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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Jul 2019Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipSakaiminiatiJPN
2 Aug 2019470 World ChampionshipEnoshimaJPN
25 Aug 2019Hempel World Cup Series - Round 1, EnoshimaEnoshimaJPN
22 Sep 20192019 RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsTorbole, Lake GardaITA
29 Nov 201949er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAucklandNZL
1 Dec 20192019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipRoyal Akarana Yacht ClubNZL
13 Dec 2019Finn Gold CupMelbourneAUS
19 Jan 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 2, MiamiMiamiUSA
8 Feb 202049er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsRoyal Geelong Yacht ClubAUS
23 Feb 20202020 RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipTakapuna, AucklandNZL

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Jul 2019Finn Junior World Championship (Silver Cup)AnzioITA
26 Jul 2019 Pan American GamesLimaPER
15 Aug 2019READY STEADY TOKYO - SailingJPN
16 Aug 2019CORK OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)Kingston, OntarioCAN
23 Aug 2019Finn North American ChampionshipMission Bay Yacht Club, San DiegoUSA
6 Oct 20192019 RS:X Windsurfing African ChampionshipsAlgiersALG
25 Nov 20192019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Oceania ChampionshipRoyal Akarana Yacht ClubNZL
30 Jan 20202020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Oceania ChampionshipGeelongAUS
27 Mar 202051st Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPALMA DE MALLORCAESP
25 Apr 2020Semaine Olympique Francaise de VoileHyéresFRA

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Jul 2019Pacific GamesApiaSAM
19 Jul 2019Travemünder WocheTravemünderGER
27 Aug 2019Open Russian, Russian Finn MastersRUS
6 Sep 2019Laser Europa Cup - HungaryBalatonfuredHUN
14 Sep 2019Finn Pacific Coast ChampionshipSan Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CAUSA
20 Sep 2019CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
4 Oct 2019KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
17 Oct 2019 UAE National Championships Abu DhabiUAE
28 Dec 2019Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
25 Jun 2020Finn USA National ChampionshipCorpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, TXUSA

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Aug 2019Baltic Match RaceTallin, Haven Kakumae marinaEST
21 Aug 2019Sopot Match RaceSopot, Gdansk Bay (POL)POL
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Jul 2019Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA
2 Aug 2019Zero Emission Match Race 2019Naas, Lerums KomunSWE
22 Aug 2019The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
2 Sep 2019Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA
6 Sep 2019Danish Open Skovshoved HavnDEN
6 Sep 2019The Thompson Cup Grade 2Oyster Bay, New YorkUSA
20 Sep 2019Polish Open Match Racing ChampionshipLake Dabie, SzczecinPOL
10 Dec 2019International Bedanne's CupTourville la RiviereFRA
13 Dec 2019The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
24 Apr 2020Ficker Cup 2020Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
15 Jul 2019Governor's Cup 2019Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
18 Jul 2019Russian Youth Open Match Race Championship EkaterinburgRUS
18 Jul 2019Australian Schools Match Racing Championship 2019Sandy Bay, Tasmania, AUSAUS
3 Aug 2019New Zealand Match Racing Championships Selection qualifier 2019Waitemata HarbourNZL
5 Aug 2019Tallinn OpenTallinn, Hayen Kakumae marinaEST
10 Aug 2019Oakcliff August Grade 3New YorkUSA
10 Aug 2019RCYC Match Racing Open for the Stolze CupToronto HarbourCAN
10 Aug 2019US Match Race Championship Qualifiers Long BeachUSA
15 Aug 2019Aircalin New Caledonia Match Race New Caledona CAL
16 Aug 20192019 US Women's Match Racing ChampionshipDetroit MichiganUSA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Jul 2019Captain John Piper RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
3 Aug 2019Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
17 Aug 2019Oakcliff August Grade 4Oyster BayUSA
17 Aug 2019Thirkell Trophy - Newcastle OPEN Match Racing RegattaNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubAUS
31 Aug 2019John Messenger Women's Match Racing RegattaSydney AUS
6 Sep 20193 Trofeo Homerus Golfo dei PoetiSanta Teresa - Lerici - La SpeziaITA
7 Sep 2019Match Race Selezione MeteorClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
14 Sep 2019Campionato Italiano Match Race Classe MeteorClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
14 Sep 20192019 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #3Waitemata HarbourNZL
21 Sep 2019Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Jul 2019Craker Jack CupNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubAUS
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
19 Oct 20193rd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
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