World Sailing
Event Partners

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.


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


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.


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


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


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.

Fleet Race Rankings
Fleet Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

30 Mar 201849th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPALMA DE MALLORCAESP
16 May 2018470 European ChampionshipBourgasBUL
21 May 2018Medemblik Regatta (formerly Delta Lloyd Regatta)Medemblik NED
23 May 2018RS:X North American Championships Puerto CancunMEX
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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

23 Mar 20182018 Laser Midwinters West RegattaSanta Barbara Channel within three (3) nautical miles of the Santa Barbara Harbor entrance, Santa Barbara, CAUSA
31 Mar 2018Laser Europa Cup - ItalyAnconaITA
15 Apr 2018International 470 Spring CupCercle de Voile de MartiguesFRA
28 Apr 2018 Palavska RegattaNove Mlyny lake ‚Äď PavlovCZE
2 May 2018Regatta Port Bourgas ‚Äď Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
5 May 2018Laser Senior European ChampionshipLa RochelleFRA
10 May 2018Laser Europa Cup - Switzerland Neuch√ĘtelSUI
11 May 2018GKSS Olympic Classes RegattaLångedrag, GöteborgSWE
18 May 20182018 Finn Master World ChampionshipSant Andreu de Llavaneres- BarcelonaESP
8 Jun 2018Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL

Next 10 World Events

17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
17 Apr 2018Congressional Cup 2018Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
7 May 2018WMT - Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
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

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

14 Mar 2018Championnat de France Open de Match Racing 2018Lery - PosesFRA
16 Mar 2018PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 Mar 2018March Match Race 2018Marina di ScarlinoITA
22 Mar 2018Porto Alegre Match Cup 2018 (Stage 1 Match Race Super League - Porto Alegre)Rio Guaiba - Porto AlegreBRA
22 Mar 2018Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
23 Mar 2018Swiss Sailing League Matchrace Act 1/2018LocarnoSUI
6 Apr 2018Gmunden Grand Prix - European Tour 3Podersdorf, NeusiedlerseeAUT
7 Apr 2018BUCS Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
7 Apr 2018California Dreamin' Long Beach StopLong BeachUSA
21 Apr 2018GKSS IcebreakerLangedrag, GothenburgSWE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

17 Mar 2018RYA Winter Match Race Weekend 3Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
7 Apr 20182018 New Zealand Youth World Match Racing TrialsWaitemata HarbourNZL
14 Apr 2018Spring CupRybnik LakePOL
5 May 2018Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
19 May 2018AtSea Spring MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
9 Jun 2018AtSea Summer MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
7 Jul 2018Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 Achensee, TirolAUT
7 Jul 2018Bregenz Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 BregenzAUT
21 Jul 2018Captain John Piper Anniversary RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

7 Apr 2018PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
28 Apr 20182nd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
21 May 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 1Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
4 Jun 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
2 Jul 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 3Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
6 Aug 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 4Tallin, 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 ChampionshipLangedragSWE
© 2018 All Rights Reserved by Privacy & Cookies delivered by Sotic powered by OpenText WSM