Small Boat Racing

Match Racing News, Events & Rankings



Below is the ranking of U.S. match racers based on their most recent World Sailing ranking.

As of October 17, 2019

Women's Rankings (7 of these skippers are in the top 50 world-wide; World rankings are among Women):

  1. Nicole Breault (3 in the World)
  2. Allie Blecher (9 in the World)
  3. Janel Zarkowsky (28 in the World)
  4. Danielle Gallo (30 in the World)
  5. Marilyn Cassedy (32 in the World)
  6. Stephanie Wondolleck
  7. Bridget Groble
  8. Giselle Camet Nyenhuis
  9. Liz Hjorth
  10. Morgan Wilson


Open Rankings (all 10 of these skippers are in the top 50 world-wide):

  1. Chris Poole (7 in the World)
  2. Pearson Potts, Jr. (11 in the World)
  3. Taylor Canfield (23 in the World)
  4. Frankie Dair (27 in the World)
  5. Chris Nesbitt (32 in the World)
  6. Ryan Seago
  7. Peter Holz
  8. Nicole Breault
  9. Jack Parkin
  10. David Wood

The Dial Up

Click here to receive The Dial Up and to read archived editions. The Dial Up is a FREE e-newsletter covering all things Match Racing in North America. The  e-newsletter features:

  • a master calendar of match racing regattas and clinics for 2016
  • explanations of the 2016 Test Rules for Match Racing
  • promotion of upcoming major events
  • regatta results
  • coaching tips
  • links to cool videos and websites.

The Dial Up Archive 

Dave Perry’s DVD Welcome to Match Racing

Describes what match racing is and how it works, and then describes the four major parts of match racing: the prestart, the upwind and downwind legs, and the unique penalty system.

Note: this DVD was created several years ago under the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing. The match racing rules were changed significantly in the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. As a result, there are several rules inaccuracies in the DVD. Specifically, in the segment on the Windward Mark, the starboard-tack boat in the zone of the windward mark now needs to tack when it is her proper course to tack. In the Downwind segment, ignore the last section discussing rule 17 (which is now deleted for match racing). And in the Leeward Mark segment, mark-room is now a boat’s proper course whether she has the right of way or not.