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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
4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
22 Jan 2017SWC Series Round 1 - MiamiMiamiUSA
23 Jan 20172017 Sailing World Cup SeriesMUL
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
16 Sep 2017RS:X World Windsurfing ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
18 Nov 2017Formula Kite World ChampionshipsThe Wave - MuscatOMA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Dec 201627° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2016Christmas Race PalamósPalamos (Girona)ESP
28 Dec 2016Laser Europa Cup and New Year regatta Hvar CroatiaHvarCRO
24 Feb 2017420 & 470 Carnival RaceMarina degli AregaiITA
1 Mar 2017Portugal International Sailing Olympic WeekPortimãoPOR
7 Apr 2017Game Race MasterAlassioITA
27 Apr 2017Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
24 Jun 2017RS:X Youth World Windsurfing ChampionshipsTorboleITA
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Mar 2017Congressional Cup 2017Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
31 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Jan 2017SWC Series Round 1 - MiamiMiamiUSA
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
13 Dec 2016The Kingdom Match Race Event 2016ZallaqBRN
29 Jan 2017Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
24 Mar 2017Ficker Cup 2017Long BeachUSA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
10 Dec 2016Christmas Match RaceBrindisiITA
5 Feb 2017Hardy Cup 2017Royal Sydney Yacht ClubAUS
16 Feb 20172017 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
11 Mar 20172017 New Zealand Women's Match Racing ChampionshipWaitemata HarbourNZL
17 Mar 2017PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
4 Jul 2017Darwin International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
15 Nov 2017Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Dec 2016Xmas Match Race 2016 in JapanHayamaJPN
7 Jan 2017Selective Mediterranee Antibes #2AntibesFRA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
12 Nov 2016DMTRA Winter Series Stage 1A MedemblikNED
12 Nov 2016DMTRA Winter Series Stage 1BMedemblikNED
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
4 Mar 20172017 Youth Training Programme #2WaitemNZL
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