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 Womens Fleet Racing Crews Rating List

Rank Rating Change Sailor Class School Conference Num. Races
1 7072 - Grace Austin 2024
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 54
2 6783 - Isabelle McNabb 2026
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 79
3 6615 - Gwendolyn Donahue 2024
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 108
4 6064 - Sophia Pearce 2026
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 67
5 6058 - Sara Schumann 2025
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 94
6 5999 - Samantha Karlson 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 168
7 5914 - Katelyn McGauley 2024
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 191
8 5851 - Sarah Moeder 2026
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 91
9 5796 - Amelia Neumann 2025
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 211
10 5662 - Madeline Smith 2024
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 156
11 5416 - Emily Launderville 2024
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 101
12 5366 - Kalea Woodard 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 48
13 5320 - Catherine Cheung 2024
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 73
14 5294 - Kiki Bruzzi 2025
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 135
15 5291 - Francesca Edmands 2025
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 132
16 5289 - Sophia Mulvania 2026
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 51
17 5269 - Carmen Berg 2026
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 110
18 5208 - Savannah Young 2025
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 110
19 5206 - Julia Christie 2024
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 121
20 5180 - Morgan Carew 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 42
21 5124 - Shayne Bersin 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 102
22 5080 - Mia Quinlan 2024
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 152
23 5059 - Andrea Riefkohl Gonzalez 2024
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 90
24 5056 - Yumi Yoshiyasu 2024
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 55
25 5045 - Shay Wood 2027
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 26
26 5023 - Annika Milstien 2025
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 170
27 4958 - Rachel O'Neill 2024
St. Mary's College of Maryland Burgee St. Mary's College of Maryland
MAISA 125
28 4950 - Isabella Welch 2025
Northeastern University Burgee Northeastern University
NEISA 78
29 4840 - Audrey Fung 2024
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 111
30 4839 - Ximena Escobar 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 86
31 4825 - Maya Outhred 2024
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 88
32 4815 - Chloe Hudgins 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 106
33 4807 - Laura Slovensky 2025
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 194
34 4773 - Brianna Ross 2026
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 56
35 4767 - Reagan Carris 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 71
36 4734 - Saleta Powell 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 25
37 4723 - Ellie Murphy 2024
University of Wisconsin Burgee University of Wisconsin
MCSA 51
38 4681 - Lilly Baker 2027
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 27
39 4657 - Sophia Hacket 2025
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 50
40 4628 - Emma Komis 2026
University of Wisconsin Burgee University of Wisconsin
MCSA 48
41 4623 - Faye Benjamin 2025
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 56
42 4623 - Clara Murphy 2027
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 49
43 4593 - Lucy Klempen 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 83
44 4592 - Eva Gonzalez-Whitehouse 2026
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 69
45 4512 - Lauren Taylor 2024
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 21
46 4501 - Rowan Schanley 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 44
47 4489 - Adelaide Straub 2024
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 107
48 4471 - Phoebe Lee 2026
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 56
49 4465 - Ella Barnard 2024
Western Washington University Burgee Western Washington University
NWICSA 78
50 4460 - Abigail Borggaard 2024
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 77
51 4444 - Margo Silliman 2025
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 72
52 4439 - Lily Shore 2024
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 96
53 4430 - Maggie Fleming 2027
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 48
54 4423 - Olivia Hanley 2024
Florida State University Burgee Florida State University
SAISA 51
55 4421 - Ellie Spearman 2025
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 84
56 4406 - Nilias Vidarte 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 37
57 4357 - Alessandra Torres 2024
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 148
58 4328 - Menasha Leport 2025
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 81
59 4322 - Marina Dryer 2026
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 17
60 4248 - Margot Gordon 2026
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 30
61 4244 - Marbella Marlo 2024
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 31
62 4233 - Anna Hoffman 2026
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 66
63 4223 - Ashley Abboud 2026
Fordham University Burgee Fordham University
MAISA 164
64 4210 - Sophie Brett 2025
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 80
65 4187 - Ruby Hope 2025
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 36
66 4147 - Cadence Goodnight 2026
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 65
67 4118 - Sophia Shaeffer 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 107
68 4118 - Ava Arepally 2027
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 37
69 4112 - Marleigh Belsley 2024
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 75
70 4105 - Elizabeth Ellis 2024
George Washington University Burgee George Washington University
MAISA 75
71 4045 - Caro Gaston 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 25
72 4037 - Anna Kalabukhova 2024
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 39
73 4021 - Mercedes Escandon 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 66
74 4017 - Morgan Rice 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 83
75 4006 - Annabel De Alessi 2025
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 126
76 4005 - Hannah Bast 2025
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 68
77 3961 - Katie Coughlin 2024
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 160
78 3956 - Ashley Alfortish 2027
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 15
79 3948 - Madeleine Hughes 2026
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 10
80 3945 - Allison Volk 2025
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 146
81 3937 - Noelle Owen 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 28
82 3927 - Lucija Ruzevic 2024
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 21
83 3925 - Katherine Majette 2027
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 15
84 3913 - Elliott Chalcraft 2027
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 34
85 3912 - Charlotte McCarthy 2025
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 66
86 3909 - Catherine Anderson 2026
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 31
87 3882 - Caitlin Briggs 2023
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 26
88 3879 - Madeline Koelbel 2026
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 29
89 3878 - Jewel "Min Min" Kelly 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 98
90 3844 - Abby Scudder 2024
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 148
91 3833 - Ursula Budd 2027
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 70
92 3826 - Carolyn Kravets 2025
Boston University Burgee Boston University
NEISA 37
93 3823 - Rebecca Schill 2027
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 45
94 3821 - Catherine Aitken 2024
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 66
95 3816 - Katherine Shermock 2024
St. Mary's College of Maryland Burgee St. Mary's College of Maryland
MAISA 102
96 3809 - Anna McBride 2024
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Burgee Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MAISA 115
97 3775 - Abigail Thress 2024
Northeastern University Burgee Northeastern University
NEISA 79
98 3765 - Lucy Jervis 2027
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 17
99 3756 - Megan Grimes 2024
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 12
100 3752 - Hannah Marsicano 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 30