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Match Race Rankings Holiday

A skipper may apply to World Sailing to have their ranking position put 'on hold', stating the reasons for the application. The application is considered by the Grading and Ranking Working Party.

If approved, the skipper will be credited with a ranking position equivalent to their position at the time of application rounded down to the nearest multiple of ten.

Approval will normally be granted to skippers with America's Cup syndicates, pregnancy, illness or injury.

At the time of application, the skipper shall nominate the start date of their 'ranking holiday' which will be divided into two sections, a non-scoring period and a recovery period.

The non-scoring period will start at the nominated date and continue until World Sailing is notified in advance of the end date selected by the skipper. The minimum 'non-scoring' period is 6 months and the maximum is 12 months.

The 'non-scoring' period will be immediately followed by a 'recovery' period of 18 months. During the 'non-scoring' period any events sailed by the skipper will be scored 0 points, leaving other skippers with the points applicable to their actual finishing position.

During the 'recovery' period, the skipper will be scored normally. At the end of the recovery period, the 'on hold' position will be removed from the system.

An event may use either the actual or the 'on hold' ranking position of the skipper to determine their total skipper points.

Any skipper with an 'on-hold' position will also have an actual ranking. Another skipper in the actual ranking will duplicate the 'on hold' ranking position.

On-hold ranking positions will not be used for determining entries into World Sailing Championships.

A skipper may only apply for an 'on-hold' period once in any 3 year period.

This system may be modified or suspended in light of experience.

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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Nov 2021ILCA 7 Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
16 Nov 202149er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAl-Mussanah Sports CityOMA
29 Nov 2021ILCA 6 Women's World ChampionshipAl-Musannah Sports City OMA
21 May 2022ILCA 7 Men's World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
31 Aug 202249er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsNova ScotiaCAN
31 Aug 2022Formula Kite Individual World Championships (Dates TBC)WeifangCHN
22 Sep 2022ILCA 6 Women's World ChampionshipQingdaoCHN
22 Oct 2022470 World ChampionshipsSdot YamISR

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Oct 2021iQFOil European ChampionshipMarseillesFRA
11 Nov 2021ILCA 6 & 7 Masters World Championships BarcelonaESP
29 Nov 2021 Junior Pan American GamesLake CalimaCOL
7 Dec 2021iQFOil South American ChampionshipRapel LakeCHI
13 Jan 2022Sail Melbourne Royal Brighton Yacht Club, MelbourneAUS
1 Apr 2022Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia PALMA DE MALLORCAESP
23 Apr 2022Semaine Olympique Francaise de VoileHyéresFRA
30 May 2022ILCA 7 Masters World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
1 Jun 2022Allianz RegattaMedemblikNED
18 Jun 2022Kieler Woche Kiel-SchilkseeGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Oct 2021Grand Prix de l'ArmisticeCercle de la Voile de BordeauxFRA
4 Nov 2021Athens International Sailing WeekAthensGRE
18 Nov 2021470 Japan National ChampionshipEnoshima Yacht HarbourJPN
29 Nov 2021iQFOil International GamesShantou IslandCHN
4 Dec 2021Semana Olímpica CanariaRCNG CanariaESP
5 Dec 2021Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
13 Dec 2021Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1Vilamoura SailingPOR
18 Dec 2021Christmas Race Palamós PalamósESP
28 Dec 2021Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
19 Feb 2022Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2Vilamoura SailingPOR

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Sep 2021Congressional Cup 2021Long BeachUSA
7 Sep 202123rd Match Race Germany 2021 *** CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDLangenargenGER
1 Sep 2021Baltic Match RaceTallin, Haven Kakumae marinaEST
30 Jun 2021Midsummer Match CupSkarhamSWE
7 Oct 2020Grade 1 Women - Normandie Match Cup 2020 - Le Havre (First 7.5) *** CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDLe HavreFRA
18 Jun 2020Swinoujscie Match Race - Polish Match Tour *** CANCELLEDSwinoujscie - Pomorska BayPOL
25 May 202023rd Match Race Germany 2020 *** CANCELLEDLangenargenGER

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Jun 2021Chicago Spring InvitationalChicago Yacht ClubUSA
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
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