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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

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Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Aug 2017470 Class Japan ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
12 Sep 2017Ukraine Open Championship - Olympic ClassesKyiv SeaUKR
22 Sep 2017Cork Fall RegattaKingstonCAN
21 Oct 2017International Winter CriteriumRapalloITA
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO
6 Dec 2017Semana Olímpica CanariaLa Palmas de Gran CanariaESP
7 Dec 201728° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
14 Nov 2017Busan Cup Women's International Match Race 2017Suyeong Bay, Haeundae, Busan KOR

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Aug 2017Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2017 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA
2 Aug 2017WTE Sopot Match RaceGdansk Bay, close to the Molo PierPOL
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
19 Aug 2017CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand SlamChicago USA
24 Aug 2017The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
27 Sep 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships 2017Waitemata HarbourNZL
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA
27 Nov 2017Musto International Youth MR ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jun 2017CMRC at CYC US Match Racing Championship QualiferChicago USA
28 Jul 2017St Petersburg Match CupSt Petersburg RUS
5 Aug 2017Oakcliff August Grade 3Oyster BayUSA
10 Aug 2017Russian Youth Match Race Championship 2017EkaterinaburgRUS
12 Aug 2017New Caledonia Match RaceNew CaledoniaFRA
16 Aug 2017Russian Open Match Race Championship - Ekaterinaburg Cup 2017EkaterinaburgRUS
17 Aug 2017EUROSAF Youth Match Race Championship 2017Swinoujscie - Pomorska Bay, Swina RiverPOL
18 Aug 2017Riga Match Cup "Latvian Championship" 2017Riga, Balasta Dambis 11LAT
2 Sep 2017RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
8 Sep 20172017 Stolze Cup Match Racing ChampionshipBronte Harbour, Oakville, OntarioCAN

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Jul 2017Tramontana Match CupLLC Sailing Academy, Yacht Club TramontanaRUS
29 Jul 2017Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 Achensee, TirolAUT
29 Jul 2017Oakcliff July Grade 4Oyster BayUSA
2 Aug 2017YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKalingradRUS
5 Aug 2017Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
18 Aug 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships SelectionWaitemata HarbourNZL
19 Aug 2017At Sea August MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
25 Aug 2017Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
9 Sep 2017Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta 2017CYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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