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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 200-Point Events

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Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Apr 2020Laser Youth Easter meeting - CancelledMalcesineITA
29 Apr 2020Regatta Port Bourgas 2020 – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
30 Apr 2020Laser Europa Cup - ItalyTorboleITA
29 May 2020Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL
19 Jun 2020Laser Europa Cup - RomaniaConstantaROU
25 Jun 2020Finn USA National ChampionshipCorpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, TXUSA
9 Jul 2020Laser Europa Cup - GermanyWarnemundeGER
11 Jul 20202020 Finn Great Lakes ChampionshipNorth Cape, MIUSA
17 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - PolandDziwnowPOL
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
11 May 2020Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 May 202023rd Match Race Germany 2020LangenargenGER
28 May 2020Normandie Match Cup 2020Le HavreFRA
18 Jun 2020Swinoujscie Match Race - Polish Match TourSwinoujscie - Pomorska BayPOL

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Apr 2020Ficker Cup 2020Long BeachUSA
30 Apr 2020Szczecin Match Race - Polish Match Tour 100thDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
8 May 2020Porto Montenegro Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
14 May 2020Slovenia Match Race CupPortorozSLO
25 Jun 2020OM International Ledro Match RaceLago di LedroITA
23 Jul 2020Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2020 Manu Minard Trophy - Championnat de France ELITE Open de MR OpenPornichetFRA
20 Aug 2020The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
28 Aug 2020Oakcliff InternationalOyster BayUSA
2 Sep 2020The Thompson Cup Oyster Bay, NYUSA
18 Sep 2020Open Polish Championship - Polish Match TourLake Dabie, SzczecinPOL

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Apr 2020BUCS Match Racing ChampionshipsWeymouthGBR
18 Apr 2020GKSS Icebreaker Cup 2020 / EMRT2020Langedrag, GothenburgSWE
18 Apr 2020David Storrs Memorial Qualifier for the USMRCOyster BayUSA
18 Apr 20202020 California Dreamin Series - Long Beach StopLong BeachUSA
9 May 2020US Match Racing Champs Qualifier - Area GHJLSan FranciscoUSA
16 May 2020Bayview Spring Invitational (USMRC Qualifier)Detroit, MichiganUSA
30 May 2020SpringCup2020 / WMRT2020Langedrag/GothenburgSWE
2 Jun 2020Australian Schools Match Racing ChampionshipPittwater, Sydney NSWAUS
6 Jun 2020Oakcliff June Grade 3 ClinegattaOyster BayUSA
6 Jun 2020US Match Race Championship Qualifiers San Diego BayUSA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
11 Apr 2020Potsdamer Yacht Club Match Race 2020Berlin, WannseeGER
11 Apr 2020DMTRA Easter Match 2020MedemblikNED
16 May 2020Match Race Trasimeno Fun CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
16 May 2020Oakcliff May Grade 4 ClinegattaOyster BayUSA
30 May 2020Dickson Cup - Jr. Match RaceLong Beach, CAUSA
6 Jun 2020Summer Match Racing - Qualifier 1Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham-on-CrouchGBR
13 Jun 2020Match Race Trasimeno CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
27 Jun 2020Under 19 Match Racing ChampionshipsWeymouth & Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
1 Aug 2020New Caledonia Match Race ChampsNew Caledonia CAL
1 Aug 2020Oakcliff August Grade 4 ClinegattaOyster BayUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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