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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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Match Race Rankings
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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
22 Sep 2019RS: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
9 Feb 2020ILCA Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipMelbourneAUS
21 Feb 2020ILCA Laser Radial Women World ChampionshipMelbourneAUS
23 Feb 2020RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipTakapuna, AucklandNZL
13 Apr 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
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
15 Jan 2020KFC - Langkawi International Regatta PerdanaLangkawiMAS
25 Jun 2020Finn USA National ChampionshipCorpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, TXUSA
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Feb 20202020 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipWaitemata Harbour, AucklandNZL

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Sep 2019Polish Open Match Racing ChampionshipLake Dabie, SzczecinPOL
2 Oct 20192019 New Zealand Match Racing ChampionshipsWaitemata HarbourNZL
10 Dec 2019International Bedanne's CupTourville la RiviereFRA
13 Dec 2019The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
27 Jan 2020Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht ClubAUS
24 Apr 2020Ficker Cup 2020Long BeachUSA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Sep 2019Autumn Sailing Academy CupMoscow Region, Boltino, Yacht Club OreshkaRUS
20 Sep 20192019 Open Dutch Sailing Championship Match RacingMedemblikNED
20 Sep 2019DBS Marina Bay Cup 2019Marina BaySGP
20 Sep 20192019 Australian Match Racing ChampionshipsSandy Bay, TasmaniaAUS
21 Sep 2019Richardson TrophyToronto HarbourCAN
28 Sep 2019Swedish Youth NationalsOskarshamnSWE
30 Sep 2019 Australian Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCruising Yacht Club of Australia, SydneyAUS
3 Oct 2019US Match Racing Championship FinalSan FranciscoUSA
4 Oct 2019Campionato Italiano Match Race Under 23Marina di ravennaITA
5 Oct 2019California Dreamin' SDYCSan Diego BayUSA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Sep 2019Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA
21 Sep 2019David Lukins Memorial Regatta 2019The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht ClubAUS
21 Sep 2019Pequot Challenge Cup Pequot Yacht Club, Southport, ConneticutUSA
4 Oct 2019WHO IS WHO Match RaceMoscow Region, Boltino, Yacht Club OreshkaRUS
5 Oct 2019The Ceilidh Cup Sonar Match Racing Championship incorporating SSS Match Racing ChampionshipsRhu, ScotlandGBR
6 Oct 2019AtSea Spring FallLindingoSWE
12 Oct 2019RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 2QMSCGBR
12 Oct 2019NJK Season Ends Match RaceBjörkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
19 Oct 20192019 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in House #4 (Lion Cup)Waitemata HarbourNZL
30 Nov 2019RYA Moody Decking Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
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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