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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the World Sailing Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have a 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 World Sailing 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 World Sailing according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC World Sailing 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

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Dec 2017Laser Oceania ChampionshipQueenslandAUS
22 Feb 2018470 South American ChampionshipClub Náutico San IsidroARG
1 Mar 2018RS:X South American Championships ParacasPER
16 May 2018470 European ChampionshipBourgasBUL
21 May 2018Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
23 May 2018RS:X North American Championships Puerto CancunMEX
19 Aug 2018RS:X European & Youth European Championship + Open TrophySopotPOL

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Dec 2017Copa Brazil de VelaIlhabela, Sao PauloBRA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
28 Dec 2017Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
3 Feb 2018Semana de Buenos AiresYCAARG
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG
28 Apr 2018 Palavska RegattaNove Mlyny lake – PavlovCZE
2 May 2018Regatta Port Bourgas 2018 – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
21 Sep 2018CORK Fall RegattaKingstonCAN

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
11 Dec 2017International Bedanne's CupTourville la RiviereFRA
22 Apr 20182018 World Cup Series - Round 3, HyèresHyèresFRA
23 Apr 2018Dutch Women's MatchHoornNED
15 May 201821st Match Race Germany 2018 An Event of the Match Race Super LeagueLangenargenGER
21 May 2018Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
12 Dec 2017The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
28 Jan 2018Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
12 Dec 2018The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Jan 2018RYA Winter Match Race Series Weekend 1Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
3 Feb 2018Selective Bassin Manche Deauville FRA
24 Feb 2018RYA Winter Match Racing Weekend 2WPNSAGBR
17 Mar 2018RYA Winter Match Race Weekend 3Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
20 Oct 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 2QMSCGBR
1 Dec 2018RYA Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Nov 2017Autumn Matchrace Regatta 2017Lifeharbour MarinaROU
27 Oct 20172017 Autumn Match RaceShima YH JPN
21 Oct 20172017 SAISA Match Race ChampionshipCollege Of CharlestonUSA
2 Oct 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
30 Sep 2017NWICSA Match Race District ChampionshipsSeattle Yacht ClubUSA
23 Sep 2017Wellington Youth Regional RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
23 Sep 20172017 PCCSC Match Racing ChampionshipStanford UniversityUSA
11 Sep 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 1Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
2 Sep 2017NJK & HSS SM40 G4 2016Skifferholmen, HelsinkiFIN
2 Sep 2017Singapore Sailing Warm Up Match RaceMarina BaySGP
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