ISAF World Match Race Rankings
There are no changes at the top in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings. The current World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) continues to dominate in the Open Rankings whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds off the chasing pack to maintain her #1 position in the Womens.
This release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings is important to many sailors as it will be used to determine the invitations to the 2010 ISAF Womens Match Racing World Championship to be held September 20-25 in Newport, RI, USA.
Lucy Macgregor (GBR) retains the top spot in the Womens ISAF World Match Race Rankings. At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Macgregors team cruised through the opening rounds only to face Anne-Claire Le Berre of France in a windy final for the gold medal. Le Berre won it in a real tense final but Macgregor earned enough points to cement her position at the top of the rankings.
Macgregors nearest rival Claire Leroy (FRA) did not compete in Holland but won the ISAF Grade 1 regatta, the Boat US Santa Maria Cup, to maintain the pressure on the current leader. Katie Spithill of Australia remains in third place despite a ninth overall position at the Delta Lloyd Regatta whilst the three French crews hold their places in the top ten.
Genevieve Tulloch (USA) moves up two spots, gaining valuable points with a close final against Claire Leroy in Santa Maria where she was narrowly beaten. The other USA team skippered by Anna Tunnicliffe finished third in Santa Maria and she maintains her sixth position in the rankings but the points margin is narrowing due to the advance of Anne-Claire Le Berre.
Tamara Echegoyen of Spain continues her climb up the leaderboard with an impressive third position at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik moving her from #51 to #36. Sofia Bekatorou (GRE) finished fourth in Holland and gains ten spots to #32.
Others who have made big gains include Linur Kliger of Israel who has jumped 27 places to #80 and Adrienne Michelle Patterson who made a big leap from #249 to #92 with a win at the Northern Lights Womens Match Racing Regatta, an ISAF Grade 3 regatta in Sheboygan, USA.Click here for the Womens Rankings
The next release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings will be on 21 July 2010.
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - www.sailing.org/mrrankings
(From the ISAF website: www.sailing.org