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 Skippers Rating List

Rank Rating Change Sailor Class School Conference Num. Races
1 8255 - Vanessa Lahrkamp 2026
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 113
2 7493 - Emma Cowles 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 257
3 7400 - Mia Nicolosi 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 190
4 7314 - Carmen Cowles 2025
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 153
5 7289 - Bridget Green 2025
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 198
6 7233 - Cordelia Burn 2025
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 201
7 7093 - Maddie Hawkins 2024
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 134
8 7026 - Piper Holthus 2025
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 246
9 6992 - Sophie Fisher 2026
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 80
10 6879 - Hannah Freeman 2024
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 129
11 6870 - Eva Blauvelt 2025
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 248
12 6762 - Michaela O'Brien 2024
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 150
13 6487 - Emma Tallman 2025
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 158
14 6412 - Sarah Burn 2024
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 396
15 6394 - Emily Bornarth 2024
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 337
16 6156 - Brielle Willoughby 2024
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 174
17 6129 - Ellie Harned 2026
Stanford University Burgee Stanford University
PCCSC 65
18 6096 - Caroline Sibilly 2026
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 136
19 6083 - Brooke Schmelz 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 194
20 5988 - Lucy Brock 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 214
21 5976 - Molly Coghlin 2025
University of California at Santa Barbara Burgee University of California at Santa Barbara
PCCSC 178
22 5893 - Grace Squires 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 160
23 5831 - Torrey Chisari 2024
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 195
24 5649 - Madison Bashaw 2024
St. Mary's College of Maryland Burgee St. Mary's College of Maryland
MAISA 249
25 5640 - Gray Hemans 2025
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 225
26 5587 - Vivian Bonsager 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 116
27 5520 - Emily Allen 2025
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 158
28 5483 - Lauren Russler 2026
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 103
29 5408 - Kay Brunsvold 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 88
30 5327 - Isabella du Plessis 2024
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 201
31 5311 - Kelly Bates 2026
Georgetown University Burgee Georgetown University
MAISA 69
32 5308 +370 Katherine Olsen 2025
University of California at Berkeley Burgee University of California at Berkeley
PCCSC 96
33 5300 - Caroline Benson 2023
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 197
34 5228 - bella casaretto 2026
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 79
35 5186 - Megan Grimes 2024
Yale University Burgee Yale University
NEISA 119
36 5095 - Olivia Sowa 2024
North Carolina State University Burgee North Carolina State University
SAISA 208
37 5091 - Lucy Spearman 2025
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 60
38 5064 - Katherine McNamara 2026
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 80
39 5041 - Katharine Doble 2026
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 75
40 5029 - Taylor Eastman 2024
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 97
41 4939 - Madeleine Rice 2024
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 133
42 4923 - Emily Alfortish 2025
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 41
43 4887 - J.J. Smith 2024
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 91
44 4855 - Eva Ermlich 2026
Northeastern University Burgee Northeastern University
NEISA 186
45 4779 - Sofia Segalla 2025
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 177
46 4765 - Agija Elerte 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 76
47 4735 - Sophia Devling 2026
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 81
48 4734 - Libby Redmond 2024
Boston College Burgee Boston College
NEISA 131
49 4732 - Charlotte Costikyan 2024
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 133
50 4729 - Emma Shakespeare 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 214
51 4681 - Sarah Young 2025
Dartmouth College Burgee Dartmouth College
NEISA 109
52 4629 - Katie Nelson 2024
Florida State University Burgee Florida State University
SAISA 94
53 4626 - Lauren Ehnot 2024
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 30
54 4625 - Tiare Sierra 2025
Boston University Burgee Boston University
NEISA 246
55 4583 - Lucy Meagher 2027
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 52
56 4556 - Kytalin Hendrickson 2026
University of Rhode Island Burgee University of Rhode Island
NEISA 168
57 4496 - Elizabeth Gildea 2024
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 281
58 4462 +358 Florence Duff 2025
Cal Poly University S.L.O. Burgee Cal Poly University S.L.O.
PCCSC 102
59 4442 - Tavia Smith 2027
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 26
60 4417 - Emily Smith 2025
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 89
61 4381 - Samantha Gardner 2027
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 38
62 4367 - Mercy Tangredi 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 146
63 4332 - Mia Hanes 2024
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 74
64 4319 - Kyra Phelan 2026
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 78
65 4300 - Juliet St. Germain 2025
University of California at Santa Barbara Burgee University of California at Santa Barbara
PCCSC 38
66 4284 - Heather Kerns 2024
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Burgee Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MAISA 178
67 4209 - Eden Nykamp 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 29
68 4202 - Zoey Ziskind 2027
Harvard University Burgee Harvard University
NEISA 12
69 4152 - Lucia Loosbrock 2025
Northeastern University Burgee Northeastern University
NEISA 301
70 4128 - Arrieta Angueira Salbidegoitia 2026
George Washington University Burgee George Washington University
MAISA 106
71 4127 - Kira Blumhagen 2024
Western Washington University Burgee Western Washington University
NWICSA 70
72 4076 - Winborne Majette 2027
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 20
73 4044 - Gianna Dewey 2027
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 58
74 4042 - Elizabeth Cutler 2024
Fordham University Burgee Fordham University
MAISA 260
75 4016 - Emily Mueller 2025
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 98
76 4007 - Laura Hamilton 2027
Brown University Burgee Brown University
NEISA 10
77 3949 - Bella Shakespeare 2027
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 15
78 3945 - Haley Andreasen 2025
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 113
79 3928 - Sammy Farkas 2027
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 15
80 3921 - Martha Schuessler 2027
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 20
81 3897 - Marissa Tegeder 2025
University of Wisconsin Burgee University of Wisconsin
MCSA 122
82 3849 - Julia Conneely 2026
U. S. Coast Guard Academy Burgee U. S. Coast Guard Academy
NEISA 89
83 3833 - Mary d’Arcy 2025
Western Washington University Burgee Western Washington University
NWICSA 15
84 3824 - Elizabeth Starck 2025
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Burgee Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MAISA 108
85 3813 - Margaux Cowles 2027
University of Pennsylvania Burgee University of Pennsylvania
MAISA 27
86 3786 - Megan Geith 2024
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 143
87 3774 - Emma Wang 2027
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 21
88 3764 - Ella Hubbard 2026
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 54
89 3759 - Oakley Cunningham 2027
Tulane University Burgee Tulane University
SEISA 20
90 3755 - Erin Pamplin 2024
University of Washington Burgee University of Washington
NWICSA 95
91 3691 - Lily Flack 2025
St. Mary's College of Maryland Burgee St. Mary's College of Maryland
MAISA 167
92 3648 - Caylin Schnoor 2025
Roger Williams University Burgee Roger Williams University
NEISA 159
93 3642 - Arantxa Argibay 2027
University of Miami Burgee University of Miami
SAISA 26
94 3610 - Ava Farley 2026
U. S. Naval Academy Burgee U. S. Naval Academy
MAISA 54
95 3609 - Marina Hutzler 2023
Northwestern University Burgee Northwestern University
MCSA 63
96 3578 - Jacqueline Ruggieri 2027
University of Wisconsin Burgee University of Wisconsin
MCSA 17
97 3552 - Samantha Jensen 2024
Tufts University Burgee Tufts University
NEISA 143
98 3475 - Christine Reimer 2024
Bowdoin College Burgee Bowdoin College
NEISA 46
99 3471 - Pilar Cundey 2027
Cornell University Burgee Cornell University
MAISA 12
100 3404 - Alyssa Cunningham Barkus 2026
University of California at Berkeley Burgee University of California at Berkeley
PCCSC 60