|Pilot ranking rules|
All flights submitted are automatically evaluated for inclusion in the Ranking. If any of the conditions above are not met, it is the responsibility of the pilot to notify the organizers as promptly as possible, so as to have the flight excluded from consideration.
There is no time limit for submission of flights.
Pilots may submit flights for inclusion at any time, however, participants are encouraged to submit their flights as soon as possible for consideration. They are also encourage to submit flights from previous seasons when they first join the competition, so as to guarantee the most accurate ranking possible. Deliberate delay of submission of flights for sporting reasons (e.g. to gain a sporting advantage by non-disclosure of performances to competitors) will not be tolerated and constitutes a breach of agreement to the regulations of the competition.
All pilots participate in an international ranking. Pilots also participate in a number of regional rankings, depending on their ranking region. A pilot's ranking region is defined by their nationality or their club's domicile. When a pilot belongs to a club outside their country of nationality, he/she may choose to be ranked either according to nationality or to the country where the club belongs. This choice can be made from the user account setting. For countries which are subdivided into regions, the pilot can also define the country region of their ranking. Depending on their ranking region, pilots will be given a ranking for this region and every regional super-division to which this region belongs to.
The region a flight takes place in does not influence the ranking region of the pilot.
A season starts in 15 October of the precedent year and ends in 14 October. For example: the 2013 Season starts 15 October 2012 and ends 14 October 2013.
For each category of ranking (i.e. Worldwide, continent/continental region, country, country subdivision) the pilots are ranked according to the points achieved and a numeric rank (1st, 2nd, etc) is provided. In addition, a percentile rank is provided to aid comparison between rankings of regions with different numbers of participants. This percentile rank is the percentage of pilots who are ranked bellow the pilot being ranked (i.e. a pilot who is number 50 in a ranking of 100 pilots will have a 50% percentile ranking).
Free distance performances:
Declared distance performances:
For a description of the different types of soaring performances please see the crosscountry task guide.
Each soaring performance achieved in a flight will be assigned a number of points scored according to the following formula:
Performance points are rounded to the nearest integer.
|Performance type||Task coefficient|
|Straight distance in declared leg||1.25|
|Distance to goal||1.40|
|Declared distance up to 3 turnpoints||1.20|
|Declared distance out and return||1.30|
|Declared distance FAI triangle||1.50|
|Declared distance triangle||1.25|
|Free straight distance||1.25|
|Free distance 3 turnpoints||1.00|
|Free out and return distance||1.20|
|Free FAI triangle distance||1.30|
|Speed out and return||1.30|
|Speed FAI triangle||1.50|
|Ttype||Course distance||Speed baseline|
|Out & Return||≥ 100 km||110|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 100 km||90|
|Type||Course distance||Speed distance category|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 100 km||100|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 300 km||300|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 500 km||500|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 750 km||750|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 1,000 km||1000|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 1,250 km||1250|
|FAI Triangle||≥ 1,500 km||1500|
|FAI Triangle||For any additional distances, a multiple of 500km||multiple of 500|
|Out & return||≥ 500 km||500|
|Out & return||≥ 1000 km||1000|
|Out & return||Any further multiple of 500 km||multiple of 500|
The sailplane index is expressed in percentage points. Sailplane indexes used are those commonly available in the soaring community, namely the Daec list, with adjustments where indexes for particular models are missing.
The minimum flight performances eligible for consideration in the pilot ranking are:
|Performance type||Minimum distance|
|Straight distance||10 km|
|Distance to goal||50 km|
|Declared distance up to 3 turnpoints||50 km|
|Declared distance out and return||50 km|
|Declared distance FAI triangle||100 km|
|Declared distance triangle||100 km|
|Free straight distance||10 km|
|Free distance 3 turnpoints||50 km|
|Free out and return distance||50 km|
|Free FAI triangle distance||100 km|
|OLC distance||50 km|
|Speed out and return||500 km|
|Speed FAI triangle||300 km|
The objective of the flight scoring mechanism is to provide as equitable as possible a comparison of flights of different style conducted in different types of sailplanes. As with any such system, the end result is a compromise. The organizer reserves the right to occasionally adjust the scoring mechanism to ensure a more equitable comparison in the interest of sporting competition. Any such modifications will be published here.
This result may only be revised if there is evidence of improper inclusion of flights in a pilot's ranking. Submission of flights past this deadline, which might have otherwise contributed towards this result will not be included, although such flights may count towards the official score of the pilot in subsequent ranking official results.
The organizer is the final arbiter of all sporting matters relating to competition results.
The organizer reserves the right to modify the terms of the competition for sporting or other reasons. Any modification of the terms will be published in this document.