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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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  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

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

Next 10 World Events

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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