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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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
31 Jan 2019Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta AucklandNZL
2 Feb 201954 Semana Internacional del Yachting ARG
21 Feb 2019Carnival RaceSanremoITA
15 Mar 2019Garda Trentino Finn CupTorboleITA
1 May 2019Regatta Port Bourgas – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
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

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
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
2 Aug 2019Zero Emission Match Race 2019Naas, Lerums KomunSWE
2 Sep 2019Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Feb 2019New Zealand Womens Match Racing Championships Auckland NZL
13 Feb 2019CentrePort International Youth Match Racing ChampsWellington HarbourNZL
13 Feb 2019Stu Williams Memorial Grade 5 RegattaNZL
15 Feb 2019Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
20 Feb 20192019 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL
23 Feb 2019February Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
25 Feb 2019Subic Bay Match Race Cup 2019Subic BayPHI
23 Mar 2019March Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
5 Apr 2019 Student Match Racing Championships BUSAWPNSAGBR
5 Apr 2019Corfu Match 2019CorfuGRE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Feb 2019RYA Winter Match Racing 2018-19- weekend 3WPNSAGBR
9 Feb 2019Winter Match Race PiraeusGRE
2 Mar 2019Finale Championnat de MediterraneeFRA
2 Mar 2019Spring Match RacePiraeus GRE
9 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Women'sWeymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Weekend 4Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019Butler Cup 2019Long Beach, CAUSA
18 May 2019Oakcliff May Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA
8 Jun 2019NJK Z80 Match Race Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
20 Jul 2019Captain John Piper RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Feb 2019Singapore Open Match Racing 2019 Series 1 Marina BaySGP
8 Mar 2019Zagreb Open Match RaceJarun Lake, ZagrebCRO
6 Apr 2019PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
7 May 2019NJK Center Cup Series Spring Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
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