Formula Kite Continental Championships will be graded 100 points, Formula Kite World Championships 200 points.
Official National Championships of IKA full members may be graded 50 points after prior application and approval by IKA.
All other events may be graded 20 points after prior application and approval by IKA.
National open championship events may be designated as world ranking events by any full IKA member national kiteboarding association. Continental and World Championship level events will be graded by IKA automatically.
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.
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