Storrs #1

July 7, 2015
For immediate release
Dave Perry

David Storrs Becomes New Number One Match Racer in U.S.

At the age of 71, David Storrs (Southport, CT) becomes the new number one match racer in the U.S., on the strength of his win at the 2015 Better Chip Match regatta at Oakcliff Sailing. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team is number two on the strength of his second place finish at the 2014 Detroit Cup and fifth place finish at the 2015 Ficker Cup. Steve Lowry (Chicago, IL) moves up to third place with his fourth place finish at the Chicago Match Race Center’s Membership Series in May. Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) is in fourth place with several strong finishes at the Chicago Match Race Center, and Russ Silvestri (San Francisco, CA) jumps from tenth to fifth place on the strengths of his bronze medal at the 2014 US Match Racing Championship and his win of the 2015 USMRC qualifier in California.

2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team continue as the number one U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world, by winning the 2014 US Womens Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) and finishing third in the 2014 Worlds. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA), Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) and Sandy Hayes (Scituate, MA) are number two, three and four by virtue of their finishes in that order at the 2014 USWMRC. Breault also won the 2015 Mayor’s Cup. And Madeline Gill (Westport, CT) remains in the fifth spot, with her fifth place finish at the USWMRC.

Open Rankings

  1. David Storrs
  2. Christopher Poole
  3. Steven Lowery
  4. Donald Wilson
  5. Russ Silvestri
  6. Dustin Durant
  7. David Niemann
  8. Nevin Snow
  9. Peter Holz
  10. Nathan Hollerbach

Women’s Rankings

  1. Stephanie Roble
  2. Nicole Breault
  3. Katie Maxim
  4. Sandy Hayes
  5. Madeline Gill
  6. Danielle Gallo
  7. Alison Kent
  8. Carolyn Smith
  9. Stephanie Wondolleck
  10. Caroline Smith