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DUTCH STEAM THROUGH TO CLAIM WORLD #1 470 WOMEN RANKINGS

03 Feb 2017

The first release of the World Rankings for 2017, published on 30 January 2017, sees the Dutch partnership of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen take control of the 470 Women leaderboard, whilst Australia's Mat Belcher/Will Ryan remain unchallenged in the 470 Men.

470 WOMEN

Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes Van Veen make a massive climb up the World Rankings to check in as the new World #1 470 Women partnership,  up from world #6 last month. They kicked off their 2017 season where they want to be, after back to back wins from the 2017 470 North American Championship, followed by SWC Series Round 1 - Miami.

Big climb too for Sophie Weguelin/Eilidh Mcityre who jump up to #5 from #17 aided by their 2nd place finish at SWC Miami, preceded by a win at Enoshima Olympic Week back in October 2016.

Also knocking out a World Ranking career best are Spain’s Olympians Barbara Cornudella/Sara Lopez who break into the top ten for the first time at #10, up from #14. An upwards climb too for Spain’s younger partnership, and reigning 470 Junior World Champions, Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo who also secure a career best ranking of #22, climbing eleven places from #33 after their 3rd place result at Miami.

World Ranking Nation Team Ranking Points
1 NED Afrodite Zegers / Anneloes van Veen 912
2 FRA Camille Lecointre / Helene Defrance 869
3 AUT Lara Vadlau / Jolanta Ogar 859
4 CHN Carrie Smith / Jaime Ryan 794
5 GBR Sophie Weguelin / Eilidh McIntyre 766
6 USA Anne Haeger / Briana Provancha 735
7 GBR Hannah Mills / Saskia Clark 723
8 POL Agnieszka Skrzypulec / Irmina Morzek Gliszczynska 708
9 CHN Shasha Chen / Haiyan Gao 694
10 ESP Barbara Cornudella / Sara Lopez 675

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470 MEN

No change in the 470 Men top three, and despite neither Australia’s Olympic silver medallists Mat Belcher/Will Ryan or Croatia’s Olympic gold medallists Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic not taking to the race track since Rio 2016, their points advantage on the leaderboard continues to hold them firm at world #1 and #2 respectively.

A third consecutive win for America’s Stu McNay/David Hughes at SWC Miami helps them close the points gap to the Aussies and Croatians, but it will take a few more months and events to change the rolling calculation of the rankings and see the USA partnership have a chance of moving on in to swap places.

Shifting a gear up and also on a rankings high are Sweden’s Carl-Fredrik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar who convert their world ranking #11 from December 2016 to a #6 in January 2017, after two fourth place finishes at the 2017 470 North American Championship and SWC Series Round 1 - Miami.

Elsewhere fairly stable in the world's top 10.

World Ranking Nation Team Ranking Points
1 AUS Mathew Belcher / William Ryan 984
2 CRO Sime Fantela / Igor Marenic 949
3 USA Stu McNay / David Hughes 866
4 SWE Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergstrom 865
5 ESP Jordi Xammar / Nicolas Rodriguez 861
6 SWE Carl Fredrik Fock / Marcus Dackhammar 826
7 GBR Luke Patience / Chris Grube 783
8 GRE Panagiotis Mantis / Pavlos Kagialis 774
9 GER Ferdinand Gerz / Oliver Szymanski 765
10 FRA Sofian Bouvet / Jeremie Mion 765

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470 Men - World Rankings

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470 Women - World Rankings

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