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Match Race Rankings Holiday

A skipper may apply to World Sailing 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 World Sailing 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 World Sailing 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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Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Dec 2018Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing ClubAUS
6 Dec 2018St Nicholas RacePula CRO
18 Dec 2018Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
28 Dec 2018Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
18 Jan 2019Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
31 Jan 2019Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta AucklandNZL
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 2018WMT - Regata de Portugal LisbonPOR
1 Sep 20182018 Blind Match Racing World ChampionshipThe Clubhouse Rhu HelensburghGBR
13 Aug 20182018 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
26 Jul 2018WMT - Match Cup NorwayMarstrandSWE
26 Jul 2018Match Cup NorwayRisorNOR
4 Jul 2018WMRT - GKSS Match Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Nov 2018International Christmas Match Race 2018TriesteITA
12 Dec 2018The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
16 Jan 2019RNZYS Foiling Match Racing Championships Waitemata HarbourNZL
22 Mar 2019PMYC Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 20182018 Autumn Match RaceShima YH JPN
20 Oct 2018The ICSA PCCSC ChampionshipsBalboa Yacht ClubUSA
6 Oct 2018GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
1 Oct 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 7Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
10 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 6Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
3 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 5Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
1 Sep 2018RFBYC Sailing Institute Youth Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS
25 Aug 2018Poneke Spring Grade 5 RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
28 Jul 2018Te Aro Invitational Grade 5 Regatta Wellington HarbourNZL
16 Jul 2018Stu Williams Memorial Grade 5 Regatta Wellington HarbourNZL
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