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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
Fleet Race Rankings
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Match Race Rankings
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
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  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 May 2018RS:X North American Championships Puerto CancunMEX
16 Jun 2018Kieler WocheKiel-SchilkseeGER
17 Aug 2018CORK OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN
19 Aug 2018RS:X European & Youth European Championship + Open TrophySopotPOL
12 Dec 2018Sail Melbourne MelbourneAUS
21 May 2019Medemblik Regatta (formerly Delta Lloyd Regatta)Medemblik NED

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Jun 2018Laser Europa Cup - Bulgaria VarnaBUL
30 Jun 2018Laser Class U.S. NationalsNorth Galveston Bay, La Porte, TexasUSA
7 Jul 2018Laser Europa Cup - GermanyRostock-WarnemuendeGER
8 Jul 2018European Championship / Progressive Sailing FestivalLA ROCHELLEFRA
12 Jul 2018Laser North American ChampionshipLong Beach, CAUSA
14 Jul 2018Finn Class Iberian ChampioshipVillagarcia de ArousaESP
20 Jul 2018Laser Canadian National ChampionshipSt. Margaret's Bay, Glen Haven, Nova ScotiaCAN
11 Aug 2018Laser Europa Cup - PolandDziwnowPOL
17 Aug 2018Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB
7 Sep 2018Laser Europa Cup - AustriaAtterseeAUT

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
4 Jul 2018WMT - GKSS Spring Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
13 Aug 20182018 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Jun 20182018 Helsinki Women's MatchHelsinkiFIN
6 Aug 2018Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
8 Aug 2018EUROSAF Match Race - Open European Championship 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing CenterEST
21 Nov 20182018 Auckland Match Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 May 2018CMRC at CYC US Match Racing Championship QualiferChicago USA
2 Jun 2018Oakcliff June Grade 3Oyster BayUSA
8 Jun 2018Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
8 Jun 2018Porto Montenegro Match Race & National ChampionshipPorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
9 Jun 2018USMRC QualifierSan Diego BayUSA
9 Jun 2018Bayview Yacht Club Spring Match Race InvitationalDetroit, MichiganUSA
9 Jun 2018USMRC Qualifier at San Diego YCSan Diego BayUSA
15 Jun 2018Austrian Open - Austrian Tour 2Velden - WoertherseeAUT
15 Jun 2018Austrian Grand Prix - European Match Race Tour - Austrian Grand PrixVelden, WoetherseeAUT
22 Jun 2018Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Jun 2018LBYC Jr. Match Race Invitational Long BeachUSA
9 Jun 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #1Waitemata HarbourNZL
7 Jul 2018Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 Achensee, TirolAUT
19 Jul 2018Summer Match CupRussia, Moscowskaya oblast, Boltino, Yacht club «Oreshka»RUS
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
21 Jul 2018Captain John Piper Anniversary RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
21 Jul 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #2Waitemata HarbourNZL
21 Jul 2018Oakcliff July Grade 4New YorkUSA
1 Aug 2018YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKaliningradRUS
4 Aug 2018Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 May 2018Homerus MR Championship For Blinds - B1 & B2 categoriesSalernoITA
4 Jun 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
3 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 5Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
10 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 6Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
1 Oct 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 7Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
6 Oct 2018GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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