July 2019

470 and 420 classes join the SSL Global Ranking

The SSL Global Ranking has seen yesterday the addition of two new classes, one is the Olympic doublehanded 470, including Men, Women and Mixed, the other one is the propaedeutic dinghy to the first one, and it’s the 420.

This brings the SSL Global Ranking to a stellar 17,000 sailors ranked today with 8/10 classes: Star, Snipe, Finn, 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17, Ok Dinghy and now 420 and 470. The plan is to have the Laser soon in and then the main keelboats, such as Melges, Etchells, J70 and more, by the end of December; by then the Global Ranking will rise up to more than 40,000 sailors and double this quote in 2020, so that knowing who is the best sailor this week will be just one click away.

If you want to know more about how the SSL Ranking and the allocation of the points to each regatta and athlete works, just read more HERE.

Of the 17,000, 9,000 are skippers and 8,000 are crew.

With the addition of the 470 today Anton Dahlberg (SWE) quickly jumps on the 15th place in the Global Ranking and he’s first in the 470 class, followed by Australian Mathew Belcher and then by Spanish Xammar Hernan. But it is even more shocking in the Women world, where the top three 470 skippers are Hanna Mills (GBR), Camille Lecointre (FRA) and Silvia Mas (ESP); and Hanna Mills and Camille Lecointre are the first women in the Global Ranking, respectively 18th and 19th with a almost 200 points of separation.

Some small changes also in the crew ranking, where the first woman is still Italian Caterina Banti winner of almost every race in 2018 with Ruggero Tita in the Nacra 17.

The SSL Global Ranking is shaping up to be a precious instrument for sailing, and soon the 15,000 and more Laser sailors will join in so that almost all of the Olympic classes will be included.

Rachele Vitello

SSL Press Officer since 2015