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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 18 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

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Dec 2016Christmas Race PalamósPalamos (Girona)ESP
28 Dec 2016Laser Europa Cup and New Year regatta Hvar CroatiaHvarCRO
24 Feb 2017420 & 470 Carnival RaceMarina degli AregaiITA
1 Mar 2017Portugal International Sailing Olympic WeekPortimãoPOR
7 Apr 2017Game Race MasterAlassioITA
27 Apr 2017Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
24 Jun 2017RS:X Youth World Windsurfing ChampionshipsTorboleITA
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Mar 2017Congressional Cup 2017Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Jan 2017SWC Series Round 1 - MiamiMiamiUSA
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
13 Dec 2016The Kingdom Match Race Event 2016ZallaqBRN
29 Jan 2017Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
24 Mar 2017Ficker Cup 2017Long BeachUSA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
5 Feb 2017Hardy Cup 2017Royal Sydney Yacht ClubAUS
16 Feb 20172017 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
24 Feb 2017Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
11 Mar 20172017 New Zealand Women's Match Racing ChampionshipWaitemata HarbourNZL
17 Mar 2017PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
4 Jul 2017Darwin International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
15 Nov 2017Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Dec 2016Xmas Match Race 2016 in JapanHayamaJPN
7 Jan 2017Selective Mediterranee Antibes #2AntibesFRA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
12 Nov 2016DMTRA Winter Series Stage 1A MedemblikNED
12 Nov 2016DMTRA Winter Series Stage 1BMedemblikNED
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
4 Mar 20172017 Youth Training Programme #2WaitemNZL
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