THE NEW LEAGUE FORMAT & RANKING SYSTEM 2017 will focus on Level 1 events to begin with, but through 2018 onwards, we will have 2 levels of events:
LEVEL 1 Events: Are Grand Prix Match Racing regattas (World Sailing ranking 1 or 2) LEVEL 2 Events: Are Challenger Series events (World Sailing Ranking 2 or 3)
HOW THE LEAGUE CHAMPION WILL BE DETERMINED Level 1 and Level 2 Events will both carry ranking points according to the Official World Sailing grading system. Additionally we will introduce an ‘International Series’ point system.
Level 2 Events will be qualifiers for Level 1 events, and have also a Series point system with less points to be won.
In this first year, the final Level 1 Event on the new League will be the Grand Final (title to be decided) into which the top 3 of the League Ranking will carry bonus points, similar in concept to the America’s Cup system.