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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
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Feb 2018470 South American ChampionshipClub Náutico San IsidroARG
1 Mar 2018RS:X South American Championships ParacasPER
30 Mar 201840th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa SofiaPALMA DE MALLORCAESP
16 May 2018470 European ChampionshipBourgasBUL
21 May 2018Medemblik Regatta (formerly Delta Lloyd Regatta)Medemblik NED
23 May 2018RS:X North American Championships Puerto CancunMEX
16 Jun 2018Kieler WocheKiel-SchilkseeGER
8 Jul 2018European Championship / Progressive Sailing FestivalLA ROCHELLEFRA
19 Aug 2018RS:X European & Youth European Championship + Open TrophySopotPOL

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG
24 Feb 2018XIII Andalusian Olympic Week - XVIII Carnival TrophyEl Puerto de Santa María, CádizESP
2 Mar 2018Athens Eurolymp WeekAthensGRE
23 Mar 20182018 Laser Midwinters West RegattaSanta Barbara Channel within three (3) nautical miles of the Santa Barbara Harbor entrance, Santa Barbara, CAUSA
31 Mar 2018Laser Europa Cup - ItalyAnconaITA
28 Apr 2018 Palavska RegattaNove Mlyny lake – PavlovCZE
2 May 2018Regatta Port Bourgas – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
5 May 2018Laser Senior European ChampionshipLa RochelleFRA
10 May 2018Laser Europa Cup - Switzerland NeuchâtelSUI
11 May 2018GKSS Olympic Classes RegattaLångedrag, GöteborgSWE

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
17 Apr 2018Congressional Cup 2018Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
7 May 2018WMT - Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Feb 2018Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
16 Mar 2018PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 Mar 2018March Match Race 2018Marina di ScarlinoITA
22 Mar 2018Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
23 Mar 2018Swiss Sailing League Matchrace Act 1/2018LocarnoSUI
6 Apr 2018Gmunden Grand Prix - European Tour 3Podersdorf, NeusiedlerseeAUT
7 Apr 2018BUCS Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
7 Apr 2018California Dreamin' Long Beach StopLong BeachUSA
28 Apr 2018WarmUp EventDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
30 Apr 2018Szczecin Match RaceSzczecin - Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Feb 2018Selective de Ligue Atlantique Round Robin No 5ArcachonFRA
24 Feb 2018RYA Winter Match Racing Weekend 2WPNSAGBR
17 Mar 2018RYA Winter Match Race Weekend 3Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
14 Apr 2018Spring CupRybnik LakePOL
5 May 2018Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
7 Jul 2018Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 3 Achensee, TirolAUT
7 Jul 2018Bregenz Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 BregenzAUT
21 Jul 2018Captain John Piper Anniversary RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
4 Aug 2018Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Apr 2018PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
28 Apr 20182nd Trofeo Match Race "Compagnia della Vela"SalernoITA
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