Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show
ABOUT
From the initiative of some of the world's best sailors, the Star Sailors League (SSL), launched an international circuit of regattas in January 2013. This new league has been built on the existing circuit of over 220 International Star regattas around the world, using a unified world ranking, created based on the ATP World TourTM, established by tennis players in 1972. Drawing on this inspiration from tennis, the SSL also awards substantial prize money to the best-ranked sailors.
Find out more on the Star Sailors League website here
UPCOMING
SSL CITY GRAND SLAM
3-7 May 2016
Hamburg, Germany
SSL FINALS
December 2016
Nassau, Bahamas
"
RANKING
GAME
Star Sailors League - Virtual Regatta

An explanation of the Star Sailors League Ranking

by Alex D'Agosta on 8 Nov 2013
Star Sailors League http://starsailors.com/
The Star Sailors League (SSL) movement, with its focus on the promotion of athletes and respect for the Star Class's image, history, members, fleets and the ISCYRA, the Class's 'umbrella authority', started its activities early this year with the difficult job of compiling and keeping the Star Sailors League Ranking up to date.

The SSL Ranking is a particularly difficult and challenging idea that requires a lot of work, but in return gives great satisfaction: it is the first ever ranking in the sailing world that includes almost every race and assigns points to the majority of the competing athletes. The SSL Ranking represents a very unique form of a worldwide unified classification amongst all the sailors who compete in the regatta in its most popular form, keelboat racing, which according to statics reflects 75% of sailing.

The SSL Ranking is divided into two separate lists (Skippers and Crew) and is compiled using a mathematical rule which takes into account each competitor's six highest valid results (plus all results in Cat. 8 only) over a period of two years. In 2012 the SSL has ranked 162 races. At the end of each event, all participants are awarded a number of SSL points based on their final classification. The number of points allocated to each individual ranking is determined by the 'Table of SSL Points'. The Table shows the distribution in accordance with the mathematical model inspired by the ATP World Tour. The SSL Ranking of Skippers constitutes the benchmark classification for selecting skippers to participate in the 'SSL Finals'. The SSL Rankings may be also used in the computer games planned by the SSL.

The competitions are grouped into eight categories, according to their order of importance in the circuit. Beginning with the Local Event (10 pts, Cat. 8), the next step up is the Regional Event (100 pts, Cat. 7), then the District-Country-Tradition (250 pts, Cat. 6), Continental (750 pts, Cat. 5), Olympic Games (2000 pts, Cat. 4), Worlds (2500 pts, Cat. 3), Grand Slam (3000 pts, Cat. 2) and SSL Final (4000 pts, Cat. 1).

At the end of a competition, the allocated SSL points can be recorded in the ranking at 100% for 52 weeks. From the 53th week, and up until the 104th week which follows the competition, the SSL points allocated to all categories of regattas (One to eight) can be recorded with a value which corresponds to 50% of their initial value. From the 105th week which follows the end of a competition, no SSL points can be recorded for this competition. So, the SSL Ranking is not reset at the beginning of each year but is a continuous computer-based process of entering, downgrading and dropping events. The SSL Ranking is valid seven days and is updated each week. Star Sailors website
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignColligo Marine 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

2016 Provincial Opti Championships images by Jude Robertson
Jude Robertson was on water at 2016 Provincial Opti Championships in Hubbards and provided this gallery of images. Photographer Jude Robertson was on water at 2016 Provincial Opti Championships in Hubbards, Nova Scotia and provided this gallery of images.
Posted today at 11:20 am
Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter!
If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for February half term or Easter then it's already time to start making plans If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for the following peak season periods – February half term or Easter – then it's already time to start making plans.
Posted on 30 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Medal Race movement closes Sailing World Cup Qingdao
Medals slipped away and medals were snatched on final day as racing came to a close confirming the seven fleet podiums. There was some last minute drama as the double point Medal Races shook up some of the fleets and left a few thinking of what might have been in the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Posted on 25 Sep
World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations
Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show widespread support for Croce.
Posted on 25 Sep
Day 5 - Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao
It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls. It's business as usual on the forecast as strong currents, light winds and a hot and humid day welcomes the sailors to the Qingdao waters to fight it out for medals.
Posted on 25 Sep
Sailing World Cup - Qingdao chances shorten as top tens confirmed
It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the SWC Qingdao as top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets. It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets.
Posted on 24 Sep
Day 4 - Sailing World Cup Qingdao Medal Race places at stake
There are places in Medal Race at stake on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao, and it's another hot and humid one There are places in the Medal Race at stake on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao, and it's another hot and humid one.
Posted on 24 Sep
Missing marks in choppy waters on Day 3 at Sailing World Cup Qingdao
Cloud cover and current played havoc with on water decisions in China as sailors continued learning the tricky elements. Cloud cover and current played havoc with on water decisions in China as sailors continued learning the tricky elements Qingdao has to offer. It wasn't just about the visiting sailors either as fleet leaders and home nation competitors were not exempt from mistakes cutting point gaps at the top.
Posted on 23 Sep
Carolina Yacht Club to host 2018 Sunfish World Championships
Carolina Yacht Club will be hosting the 2018 World Championships October 3 through October 13, 2018. Carolina Yacht Club, (Wrightsville Beach, NC) will be hosting the 2018 World Championships October 3 through October 13, 2018.
Posted on 23 Sep