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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the ISAF World Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have an ISAF 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 ISAF 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 ISAF according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC ISAF World 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

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Mar 2017Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía - IberostarClub Náutico El ArenalESP
13 Apr 2017Izola Spring Cup IzolaSLO
6 May 2017470 European ChampionshipMonacoMON
6 May 2017RS:X European Championship & Open TrophyMarseilleFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
17 Jun 2017Kieler WocheKiel-SchilkseeGER
22 Jun 201749er & 49erFX North American Championships KingstonCAN
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
26 Oct 2017ASAF Cup - Enoshima Olympic Week EnoshimaJPN
18 Aug 2018RS:X European Championship, Youth European Championship & Open TrophySopotGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
6 Apr 2017Trofeo Calella de Palafrugell - Euroláser Master CupESP
7 Apr 2017Game Race MasterAlassioITA
8 Apr 2017Laser Europa Cup - HyeresHYERESFRA
12 Apr 2017International 470 Spring CupFRA
27 Apr 2017Regatta Port Bourgas - Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
6 May 2017Palavska regatta 2017NOVE MLYNY LAKE – PavlovCZE
3 Jun 2017Kyiv Sailing Week KyivUKR
3 Jun 2017Young Europeans Sailing (YES)Kiel-SchilseeGER
10 Jun 2017Laser European Master Championship FOUESNANTFRA
29 Jun 201749er & 49erFX Junior World ChampionshipKingston CAN

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Mar 20172017 World Match Tour - Match Cup AustraliaFreshwater Bay, Perth AUS
28 Mar 2017Congressional Cup 2017Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
16 Jun 20172017 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipHelsinkiFIN
4 Jul 2017WMT - Match Cup Sweden MarstrandSWE
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
1 Jun 2017Match Race Germany 2017LangenargenGER
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
14 Nov 2017Busan Cup Women's International Match Race 2017Suyeong Bay, Haeundae, Busan KOR

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Mar 2017Ficker Cup 2017Long BeachUSA
25 May 2017Szczecin Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2016Szczecin - Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
26 May 20172017 Open Spring Match Race CupHelsinkiFIN
23 Jun 2017O.M International Ledro M.RLedroITA
17 Jul 2017Governor's Cup 2017Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
19 Aug 2017CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand SlamChicago USA
24 Aug 2017The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Mar 2017Championnat de France de MR Open 2017PornichetFRA
31 Mar 2017Vienna City Match Race - European Tour 3ViennaAUT
7 Apr 20172MR - European Match Tour 2017 EventYacht Club de MonacoMON
20 Apr 2017GKSS IcebreakerLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
21 Apr 2017Oakcliff USMRC QualifierOyster Bay, NYUSA
21 Apr 2017BUCS Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
29 Apr 2017Warm Up 1, Polish Match Tour 2017Szczecin, Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
29 Apr 2017Icebreaker CupTallin, Pirita, TOP Yacht ClubEST
1 May 2017Warm Up 2, Polish Match Tour 2017Szczecin, Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
5 May 2017US Match Racing Qualifier @ TCYCTexas Corinthian Yacht Club, Kemah USA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Mar 2017Tasmanian Schools Match Racing ChampionshipSandy Bay, Tasmania AUS
25 Mar 2017Club Nautico Scarlino March Match RaceScarlinoITA
25 Mar 2017RYA Winter Match Racing 3WPNSAGBR
1 Apr 2017Spring Time Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul Trasimeno (PG)ITA
1 Apr 2017Chios Match Race 2017 - GreecePort of ChiosGRE
16 Apr 2017Rybnik Spring Cup, Polish Match Tour 2017Rybnik LakePOL
5 May 2017Spring Match Race 2017Marina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
13 May 2017Trasimeno Cup 2017Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
20 May 2017Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
21 May 2017RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 1Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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