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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
5 Mar 2021470 World ChampionshipsVilamouraPOR
7 Mar 2021ILCA Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipHouston Yacht ClubUSA
4 May 2021Finn Gold Cup PortoPOR
23 May 2021RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsQinhuangdaoCHN
9 Sep 2021ILCA Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipBarcelonaESP
16 Nov 202149er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAl-Mussanah Sports CityOMA

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Nov 20202020 RS:X European Championships & Open Trophy and RS:X Youth World & European ChampionshipsVilamouraPOR
9 Dec 2020Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing ClubAUS
16 Jan 2021Sail Melbourne MelbourneAUS
14 Feb 2021ASAF Asian Sailing Championships bu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht ClubUAE
7 Mar 20212021 RS:X European Championships & Open Trophy and RS:X Youth World & European ChampionshipsVilamouraPOR
26 Mar 2021Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia PALMA DE MALLORCAESP
30 Apr 2021470 European ChampionshipsHyeresFRA
2 Jun 2021Medemblik RegattaMedemblikNED
8 Jun 2021World is One Enoshima Sailing Cup 2021Enoshima Yacht HorbourJPN
3 Jul 2021470 Junior World Championships SanremoITA

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Nov 2020VIII Copa Brasil de VelaMarina de Gloria, Rio de JaneiroBRA
19 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - MaltaMellieha BayMLT
28 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
15 Jan 2021Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
21 May 2021Finn Master World ChampionshipMedemblikNED
27 Aug 2021Finn Master European ChampionshipTihanyHUN

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
11 May 2020Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
28 Apr 2020Congressional Cup 2020Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
25 Feb 2020HARKEN 2020 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipWaitemata Harbour, AucklandNZL
12 Aug 20192019 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
5 Aug 20192019 Women’s Match Racing World ChampionshipLysekilSWE
3 Jul 2019WMRT Finals – GKSS Match Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Oct 2020Grade 1 Women - Normandie Match Cup 2020 au Havre (First 7.5) *** CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDLe HavreFRA
18 Jun 2020Swinoujscie Match Race - Polish Match TourSwinoujscie - Pomorska BayPOL
25 May 202023rd Match Race Germany 2020LangenargenGER
11 Oct 20192019 China International Women's Match RaceCHN
6 Sep 2019The Thompson CupOyster Bay, New YorkUSA
2 Sep 2019Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA
21 Aug 2019Sopot Match RaceSopot, Gdansk Bay (POL)POL
7 Aug 2019Baltic Match Race **Canceled**Tallin, Haven Kakumae marinaEST
3 Jul 2019GKSS Match Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
25 Jun 2019Midsummer Match CupSkarhamnSWE

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Jul 20202e Trofeo Match Race del Sebino - Memorial BesenzoniSulzanoITA
28 Mar 2020Academy Cup 2020 - Polish Match TourRybnik LakePOL
13 Mar 2020Zagreb Open Match RaceJarun Lake, ZagrebCRO
1 Feb 2020King of the Darse #2DunkerqueFRA
25 Jan 2020North U San Diego YC ClinigattaSan Diego BayUSA
23 Nov 2019Epreuve match race IDF - FinalMoisson-Lavacourt FRA
16 Nov 2019AEGEAS Yachting Match Race ChampionshipKavalaGRE
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
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