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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in ISAF Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the ISAF Secretariat at least four months prior to the event. ISAF will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The ISAF World Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at ISAF Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by ISAF Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of an ISAF Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the ISAF World Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Sep 2016Formula Kite World ChampionshipsWeifangCHN
19 Sep 2016Sailing World Cup QingdaoQingdaoCHN
4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Jul 2016Laser Europa Cup - GermanyWarnemundeGER
11 Jul 201649er & 49erFX South American ChampionshipRio De JanerioBRA
19 Aug 2016Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
16 Sep 2016Nacra 17 European ChampionshipGreece, ThessalonikeGRE
13 Oct 2016JSAF Enoshima Olympic Week EnoshimaJPN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Jul 2016Laser Europa Cup - PolandDziwnowPOL
19 Jul 2016International Regatta - SNIMRoyal Yacht Club de M'diqMAR
1 Aug 2016470 Masters Cup BraccianoITA
31 Aug 201649er & 49erFX Junior World ChampionshipLake IJsselmeerNED
3 Sep 2016Grand Prix Internacional "Luis Alberto Cerrato"Buenos AiresARG
9 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - HungaryBalatonfuredHUN
14 Sep 201620th Anniversary 29er & 49er RegattaTorboleITA
16 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - AustriaAtterseeAUT
23 Sep 2016Laser Europa Cup - LithuaniaKaunasLTU
27 Sep 2016Egypt International RegattaPorto MarinaEGY

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Aug 2016Lysekil Women's Match 2016LysekilSWE
24 Oct 2016Busan Women Match Race 2016Dong-baik Island, Haeundae, Busan KOR
4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Jun 2016O.M. International Ledro M.RLedroITA
20 Jul 2016Seven Feet Cup 2016Seven Feet Yacht Club, VladivostokRUS
3 Aug 2016Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2016. Manu Minard Trophy. Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA
10 Aug 2016European ChampionshipChristiansminde, SvendborgDEN
11 Aug 2016Oakcliff International 2016Oyster Bay, NY, USA
19 Aug 2016Swinoujscie Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2016Swinoujscie - Pomorska Bay, Swina RiverPOL
19 Aug 2016Chicago Grand Slam 2016Chicago Yacht ClubUSA
25 Aug 2016The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
26 Aug 2016Baltic Match Race 2016Tallin, Parita HarbourEST
2 Sep 2016Wasa Match 2016VasaFIN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Jul 2016EUROSAF Youth Match Race Championship 2016LedroITA
7 Jul 2016Polish Open Match Racing ChampionshipGdyniaPOL
9 Jul 2016York CupToronto HarbourCAN
16 Jul 2016Campeonato Argentino de Match RaceBuenos AiresARG
19 Jul 2016Governor's Cup 2016Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
5 Aug 2016Swedish Youth Nationals LysekilSWE
6 Aug 2016Oakcliff August Grade 3Oyster Bay, NYUSA
8 Aug 2016Russian Youth Match Race Championship - Sails of White Nights - The National Congress Palace Cup 2016St PetersburgRUS
12 Aug 2016Riga Match Cup "Latvian Championship" 2016Riga, Balasta Dambis 11LAT
17 Aug 2016Russian Open Match Race Championship - Ekaterinburg Cup 2016Ekaterinburg, Gubernskiy Yacht Club, KomatekRUS

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Jun 2016Captain John Piper Match Racing RegattaCYCAAUS
2 Jul 2016Summer Wind Trasimeno 2016Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
23 Jul 2016Bregenz Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 BregenzAUT
23 Jul 2016Oakcliff July Grade 4 ClinegattaOyster Bay, NYUSA
29 Jul 2016Sailing Academy CupMoscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Oreshka ClubRUS
3 Aug 2016YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKalingradRUS
6 Aug 2016Club Marine NSW Youth MR ChampionshipCYCAAUS
26 Aug 2016Match Race 'WHO IS WHO' on prizes SAILING ACADEMYMoscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Oreshka ClubRUS
3 Sep 2016Selezione Meteor Trasimeno 2016Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
3 Sep 2016RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 2Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Jul 2016Summer Cup 5Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
8 Aug 2016Summer Cup 6Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
22 Aug 2016Summer Cup 7Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
5 Sep 2016Summer Cup 8Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
19 Sep 2016Summer Cup 9Tallin, Pirita Harbour TOP Yacht ClubEST
24 Sep 20162016 Youth Training Programme #1Waitemata HarbourNZL
5 Nov 2016RVYC Matchrace Series 2Royal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
2 Dec 20162016 Youth Training Programme Lion CupBon Accord HarborNZL
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
4 Mar 20172017 Youth Training Programme #2WaitemNZL
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