ATWOS 26 January
Olympic Class Rankings
Below find a listing of the official rankings for the classes contested in Olympic Sailing.
Poland, Australia and France all have two top ranked sailors. The USA's top sailors in each class rank from 2nd to 44th.
The USA's top ranked team is in the Star Class. The best category for the USA is the 2 person dinghies with rankings of: 9th, 7th and 18th. The weakest category is the boars sailing classes: 34th and 21st.
Things pick up for Monnet
French sailor Phillippe Monnet left France on 10 January. The purpose of his voyage is to break the record for fastest circumnavigation sailing east to west, or against the prevailing winds. He is sailing an Open 60 monohull UUNET. British Sailor Mike Golding is the current record holder at 161 days. Sailing Daily will provide periodic reports tracking the success of his attempt.
After some lite air winds and seas have picked up as UUNET sails south. Currently at 30 degrees south UUNET has been buffeted off the coast of Brazil for several days.
Even so Phillipe Monnet's record attempt is going well so far. His Open 60 has averaged 9.19 knots since sailing from France. He has a 900 mile lead on record holder Mike Golding.
UUNET is projected to round Cape Horn sometime around 13-15 February. Cape Horn is traditionally quite a boisterous sailing area.