The WAIODA Ranking System

This is a ‘high points’ ranking system as used by the world yachting body. Thus, at the conclusion of a ranking regatta points shall be awarded in the following manner;

  • The first placed Gold Fleet sailor shall receive points equal to the number of Gold Fleet competitors in that regatta
  • The second place Gold Fleet sailor receives points equal to the number of competitors minus 1 (n-1)
  • The third place Gold Fleet sailor receives points equal to the number of competitors minus 2 (n-2)
  • Down to the Gold Fleet sailor in last place who receives 1 point

Similarly;

  • The first placed Silver Fleet sailor shall receive points equal to the number of Silver Fleet competitors in that regatta
  • The second place Silver Fleet sailor receives points equal to the number of competitors minus 1 (n-1)
  • The third place Silver Fleet sailor receives points equal to the number of competitors minus 2 (n-2)
  • Down to the Silver Fleet sailor in last place who receives 1 point

Notes:

  • The first placed Silver Fleet sailor will be placed immediately behind the last placed Gold Fleet sailor (and in the results table a weighting system shall ensure that Gold Fleet sailors are scored above Silver Fleet sailors).
  • In any regatta a sailor who starts at least one race gets points.
  • A sailor who registers for a regatta but does not start a single race is not counted.
  • This is a 'rolling' ranking system with points accumulated in 5 of the previous 7 regattas to count.

Regattas that count in the rankings

  • WA Youth Championships
  • FSC Sail Fremantle
  • HYC Optimist Ranking Regatta
  • RFBYC International Classes Regatta
  • RPYC Mini Series
  • WA State Championships
  • SoPYC Applecross Regatta

Ties

In the event of a tie in the rankings, a tie-breaker shall operate as follows:

  • the sailor having the higher finish at the conclusion of the WA State Championships is placed above the sailor with the lower finish at the WA State Championships.

Sailor Eligibility

A sailor shall be included in the rankings until such time as:

  • the sailor 'ages out' (a sailor may compete in an Optimist until December 31st of the year in which the sailor turns 15, as per class rules) or,
  • the sailor has not started a race in any of the last five ranking regattas.

In the event a sailor misses a WA ranking regatta because he/she is competing at a more senior Optimist event, such as a national or international regatta, will not be unduly penalized and will receive only nominal points.

  • These points will be based on the average place of the sailors previous four (4) regattas.
  • Aims of the ranking system

    • to give sailors personal goals for which they can strive
    • to monitor each sailors individual improvement over the season/s
    • to give sailors a means by which they can judge their performance against their peers
    • to give particular incentive to those up and coming Silver Fleet sailors
    • to encourage sailors that their participation throughout the sailing season in multiple events will take them towards their personal goals
    • to reward the perseverence of those sailors who are consistent and aim to be the best sailor they can be

     

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