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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 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Jun 2018Kieler WocheKiel-SchilkseeGER
17 Aug 2018CORK OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
19 Aug 2018RS:X European & Youth European Championship + Open TrophySopotPOL
12 Dec 2018Sail Melbourne MelbourneAUS
21 May 2019Medemblik Regatta (formerly Delta Lloyd Regatta)Medemblik NED

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Jun 2018Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL
30 Jun 2018Laser Class U.S. NationalsNorth Galveston Bay, La Porte, TexasUSA
7 Jul 2018Laser Europa Cup - GermanyRostock-WarnemuendeGER
8 Jul 2018European Championship / Progressive Sailing FestivalLA ROCHELLEFRA
12 Jul 2018Laser North American ChampionshipLong Beach, CAUSA
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

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
21 Nov 20182018 Auckland Match Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Jun 2018Oakcliff June Grade 3Oyster BayUSA
8 Jun 2018Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
8 Jun 2018Porto Montenegro Match Race & National ChampionshipPorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
9 Jun 2018USMRC QualifierSan Diego BayUSA
9 Jun 2018Bayview Yacht Club Spring Match Race InvitationalDetroit, MichiganUSA
9 Jun 2018USMRC Qualifier at San Diego YCSan Diego BayUSA
15 Jun 2018Austrian Open - Austrian Tour 2Velden - WoertherseeAUT
15 Jun 2018Austrian Grand Prix - European Match Race Tour - Austrian Grand PrixVelden, WoetherseeAUT
22 Jun 2018Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
3 Jul 2018Darwin International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Jun 2018LBYC Jr. Match Race Invitational Long BeachUSA
9 Jun 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #1Waitemata HarbourNZL
7 Jul 2018Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 Achensee, TirolAUT
19 Jul 2018Summer Match CupRussia, Moscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Yacht club «Oreshka»RUS
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
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
1 Aug 2018YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKaliningradRUS
4 Aug 2018Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 May 2018Homerus MR Championship For Blinds - B1 & B2 categoriesSalernoITA
4 Jun 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
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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