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7 April 2014, 12:37 pm
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 7 April 2014
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The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 7 April 2014 have been released.
Nacra 17

Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond (GBR) retain World #1 in the Nacra 17 following a sixth place at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca.

Mallorca winners Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) occupy World #14, counting four regattas.

Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) move up to World #3 having picked up a second consecutive ISAF Sailing World Cup podium finish on the Spanish Island.

Mallorca bronze medallists Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS) climb to World #17 from World #24.

Nacra 17 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/IleMC-bFNQQ

Men's 470

A third at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca keeps Mat Belcher and Will Ryan firmly rooted at the top of the Men's 470 Rankings.

Since August 2010 Belcher has only featured off top spot once and a third in Mallorca highlighted the Aussies stature in the Men's 470.

After two ISAF Sailing World Cup silvers in Qingdao and Melbourne Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) walked away from Mallorca with gold around their necks. The result promotes the Croatians up to World #4.

Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) took silver in Mallorca and move up two places to World #10.

Men's 470 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/SV8vdJ7Xyyc

Women's 470

Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance (FRA) move into World #1 in the Women's 470 following a second place finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca.

The French racers have demonstrated superb consistency over the 12 month qualifying period and hold a healthy advantage at the top of the rankings.

ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) stole gold out of French hands on the last day in Mallorca and as a result move up four places to World #2.

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark reaped the rewards of Mallorca bronze and moved from World #37 to World #19.

Women's 470 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/HKMWbUrNIVE

Finn

Despite finishing 35th at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Oliver Twedell (AUS) held on to the World #1 position. The chasing pack reduced the point's deficit on Tweddell with solid results in Mallorca.

A tenth place finish from Deniss Karpak (EST) pushes the Estonian up to World #3 from World #10. Big gains were also made by Ed Wright (GBR) who goes from World #27 to World #8 and Filippo Baldassari (ITA) who jumps to a personal best of World #9 from World #22.

Mallorca silver medallist Thomas Le Breton (FRA) is at World #13 whilst bronze medallist Jonathan Lobert (FRA) is at World #5.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and Mallorca gold medallist Giles Scott (GBR) counts four regattas to his points total and as a result is at World #15.

Finn ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/Vf49E9Bg1tA

Laser

Tom Burton (AUS) led the Laser Medal Race at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca from start to finish taking gold away from overnight leader Tonci Stipanovic (CRO).

The Croatian dropped to third which was enough for him to retain World #1 however Burton is just eight points behind.

There is no change in the top six Laser racers.

Robert Scheidt is one of the big movers as the Brazilian climbs up to World #7 from World #18 whilst Mallorca silver medallist Jean Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) moves a place up to World #11.

URL - http://youtu.be/W7HTgFW4KFs

Laser Radial

An emphatic ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Laser Radial victory by Marit Bouwmeester (NED) handed the World #1 spot back to the Dutch sailor.

Consistency across the 11 race series ensured Bouwmeester gold with a day to spare and as well as world cup honours she regains World #1, a spot she last held in December 2012.

Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) took silver in Mallorca and moves to World #2 from World #11 whilst bronze medallist Chloe Martin (GBR) sits at World #10.

Evi Van Acker (BEL) slipped out of the medal positions on the last day in Mallorca but a solid fourth promotes her up the rankings to World #15 from World #37.

Laser Radial ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/ZsCHeIyY3-s

49er

A solid tenth in Mallorca pushes Julien D'Ortoli and Noe Delpech (FRA) up to World #1 in the 49er. Very little separates the top sailors in the 49er rankings with ups and downs each ranking release.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) took the honours at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca and hold a perfect ranking score of 500 points having won the 49er World and European Championships in 2013. Counting the three regattas they sit at World #33 but will certainly be the ones to beat as the year progresses.

49erFX

Victory at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca solidified Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze's (BRA) spot at World #1 in the 49eFX.

Grael and Kunze have been consistent performers in the Women's Skiff and have a healthy advantage in the 49erFX rankings.

Bronze in Mallorca promoted Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth (GBR) to World #2 as Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich (ITA) slip to World #3.

There's significant movement throughout the rest of the 49erFX rankings as Mallorca played host to a large contingent of racers.

Women's RS:X

Bryony Shaw (GBR) and Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) retained their World #1 and World #2 spots in the Women's RS:X following fourth and sixth place finishes in Mallorca.

Charline Picon (FRA) blitzed the Women's RS:X fleet and had gold sewn up with a day to spare. As a result of taking the full 200-points the French racer climbs to World #3 from World #7.

Peina Chen (CHN) counts three strong ISAF Sailing World Cup results in her rankings total and following a fifth in Mallorca she moves to a personal best of World #11 from World #24.

Women's RS:X ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/aw6_CSC6_3M

Men's RS:X

It's Hong Kong at World #1 and #2 in the Men's RS:X with Ho Tsun Leung and Michael Cheng at the top of the rankings.

Counting six regattas to their points total the Hong Kong racers have a good points advantage over the rest of the top ranked sailors.

Ricardo Santos (BRA) drops from World #1 to World #3 but only counts four regattas.

Mallorca gold medallist Pierre Le Coq (FRA) moves up ten places to World #24.

Men's RS:X ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca Medal Race Highlights
URL - http://youtu.be/ZcYS1kyItJA

Events Included

For more details on the new events included and events not included in this Ranking release please click on the link below.

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