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 Team Racing Crews Rating List

Rank Rating Change Sailor Class School Conference Num. Races
1 5173 +705 Chloe Hudgins 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 112
2 4627 -116 Shayne Bersin 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 188
3 4490 +1502 Clara Murphy 2027
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 18
4 4185 -139 Samantha Karlson 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 120
5 4181 +977 Allison Volk 2025
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 56
6 3963 +1144 Lindsey Kaufmann 2026
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 38
7 3775 -107 Mercedes Escandon 2025
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 174
8 3706 +535 Payton Ruth 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 18
9 3706 +535 Fiona Froelich 2028
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 18
10 3690 +941 Cadence Goodnight 2026
Old Dominion University Burgee Old Dominion University
MAISA 65
11 3476 +1012 Lucy Klempen 2024
College of Charleston Burgee College of Charleston
SAISA 70
12 3430 +461 Reagan Carris 2026
Jacksonville University Burgee Jacksonville University
SAISA 62
13 2769 -253 Elliott Chalcraft 2027
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burgee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEISA 18
14 2696 -318 Hannah Marsicano 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 18
15 2696 -318 Madisen Hamai 2026
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 18
16 2696 -318 Kalea Woodard 2024
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 18
17 2586 -490 Maddie Fitzgerald 2026
Northwestern University Burgee Northwestern University
MCSA 27
18 2585 -222 Saleta Powell 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 94
19 2572 -265 Ochithya Fernando 2025
University of South Florida Burgee University of South Florida
SAISA 36
20 2439 -428 Millie Rose Taub 2026
Northwestern University Burgee Northwestern University
MCSA 18
21 2439 -428 Gracie Corbett 2026
Northwestern University Burgee Northwestern University
MCSA 18
22 2048 - Vivian Bonsager 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 24
23 1717 - Morgan Carew 2025
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 18
24 1717 -1073 Anna Kalabukhova 2024
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 18
25 1717 -1073 peyton lieser -
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 18
26 1717 - malia johnson -
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 18
27 1717 -1073 summer demmon -
University of Hawaii Burgee University of Hawaii
PCCSC 18