8519524
8Lehtinen SiljaFINSilja KanervaAnnina TakalaMikaela Wulff8949509
9Le Berre Anne-claireFRAAlice PonsarMyrtille Ponge81059171
10Groeneveld ReneeNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke BesMandy MulderBrechtje Van Der WerfMijke Lievens8719028
11Tulloch GenevieveUSAAlice LeonardJennifer Chamberlin81188915
12Bossard JulieFRA 81867880
13Roca Mata SilviaESPEva GonzalezLara Cacabelos812127875
14Mulder MandyNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke Bes817147479
15Hahlbrock SilkeGERMaren HahlbrockKerstin Schult81327364
16Gonçalves RitaPOR 821167234
17Senfft JulianaBRADaniela Adler Pimentel DuarteGabriela Nicolino De Sá819167083
18Dekleva Paoli VesnaSLO 820186845
19Hazard StephanieNZLSusannah PyattJenna Hansen816166704
20Ulrikkeholm CamillaDEN 815106698

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