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Match Race Rankings Holiday

A skipper may apply to ISAF to have their ranking position put 'on hold', stating the reasons for the application. The application is considered by the Grading and Ranking Working Party.

If approved, the skipper will be credited with a ranking position equivalent to their position at the time of application rounded down to the nearest multiple of ten.

Approval will normally be granted to skippers with America's Cup syndicates, pregnancy, illness or injury.

At the time of application, the skipper shall nominate the start date of their 'ranking holiday' which will be divided into two sections, a non-scoring period and a recovery period.

The non-scoring period will start at the nominated date and continue until ISAF is notified in advance of the end date selected by the skipper. The minimum 'non-scoring' period is 6 months and the maximum is 12 months.

The 'non-scoring' period will be immediately followed by a 'recovery' period of 18 months. During the 'non-scoring' period any events sailed by the skipper will be scored 0 points, leaving other skippers with the points applicable to their actual finishing position.

During the 'recovery' period, the skipper will be scored normally. At the end of the recovery period, the 'on hold' position will be removed from the system.

An event may use either the actual or the 'on hold' ranking position of the skipper to determine their total skipper points.

Any skipper with an 'on-hold' position will also have an actual ranking. Another skipper in the actual ranking will duplicate the 'on hold' ranking position.

On-hold ranking positions will not be used for determining entries into ISAF World Championships.

A skipper may only apply for an 'on-hold' period once in any 3 year period.

This system may be modified or suspended in light of experience.

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9 Feb 201649er & 49erFX World ChampionshipClearwater, FloridaUSA
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5 May 2016Finn Gold CupGaetaITA
10 May 2016Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
6 Jun 2016Sailing World Cup Weymouth & PortlandWeymouth & PortlandGBR
12 Sep 2016Sailing World Cup QingdaoQingdaoCHN

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10 Feb 2016470 South American ChampionshipClub Nautico san IsidroARG
24 Mar 2016Izola Spring Cup IzolaSLO
25 Mar 2016Trofeo SAR Princess SofiaPalma de MajorcaESP
11 Apr 201649er & 49erFX European ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
24 May 2016Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
2 Jul 2016Laser Europa Cup - GermanyWarnemundeGER
19 Jul 201649er & 49erFX South American ChampionshipRio De JanerioBRA
16 Sep 2016Nacra 17 European ChampionshipGreece, ThessalonikeGRE

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8 Feb 2016Semaine internationale de CannesCannesFRA
10 Feb 2016Portugal International Sailing Olympic WeekPortimãoPOR
16 Feb 2016Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG
19 Feb 2016420 and 470 Carnival RaceSanremoITA
24 Feb 2016Sail Auckland 2016Murryas Bay Sailing Club, AucklandNZL
1 Mar 2016XI Andalusian Olympic Week Bay of CadizCádizESP
10 Mar 2016Open Internacional Vela Olímpica Comunidad ValencianaValenciaESP
11 Mar 2016Laser Europa Cup - SloveniaKoperSLO
31 Mar 2016Laser Europa Cup - Switzerland LuganoSUI
5 Apr 2016470 European ChampionshipMallorca - Illes BalearsESP

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5 Apr 2016Congressional Cup 2016Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
14 Jun 20162016 World Sailing Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipNoumeaCAL
7 Sep 20162016 Rio Paralympic Games Sailing CompetitionRio de JaneiroBRA

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25 Apr 2016Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
24 May 2016Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
6 Jun 2016Sailing World Cup Weymouth & PortlandWeymouth & PortlandGBR
8 Aug 2016Lysekil Women's Match 2016LysekilSWE
5 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup MelbourneMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

24 Mar 2016Matchrace Thailand ChampionshipsRoyal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
24 Mar 2016Matchrace Thailand ChampionshipsRoyal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
1 Apr 2016Ficker Cup 2016Long BeachUSA
6 May 2016Hetman Cup 2016KievUKR
8 Jun 2016Sails of White Nights - The National Congress Palace Cup 2016St PetersburgRUS
15 Jun 2016Royal Southern Match Cup 2016HambleGBR
30 Jun 2016O.M. International Ledro M.RLedroITA
20 Jul 2016Seven Feet Cup 2016Seven Feet Yacht Club, VladivostokRUS
25 Aug 2016The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
13 Dec 2016The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

11 Sep 20152015 Dutch Youth Match Racing National Championships (CANCELLED)MedemblikNED
7 Feb 2016Hardy Cup 2016Royal Sydney Yacht ClubAUS
17 Feb 2016CentrePort International Youth Match Racing ChampsWellington HarbourNZL
20 Feb 2016February Match Race Marina di ScarlinoITA
25 Feb 20162016 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing ChampionshipsAuckland NZL
26 Feb 2016February in AntibesAntibesFRA
27 Feb 2016California Dreamin' Long Beach StopLong Beach, CAUSA
2 Mar 2016The GCC Sailing ChampionshipBahrain Maritime Sports AssociationBRN
10 Mar 2016PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
12 Mar 2016March Match Race Marina di ScarlinoITA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

20 Feb 2016RYA Winter Match Racing Series Weekend 2WPNSAGBR
20 Feb 2016Selective de Ligue Atlantique Round Robin No 4La RochelleFRA
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5 Mar 2016Sélective de Ligue Atlantique Round Robin N°5 ArcachonFRA
12 Mar 2016Finale Bassin AtlantiqueSaint Pierre, QuiberonFRA
18 Mar 2016Spring Match Race 2016Marina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
19 Mar 2016RYA Winter Match Racing Series Weekend 3WPNSAGBR
2 Apr 2016Armorica Cup - Selective FFSU RochelaiseFRA
2 Apr 2016Spring Match Race Trasimeno 2016Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
9 Apr 2016Royal Southern Match Cup Qualifier 2016HambleGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

5 Mar 20162016 RNZYS YTP Lion CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
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