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World Match Race Rankings

The World Sailing Match Race Rankings were introduced in 1989 and measure the performance of over 2000 skippers to identify the world's most consistent performers. There are two divisions - Open and Women. To gain women's match racing ranking poinst all crew members shall be women.

The 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.

Release Dates

Events can be upgraded providing they meet the Grading criteria of the higher level. Events can also be downgraded if they fail to meet the criteria.

Failure to send results in time for inclusion in the appropriate rankings release may result in points being lost or delayed until the next rankings

Ranking Release Dates

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018
  • Wednesday 9 January 2019 postponed to 16 Jan
  • Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019 postponed to 15 May
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
  • Wednesday 10 July 2019 postponed to 17 July
  • Wednesday 14 August 2019
  • Wednesday 11 September 2019
  • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • ?Wednesday 11 December 2019

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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
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 ChampionshipsSorrentoAUS
13 Mar 2020470 World ChampionshipsClub Nautic S ArenalESP
12 Apr 2020Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Nov 2019Turkish Optimist and Laser National ChampionshipsBuyukcekmece - IstanbulTUR
8 Dec 2019Portugal Grand PrixVilamoura SailingPOR
28 Dec 2019Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
15 Jan 2020KFC - Langkawi International Regatta PerdanaLangkawiMAS
17 Jan 2020Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
31 Jan 2020Laser Europa Cup - PortugalPortimãoPOR
25 Feb 2020Portugal Grand Prix, Round 2Vilamoura SailingPOR
20 Mar 2020Garda Trentino Finn CupTORBOLEITA
30 Apr 2020Laser Europa Cup - ItalyTorboleITA
29 May 2020Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL

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
29 Nov 2019International Christmas Match Race 2019TriesteITA
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

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Nov 2019RYA Moody Decking Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
30 Nov 2019Selective de Bassin Manche de Match RacingLe HavreFRA
7 Dec 2019Selective 2 Bassin AtlantiqueCENTRE NAUTIQUE DE LORIENTFRA
17 Jan 2020JESS Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 2019Campionato Zonale Match Race 2a tappaSalernoITA
19 Oct 20193rd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
31 Aug 2019RFBYC Sailing Institute Youth Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS
30 Aug 2019Makoto Namba Memorial Match 2019Marina TokaiJPN
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
27 Jul 2019Craker Jack Cup - Open Match Racing RegattaNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubAUS
13 Jul 2019Match Race Club Nautico della VelaNapoliITA
5 Jul 2019SF Bay Match Race ClinegattaSan FranciscoUSA
1 Jun 20192nd HIMERA MATCH RACEIovath Volos Offshore Sailing ClubGRE
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