ISAF World Match Race Rankings – Mirsky and Tunnicliffe top list

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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) retains her position at the top of the Women’s Match Race Rankings for the third rankings release running whilst Torvar Mirsky (AUS) has moved to the World number one spot.

Mirsky has timed his run in for the World Match Racing Tour title perfectly and with the Monsoon Cup to go the Australian is just six points behind Tour leader Ian Williams (GBR) and Francesco Bruni (ITA). All three occupy the top spots in the Open Match Race Rankings with Williams moving from number three to number two and Bruni dropping from World number one to number three.

With the Monsoon Cup on at the moment and so few points separating the three on the Tour and in the Rankings the next release may also see a change at the top.

Berlin Match Race winner Keith Swinton (AUS) continues to climb up the rankings and after his victory in Germany the Australian has broken into the top ten. By winning the ISAF Grade 1 event he moves up to a rankings best of number nine. Alvaro Marinho (POR) was edged out narrowly by Swinton 3-2 in Berlin but nonetheless his impressive performance sees him climb up five places to number 12.

Simone Ferrarese (ITA) won the ISAF Grade 2 Master Espana Match Race in October and his victory resulted in the Italian moving up to number 17.

Greece’s Stratis Andreadis won the YCG Platu 25 Match Race and Hellenic Match Race Nationals Championship since the last rankings release. The two victories has pushed the Greek sailor up to a personal best of number 31.

One of this month’s biggest movers is Sam Pearson (GBR). The young British sailor has moved from number 110 up to number 80 following his 19th place finish at the World Match Racing Tours Argo Gold Cup and victory at the RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) continues to hold a grip on the World number one spot after another great month for the American. Before she flew out to Puerto Rico, where she received the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award, she won the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics October Qualifier to take her team to the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

But with Perth around the corner Tunnicliffe’s position is under threat as Claire Leroy (FRA) heads into the regatta on form following her victory at the Grade 3 Championnat de France de Voile Match Racing and second place at the Grade 1 St Quay Women Match Racing at Portrieux, France.

Lucy Macgregor (GBR) overcame Leroy at Portrieux and the result subsequently pushed Macgregor up into number three and within touching distance of the World number one and number two.

Busan Cup Women's International Match Race winner Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moved from number 20 up to number 14 after defeating Stephanie Hazard (NZL) in the final in Korea. Hazard’s second place moved her up to number 15.

Alexa Bezel (SUI) is the month’s biggest mover. The Swiss sailors last ranking position was number 107 but after a third place at the International Geneva Match Race she has made great strides and sits at number 55.

The next release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings will be 11 January 2012.

Open Rankings:
1Mirsky TorvarAUS 82111580
2Williams IanGBR 83111551
3Bruni FrancescoITA 81111337
4Morvan Pierre-antoineFRA 85410976
5Hansen BjornSWE 84410600
6Radich JesperDEN 76110297
7Richard MathieuFRA 8719888
8Robertson PhilipNZL 8879880
9Swinton KeithAUS 81299341
10Jury LaurieNZL 813109308
11Gilmour PeterAUS 81419147
12Marinho ÁlvaroPOR 817129099
13Ebler MadsDEN 8989093
14Berntsson JohnieSWE 81078889
15Lindberg StaffanFIN 81158856
16Corbett ReubenNZL 815108824
17Ferrarese SimoneITA 821178768
18Iehl DamienFRA 81638717
19Monnin EricSUI 819118698
20Tiller WilliamNZL 818188627

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Women’s Rankings:
1Tunnicliffe AnnaUSADeborah CapozziMolly O'bryan Vandemoer81111362
2Leroy ClaireFRAMarie RiouElodie Bertrand82111144
3Macgregor LucyGBRNicola MullerAlly MartinAnnie LushKate Macgregor84110833
4Barkow SallyUSAElizabeth Kratzig BurnhamSusanne LeechKatherine PettiboneAlana O'reilly83310594
5Skudina EkaterinaRUSElena OblovaIrina LotsmanovaElena Syuzeva85510194
6Groeneveld ReneeNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke BesMandy MulderBrechtje Van Der WerfMijke Lievens810110043
7Echegoyen TamaraESPSofia ToroAngela Pumariega8669729
8Souter NickyAUSNina CurtisJessica EastwellLucinda WhittyOlivia Price8719524
9Lehtinen SiljaFINSilja KanervaAnnina TakalaMikaela Wulff8849257
10Le Berre Anne-claireFRAAlice PonsarMyrtille Ponge8959227
11Tulloch GenevieveUSAAlice LeonardJennifer Chamberlin81188725
12Roca Mata SilviaESPEva GonzalezLara Cacabelos813128356
13Bossard JulieFRA 81267829
14Ulrikkeholm CamillaDEN 820107789
15Hazard StephanieNZLSusannah PyattJenna Hansen819157277
16Gonçalves RitaPOR 816167234
17Senfft JulianaBRADaniela Adler Pimentel DuarteGabriela Nicolino De Sá817167105
18Mulder MandyNEDMerel WitteveenAnnemieke Bes814147098
19Price OliviaAUSNina CurtisKatie Abbott621196912
20Hahlbrock SilkeGERMaren HahlbrockKerstin Schult81526618

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