World Ranking System

The IKA KiteFoil Class Association is maintaining two indipendent rankings:

  • The KiteFoil GoldCup World Series Ranking, based on all GoldCup Events from the previous years Final until the current years Final (including the current years Final). The KiteFoil GoldCup seasons therefore span the European Winter, i.e. Season 2016/17, Season 2017/18 etc. The winner of the World Series is crowned World Champion.
  • The World Ranking, including all events of the past 12 months, including national and regional events, with more recent events scoring a higher percentage towards the world rankings.


KiteFoil GoldCup Rankings

Points are awarded as follows:

  • KiteFoil GoldCup Acts: 100 points, Factor 1
  • KiteFoil GoldCup Final: 100 points, non-participation is not discardable

Events may be discarded as outlined in the KiteFoil GoldCup Notice of Race.

The winner of the KiteFoil GoldCup World Series is crowned KiteFoil class world champion.


How does it work  - KiteFoil GoldCup World Series Rankings ?

Each competitor counts his or her best results (minus discards) since the most recent KiteFoil GoldCup Final / KiteFoil World Championship.

The winner of an event receives 100 points, the second 99 points etc. If there are more than 100 competitors, remaining competitors all receive 1 point. 


World Rankings:

Points are awarded as follows:

  • Events with less than 5000 EUR/USD prizemoney: 20 points
  • Events with more than 5000 EUR/USD prizemoney: 50 points
  • Events run in conjunction with other IKA Class Continental/World Championships: 50 points
  • Events with more than 10000 EUR/USD prizemoney: 100 points
  • Events with more than 25000 EUR/USD prizemoney: 200 points


How does it work  - World Rankings ?

Each competitor counts his or her best three results over the previous 12 months. The one year period is calculated on a rolling basis (from today's date to the same date one year previously).

100% of competitors at a regatta receive ranking points with first place receiving 200, 100, 50 or 20 points depending on the grade.

The World Rankings are mainly used for qualification and seeding purposes.


How the points are calculated - World Rankings

Ranking Points = E(N-P+1)/N


E = Event Rank
N = Number of Entries
P = Position in regatta

The Ranking Points are then "aged", which gives most recent results a higher importance than older results.

Age of the result in month         Weight
1                                                100%
2                                                100%
3                                                90%
4                                                80%
5                                                70%
6                                                60%
7                                                50%
8                                                40%
9                                                30%
10                                              20%
11                                              10%
12                                              0%


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