Change to 2019/20 Season Ranking Criteria

NZIODA Committee have reviewed the 2018/19 season and in particular the ranking criteria. After this review and feedback it has received the Committee has deemed that the move to two (2) ranking regattas and the nationals which was intended to reduce cost through a reduction of ranking regattas didn’t achieve this aim and had unintended consequences in which it meant that Nationals effectively determined the sailor rankings for the season.

The Committee has voted to revert the ranking system back to the previous system of three (3) ranking regattas (best two (2) to count at 20% each) plus the nationals making up 60% of the ranking calculation.

2019/20 NZIODA ranking calculation

The NZIODA ranking applies to Open Fleet sailors only as all other fleets are non-ranked, and is determined by ordering your NZIODA Score from lowest to highest with the lowest score receiving a ranking of 1, the next 2 and so on until all sailors have been ranked.

The NZIODA Score is calculated based on your placings in various NZIODA ranking regattas and NZIODA Optimist National Championships.

The NZIODA Score is calculated based on:

a) 40% of your total ranking score comprised of the sum of 20% each of your best two regatta results from:

  • North Island Championship Regatta
  • Auckland Championship Regatta
  • Interislander Regatta 

e.g. if you placed 50th at North Islands, 40th at Auckland Champs and 30th at Interislander your best two (2) results would be 40th and 30th. You would ‘drop’ your worst result (50th). Note: it is not necessary to sail all three regattas


b) 60% of your total score from Optimist Nationals 

Based on the above examples and if you placed 40th at Nationals then your NZIODA Score would be:

40*60% (from Nationals) + 40*20% + 30*20% (best two results from North Island Champs, Auckland Champs and Interislander) = 24 + 8 + 6 = 38 (Total Score)

This score is then ranked with all other sailor scores to provide the Seasons Ranking and allow allocation into NZIODA travelling teams. 

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