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2 August 2001, 10:53 am
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ISAF World Rankings For Olympic Classes

The new ISAF World Rankings for Olympic Classes have now been issued. The rankings are based on up to the best seven events from the last two years. Points for events are determined by the following equation P=R x F x Q x Y
Where:
P= Ranking Points
R= Regatta Points
F=Event Grading Multiplier
Q=Quality Factor
Y= Year Weighting

Go to the link below for the full method and explanation of how the different factors are calculated.

In the Rankings now there are two new features, you can click on the total points for the sailor to display which events are contributing towards the points total.

You can also click on the sailor to view their progress through the rankings over the years.

Mistral Men and Women

No change in the top 20 of each for this months ranking due to there being no regattas with enough ranking points to affect the results in the top 20.

Europe

1 and 2 in the rankings remain unchanged, that is at 1 Multala (FIN), new Europe World Champion for 2001 and 2 Coleman (IRL). Rising to third is Smidova (CZE) with the help of her third position and the 2001 World Championships in July.

Laser

The top 10 of the Lasers remain virtually unchanged, the biggest change being Ainslie (GBR) dropping down since he has stopped competing in the Laser, and now sails for the One World (USA) Americas Cup syndicate.

470 Men and Women

Greeks, Kosmatopoulos/Trigonis and Bekatorou/Tsoulfa head both the men's and women's 470 rankings. Rogers/Glanfield (GBR) hold onto second position, despite only finishing in 14 position at the 470 Europeans in July in Ireland. The biggest change in the women is Orel/Orel (SLO) moving up from 17 to 11 position.

49er

It's very close at the top in points between Lopez Vasquez/De La Plaza (ESP) and Barker/Hilary (GBR), Barker previously having been ranked through sailing with Simon Hiscocks (GBR).

Finn

European Champion 2001 Papathanasiou (GRE) gains two places to make it to 3 position. Kuret (CRO) also gains places to move from 11 to 6. Still heading the rankings is Kusznierewicz (POL).

Tornado

The top five places are unchanged. Still heading the rankings are Hagara/Steinacher (AUT) in 1, ahead of Bundock/Forbes (AUS) in 2, and Styles/May in 3 position.

Yngling

This is the first ranking for the new women's Olympic class. Crews have only one or two events counting to date. Leading in the rankings is Dennison (AUS).

Star

Van der Ploeg/Chad (ESP) leap from 8 to 3 helped by their 6th place at the Star European championships in July. The top 2 remain the same. Reynolds/Liljedahl (USA) ahead of Grael/Ferreira (BRA).
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