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

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
18 Aug 2017470 Class Japan ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
12 Sep 2017Ukraine Open Championship - Olympic ClassesKyiv SeaUKR
22 Sep 2017Cork Fall RegattaKingstonCAN
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
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
14 Nov 2017Busan Cup Women's International Match Race 2017Suyeong Bay, Haeundae, Busan KOR

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
17 Jul 2017Governor's Cup 2017Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
2 Aug 2017Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2017 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA
2 Aug 2017WTE Sopot Match RaceGdansk Bay, close to the Molo PierPOL
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
19 Aug 2017CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand SlamChicago USA
24 Aug 2017The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
27 Sep 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships 2017Waitemata HarbourNZL
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Jun 2017CMRC at CYC US Match Racing Championship QualiferChicago USA
21 Jul 2017Austrian Open - Austrian Tour 3Bregenz - Lake ConstanceAUT
28 Jul 2017St Petersburg Match CupSt Petersburg RUS
5 Aug 2017Oakcliff August Grade 3Oyster BayUSA
10 Aug 2017Russian Youth Match Race Championship 2017EkaterinaburgRUS
12 Aug 2017New Caledonia Match RaceNew CaledoniaFRA
16 Aug 2017Russian Open Match Race Championship - Ekaterinaburg Cup 2017EkaterinaburgRUS
17 Aug 2017EUROSAF Youth Match Race Championship 2017Swinoujscie - Pomorska Bay, Swina RiverPOL
18 Aug 2017Riga Match Cup "Latvian Championship" 2017Riga, Balasta Dambis 11LAT
2 Sep 2017RYA Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Jul 2017Captain John Piper Match Racing RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
28 Jul 2017Tramontana Match CupLLC Sailing Academy, Yacht Club TramontanaRUS
29 Jul 2017Achensee Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 4 Achensee, TirolAUT
29 Jul 2017Oakcliff July Grade 4Oyster BayUSA
2 Aug 2017YachtingRus Cup | Jazz & SailKalingradRUS
5 Aug 2017Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS
18 Aug 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships SelectionWaitemata HarbourNZL
19 Aug 2017At Sea August MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
25 Aug 2017Clagett/ Oakcliff Match RaceOyster BayUSA
2 Sep 2017Darwin Open Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing ClubAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Jun 2017SYC June Match Racing RegattaSandringham Yacht ClubAUS
25 Aug 2017Learn to Match Race Regatta 2017Neenah WIUSA
26 Aug 2017Racing Academy Cup, Polish Match Tour 2017Rybnik LakePOL
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