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Ranking Ruling

written by Matias Collins  on  December 1  of  2001 and read by 10733

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Ranking Ruling

2nd Release January 25th, 2005

1. Terms and Definitions

Throughout these rules the following defined terms will be used:
╗1.1 The ISA shall mean the International Soling Association.
╗1.2 The NSA shall mean the organization recognized by the ISA to control and organize Soling sailing on a national basis in any country.
╗1.3 A Helmsman shall mean he or she who helms the boat in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions.
╗1.4 A Crew shall mean he or she who is sailing the boat, not being a helmsman, in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions.
╗1.5 An Event shall mean a National Championship, Regional Championship, Major Championship, Continental Championship or World Championship, organized and sailed in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions.
╗1.6 The Ranking List shall mean the list of names and results of the events that are valid for the list.

2. Appointing Events

╗2.1 The events for the ranking list will be nominated by the ISA Championship
Committee at the major ISA Committee Meeting and approved by the ISA Committee.

╗2.2 There will be a World Wide Ranking List: there could also be Continental Prize Giving based on this list.

╗2.3 The Ranking List shall consist of ISA Ranked Events as follows:
- 2.3.0 NSA Designated Event
- These nominations shall be received by the ISA secretary one (1) month before the major ISA Committee Meeting.
- Each NSA can nominate two Designated events, countries with 70 or more members on December 31 on the previous year can nominate three events for the following year
- The National Championship shall be included in these nominations.
- 2.3.1 Continental Event
- The Continental Championships shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
- 2.3.2 World Championship
- The World Championship shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
- Note: The World Masters Championship has limited eligibility entry and will not be included in the ranking event list.


3. Points System

╗3.1 For the Ranking List, the final results in an Event shall be used.
╗3.2 The points system used for the Ranking Lists shall be according to the formula:

P = (QTY + 1 - R) x F

P = Points for Ranking List
QTY = Number of competitors
R = Result in Event
F = Event Factor (assigned by the ISA during the previous Annual Committee Meeting)

╗3.3 There will be a minimum of (6) six events as ISA Ranked Events in each continent such as North America, South America, Europe.
╗3.4 The Ranking List shall always be made up using the best FOUR (4) results achieved by the sailor.

╗3.5 Each Event shall be given a factor(F). The ISA Championship Committee will choose the factor and these may be revised at each major ISA Committee Meeting.
- 3.5.1 Factors assigned to National Events and NSA Events must be equal in every continent.
- 3.5.2 Factors should be assigned between the following range 0.8 to 2.
- 3.5.3 Factors should be assigned respecting the following championship hierarchy (from high to low): Worlds, Continental, NSA events.
╗3.6 ISA Ranked events included in the ranking calculation have their end date between date ranking release and January 1st of the same year.
╗3.7 Factors
2 - Worlds
1.5 - Continental
1.2 - Designated Event issued by NSA
1.0 - Designated Event issued by NSA
0.8 - Designated Event issued by NSA only if country has 70 or more members.

4. Eligibility of Helmsmen and Crew

╗4.1 Each Helmsman shall participate in the Appointed Events in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions.
╗4.2 Each Crew shall participate in the Appointed Events in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions.
╗4.3 If a Helmsman or Crew has entered the Event, in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions, but fails to sail in the event, he or she shall be given 0 points for that event.
╗4.4 If a Helmsman or Crew has entered the Event, in accordance with the RRS, the Soling Class Rules and the Sailing Instructions, but fails to sail in the event, QTY value should not consider this entry.

5. Publication of the Ranking list.

╗5.1 The Ranking list shall be published on the ISA official Website.
╗5.2 The Final Score of each Ranking shall be published in Soling Sailing and on the ISA official Website.
╗5.3 On the ISA official Website, the Ranking List will be kept up to date at all times.
╗5.4 Final ranking publication will be every 31/12 and the Ranking Award Ceremony will be held at the next available Worlds or Continental championship as applicable. To be decided at the major Committee Meeting.


6. Winners & Tie

╗6.1 The best ranked Soling sailor or Soling Team is the sailor or Team with the highest points, resulting from the sum of his/her best four events.(Sailor will be an individual sailor and a team is a consequence from a tie between team mates)
The best ranked Soling Helsman is the sailor with highest points, resulting from the sum of his/her best four events as a helmsman.* This will be posted by ISA at the end of the season.
The best ranked Crew member is / are the sailor(s) with highest points, resulting from the sum of the best four events. * This will be posted by ISA at the end of the season.
╗6.2 In the event of a tie break, the person with the better score at the World Championships shall win.
╗6.3 If only one of them sailed at the Worlds, he/she shall win. If neither sailed at the Worlds, the deciding event shall be the event with the highest ISA ranked score (maximum points x factor) at which both persons sailed. Otherwise it shall result in a tie. *
*A tie will be observed in teams that always sail together.


7. Amendments to the Rules

╗7.1 These Rules can only be changed by the entire Committee at the major Committee Meeting.
╗7.2 Any proposals to change the rules shall be received by the ISA secretary one (1) month before the major Committee Meeting.

END

This Ranking Rule take the following considerations:

* All Soling sailors should have an easy opportunity to be ranked.
* All Soling sailors making the effort to achieve good results by attending the best and most competitive championships should be appropriately rewarded.
* All organisers making better championships with big fleets should be allowed to award their entries with better final points.
* All sailors may collect points by sailing as a helm, or as a crew, and their points accumulation will not be affected if they decide to change teams for one or more events, or if they decide to helm instead of crew, or vice versa.
* All championships must respect the ranking hierarchy and as a consequence will receive their factor assigned to them by ISA.
* The ranking list calculation process must be fast and easy for ISA, and it must also be automatic with simple clicks on the web area.
* Inclusion and recalculation for new sailors also must be easy.


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