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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 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
12 Jul 2021Formula Kite Individual World ChampionshipGizzeriaITA
9 Sep 2021ILCA 7 Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
10 Oct 2021ILCA 6 Women's World ChampionshipHouston Yacht ClubUSA
16 Nov 202149er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAl-Mussanah Sports CityOMA
31 Aug 202249er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsNova ScotiaCAN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Jun 2021Waves Festival TexelNED
8 Jul 2021ILCA Europa Cup - Germany Rostock-WarnemündeGER
20 Aug 2021ILCA Europa Cup - PolandDziwnowPOL
27 Aug 2021Finn Master European ChampionshipTihanyHUN
3 Sep 2021ILCA Europa Cup - SwedenMalmöSWE
17 Sep 2021CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
23 Sep 2021ILCA Europa Cup - HungaryBalatonfuredHUN
24 Sep 2021CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
24 Sep 2021CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
7 Oct 2021ILCA Europa Cup - MontenegroTivatMNE

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Aug 20212021 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipNewport Beach, California USA
15 Dec 2021Shenzhen Bao'an Match Cup / WMRT FinalShenzhenCHN

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Jun 2021Midsummer Match CupSkarhamSWE
7 Sep 202123rd Match Race Germany 2021LangenargenGER
14 Sep 2021Congressional Cup 2021Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Jul 2021Oakcliff July Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA
21 Aug 2021Summer Match Race 2021 - Polish Match TourRybnik Lake, Zalew RybnickiPOL
16 Oct 2021Oakcliff October Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Jul 20202e Trofeo Match Race del Sebino - Memorial Besenzoni *** NO RESULTSSulzanoITA
9 Apr 2020(16-17 May 2020) Academy Cup 2020 - Polish Match TourRybnik LakePOL
9 Apr 2020(18-18 Apr 2020) GKSS Icebreaker Cup 2020 / 1Langedrag, GothenburgSWE
9 Apr 2020(22-22 Aug 2020) Oakcliff August Grade 5New YorkUSA
9 Apr 2020(21-21 Jun 2020) Oakcliff June Grade 5Oyster Bay, NYUSA
9 Apr 2020(18-18 Oct 2020) Oakcliff October Grade 5Oyster Bay, NYUSA
9 Apr 2020(13-13 Sep 2020) Oakcliff September Grade 5Oyster Bay, NYUSA
9 Apr 2020(19-19 Apr 2020) GKSS Icebreaker Cup 2020 / 2Langedrag, GothenburgSWE
9 Apr 2020(9-9 Nov 2020) SKP - November 2020Royal Sydney Yacht SquadronAUS
9 Apr 2020(19-19 Sep 2020) SKP - October 2020Royal Sydney Yacht SquadronAUS
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