World Ranking System

 

 

Individual Events

Formula Kite Individual Continental Championships will be graded 100 points, Formula Kite Individual World Championships 200 points.

Official Individual National Championships of IKA full members may be graded 50 points after prior application and approval by IKA.

All other individual events may be graded 20 points after prior application and approval by IKA.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK  - WORLD RANKINGS ?

Each competitor counts his or her best three results over the previous 24 months. The two year period is calculated on a rolling basis (from the ranking calculation date to the same date two years before).

100% of competitors at a regatta receive ranking points with first place receiving 200, 100, 50 or 20 points depending on the grade.

The World Rankings are mainly used for qualification and seeding purposes.

Future World and European championships may require a minimum amount of ranking points to enter the regatta.

 

HOW THE POINTS ARE CALCULATED - WORLD RANKINGS

Ranking Points = E(N-P+1)/N

Where

E = Event Rank
N = Number of Entries
P = Position in regatta

The Ranking Points are then "aged", which gives most recent results a higher importance than older results.

Age of the result in month         Weight
1                                                100%
2                                                100%
3                                                100%
4                                                100%
5                                                95%
6                                                90%
7                                                85%
etc

 

Mixed Relay Events

The World Sailing Rankings for Olympic Classes are administered by World Sailing. Every year in November the World Sailing Rankings Sub-Committee meet to review the method of calculation of the Rankings and to grade events to be included in the Rankings.

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