The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has updated and enhanced its ISAF Sailing World Rankings system for fleet racing, and will launch the new system on 19 September 2012.
The new calculation uses an annual system, a simpler formula and three possible event grades.
• A one year rolling system
• Sailors can count points from a maximum of six regattas
• The grading of regattas for the Olympic classes will be allocated one of the following three grades: 200-pointers, 100-pointers or 50-pointers
• Simplified calculation formula
• Olympic Games and Test Events will not be graded regattas.
The new formula for calculating ranking points is: Points=E(N-P+1)/N (E is Event Rank, N is # entries and P is place). As shown in the chart below the top 85% of finishers at a regatta will receive points and scores will be rounded down to the next whole number.
All ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will be 200-pointers along with the class World Championships and the ISAF Sailing World Championships. A sailor may count a maximum of three results from the World Cup. ISAF Regulation 27 sets out the other considerations for regatta grading.
For the first ranking release using the new system will be published on 19 September. Regattas that have taken place since 6 November 2011 (Sail Melbourne) have been re-graded and the new calculation system applied. Rankings will initially be calculated for six of the ten Olympic Events.
The next ranking release is schedule for 10 October 2012 which will see the men's and women's kiteboarding events joining the ISAF Sailing World Rankings for the first time. The Nacra17 and 49erFX are set to be introduced into the ISAF Sailing World Cup for the first time throughout the 2012-2013 series and will appear on the rankings following each regatta.
Full details of the new Ranking system can be found in ISAF Regulation 27
. There are no changes to the ISAF World Match Race Rankings.
ISAF Sailing World Rankings