ISAF Match Race Rankings – Williams knocks Ainslie off top spot

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Ian Williams (GBR) and Claire Leroy (FRA) have jumped to the top of the Open and Women’s ISAF Match Race Rankings.

Open Rankings
The Brit has knocked Ben Ainslie (GBR) off the top of the Open Rankings for the first time since December 2010 after stringing together some impressive results throughout the World Match Racing Tour. Williams previously held the World number one spot in June 2008 and has slowly worked his way up to the top spot in 2011. Ainslie, who claimed the 2010 World Match Race Tour title, slips to number three.

Williams won the fifth World Match Race Tour event, Stena Match Cup Sweden, by defeating Bjorn Hansen 3-2 in the final. Hansen’s second place finish meant that the Swede moves from number six to equal his best of fourth in the world.

Like Williams, Italy’s Francesco Bruni has also put in some strong performances on the World Match Race Tour but stays at number two.

One of the biggest movers is Mads Ebler (DEN) who jumps from number 38 to number 12. The Dane won the Grade 1 Internationaux de France de Match Racing Manu Minard Trophy 2011 in Pornichet, France as well as the Grade 3 Ploener Segler Verein Match in Grosser Ploner See, Germany.

Poland’s Przemek Tarnacki won the ISAF Nations Cup Regional Open Final to secure a place at the Grand Final in Sheboygan, USA and moves to number 28.

Seven Feet Cup winner William Tiller (NZL) continues to climb up the rankings after winning the event in Russia he moves to a high of number 22 place.

Women’s Rankings
In the Women’s Match Race Rankings Claire Leroy (FRA) has taken the top spot in the rankings after her victory at the Stena Match Cup Sweden Women’s Trophy. The French match racer moved from number six to number one after she won the Grade 1 regatta in Marstrand, Sweden.

Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) came behind Leroy in Sweden and moves to a high of number two. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) slips from number one to number three. And Sally Barkow (USA) climbs to number four with Renee Groeneveld slipping to number five.

After her victory at the ISAF Nations Cup Regional Women’s Final Annemiek Bekkering (NED) moves from number 195 to number 69 and is the biggest mover in the Women’s Rankings.

The next ranking release is on 7 September 2011.

Match racing - Open:
PosNameCountryCrewEventsPreviousBestPoints
1Williams IanGBR 83111655
2Bruni FrancescoITA 82211554
3Ainslie BenGBR 81111315
4Hansen BjornSWE 86411057
5Richard MathieuFRA 84110749
6Mirsky TorvarAUS 85210635
7Robertson PhilipNZL 8879965
8Radich JesperDEN 61319793
9Gilmour PeterAUS 81419693
10Morvan Pierre-antoineFRA 8769561
11Minoprio AdamNZL 81119555
12Ebler MadsDEN 838109518
13Lindberg StaffanFIN 81259494
14Corbett ReubenNZL 810109197
15Neugodnikov EugeniyRUS 8959152
16Monnin EricSUI 820118973
17Swinton KeithAUS 816168747
18Wibroe PeterDEN 81788713
19Marinho ÁlvaroPOR 818138698
20Berntsson JohnieSWE 81978591

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Match racing - Women:
PosNameCountryCrewEventsPreviousBestPoints
1Leroy ClaireFRAMarie RiouElodie Bertrand86111249
2Tunnicliffe AnnaUSAAlice LeonardDeborah CapozziMolly O'bryan Vandemoer84211096
3Macgregor LucyGBRAlly MartinAnnie LushKate Macgregor81110964
4Barkow SallyUSAElizabeth Kratzig BurnhamSusanne LeechKatherine PettiboneAlana O'reilly87310740
5Groeneveld ReneeNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke BesMandy MulderBrechtje Van Der WerfMijke Lievens83110680
6Souter NickyAUSRayshele MartinStacey JacksonNina CurtisJessica EastwellLucinda WhittyOlivia Price82110402
7Skudina EkaterinaRUSElena OblovaIrina LotsmanovaElena Syuzeva85510401
8Lehtinen SiljaFINSilja KanervaAnnina TakalaMikaela Wulff8849751
9Echegoyen TamaraESPSofia ToroAngela Pumariega81099701
10Le Berre Anne-claireFRAAlice PonsarMyrtille Ponge8959441
11Tulloch GenevieveUSAAlice LeonardJennifer Chamberlin81189037
12Bossard JulieFRA 81368362
13Roca Mata SilviaESPEva GonzalezLara Cacabelos814138111
14Meldgaard Pedersen LotteDENSusanne BoidinTina SchmidtChristina Refn81517982
15Spithill KatieAUSAngela FarrellJessica Eastwell81227779
16Hazard StephanieNZLSusannah PyattJenna Hansen816167330
17Senfft JulianaBRADaniela Adler Pimentel DuarteGabriela Nicolino De Sá818167215
18Monina CristianaITA 819167188
19Mulder MandyNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke Bes820197083
20Hahlbrock SilkeGERMaren HahlbrockKerstin Schult81726742

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