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Championship Format

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT 2021

The 2021 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 WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China.
  •  > If there are 7 or more WC events, skippers will count their best 5 (five) results, one of which shall be from the WMRT Final.
  • > The top 10-12 skippers on the leader-board at 1 October 2020 (or after the final WC event whichever is sooner) will qualify for the WMRT 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

WMRT Tour Cards will be allocated for 2021 as follows;

  • > Tour Card #1 Winner 2020 Match Racing World Championship
  • > Tour Card #2 2nd place 2020 Match Racing World Championship
  • > Tour Card #3 3rd place 2020 Match Racing World Championship
  • > Tour Cards #4-6 TNext highest ranked skippers from the latest published World Sailing match race rankings of 2020 (8 April 2020)
  • > Tour Card holders will receive an invite to each WC event prior to the WMRT Final.
  • > If a Tour Card is declined for the season, the next skipper on the list used to select that skipper will be used.
  • > If Tour Card skippers are unable tor choose not to compete in a particular event, the invitation will be reallocated at the discretion of WMRT.

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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