April 2023

SSL Global Ranking - ILCA 7 sailors on the rise

The bumper 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Iberostar regatta in Palma, an SSL 1000 event, saw a trio of ILCA 7 sailors rise up the SSL Global Skipper Rankings.

SSL Global Skipper Rankings
SSL Global Skipper Rankings

British sailor Elliot Hanson’s 6th place overall saw him rise a massive nine place up to 23rd. Hanson is regularly in the top ten of ILCA 7 championships, but also benefits from helming a 5.5 Metre, winning the 2022 World Championship held in Hanko, Norway.

Norway’s Hermann Tomasgaard may have only finished 18th in the ILCA 7 class at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, but it still helped him rise three places to 30th with 6,000 points exactly.

Rising British sailor star Micky Beckett won yet the ILCA 7 title at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, adding 1,000 points and ten places to his SSL Global Skipper Ranking, moving him up to a career high rank of 39. Expect his stock to continue rising at the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères.

Elsewhere there was also a big rise for 470 World Champion Luise Wanser, who finished second in Palma at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia. The 875 point she gained moved her up a massive twelve places to 32nd - her highest rank so far.

The SSL Rankings are updated every Tuesday and include 113,000 sailors (67,000 skippers and 47,000 crew), highlighting the world’s top inshore sailors across a huge range of classes. The SSL Global Ranking does not replace the rankings specific to each class but completes them, to offer a simple and attractive overview of inshore sailing to the general public.

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Mark Jardine

Mark has been managing sailing websites since 1996, always being at the forefront of technology, and now manages the combined and network. He has covered events such as the International Moth World Championship and Cowes Week, focusing on the sailors' thoughts and words. Mark has been European Champion in the Farr 30 & J/24 class and has won numerous UK titles, and competes regularly in local and national events in dinghies and sportsboats.