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

There are two divisions of the ISAF World 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 ISAF Secretariat at least four months prior to the event. ISAF 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 ISAF World Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at ISAF 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 ISAF 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 an ISAF 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 ISAF World Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the ISAF 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 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
1 Oct 20172018 World Cup SeriesMultiple VenueMUL
18 Nov 2017Formula Kite World ChampionshipsThe Wave - MuscatOMA
21 Jan 20182018 World Cup Series - Round 2, MiamiMiamiUSA
22 Apr 20182018 World Cup Series - Round 3, HyèresHyèresFRA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipAarhusDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Nov 2017RS:X Asian ChampionshipsPenghu Sailing Club, Guan Yin Ting, Makung, Penghu, TaiwanTPE
27 Nov 2017RS:X African ChampionshipMoonbeach Resort, Red Sea,EGY
29 Nov 2017Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited ClassesMelbourneAUS
27 Dec 2017Laser Oceania ChampionshipQueenslandAUS
22 Feb 2018470 South American ChampionshipClub Náutico San IsidroARG
16 May 2018470 European ChampionshipBourgasBUL
21 May 2018Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
18 Aug 2018RS:X European Championship, Youth European Championship & Open TrophySopotGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
6 Dec 2017Semana Olímpica CanariaLa Palmas de Gran CanariaESP
7 Dec 201728° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
28 Dec 2017Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
3 Feb 2018Semana de Buenos AiresYCAARG
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG
28 Apr 2018 Palavska RegattaNove Mlyny lake – PavlovCZE
2 May 2018Regatta Port Bourgas 2018 – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Nov 2017Musto International Youth MR ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
1 Dec 2017International Christmas J24 Match RaceTriesteITA
12 Dec 2017The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
28 Jan 2018Warren Jones International Youth RegattaRoyal Perth Yacht ClubAUS
12 Dec 2018The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Aug 2017EUROSAF Youth Match Race Championship 2017Swinoujscie - Pomorska Bay, Swina RiverPOL
13 Dec 2017New Zealand Youth Match Racing Championships 2017Wellington HarbourNZL
4 Feb 2018Hardy Cup 2018 (Sydney International Match Racing Regatta)Royal Sydney Yacht ClubAUS
16 Feb 20182018 CentrePoint Youth International Match Racing Championships Royal Port Nicholson Yacht ClubAUS
7 Apr 2018BUCS Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
3 Jul 2018Darwin International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsDarwin Sailing ClubAUS
1 Sep 2018RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
8 Sep 2018RYA Women's Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
16 Nov 2018RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand FinalsQueen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Nov 2017Selective Open Bassin Atlantique RR1PornichetFRA
1 Dec 20172017 Youth Training Programme Lion CupBon Accord HarborNZL
2 Dec 2017Selective de Zone Match RaceLe HavreFRA
2 Dec 2017RYA Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
27 Jan 2018RYA Winter Match Race Series Weekend 1Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
3 Feb 2018Selective Bassin Manche Deauville FRA
24 Feb 2018RYA Winter Match Racing Weekend 2WPNSAGBR
17 Mar 2018RYA Winter Match Race Weekend 3Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
21 Jul 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1Royal Southern Yacht ClubGBR
20 Oct 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 2QMSCGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Nov 2017Autumn Matchrace Regatta 2017Lifeharbour MarinaROU
27 Oct 20172017 Autumn Match RaceShima YH JPN
21 Oct 20172017 SAISA Match Race ChampionshipCollege Of CharlestonUSA
2 Oct 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
30 Sep 2017NWICSA Match Race District ChampionshipsSeattle Yacht ClubUSA
23 Sep 2017Wellington Youth Regional RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
23 Sep 20172017 PCCSC Match Racing ChampionshipStanford UniversityUSA
11 Sep 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 1Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
2 Sep 2017NJK & HSS SM40 G4 2016Skifferholmen, HelsinkiFIN
2 Sep 2017Singapore Sailing Warm Up Match RaceMarina BaySGP
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