Wilson and Roble Remain Number One Match Racers in U.S.

July 18, 2014
For immediate release
Dave Perry

Wilson and Roble Remain Number One Match Racers in U.S.

Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) remains the number one Open U.S. match racer, and number 20 in the world, sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). Wilson finished 2013 strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade 2 Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and started 2014 strong winning the CMRC Spring Invitational in May. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team remain in second, winning the 2014 Oakcliff Spriing Clinegatta. Dustin Durant (Long Beach, CA) remains third with his win of the California Dreamin’ Series event in San Diego in January. Fourth remains David Storrs (Southport, CT) with a win at the Oakcliff June Invitational. The biggest jump is by the young southern California sailor Ryan Davidson (Costa Mesa, California), who finished second in the collegiate national match racing championships and won the June San Diego Yacht Club Invitational.

Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team hold onto the number one spot among U.S. women match racers, and move up to number three in the world, on the strength of winning the Bronze Medal at the 2014 ISAF Women’s World Match Racing Championships and the Gold Medal at the U.S. Women’s National Match Racing Championships. Staying at number two is Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA) on the strength of her Silver Medal performance at the U.S. Women’s Nationals. Jumping all the way to third is Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) on the strength of winning the Bronze Medal at the U.S. Women’s Nationals. Sandy Hayes (Scituate, MA) remains in fourth, and Danielle Gallo (Oakcliff Sailing) jumps to fifth.

Open Rankings

1.    Donald Wilson
2.    Christopher Poole
3.    Dustin Durant
4.    David Storrs
5.    Ryan Davidson
6.    David Nieman
7.    Steven Lowery
8.    Stephanie Roble
9.    Dave Perry
10.    Matthew Graham

Women’s Rankings

1.    Stephanie Roble
2.    Nicole Breault
3.    Katie Maxim
4.    Sandy Hayes
5.    Danielle Gallo
6.    Madeline Gill
7.    Jennifer Wilson
8.    Genny Tulloch
9.     Shala Lawrence
10.     Sally Barkow

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