How SailRank Ratings Are Calculated

You may be wondering how these ratings are calculated and for good reason, sailing is a complex sport and it is difficult to quantify the skill of a sailor with a single number (so complex that technically we have 16 numbers that quantify a sailor's skill: 2 for each of the 8 categories). SailRank uses a modified version of the Elo Rating System to calculate ratings. The Elo Rating System was originally developed for Chess and has since been adapted for many other sports. The variant of the Elo Rating System used by SailRank is called the Plackett Luce Rating System. The exact model implementation that SailRank uses is from OpenSkill. These ratings are adjusted at the end of each week using a custom version of PageRank to compensate for conference differences. Soon the codebase from SailRank will be open sourced and available on GitHub for those more interested in the details.

Rating List Criteria

While all of the following criteria are subject to change as the SailRank Rating System evolves, the following explains the list of the criteria that SailRank uses to determine which sailors are included in the rating list. Sailors must have a minimum of 60 (30 for TR) comparisons against out of conference sailors, this was implemented to combat the inflation of ratings for certain conferences where sailors did not compete against diverse groups of opponents. Additionally, following the second week of full competition in the Fall season, sailors must sail at least one race in a category during the current competition year to be eligible for the ratings lists in that category. SailRank will continue to monitor the rating list and adjust the criteria as necessary. SailRank has also chosen to exclude any ratings that are negative as we do not want to encourage any form of harrasment based on these lists. There is also a list of events not counted towards these ratings that can be found here.

