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ISAF World Match Race Rankings

The ISAF World Match Race Rankings were introduced in 1989 and measure the performance of over 2000 skippers to identify the world's most consistent performers. There are two divisions - Open and Women. To gain women's match racing ranking poinst all crew members shall be women.

The 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.

Release Dates

Events can be upgraded providing they meet the Grading criteria of the higher level. Events can also be downgraded if they fail to meet the criteria.

Failure to send results in time for inclusion in the appropriate rankings release may result in points being lost or delayed until the next rankings

Ranking Release Dates

  • Wednesday 18 November 2015 *
  • Wednesday 3 February 2016
  • Wednesday 16 March 2016
  • Wednesday 13 April 2016
  • Wednesday 11 May 2016
  • Wednesday 22 June 2016
  • Wednesday 13 July 2016
  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 *
  • Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Wednesday 19 October 2016
  • Wednesday 16 November 2016
  • Wednesday 14 December 2016

* Events wishing to be included in these dates must submit their results not less than 4 working days prior to the deadline.

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Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Feb 201649er & 49erFX World ChampionshipClearwater, FloridaUSA
9 Feb 2016Nacra17 World ChampionshipClearwaterUSA
20 Feb 2016RSX World ChampionshipEilatISR
20 Feb 2016470 World ChampionshipSan IsidroARG
12 Apr 2016Laser Radial World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
25 Apr 2016Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
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

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
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

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Apr 2016Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA
24 May 2016Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
8 Aug 2016Lysekil Women's Match 2016LysekilSWE
5 Dec 2016Sailing World Cup MelbourneMelbourneAUS
24 Apr 2017Sailing World Cup HyeresHyeresFRA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Mar 2016Matchrace Thailand ChampionshipsRoyal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
24 Mar 2016Matchrace Thailand ChampionshipsRoyal Varuna Yacht ClubTHA
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
13 Dec 2016The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
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
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
19 Mar 2016Ceylou's Cup Match Race Gr3 LyonLac Grand Large Decines, MeyzieuFRA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Feb 2016RYA Winter Match Racing Series Weekend 2WPNSAGBR
20 Feb 2016Selective de Ligue Atlantique Round Robin No 4La RochelleFRA
20 Feb 2016Sélective de Ligue Atlantique Round Robin N°4 La RochelleFRA
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

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