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4 February 2000

Issue # 139

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.

 

 

Class: 49er
1. Francesco Bruni & Gabriele Bruni ITA
TOP USA: 9. Jonathan/Charlie McKee
Class: Laser
1. Ben Ainslie Great Britain
TOP USA: 15. Mark Mendenblatt
Class: 470 Mens
1. Gildas Phillipe& Tanguy Cariou FRA
TOP USA:7. Paul Foerester/Bob Merrick
Class: 470 Women's
1. Sofia Bekatorou & Eimlia Tsoufle GRE
TOP USA: Whitney Connor/Elizabeth Krazig 18th
Class: Soling
1. Heiner/Van Nerkerk/De Ridder NED
TOP USA: 16. Madrigal/Healey/Jordan
Mistral Men's
1. Przermek Miarozhnski POL
TOP USA: 34. Mike Gebhardt
Mistral Women's
1. Faustine Merrett FRA
TOP USA: 21. Lanee Butler
Europe
1. Shirely Robertson Great Britain
TOP USA: Meg Gaillard 21st
Finn
1. Mateusz Kuszniewicz POL
TOP USA: 44.  Darrel Peck
Star
1. Colin Beashel/David Giles AUS
TOP USA: Mark Reynolds/Magnus Lilgerdhahl 2nd
Tornado
1. Bundock/Forbes AUS
TOP USA: Lovell/Ogletree 13th

 


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.