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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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
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
21 Sep 2018CORK Fall RegattaKingstonCAN
28 Sep 201849er & 49erFX Swedish ChampionshipsLångedrag, GöteborgSWE
28 Sep 2018International Finn CupMalcesineITA
5 Oct 2018KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
19 Oct 2018Laser Europa Cup - SpainPalamosESP
4 Dec 2018Sail Sydney Woollahra AUS

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Jul 2018WMT - Match Cup NorwayMarstrandSWE
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
22 Aug 2018Sopot Match RaceGdansk Bay, close to the Molo PierPOL
30 Oct 2018Swiss International Women's Match 2018 AsconaSUI
21 Nov 20182018 Auckland Match Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL
29 Nov 2018Carlos Aguilar Match RaceSt ThomasISV
3 Apr 2019Matchrace Switzerland 2019AsconaSUI
5 Jun 201922nd Match Race Germany 2019 - An event of the Match Race Super LeagueLangenargenGER

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Jul 2018Governor's Cup 2018Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
21 Jul 2018DMTRA Summer Match 2018MedemblikNED
28 Jul 2018Oakcliff July Grade 3 New YorkUSA
4 Aug 2018Tallin OpenTallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
4 Aug 20182018 New Zealand Match Racing Championships Selection Waitemata HarbourNZL
15 Aug 2018Aircalin New Caledonia Match Race New Caledona CAL
17 Aug 2018Riga Match Cup "Latvian Championship" 2018Riga, Balasta Dambis 11LAT
23 Aug 2018Russian Youth Match Race Championship 2018EkaterinburgRUS
23 Aug 20182018 US Women's Match Racing ChampionshipSt Francis Yacht Club USA
1 Sep 2018RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
19 Jul 2018Summer Match CupRussia, Moscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Yacht club «Oreshka»RUS
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
4 Aug 2018Bregenz Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 BregenzAUT
17 Aug 2018Konakovo Match Race - AugustTver Region, KonakovoRUS
18 Aug 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #3Waitemata HarbourNZL
18 Aug 2018Oakcliff August Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Jul 2018Te Aro Invitational Grade 5 Regatta Wellington HarbourNZL
25 Aug 2018Poneke Spring Grade 5 RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
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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