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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
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

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

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
19 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - MaltaMellieha BayMLT
28 Dec 2020Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
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 2020Normandie Match Cup 2020 *** CANCELLEDLe 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 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

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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