Soling World Championship
25 May 15
A fantastic day, with blue waters, blue sky and nice mistral with 10 to 15 knots welcomed the 45 Solings at the 50th Anniversary of the Soling Class in Tuscany, Italy.
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) retains top spot in the Women's Rankings following her victory at the ISAF Grade 1 Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, France.
The American has dominated the rankings since 7 September 2011 and with Olympic qualification also assured she will be the one to beat at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
As World #2 Lucy Macgregor (GBR) is just 36 points behind Tunnicliffe in the rankings, a position she has held throughout 2012. But with Skandia Sail for Gold and the 2012 ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds coming up Macgregor will be aiming to regain the spot she lost last year.
Renee Groeneveld (NED) fell from World #11 to World #14, but this won't concern the Dutch sailor after she came through a do or die Olympic Trial against Mandy Mulder at Weymouth and Portland. Groeneveld defeated Mulder 9-3 and came from two points down to storm through and take the Dutch spot at London 2012.
Australia's Olivia Price continues her march up the Women's Rankings at a rate of knots and moves up to a personal best of World #9. The Australian has been showing good consistency in 2012 with a number of podium finishes and following a ninth place in the big Hyeres winds she breaks into the top ten for the first time.
Click here for the Women's Rankings.
The next release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings will be 13 June 2012.