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Championship Format

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT 2020

29 JULY 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – DUE TO TRAVEL AND SAFETY RESTRICTIONS TO MANY COUNTRIES AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THERE WILL BE NO LEADER-BOARD PUBLISHED FOR THE WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR FOR THE 2020 SEASON. ORGANISERS ARE CONSIDERING HOSTING A SINGLE EVENT MATCH RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2020, FURTHER DETAILS OF WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OR BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER, 2020. 

The 2020 WMRT season will comprise two levels of events – ‘World Tour’ events and ‘World Championship’ events. All events will be organised under World Sailing rules as ‘Open’ match racing events allowing both men and women teams, as well as mixed teams to enter. The ‘World Championship’ level events will award higher points and prize money of at least USD75,000.

The number of events that skippers will count towards the world championship will depend on the number of WC events included in the Tour;

  • > If there are between 4 and 6 WC events, skippers will count their best 4 (four) results, one of which shall be from the final WC event.
  •  > If there are 7 or more WC events, skippers will count their best 5 (five) results, one of which shall be from the final WC event.
  • > The top twelve skippers on the leader-board at 1 October 2020 will qualify for the WMRT Grand Final.
  • > The WMRT Grand Final will carry a points multiplier of x1.5 points.

EVENT FORMATS

Up to 16 teams may be invited to WT and WC events.

There will usually be 5 racing days.

  • > Day 1, 2 & 3 Qualifying, Repechage and Sail-Offs. Match or Fleet Racing.
  • > Day 4 Quarter Finals and start of Semi Finals (knockout format)
  • > Day 5 Semi Finals and Finals (knockout format)

Race Course:

  • > Windward-leeward courses will be used
  • > Where multihulls are the supplied equipment. there may be reaching starts and finishes with windward and leeward gates.

Qualifier Events:

  • > Each WC event may have up to 2 WT events qualifying into it.

TOUR CARD HOLDERS

There will be a WMRT Tour Card system for 6 teams allocated as follows:

  • > Tour Card 1 Winner 2018-19 WMRT Finals
  • > Tour Card 2 2nd place 2018-19 WMRT Finals
  • > Tour Card 3 & 4 The next two from the WMRT leader-board following the addition of points from the 2018-19 WMRT Finals
  • > Tour Card 5 & 6 The next two from the World Sailing official Match Race Rankings issued directly after the 2018-19 WMRT Finals
  • > Tour Card holders will receive an invite to each WC event prior to the final WC event of the season.
  • > If a Tour Card is declined for the season, the next skipper on the list used to select that skipper will be used.
  • > If they are unable to compete in a particular event, the invitation will be reallocated at the discretion of WMRT and the event.

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS SYSTEM

The Championship Points System will award points from 1st – 16th (as applicable) for the WC events, and 1st – 12th for the WT events.

Some WT events may also act as qualifiers to specified WC events.

If there is a series-score tie between two or more skippers, they shall be ranked in order of their score in the last WC event.

Championship points are awarded as follows:

wdt_ID Place WC Final WC Points WT Points
1 1st 60 40 14
2 2nd 54 36 13
3 3rd 49.5 33 12
4 4th 45 30 11
5 5th 36 24 10
6 6th 33 22 9
7 7th 30 20 8
8 8th 27 18 7
9 9th 21 14 6
10 10th 19.5 13 5

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