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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
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

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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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