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Method of Calculation

The Method of Calculating the World Sailing Match Race Rankings is defined below. All skippers must have a Sailor ID in order to be included on the Rankings.

1 CALCULATION OF SCORE

A skipper's Ranking points are calculated by adding together his best four result scores in each of the most recent two years. The result scores are calculated as follows:

Points Allocation* x Event Grade Multiplier** x Year Weighting

*including any Skipper Bonus Points
** including any Event Bonus Factor

2 POINTS ALLOCATION

Points awarded from 1st to 19th place in all events are as follows:

1st - 100 5th - 60 9th - 20 13th - 7 17th - 3
2nd - 90 6th - 50 10th - 10 14th - 6 18th - 2
3rd - 80 7th - 40 11th - 9 15th - 5 19th - 1
4th - 70 8th - 30 12th - 8 16th - 4

When less than 10 competitors compete in an event, fewer points will be allocated for coming first, second, third, etc. A point allocation table is available from the World Sailing Office.

Skipper Bonus Points

One point is awarded to a skipper for each higher ranked competitor he beats in the overall results. For these purposes, the Ranking list issued immediately prior to the event will be used.

3 EVENT GRADE MULTIPLIER

Events are graded by World Sailing according to the 'Grading Criteria for Match Race Events' and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Grade Category of Event Grade Multiplier
Grade WC World Sailing Championship x 3.5
Grade 1 Leading international events x 3
Grade 2 Top international events x 2.5
Grade 3 Minor international events x 2
Grade 3 National Match Race Championship x 2
Grade 4 Other national events x 1.5
Grade 5 Regional and exhibition events x 1

Event Bonus Factor

An Event Bonus Factor will be awarded to events where a minimum of 51% of competitors are to be found in:

Top 40 for Grade 1
Top 100 for Grade 2
Top 150 for Grade 3
Top 250 for Grade 4
Top 400 for Grade 5

The formula is: % of competitors in the Top 40 (Grade 1 event) minus 50 x 0.008. (The '50' relates to the minimum threshold and 0.008 is calculated by dividing the available bonus factor (0.4) by the available % points (50).

Example: Grade 2 Event

% of comps in Top 100 + Grade Multiplier + Bonus Factor = Total Multiplication Factor
100 2.5 0.4 2.9
80 2.5 0.24 2.74
55 2.5 0.04 2.54
51 2.5 0.008 2.508

4 YEAR WEIGHTING

Result scores will be 'weighted' according to the year in which the event takes place:

Year 1 (current year, ie. most recent 365 days) x 6
Year 2 (immediate past year, ie. took place between 365-730 days ago) x 3

5 ZERO SCORE PENALTIES

If a competitor is given a Zero Score Penalty (as detailed in point 2.4 of the grading criteria), during the most recent 2 year period, that score must count towards the competitor's Ranking score.

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Upcoming Events
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  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Apr 2019Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA
2 Jun 20192019 World Cup Series Final - MarseilleMarseilleFRA
1 Jul 2019Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipSakaiminiatiJPN
16 Jul 2019Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipSakaiminiatiJPN
2 Aug 2019470 World ChampionshipEnoshimaJPN
25 Aug 20192020 Hempel 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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Mar 2019South American Beach GamesRosario, Santa FeARG
1 May 2019Regatta Port Bourgas – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
8 Jul 2019Pacific GamesApiaSAM
27 Aug 2019Open Russian, Russian Finn MastersRUS
20 Sep 2019CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
4 Oct 2019KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Apr 2019Congressional Cup 2019Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
3 Apr 2019Matchrace Switzerland 2019 - CANCELLEDAsconaSUI
9 Apr 20192019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco, USASan FranciscoUSA
6 May 2019Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
5 Jun 201922nd Match Race Germany 2019 - An event of the Match Race Super LeagueLangenargenGER
21 Aug 2019Sopot Match RaceSopot, Gdansk Bay (POL)POL

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Nov 2018International Christmas Match Race 2019TriesteITA
22 Mar 2019PMYC Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
29 Mar 2019Ficker Cup 2019Long BeachUSA
3 May 2019PMT Szczecin Match RaceDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019NJK Open Spring CupBjörkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
20 Jun 2019EUROSAF Women Match Race Europeans 2019LedroITA
21 Jun 2019PMT Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
27 Jun 2019OM International Ledro Match RaceLedroITA
25 Jul 2019Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Mar 2019Match Racing Open French National Championship 2019PornichetFRA
23 Mar 2019March Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
5 Apr 2019 Student Match Racing Championships BUSAWPNSAGBR
5 Apr 2019Corfu Match 2019CorfuGRE
12 Apr 2019Oakcliff USMRC QualifierOyster Bay, NYUSA
13 Apr 2019PMT Spring CupRybnik LakePOL
13 Apr 2019GKSS Icebreaker CupLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
29 Apr 2019Arafura Games Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing Club AUS
1 May 2019PMT WarmUp EventDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
3 May 2019ROU EMRT Romania 2019Lifeharbour Marina, LimanuROU

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Weekend 4Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019Butler Cup 2019Long Beach, CAUSA
30 Mar 2019Opening Match RaceClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
13 Apr 2019Match Race Fun CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
18 May 2019Oakcliff May Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA
18 May 2019Match Race Trasimeno Meteor CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
8 Jun 2019NJK Z80 Match Race Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
29 Jun 2019Match Race Trasimeno Fun CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
20 Jul 2019Captain John Piper RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
3 Aug 2019Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
6 Apr 2019PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
6 Apr 2019Selective de Bassin Universitaine MRCaenFRA
7 May 2019NJK Center Cup Series Spring Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
5 Jul 2019SF Bay Match Race ClinegattaSan FranciscoUSA
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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