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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the ISAF World Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have an ISAF Sailor ID in order to be included on the Rankings.

1 CALCULATION OF SCORE

A skipper's Ranking points are calculated by adding together his best four result scores in each of the most recent two years. The result scores are calculated as follows:

Points Allocation* x Event Grade Multiplier** x Year Weighting

*including any Skipper Bonus Points
** including any Event Bonus Factor

2 POINTS ALLOCATION

Points awarded from 1st to 19th place in all events are as follows:

1st - 100 5th - 60 9th - 20 13th - 7 17th - 3
2nd - 90 6th - 50 10th - 10 14th - 6 18th - 2
3rd - 80 7th - 40 11th - 9 15th - 5 19th - 1
4th - 70 8th - 30 12th - 8 16th - 4

When less than 10 competitors compete in an event, fewer points will be allocated for coming first, second, third, etc. A point allocation table is available from the ISAF Office.

Skipper Bonus Points

One point is awarded to a skipper for each higher ranked competitor he beats in the overall results. For these purposes, the Ranking list issued immediately prior to the event will be used.

3 EVENT GRADE MULTIPLIER

Events are graded by ISAF according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC ISAF World Championship x 3.5
Grade 1 Leading international events x 3
Grade 2 Top international events x 2.5
Grade 3 Minor international events x 2
Grade 3 National Match Race Championship x 2
Grade 4 Other national events x 1.5
Grade 5 Regional and exhibition events x 1

Event Bonus Factor

An Event Bonus Factor will be awarded to events where a minimum of 51% of competitors are to be found in:

Top 40 for Grade 1
Top 100 for Grade 2
Top 150 for Grade 3
Top 250 for Grade 4
Top 400 for Grade 5

The formula is: % of competitors in the Top 40 (Grade 1 event) minus 50 x 0.008. (The '50' relates to the minimum threshold and 0.008 is calculated by dividing the available bonus factor (0.4) by the available % points (50).

Example: Grade 2 Event

% of comps in Top 100 + Grade Multiplier + Bonus Factor = Total Multiplication Factor
100 2.5 0.4 2.9
80 2.5 0.24 2.74
55 2.5 0.04 2.54
51 2.5 0.008 2.508

4 YEAR WEIGHTING

Result scores will be 'weighted' according to the year in which the event takes place:

Year 1 (current year, ie. most recent 365 days) x 6
Year 2 (immediate past year, ie. took place between 365-730 days ago) x 3

5 ZERO SCORE PENALTIES

If a competitor is given a Zero Score Penalty (as detailed in point 2.4 of the grading criteria), during the most recent 2 year period, that score must count towards the competitor's Ranking score.

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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Sep 2016Formula Kite World ChampionshipsWeifangCHN
19 Sep 2016Sailing World Cup QingdaoQingdaoCHN
4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Sep 2016Nacra 17 European ChampionshipGreece, ThessalonikeGRE
13 Oct 2016JSAF Enoshima Olympic Week EnoshimaJPN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
31 Aug 201649er & 49erFX Junior World ChampionshipLake IJsselmeerNED
3 Sep 2016Grand Prix Internacional "Luis Alberto Cerrato"Buenos AiresARG
9 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - HungaryBalatonfuredHUN
14 Sep 201620th Anniversary 29er & 49er RegattaTorboleITA
16 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - AustriaAtterseeAUT
23 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - LithuaniaKaunasLTU
27 Sep 2016Egypt International RegattaPorto MarinaEGY
7 Oct 2016International Finn RegattaMalcesineITA
7 Oct 2016Laser Europa Cup - MonacoMON
13 Oct 2016Laser Europa Cup - SpainSalouESP

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Sep 20162016 Rio Paralympic Games Sailing CompetitionRio de JaneiroBRA
24 Oct 2016Busan Women Match Race 2016Dong-baik Island, Haeundae, Busan KOR
4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Aug 2016The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
26 Aug 2016Baltic Match Race 2016Tallin, Parita HarbourEST
2 Sep 2016Wasa Match 2016VasaFIN
9 Sep 2016Grand Final Boom Bap Wear Match Series 2016Douro Marina, PortoPOR
6 Oct 2016New Zealand Match Racing Championship 2016Waitemata HarbourNZL
13 Dec 2016The Kingdom Match Race Event 2016ZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Aug 2016Heizkoerper August Match RacePloener SeeGER
3 Sep 2016RYA National Match Racing Youth ChampionshipsWeymouth & Portland Sailing AcademyGBR
9 Sep 2016Open Finnish Match Race National ChampionshipHelsinkiFIN
10 Sep 2016RYA National Match Racing Womens ChampionshipsWeymouth & Portland Sailing AcademyGBR
10 Sep 2016Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta 2016 (2)CYCAAUS
15 Sep 2016DBS Marina Bay Cup 2016Marina BaySIN
16 Sep 20162016 Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Match Racing ChampionshipMedemblikNED
17 Sep 2016GKSS Autumn Cup/Swedish Championship in MR OpenLangedragSWE
24 Sep 2016Sail in Progress Match Race 9AnzioITA
29 Sep 2016Campionato Assoluto Match Race 2016Salo' ItalyITA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Aug 2016Match Race 'WHO IS WHO' on prizes SAILING ACADEMYMoscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Oreshka ClubRUS
27 Aug 2016NJK & HSS SM40 G4 2016Skifferholmen, HelsinkiFIN
3 Sep 2016Selezione Meteor Trasimeno 2016Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
3 Sep 2016RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 2Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR
10 Sep 2016David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2016The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
10 Sep 2016Campionato Nazionale Match Race Classe MeteorTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
10 Sep 20162 Colico Match RaceColico (LC) ITA
16 Sep 2016Sail Mooloolaba & Queensland Match Racing ChampionshipMooloolaba, QueenslandAUS
23 Sep 2016XIII Alma Mater Sailing Cup 2016Marina de Ravenna (RA)ITA
29 Sep 2016Konakovo Match Race (2 Stage)Tver Region, KonakovoRUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
5 Sep 2016Summer Cup 8Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
19 Sep 2016Summer Cup 9Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
24 Sep 20162016 Youth Training Programme #1Waitemata HarbourNZL
5 Nov 2016RVYC Matchrace Series 2Royal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
2 Dec 20162016 Youth Training Programme Lion CupBon Accord HarborNZL
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
4 Mar 20172017 Youth Training Programme #2WaitemNZL
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