At each SailGP event, there are five fleet races before the winner-takes-all Final determines the champion of that particular event. The event leaderboard totals all the points the teams have scored throughout the event, with the three highest ranking teams at the end of the five fleet races qualifying for The Final.
Points are awarded to each team based on their finishing position in each of the five fleet races, as detailed below:
The points won in all five fleet races are added together to build the event leaderboard, meaning if the same team won all five fleet races, they would end the weekend on 40 points.
The three highest ranking teams in the event leaderboard after all five fleet races have taken place qualify for The Final.
Once The Final has finished, the winner is declared event champion. This team is awarded 10 points in the Championship Leaderboard.
Second place in The Final is awarded nine points in the Championship Leaderboard, and third place is awarded eight points.
The teams who did NOT qualify for The Final are then awarded points in the Championship Leaderboard relating to their ranking in the event leaderboard; fourth place is awarded seven points, fifth place is awarded six points, etc.
These points are added together as the season progresses, so if the same team won all eight events in a season, they would end the season on 80 points in the Championship Leaderboard.
The Championship Leaderboard is added to after each event, with the highest ranked teams at the end of the season qualifying for the Grand Final.
The winner of the Grand Final is crowned champion of the SailGP Championship, and the other boats in the Grand Final will be ranked in the Season Championship according to their finishing place in the Grand Final.
The rest of the Season Championship will be determined by ranking the remaining boats - those not involved in the Grand Final - in order of their total points in the Championship Leaderboard, from highest to lowest.