The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29 April 2013 have been released.
• Fifteen countries take 30 of the top three ranking positions
• Consistent 12-month period for Alonso brothers gives them World #1 spot in the 49er
• Mat Belcher and Will Ryan march on with perfect ranking score
• Kiwis regain World #1 49erFX spot
World Ranking Leaders - 29 April
Another ISAF Sailing World Cup medal for Tom Burton (AUS) in Hyères has seen him solidify the World #1 spot. Four of the top ten sailors in the Laser rankings are Australian whilst two are from New Zealand marking the strength coming from the two nations.
Robert Scheidt (BRA) has a near perfect ranking in the Laser Radial with 298 points. The Brazilian took in the 100-point Italian Laser Europa Cup ahead of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères picking up a gold medal. The competition was ramped up in Hyères and silver for Scheidt followed. He is ranked World #101.
Scheidt's compatriot Matheus Livramento Dellagnelo counts two mid-fleet ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta points and steps up to World #111 from World #190.
Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) and Isabella Bertold (CAN) have been ever-present on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit in 2013 and with three top ten finishes they have guided themselves to the World #1 and #2 Laser Radial spots.
Belgium's Daphne Van Der Vaart is one of the biggest climbers in the Radial Rankings moving from World #136 to World #63 having finished 20th in Hyères.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) have moved to World #1 in the 49erFX having won their second 2012-13 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal in Hyères, France.
Silver medallists Charlotte Dobson and Mary Rook (GBR) and bronze medallists in Hyères Annemiek Bekkering and Claire Blom (NED) climb up the rankings to World #4 and #5.
Germany's Leonie Meyer and Caroline Vandame are this month's prime movers and go from World #41 to World #16.
Counting six consistent regattas over a 12- month period has meant that Federico and Arturo Alonso (ESP) have taken World #1 in the 49er.
An eighth in Hyères for Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel (GER) pushes them up from World #13 to World #2.
French sailors Kevin Fischer and Marc Mallaret take a leap in the 49er Rankings to World #57 from World #110. Two strong performances at 50-point regattas ahead of the April release set them on their way before a 14th in Hyères saw them climb significantly.
Ivan Pastor (ESP) and Ricardo Santos (BRA) remain World #1 and #2 after a fifth and sixth at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères. As the only sailors who count six regattas in the ranking they lead the way by some distance.
Juan Moreno Vega (ESP) put in two steady performances at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma and Hyères and breaks into the top ten for the first time having previously been World #35.
Bronze medallist at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympics Kieran Martin (GBR) competed in his first Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyères and marked it with a gold fleet finish, down in 26th. He comes into the rankings and is World #75.
An ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères gold medal has pushed Bryony Shaw (GBR) up to World #1 in the Women's RS:X, overthrowing Flavia Tartaglini (ITA) who falls to second.
Maria Aadland Mollestad (NOR) enters the top ten for the first time after taking a 14th in Hyères whilst the pack behind her shuffles after a mixed bunch of results in the south of France.
Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) have been the most consistent sailors in the Nacra 17 with a second in Palma and a fourth in Hyères. The results have promoted them up from World #5 to World #1.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères winners Tim Shuwalow and Hanna Klinga (SWE) move up to World #2 whilst early Nacra 17 front runners Sarah Newberry and John Casey (USA) slip to World #5.
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) continue to hold a perfect ranking points total after another ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal. Over 140 points behind them sit Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichstaedter (AUT) with the rest of the rankings showing plenty of movement.
Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield (GBR) have knocked out two top ten finishes in Palma and Hyères and move from World #56 to World #23.
Russia's Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov have been reaping the rewards from competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma and Hyères and getting consistent results. Since their entry into the rankings on 11 March 2013 as World #156 they've gone to World #80 and are now World #32.
Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan (BRA) maintained their unbeaten 2013 in Hyères with their third Sailing World Cup regatta victory and solidy their position as World #1.
Moving to a personal best of World #4 from World #23 is Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha (USA). The Americans narrowly missed out on a podium in Hyères but their fourth place was enough to push them towards the top spots in the Women's 470 Rankings.
China's Xiaomei Xu and Chunyan Yu take World #8 this month, their best ranking of their career after two top five ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta finishes this season.
Brendan Casey (AUS) took in all of the ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas of the 2012-13 series and as a result maintains World #1 spot in the Finn.
Hyères silver medallist Giles Scott (GBR) goes from World #37 to World #18 whilst bronze medallist Josh Junior (NZL), who only took up Finn sailing recently, takes World #25 having previously been ranked World #59.
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