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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 100-Point Events

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2 Mar 2017470 South American ChampionshipClub Nautico Veleiros do SulBRA
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13 Apr 2017Izola Spring Cup IzolaSLO
6 May 2017470 European ChampionshipMonacoMON
6 May 2017RS:X European Championship & Open TrophyMarseilleFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
22 Jun 201749er & 49erFX North American Championships KingstonCAN
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Mar 20172017 World Match Tour - Match Cup AustraliaFreshwater Bay, Perth AUS
28 Mar 2017Congressional Cup 2017Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
1 Jun 2017Match Race Germany 2017LangenargenGER
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Jan 2017Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
24 Mar 2017Ficker Cup 2017Long BeachUSA
23 Jun 2017O.M International Ledro M.RLedroITA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Jan 2017Swan River Match CupPerthAUS
5 Feb 2017Hardy Cup 2017Royal Sydney Yacht ClubAUS
11 Feb 2017Geographe Bay CupPerth AUS
16 Feb 20172017 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
24 Feb 2017Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
27 Feb 2017Open Croatian Match Race Championship Final WSC Match Race CupSibnek CRO
11 Mar 20172017 New Zealand Women's Match Racing ChampionshipWaitemata HarbourNZL
16 Mar 2017Perth Match CupPerth AUS
17 Mar 2017PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
31 Mar 2017Vienna City Match Race - European Tour 3ViennaAUT

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 May 2017Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
29 Jul 2017Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 Achensee, TirolAUT
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Feb 2017David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2017The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
4 Mar 20172017 Youth Training Programme #2WaitemNZL
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