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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

4 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup FinalMelbourneAUS
22 Jan 2017Sailing World Cup MiamiMiamiUSA
23 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
16 Sep 2017RS:X World Windsurfing ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

11 Nov 2016Opatija CupOpatijaCRO
19 Nov 2016RS:X Youth World Windsurfing ChampionshipsLimassolCYP
1 Dec 2016St. Nicholas RacePulaCRO
8 Dec 201627° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2016Christmas Race PalamósPalamos (Girona)ESP
28 Dec 2016Laser Europa Cup and New Year regatta Hvar CroatiaHvarCRO
1 Mar 2017Portugal International Sailing Olympic WeekPortimãoPOR
24 Jun 2017RS:X Youth World Windsurfing ChampionshipsTorboleITA
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO

Next 10 World Events

31 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

24 Oct 2016Busan Women Match Race 2016Dong-baik Island, Haeundae, Busan KOR
22 Jan 2017Sailing World Cup MiamiMiamiUSA
23 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

16 Nov 2016Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2016The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
18 Nov 2016RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand FinalsQueen Mary SCGBR
19 Nov 2016November Match Race Marina di ScarlinoITA
21 Nov 2016Musto International Youth MR ChampionshipCYCAAUS
2 Dec 2016International Christmas Far East 23R Match RaceTriesteITA
10 Dec 2016Christmas Match RaceBrindisiITA
16 Feb 20172017 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
11 Mar 20172017 New Zealand Women's Match Racing ChampionshipWaitemata HarbourNZL
15 Nov 2017Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

27 Oct 2016CISM Military World Sailing GamesKarachiPAK
5 Nov 2016Butler Cup 2016Long Beach, CAUSA
18 Nov 20162016 ICSA Match Race ChampionshipSan DiegoUSA
26 Nov 2016Selective de Zone de Match RaceLe HavreFRA
26 Nov 2016Selective Open Match Racing 2017 RR1 AtlantiquePornichetFRA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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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