The World, European and North American Ranking Series commenced in 2001 and each year attracts competitors from across the globe to compete at these feature events.
The purpose of the IMCA World Ranking is to encourage Melges 24 owners and sailors to travel and attend key regattas. Each season the IMCA reviews the program and scoring system to ensure that it continues to meet the Melges 24 Owner and sailor needs.
How does it work?
The scoring system for the Melges 24 European Sailing Series is defined in the Notice of Race for the series.
For the North American, Australasian and World Ranking series the following scoring system will apply:
|Base scoring system will award points as follows|
|1st Place||100 points|
|2nd Place||99 points|
|3rd Place||98 points|
|4th Place||97 points|
|100th Place||1 point|
|101th Place and below||0 points|
For events of 9 competitors or less base scoring will apply.
|Events of 10 or more competitors apply the following point weightings|
|10-19 competitors||multiply base points by 1.1|
|20-39 competitors||multiply base points by 1.2|
|40-59 competitors||multiply base points by 1.3|
|60-79 competitors||multiply base points by 1.4|
|Above 80 competitors||multiply base points by 1.5|