Who’s Top Dog in World’s best sailing nations?

Interesting table showing which nations are leading in the ISAF World Cup standings.

Not sure that ISAF rankings really rate that highly in the sailors’ considerations though, except for those whose Olympic selections are based on such criteria.

Medals at major events are what matter, and few more so than this coming week at Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. I’ll be heading down there this weekend to soak up the pre-event atmosphere.

World Ranking Leaders – 1 June 2011

Men’s One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) – Finn
Zach Railey (USA)

Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Marit Bouwmeester (NED)

Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Tom Slingsby (AUS)

Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS)

Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Ingrid Petitjean and Nadège Douroux (FRA)

Men’s Skiff – 49er
Nico Delle – Karth and Nikolaus Resch (AUT)

Men’s Keelboat – Star
Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA)

Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Nimrod Mashich (ISR)

Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Blanca Manchon (ESP)