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Championship Format

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT 2022

The 2022 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.

 

Championship format – updated 11 April 2022

  • – The 2022 Match Racing World Championship will be awarded to the winner of the WMRT Final/ Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup in China, 6-11 December. The prize purse for the event will be US$200,000 as advertised.
  • – 16 skippers will be invited to the WMRT Final as follows;
    • – The top 5 placed skippers from the 2022 Congressional Cup
    • – The next 7 placed skippers from the WMRT leader-board counting a skipper’s best 4 results/points from the WMRT schedule of events prior to the WMRT Final
    • – Up to 4 wild card invitations to be selected by WMRT/OA no later than 1 October 2022

 

  • – The following rules will apply for any series-score ties;
    • – If there is a series-score tie between two or more skippers, each skipper’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the skipper with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.
    • – If a tie remains between two or more skippers, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied skippers’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

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.

CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING POINTS SYSTEM

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

Some World Tour events may also act as qualifiers to specified WC events.

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
11 11th 18 12 4
12 12th 16.5 11 3
13 13th 10
14 14th 9
15 15th 8
16 16th 7

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