The ISAF World Sailing Ranking list has been released. For the first time ever including the discipline Kiteboarding. After the IKA World Champions in Italy and the European Championship in France, La Baule (3rd leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe) you can get an insight of the new World Ranking list.
After the Kiteboarding Course Racing European Championship in La Baule, France in preparation for the World Championship in Cagliari, Italy, Adam Koch has taken top place in the first ISAF rankings release. The american racer finished second in Cagliari. Riccardo Leccese follows Koch in second place having finished second in France to take the European title.
Back-to-back third place finishes for Julien Kerneur (FRA) sees him third in the rankings.
In the women rankings, four time Kiteboarding World Champion Steph Bridge (GBR) has taken the inaugural top spot in the Women’s Kiteboarding rankings. The british kiteboarder won gold at the European Championship before a second place at the Kiteboarding worlds. Following Bridge is Caroline Adrien (FRA) who finished one place behind Bridge at both events. Katja Roose (NED) rounds off the top three in the rankings.