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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the World Sailing Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have a Sailor ID in order to be included on the Rankings.

1 CALCULATION OF SCORE

A skipper's Ranking points are calculated by adding together his best four result scores in each of the most recent two years. The result scores are calculated as follows:

Points Allocation* x Event Grade Multiplier** x Year Weighting

*including any Skipper Bonus Points
** including any Event Bonus Factor

2 POINTS ALLOCATION

Points awarded from 1st to 19th place in all events are as follows:

1st - 100 5th - 60 9th - 20 13th - 7 17th - 3
2nd - 90 6th - 50 10th - 10 14th - 6 18th - 2
3rd - 80 7th - 40 11th - 9 15th - 5 19th - 1
4th - 70 8th - 30 12th - 8 16th - 4

When less than 10 competitors compete in an event, fewer points will be allocated for coming first, second, third, etc. A point allocation table is available from the World Sailing Office.

Skipper Bonus Points

One point is awarded to a skipper for each higher ranked competitor he beats in the overall results. For these purposes, the Ranking list issued immediately prior to the event will be used.

3 EVENT GRADE MULTIPLIER

Events are graded by World Sailing according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC World Sailing Championship x 3.5
Grade 1 Leading international events x 3
Grade 2 Top international events x 2.5
Grade 3 Minor international events x 2
Grade 3 National Match Race Championship x 2
Grade 4 Other national events x 1.5
Grade 5 Regional and exhibition events x 1

Event Bonus Factor

An Event Bonus Factor will be awarded to events where a minimum of 51% of competitors are to be found in:

Top 40 for Grade 1
Top 100 for Grade 2
Top 150 for Grade 3
Top 250 for Grade 4
Top 400 for Grade 5

The formula is: % of competitors in the Top 40 (Grade 1 event) minus 50 x 0.008. (The '50' relates to the minimum threshold and 0.008 is calculated by dividing the available bonus factor (0.4) by the available % points (50).

Example: Grade 2 Event

% of comps in Top 100 + Grade Multiplier + Bonus Factor = Total Multiplication Factor
100 2.5 0.4 2.9
80 2.5 0.24 2.74
55 2.5 0.04 2.54
51 2.5 0.008 2.508

4 YEAR WEIGHTING

Result scores will be 'weighted' according to the year in which the event takes place:

Year 1 (current year, ie. most recent 365 days) x 6
Year 2 (immediate past year, ie. took place between 365-730 days ago) x 3

5 ZERO SCORE PENALTIES

If a competitor is given a Zero Score Penalty (as detailed in point 2.4 of the grading criteria), during the most recent 2 year period, that score must count towards the competitor's Ranking score.

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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
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 20182018 Autumn Match RaceShima YH JPN
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
4 Jun 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
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