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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

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 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Dec 2019Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
15 Jan 2020KFC - Langkawi International Regatta PerdanaLangkawiMAS
17 Jan 2020Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
20 Mar 2020Garda Trentino Finn CupTORBOLEITA
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
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
7 Sep 2019Match Race Club Nautico della VelaNapoliITA
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
5 Jul 2019SF Bay Match Race ClinegattaSan FranciscoUSA
1 Jun 20192nd HIMERA MATCH RACEIovath Volos Offshore Sailing ClubGRE
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