Top 100 Coed Fleet Racing Skippers Rating List

Rank Rating Change Sailor Class School Conference Num. Races
1 9905 - Lachlain McGranahan 2024
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 287
2 8965 - Justin Callahan 2026
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 180
3 8945 - Colman Schofield 2025
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 331
4 8825 - Connor Nelson 2024
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 410
5 8575 - Teddy Nicolosi 2024
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 313
6 8544 - Liam O'Keefe 2026
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 178
7 8488 - Robert Bragg 2023
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 380
8 8233 - Owen Hennessey 2025
St. Mary's College of Maryland Burgee St. Mary's College of Maryland
MAISA 316
9 8072 - Erik Anderson 2026
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 76
10 8056 - Sam Bruce 2024
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 358
11 7998 - Vanessa Lahrkamp 2026
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 58
12 7966 - Carmen Cowles 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 168
13 7874 - Mariner Fagan 2024
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 265
14 7844 - Mitchell Callahan 2026
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 135
15 7675 - Thomas Sitzmann 2027
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 57
16 7646 - Kerem Erkmen 2025
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 384
17 7539 - Reade Decker 2027
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 49
18 7508 +109 Atlee Kohl 2025
University of Miami Burgee University of Miami
SAISA 310
19 7500 - Jordan Bruce 2024
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 310
20 7388 - Carlos de Castro 2026
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 147
21 7368 - Robby Meek 2027
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 60
22 7273 +455 Owen Bannasch 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 169
23 7060 - Thomas Hall 2025
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 254
24 6984 - Maddie Hawkins 2024
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 176
25 6938 - Michelle Lahrkamp 2023
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 173
26 6894 +170 Adam Larson 2024
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 308
27 6838 - Stephan Baker 2026
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 91
28 6817 - Michael Kirkman 2025
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 197
29 6785 - Benjamin Dufour 2026
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 121
30 6766 - Henry Boeger 2025
University of California at Santa Barbara Burgee University of California at Santa Barbara
PCCSC 54
31 6729 - William Michels 2025
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 208
32 6700 - Nicholas Reeser 2025
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 204
33 6674 - Oliver Stokke 2026
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 143
34 6625 - Kyle Pfrang 2026
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 152
35 6597 - Nathan Smith 2026
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 189
36 6547 - Aidan Hoogland 2024
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 277
37 6547 - Declan Botwinick 2025
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 157
38 6543 - Daniel Unangst 2024
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 290
39 6516 - Will Murray 2024
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Burgee Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MAISA 260
40 6498 +629 Hank Seum 2027
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 53
41 6489 +514 Hudson Mayfield 2027
University of Southern California Burgee University of Southern California
PCCSC 61
42 6428 - Rayne Duff 2025
Webb Institute Burgee Webb Institute
MAISA 217
43 6393 - Colleen O'Brien 2024
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 235
44 6347 - Trevor Davis 2024
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 321
45 6344 - Bastien Rasse 2023
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 167
46 6256 - Mason Stang 2025
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 158
47 6242 +312 Marianna Shand 2024
University of California at Los Angeles Burgee University of California at Los Angeles
PCCSC 148
48 6202 - Noah Zittrer 2026
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 110
49 6195 - Maks Groom 2024
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 260
50 6194 - Sam Bonauto 2025
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 196
51 6139 - Valerio Palamara 2024
Hampton University Burgee Hampton University
MAISA 238
52 6104 - Noyl Odom 2024
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 337
53 5988 - Bridget Green 2025
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 105
54 5984 - Michael Morse 2025
Texas A&M University Burgee Texas A&M University
SEISA 48
55 5964 - Tyler Wood 2026
George Washington University Burgee George Washington University
MAISA 175
56 5960 - Morgana Manti 2026
University of Southern California Burgee University of Southern California
PCCSC 109
57 5911 - Brandon Geller 2023
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 110
58 5906 - Trey Summers 2024
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 76
59 5904 - Drew Mastovsky 2026
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 114
60 5903 - Ben Mueller 2026
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 193
61 5855 - Mateo Di Blasi 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 114
62 5835 +133 Aidan Dennis 2025
University of Miami Burgee University of Miami
SAISA 223
63 5819 - Will Priebe 2024
Northeastern University Burgee Northeastern University
NEISA 297
64 5816 - Guthrie Braun 2026
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 61
65 5759 - Maxwell Miller 2025
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 54
66 5735 - Diego Escobar 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 124
67 5675 - Lucas Woodworth 2027
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 26
68 5659 - Thibault Antonietti 2024
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 172
69 5627 - Stefano Palamara 2025
Hampton University Burgee Hampton University
MAISA 236
70 5624 - Jasper Reid 2025
University of California at Santa Barbara Burgee University of California at Santa Barbara
PCCSC 89
71 5611 - Parker Purrington 2024
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 253
72 5608 +347 Cole Schweda 2027
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 45
73 5583 - Julius Heitkoetter 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 106
74 5582 - Emily Allen 2025
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 143
75 5578 - Jonathan Seawards 2026
University of California at Santa Barbara Burgee University of California at Santa Barbara
PCCSC 75
76 5551 - Mathieu Dale 2025
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 168
77 5549 - Emil Tullberg 2025
Salve Regina University Burgee Salve Regina University
NEISA 289
78 5544 +510 Luke Harris 2027
University of Southern California Burgee University of Southern California
PCCSC 79
79 5529 +421 Isabella du Plessis 2024
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 81
80 5504 - Oliver Hurwitz 2025
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 180
81 5498 - Spencer Barnes 2024
SUNY Maritime College Burgee SUNY Maritime College
MAISA 188
82 5481 - Jack Welburn 2026
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 77
83 5465 - Alex Adams 2026
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 114
84 5443 - Noah Robitshek 2025
Boston University Burgee Boston University
NEISA 241
85 5354 - Clay Myers 2025
California Maritime Academy Burgee California Maritime Academy
PCCSC 108
86 5347 - Peter Joslin 2026
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 96
87 5344 - Ryan Satterberg 2027
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 42
88 5340 - Juan Carlos LaCerda Jones 2026
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Burgee Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MAISA 159
89 5324 - Zoey Ziskind 2027
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 43
90 5317 - Peter Busch 2026
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 60
91 5307 - J.J. Smith 2024
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 123
92 5296 +246 Hilton Kamps 2025
Rollins College Burgee Rollins College
SAISA 162
93 5296 - Eden Nykamp 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 49
94 5287 - Jack Roman 2026
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 103
95 5273 - John Eastman 2025
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 185
96 5265 - Benjamin Stone 2027
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 35
97 5258 - Nathan Sih 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 145
98 5258 - Tyler Nash 2026
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 118
99 5255 - Piper Holthus 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 31
100 5255 - Mercy Tangredi 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 45