World Sailing has released the World Olympic Class Rankings updated to June 21, 2021.
These are the final rankings before the Tokyo Olympics.
Only the results of the Allianz Regatta – the Medemblik regatta with the Olympic classes – are added to the latest rankings. There were no ranking events for the 470 or Finn classes.
From the British Sailing Squad, only Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre in the women’s 470 will participate in the Games as world No. 1.
John Gimson and Anna Burnet remain 3rd in the Nacra17 rankings, Emma Wilson is 4th in the women’s RS:X and Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey remain 5th in the 49erFX.
Tom Squires is 7th in the Men’s RS:X, Giles Scott is 8th in the Finn and Luke Patience and Chris Grube are 10th in the Men’s 470.
Other rankings for Team GB members are: Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell 23rd in 49er, Elliot Hanson 15th in Laser and Alison Young 15th in Radial.
Even with the disrupted season to blame, the numbers barely suggest a world-shaking team.
But everyone is in the same boat, although the Brits should have an advantage with their world-class training and education organization covering their lack of competition.
Here are the top sailors in the World Ranking and GBR as of June 21, 2021:
1st NED – Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt (were 3rd)
23rd GBR – Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell (were 20th)
1st NED – Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz
5th GBR – Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey (were 5th)
1st United States – Charkie Buckingham (was 2nd)
8th GBR Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini (was 20th)
15th GBR – Elliot Hanson (was 4th)
1st BEL – Emma Plasschaert
15th GBR – Alison Young (was 21st)
Nacra 17 Mixed:
1st ESP – Tara Pacheco van Rijnsoever and Florian Trittel
3rd GB – John Gimson and Anna Burnet
1st ITA – Mattia Camboni (was 2nd)
7th GBR – Tom Squires (was 9th)
1st NED – Lilian De Geus (was 2nd)
4th GBR – Emma Wilson (was 3rd)
1st ESP – Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodríguez
10th GBR – Luke Patience and Chris Grube (were 11th)
1st GB – Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre
2nd FRA – Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz
1st ESP – Joan Cardona Mendez
8th GB – Giles Scott
See the full rankings here. . .
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