From May the 23rd, the new ranking software is operative. The World Pilot Ranking System (WPRS) was created in 1998. The original formula for scoring points evolved throughout the years and now list more than 8 000 pilots from 55 nations in 8 categories. In 2005, CIVL decided to upgrade its scoring and ranking software. In February 2006, the first modifications were agreed upon by the Plenary.
Official rankings prior to May the 1st 2006 are available at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings_old/ (but will not be corrected for errors).
MORE ABOUT THE NEW RANKINGS...
The formulas have not been changed and there should be very little modification in each pilot ranking.
The formulas have not been changed and there should be very little modification in each pilot ranking. However, there are alterations in the season parameters. These alterations are explained at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/rankings_old/ (you have to click on the chosen discipline and on "Formula" and enter).
The new system offers many advantages: