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29 April 2009, 11:31 pm
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 29 April 2009
Ingrid PETITJEAN and Nadège DOUROUX compete at the Semaine Olympique Francaise
Ingrid PETITJEAN and Nadège DOUROUX are one of two French crew occupying one of the world #1 spots

ISAF World Sailing Rankings

France hits the front in the national standings as there are two new leaders in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 29 April 2009.
The French teams came to the fore on the final day of their home ISAF Sailing World Cup event, the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres. After a series of spectacular Medal Race performances from the home teams, France was propelled to the top of the leaderboard at Hyeres and has now hit the top of the national standings in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, with two crews holding world #1 spots. The Spanish also continue their strong start to this Olympic quadrennial with four crews holding world top-three rankings.

Chart showing nations with top-three ranked sailors

Helping France to the top of the Rankings are 470 stars Ingrid PETITJEAN and Nadège DOUROUX (FRA), whose typically consistent fifth place finish at Hyeres moves them up to the top spot in the Women's 470 Rankings. The other new leaders are the 49er team of Pietro SIBELLO and Gianfranco SIBELLO (ITA). After the heartbreak of a fourth place finish at Beijing, the Italian brothers have made a storming start to their 2009 season, winning both World Cup events at Palma and Hyeres to hit the top spot in the World Rankings.

The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 3 June 2009 following on the Delta Lloyd Regatta, event five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

Visit the ISAF World Sailing Rankings homepage at www.sailing.org/rankings for more on the latest Ranking release and dates for all 2009 Ranking releases.

World Ranking Leaders - 29 April 2009

Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn
Gasper VINCEC (SLO)

Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Anna TUNNICLIFFE (USA)

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Tom SLINGSBY (AUS)

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Sven COSTER and Kalle COSTER (NED)

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Ingrid PETITJEAN and Nadège DOUROUX (FRA)

Skiff - 49er
Pietro SIBELLO and Gianfranco SIBELLO (ITA)

Men's Keelboat - Star
Robert SCHEIDT and Bruno PRADA (BRA)

Men's Windsurfer - RS:X
Julien BONTEMPS (FRA)

Women's Windsurfer - RS:X
Marina ALABAU (ESP)

Events Included

Results from the following events have been included in the rankings since their last issue (4 February 2009):

Class Event (Grade)
Star
Laser Semaine Olympique Francaise (1)
Finn Semaine Olympique Francaise (1)
Laser Radial Semaine Olympique Francaise (1)
49er Semaine Olympique Francaise (1)
Men's & Women's 470 Semaine Olympique Francaise (1); International 470 Spring Cup (2)
Men's & Women's RS:X Semaine Olympique Francaise (1)

The results of the above regattas, full ISAF World Sailing Rankings, lists of graded events throughout the year and the method of calculation for the rankings may be found on the ISAF website.

Graded events which have not been included are:

Event Classes not included: Reason:
Semaine Olympique Francaise Star (1) Not enough entrants
International Spring Regatta Sofia W-Laser (3); Laser (3); W-470 (3); M-470 (3) Not enough entrants
Torneo de Ontono W-470 (3); M-470 (3) No racing
Torneo de Ontono Laser (3) Not enough entrants
Torneo de Ontono W-Laser (3) Not eligible to enter - only one nation

ISAF World Sailing Rankings - www.sailing.org/rankings

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