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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the ISAF World Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have an ISAF 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 ISAF 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 ISAF according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC ISAF World 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 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
1 Oct 20172018 World Cup SeriesMultiple VenueMUL
15 Oct 20172018 World Cup Series - Round 1, GamagoriKaiyoh Yacht HarborJPN
18 Nov 2017Formula Kite World ChampionshipsThe Wave - MuscatOMA
21 Jan 20182018 World Cup Series - Round 2, MiamiMiamiUSA
22 Apr 20182018 World Cup Series - Round 3, HyèresHyèresFRA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipAarhusDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 2017ASAF Cup - Enoshima Olympic Week EnoshimaJPN
13 Nov 2017RS:X South American Championships Buenos AiresARG
27 Nov 2017RS:X African ChampionshipMoonbeach Resort, Red Sea,EGY
27 Dec 2017Laser Oceania ChampionshipQueenslandAUS
18 Aug 2018RS:X European Championship, Youth European Championship & Open TrophySopotGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Oct 2017International Winter CriteriumRapalloITA
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO
6 Dec 2017Semana Olímpica CanariaLa Palmas de Gran CanariaESP
7 Dec 201728° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA
27 Nov 2017Musto International Youth MR ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
1 Dec 2017International Christmas J24 Match RaceTriesteITA
12 Dec 2017The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
28 Jan 2018Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
12 Dec 2018The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Oct 20172017 Season End Match Race CupNJK Sailing Center, HelsinkiFIN
21 Oct 2017RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 2Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR
26 Oct 2017Sochi Autumn Match CupKrasnodarsky KrayRUS
4 Nov 20172017 RNZYS Youth Training Programme RegattaWaitemata HarborNZL
18 Nov 2017Club Nautico Scarlino November Match RaceScarlinoITA
18 Nov 20172017 RNZYS Youth Training Programme RegattaWaitemata HarborNZL
1 Dec 20172017 Youth Training Programme Lion CupBon Accord HarborNZL
2 Dec 2017Selective de Zone Match RaceLe HavreFRA
2 Dec 2017RYA Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
27 Jan 2018RYA Winter Match Race Series Weekend 1Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Oct 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
23 Sep 2017Wellington Youth Regional RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
11 Sep 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 1Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
26 Aug 2017Racing Academy Cup, Polish Match Tour 2017Rybnik LakePOL
25 Aug 2017Learn to Match Race Regatta 2017Neenah WIUSA
7 Jul 2017SF Bay Women's Match Race CinegattaSt Francis Yacht ClubUSA
24 Jun 2017SYC June Match Racing RegattaSandringham Yacht ClubAUS
17 Jun 2017Summer Matchrace Regatta 2017Lifeharbour Marina, LimanuROU
17 Jun 2017At Sea Summer MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
16 May 2017Homerus MR Championship For Blinds - B1 & B2 categoriesSalernoITA
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