Latest World Sailing Rankings were released on Monday 11 December. No change at the top 4 spots of the 470 standings. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen (NED) still dominate the "podiums".
Australian Olympic teammates and Rio 2016 silver medallists Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the men’s two-person dinghy 470 event ahead of Japan’s Daichi Takayama and Kimihiko Imamura in second and Doi Kazuto and Naoya Kimura in third. Rio 2016 Olympians in the women’s 470 Carrie Smith (WA) and Jaime Ryan (QLD) won the women’s event and finished fifth overall in the mixed fleet.
Peter Burling (NZL) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) were the big winners at the inaugural World Sailing Awards in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as they were announced male and female 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.
The pairing responsible for winning Australia’s first Olympic gold medal in a female sailing event, Jenny Armstrong OAM and Belinda Stowell OAM, will be inducted into the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Sydney tonight.
The Notice of Race for the 2018 470 European Championship taking place in Burgas, Bulgaria from 16-24 May 2018 has been published.
The Notice of Race / Sailing Instructions (NoR/SI) for the Hempel Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships has been published.