The Road to the Worlds Waypoint Series is a 3-year International 12 Metre yacht competition from May 2017 through and including the 2019 12mR World Championship, July 15 - 21 at Newport, RI. Twelves racing at specific "Waypoints" designated events in North Europe, South Europe and the Americas will be awarded points for both their participation and performance. At the culmination of this 29 regatta series, the 12mR yacht with the greatest number of points overall will be named the Waypoints winner. A special Waypoints Cup will be presented at the 2019 12mR World Championship Awards Ceremony at New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court in conjunction with their 175th Anniversary Celebration.

This competition is open to all 12 Metre yachts with valid Measurement Certificates (including Appendix E Certificates) and current ITMA Membership status at the time of each Waypoints event in which they participate. All 12mR yachts worldwide may compete at any Waypoint event, whether within or outside of their home fleet.

Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series Map


THE WAYPOINTS REGATTAS:

2017

N. Europe: (1) Kiel Classic (2) Dyvig/Glucksburg (3) Robbe & Berking European Championship (4) Wessel & Vett Metre Cup

S. Europe: (1) Les Voiles D’Antibes (2) Argentario Sailing Week (3) Regates Royales de Cannes (4) Les Voiles de San Tropez

Americas: (1) MetreFest /NYYC Annual (2) Newport Cup (3) Edgartown 12mR (4) North American Championship

12mR Waypoints Standings- Cumulative 10/13/17

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2018

N. Europe: (1) Kiel Classic (2) Dyvig/Glucksburg (3) Robbe & Berking European Championship (4) Wessel & Vett Metre Cup

S. Europe: (1) Les Voiles D’Antibes (2) Argentario Sailing Week (3) Regates Royales de Cannes (4) Les Voiles de St. Tropez

Americas: (1) NYYC Annual Regatta (2) Newport Cup (3) Edgartown 12mR (4) North American Championship


2019

(1) NYYC Annual Regatta (2) Edgartown 12mR (3) Tiedeman (or special) (4) Pre-Worlds (5) World Championship
 



THE WAYPOINTS SCORING SYSTEM:

2017 & 2018, each yacht will recieve:

  • 5 participation points for each Waypoints event in which they compete PLUS
  • 1 performance point for each yacht that finishes behind them in their division (Vintage, Traditional, Modern or Grand Prix)

2017 & 2018 Scoring Example:

A Vintage 12mR finishes first in fleet of 9 at 2017 event, she would be awarded:

5 particpation points + 8 performance points = 13 Waypoints

The second place Vintage 12mR in this fleet of 9 at same 2017 event would be awarded:

5 participation points + 7 performance points = 12 Waypoints

2019, each yacht will recieve:

  • 10 participation points for each Waypoints event in which they compete PLUS
  • 1 performance point for each yacht that finishes behind them in their division (Vintage, Traditional, Modern or Grand Prix)

2019 Scoring Example:

A Modern 12mR finishes first in fleet of 7 at 2019 event, she would be awarded:

10 parcipation points + 6 performance points = 16 Waypoints

The second place Modern 12mR in this fleet of 7 at same 2019 event would be awarded:

10 participation points + 5 performance points = 15 Waypoints

To earn WAYPOINTS, each yacht must:

  • Hold a valid 12mR Measurement Certificate
    • E Certificate yachts are also elegible
  • Be a current member of ITMA and
  • Be scored within 12mR Rule

Waypoints scoring for all participating 12mR yachts will be tracked on this, ITMA'S official website, so that they may track Waypoints competition worldwide.