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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
3 Nov 2021ILCA 7 Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
16 Nov 202149er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAl-Mussanah Sports CityOMA
29 Nov 2021ILCA 6 Women's World ChampionshipAl-Musannah Sports City OMA
21 May 2022ILCA 7 Men's World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
31 Aug 202249er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsNova ScotiaCAN
31 Aug 2022Formula Kite Individual World Championships (Dates TBC)WeifangCHN
22 Sep 2022ILCA 6 Women's World ChampionshipQingdaoCHN
22 Oct 2022470 World ChampionshipsSdot YamISR

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Oct 2021iQFOil European ChampionshipMarseillesFRA
11 Nov 2021ILCA 6 & 7 Masters World Championships BarcelonaESP
29 Nov 2021 Junior Pan American GamesLake CalimaCOL
7 Dec 2021iQFOil South American ChampionshipRapel LakeCHI
13 Jan 2022Sail Melbourne Royal Brighton Yacht Club, MelbourneAUS
1 Apr 2022Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia PALMA DE MALLORCAESP
23 Apr 2022Semaine Olympique Francaise de VoileHyéresFRA
30 May 2022ILCA 7 Masters World ChampionshipNuevo VallartaMEX
1 Jun 2022Allianz RegattaMedemblikNED
18 Jun 2022Kieler Woche Kiel-SchilkseeGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Oct 2021Grand Prix de l'ArmisticeCercle de la Voile de BordeauxFRA
4 Nov 2021Athens International Sailing WeekAthensGRE
18 Nov 2021470 Japan National ChampionshipEnoshima Yacht HarbourJPN
29 Nov 2021iQFOil International GamesShantou IslandCHN
4 Dec 2021Semana Olímpica CanariaRCNG CanariaESP
5 Dec 2021Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
13 Dec 2021Portugal Grand Prix - Round 1Vilamoura SailingPOR
18 Dec 2021Christmas Race Palamós PalamósESP
18 Dec 2021Christmas Race Palamós PalamósESP
28 Dec 2021Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Sep 2021Congressional Cup 2021Long BeachUSA
7 Sep 202123rd Match Race Germany 2021 *** CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDLangenargenGER
1 Sep 2021Baltic Match RaceTallin, Haven Kakumae marinaEST
30 Jun 2021Midsummer Match CupSkarhamSWE
7 Oct 2020Grade 1 Women - Normandie Match Cup 2020 - Le Havre (First 7.5) *** CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDLe HavreFRA
18 Jun 2020Swinoujscie Match Race - Polish Match Tour *** CANCELLEDSwinoujscie - Pomorska BayPOL
25 May 202023rd Match Race Germany 2020 *** CANCELLEDLangenargenGER

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Jun 2021Chicago Spring InvitationalChicago Yacht ClubUSA
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
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