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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing 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 World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
Fleet Race Rankings
Fleet Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Jun 2018Laser Class U.S. NationalsNorth Galveston Bay, La Porte, TexasUSA
7 Jul 2018Laser Europa Cup - GermanyRostock-WarnemuendeGER
14 Jul 2018Finn Class Iberian ChampioshipVillagarcia de ArousaESP
20 Jul 2018Laser Canadian National ChampionshipSt. Margaret's Bay, Glen Haven, Nova ScotiaCAN
11 Aug 2018Laser Europa Cup - PolandDziwnowPOL
17 Aug 2018Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB
7 Sep 2018Laser Europa Cup - AustriaAtterseeAUT
21 Sep 2018CORK Fall RegattaKingstonCAN
28 Sep 201849er & 49erFX Swedish ChampionshipsLångedrag, GöteborgSWE
28 Sep 2018International Finn CupMalcesineITA

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
4 Jul 2018WMT - GKSS Spring Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
13 Aug 20182018 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Jun 20182018 Helsinki Women's MatchHelsinkiFIN
6 Aug 2018Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
8 Aug 2018EUROSAF Match Race - Open European Championship 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing CenterEST
22 Aug 2018Sopot Match RaceGdansk Bay, close to the Molo PierPOL
30 Oct 2018Swiss International Women's Match 2018 AsconaSUI
21 Nov 20182018 Auckland Match Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL
29 Nov 2018Carlos Aguilar Match RaceSt ThomasISV
3 Apr 2019Matchrace Switzerland 2019AsconaSUI
5 Jun 201922nd Match Race Germany 2019 - An event of the Match Race Super LeagueLangenargenGER

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jul 2018Darwin International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
4 Jul 2018GKSS Women's TrophyMarstrandSWE
16 Jul 2018Governor's Cup 2018Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
28 Jul 2018Oakcliff July Grade 3 New YorkUSA
4 Aug 2018Tallin OpenTallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
15 Aug 2018Aircalin New Caledonia Match Race New Caledona CAL
18 Aug 20182018 New Zealand Match Racing Championships Selection Waitemata HarbourNZL
23 Aug 2018Russian Youth Match Race Championship 2018EkaterinburgRUS
23 Aug 20182018 US Women's Match Racing ChampionshipSt Francis Yacht Club USA
1 Sep 2018RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Jun 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
7 Jul 2018Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 Achensee, TirolAUT
19 Jul 2018Summer Match CupRussia, Moscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Yacht club «Oreshka»RUS
21 Jul 2018Captain John Piper Anniversary RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
21 Jul 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #2Waitemata HarbourNZL
21 Jul 2018Oakcliff July Grade 4New YorkUSA
21 Jul 2018DMTRA Summer Match 2018MedemblikNED
1 Aug 2018YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKaliningradRUS
4 Aug 2018Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
4 Aug 2018Bregenz Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 BregenzAUT

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 5Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
10 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 6Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
1 Oct 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 7Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
6 Oct 2018GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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