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ISAF World Match Race Rankings

The ISAF World Match Race Rankings were introduced in 1989 and measure the performance of over 2000 skippers to identify the world's most consistent performers. There are two divisions - Open and Women. To gain women's match racing ranking poinst all crew members shall be women.

The 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.

Release Dates

Events can be upgraded providing they meet the Grading criteria of the higher level. Events can also be downgraded if they fail to meet the criteria.

Failure to send results in time for inclusion in the appropriate rankings release may result in points being lost or delayed until the next rankings

Ranking Release Dates

  • Wednesday 15 January 2017
  • Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Wednesday 17 May 2017
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017
  • Wednesday 12 July 2017
  • Wednesday 16 August 2017
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017
  • Wednesday 13 December 2017

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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
1 Oct 20172018 World Cup SeriesMultiple VenueMUL
15 Oct 20172018 World Cup Series - Round 1, GamagoriKaiyoh Yacht HarborJPN
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
26 Oct 2017ASAF Cup - Enoshima Olympic Week EnoshimaJPN
13 Nov 2017RS:X South American Championships Buenos AiresARG
27 Nov 2017RS:X African ChampionshipMoonbeach Resort, Red Sea,EGY
27 Dec 2017Laser Oceania ChampionshipQueenslandAUS
18 Aug 2018RS:X European Championship, Youth European Championship & Open TrophySopotGER

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Oct 2017International Winter CriteriumRapalloITA
10 Nov 2017Opatija CupOpatijaCRO
6 Dec 2017Semana Olímpica CanariaLa Palmas de Gran CanariaESP
7 Dec 201728° Imperia Winter RegattaImperiaITA
17 Dec 2017Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
20 Feb 2018Hong Kong Race WeekMiddle Island, RHKYCHKG

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Sep 2017WMRT Chicago Match CupChicagoUSA
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 Sep 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships 2017Waitemata HarbourNZL
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA
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
25 Sep 2017 Australian Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsCruising Yacht Club of Australia, SydneyAUS
29 Sep 2017Rybnik Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2017Rybnik LakePOL
29 Sep 2017At Sea Swedish Match Racing NationalsSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
30 Sep 2017Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes - Richardson Trophy RegattaBuffalo HarbourUSA
4 Oct 2017Russian Open Match Race ChampionshipKonakovo River ClubRUS
5 Oct 2017Wolfgangsee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 5St GilgenAUT
7 Oct 2017DM The Danish National ChampionshipSkovshoved HarborDEN
7 Oct 2017Antibes Cup FeminineAntibesFRA
7 Oct 2017Match race Alster Act 30 Lake Alster, HamburgGER

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
6 Oct 20172017 Sail Mooloolaba Match Racing ChampionshipMooloolabaAUS
7 Oct 2017Selective Espoirs Bassin AtlantiqueSaint Pierre QuiberonFRA
7 Oct 2017The Ceilidh Cup Sonar Match Racing Championship incorporating SSS Match Racing ChampionshipsRhu, ScotlandGBR
7 Oct 2017Vintage Time (Trasimeno)Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
7 Oct 2017At Sea Fall MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
14 Oct 20172017 RNZYS Youth Training Programme Winter 2Waitemata HarborNZL
21 Oct 20172017 Season End Match Race CupNJK Sailing Center, HelsinkiFIN
21 Oct 2017RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 2Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR
26 Oct 2017Sochi Autumn Match CupKrasnodarsky KrayRUS
28 Oct 2017Club Nautico Scarlino October Match RaceScarlinoITA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Oct 2017Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 2Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
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