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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
2 Oct 2020Finn Gold Cup - CANCELLEDMallorcaESP
5 Mar 2021470 World ChampionshipsVilamouraPOR
7 Mar 2021ILCA Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipHouston Yacht ClubUSA
4 May 2021Finn Gold Cup PortoPOR
23 May 2021RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsQinhuangdaoCHN
9 Sep 2021ILCA Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Oct 2020Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria (new dates)VarnaBUL
9 Oct 2020Laser Europa Cup - SpainRosesESP
19 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - MaltaMellieha BayMLT
28 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
21 May 2021Finn Master World ChampionshipMedemblikNED
27 Aug 2021Finn Master European ChampionshipTihanyHUN

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
11 May 2020Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
25 Feb 2020HARKEN 2020 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipWaitemata Harbour, AucklandNZL
12 Aug 20192019 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
5 Aug 20192019 Women’s Match Racing World ChampionshipLysekilSWE
3 Jul 2019WMRT Finals – GKSS Match Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 2018WMT - Regata de Portugal LisbonPOR

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Jul 20202e Trofeo Match Race del Sebino - Memorial BesenzoniSulzanoITA
28 Mar 2020Academy Cup 2020 - Polish Match TourRybnik LakePOL
13 Mar 2020Zagreb Open Match RaceJarun Lake, ZagrebCRO
1 Feb 2020King of the Darse #2DunkerqueFRA
25 Jan 2020North U San Diego YC ClinigattaSan Diego BayUSA
23 Nov 2019Epreuve match race IDF - FinalMoisson-Lavacourt FRA
16 Nov 2019AEGEAS Yachting Match Race ChampionshipKavalaGRE
26 Oct 2019Campionato Zonale Match Race 2a tappaSalernoITA
19 Oct 20193rd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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