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Match Race Rankings Holiday

A skipper may apply to World Sailing to have their ranking position put 'on hold', stating the reasons for the application. The application is considered by the Grading and Ranking Working Party.

If approved, the skipper will be credited with a ranking position equivalent to their position at the time of application rounded down to the nearest multiple of ten.

Approval will normally be granted to skippers with America's Cup syndicates, pregnancy, illness or injury.

At the time of application, the skipper shall nominate the start date of their 'ranking holiday' which will be divided into two sections, a non-scoring period and a recovery period.

The non-scoring period will start at the nominated date and continue until World Sailing is notified in advance of the end date selected by the skipper. The minimum 'non-scoring' period is 6 months and the maximum is 12 months.

The 'non-scoring' period will be immediately followed by a 'recovery' period of 18 months. During the 'non-scoring' period any events sailed by the skipper will be scored 0 points, leaving other skippers with the points applicable to their actual finishing position.

During the 'recovery' period, the skipper will be scored normally. At the end of the recovery period, the 'on hold' position will be removed from the system.

An event may use either the actual or the 'on hold' ranking position of the skipper to determine their total skipper points.

Any skipper with an 'on-hold' position will also have an actual ranking. Another skipper in the actual ranking will duplicate the 'on hold' ranking position.

On-hold ranking positions will not be used for determining entries into World Sailing Championships.

A skipper may only apply for an 'on-hold' period once in any 3 year period.

This system may be modified or suspended in light of experience.

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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
5 Mar 2021470 World ChampionshipsVilamouraPOR
4 May 2021Finn Gold Cup PortoPOR
23 May 2021RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsQinhuangdaoCHN
9 Sep 2021ILCA Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
10 Oct 2021ILCA Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipHouston Yacht ClubUSA
16 Nov 202149er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAl-Mussanah Sports CityOMA

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Feb 2021Andalusian Olympic Week El Puerto de Santa María, CádizESP
6 Mar 2021International Genoa Winter ContestGenovaITA
13 Mar 2021International Genoa Winter ContestGenovaITA
19 Mar 2021Lanzarote International RegattaMarina RubiconESP
22 Mar 2021Lanzarote Winter Series Act 2Real Club Náutico de ArrecifeESP
31 Mar 2021Laser Youth Easter meetingMalcesineITA
9 Apr 2021Laser Europa Cup - Slovenia (new dates)KoperSLO
15 Apr 2021Laser Europa Cup - ItalyTorboleITA
30 Apr 2021Laser Europa Cup - Switzerland LuganoSUI
21 May 2021Finn Master World ChampionshipMedemblikNED

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Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Jun 2021Swinoujscie Match Race 2021 - Polish Match TourSwinoujscie - Pomorska BayPOL
30 Jun 2021Midsummer Match CupSkarhamSWE
7 Sep 202123rd Match Race Germany 2021LangenargenGER
14 Sep 2021Congressional Cup 2021Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Apr 2021Hong Kong National Match Racing ChampionshipHong KongHKG
10 Apr 2021Student Match Racing Championships (BUCS)WeymouthGBR
17 Apr 2021David Storrs Memorial Qualifier for the USMRCOyster Bay, NYUSA
13 May 2021Corfu Match 2021 - EMRT Stop IV CorfuGRE
15 May 2021Bayview Spring Invitational Detroit, MichiganUSA
5 Jun 2021USMRC Qualifier – Rochester YCRochesterUSA
12 Jun 2021Oakcliff June Grade 3Oyster Bay, NYUSA
25 Jun 2021Rose Cup (USMRYC Youth Championship)RochesterUSA
14 Aug 2021Oakcliff August Grade 3Oyster Bay, NYUSA
1 Oct 2021US Match Race ChampionshipLong BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
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
9 Apr 2020(19-19 Sep 2020) SKP - October 2020Royal Sydney Yacht SquadronAUS
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