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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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  • Grade 3
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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Aug 2019Hempel World Cup Series - Round 1, EnoshimaEnoshimaJPN
22 Sep 20192019 RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsTorbole, Lake GardaITA
29 Nov 201949er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAucklandNZL
1 Dec 20192019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipRoyal Akarana Yacht ClubNZL
13 Dec 2019Finn Gold CupMelbourneAUS
19 Jan 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 2, MiamiMiamiUSA
8 Feb 202049er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsRoyal Geelong Yacht ClubAUS
23 Feb 20202020 RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipTakapuna, AucklandNZL
13 Apr 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA
14 Jun 2020Hempel World Cup Series Final - EnoshimaEnoshimaJPN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Aug 2019Open Russian, Russian Finn MastersRUS
6 Sep 2019Laser Europa Cup - HungaryBalatonfuredHUN
14 Sep 2019Finn Pacific Coast ChampionshipSan Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CAUSA
20 Sep 2019CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
4 Oct 2019KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
17 Oct 2019 UAE National Championships Abu DhabiUAE
28 Dec 2019Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
25 Jun 2020Finn USA National ChampionshipCorpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, TXUSA
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Feb 20202020 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipWaitemata Harbour, AucklandNZL

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Aug 2019Sopot Match RaceSopot, Gdansk Bay (POL)POL
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Aug 2019The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
2 Sep 2019Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA
6 Sep 2019Danish Open Skovshoved HavnDEN
6 Sep 2019The Thompson Cup Grade 2Oyster Bay, New YorkUSA
20 Sep 2019Polish Open Match Racing ChampionshipLake Dabie, SzczecinPOL
10 Dec 2019International Bedanne's CupTourville la RiviereFRA
13 Dec 2019The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
27 Jan 2020Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht ClubAUS
24 Apr 2020Ficker Cup 2020Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Aug 2019Ledro European Match Race Tour LedroITA
30 Aug 2019Open Finnish Match Racing ChampionshipBlekholmen, HelsinkiFIN
31 Aug 2019RYA Harken Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
7 Sep 2019RYA Marlow Ropes Women's Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
7 Sep 20192019 Women's Finnish Match Race National ChampionshipStifferholmen, HelsinkiFIN
14 Sep 2019Swedish Championship in Open MRLangedragSWE
14 Sep 2019Estonian Open ChampionshipTallin, Haven Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
20 Sep 2019Autumn Sailing Academy CupMoscow Region, Boltino, Yacht Club OreshkaRUS
20 Sep 20192019 Open Dutch Sailing Championship Match RacingMedemblikNED
21 Sep 2019Richardson TrophyToronto HarbourCAN

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
31 Aug 2019John Messenger Women's Match Racing RegattaSydney AUS
6 Sep 20193 Trofeo Homerus Golfo dei PoetiSanta Teresa - Lerici - La SpeziaITA
7 Sep 2019Match Race Selezione MeteorClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
7 Sep 2019Potsdamer Yacht Club Match RaceBerlin, WannseeGER
14 Sep 2019Campionato Italiano Match Race Classe MeteorClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
14 Sep 20192019 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #3Waitemata HarbourNZL
21 Sep 2019Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA
21 Sep 2019David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2019The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
21 Sep 2019Pequot Challenge Cup Pequot Yacht Club, Southport, ConneticutUSA
4 Oct 2019WHO IS WHO Match RaceMoscow Region, Boltino, Yacht Club OreshkaRUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
31 Aug 2019RFBYC Sailing Institute Youth Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
19 Oct 20193rd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
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