Constructing Sailing Match Race Schedules: Round-Robin Pairing Lists

  • Craig Macdonald
  • Ciaran McCreesh
  • Alice Miller
  • Patrick ProsserEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9255)


We present a constraint programming solution to the problem of generating round-robin schedules for sailing match races. Our schedules satisfy the criteria published by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) governing body for match race pairing lists. We show that some published ISAF schedules are in fact illegal, and present corresponding legal instances and schedules that have not previously been published. Our schedules can be downloaded as blanks, then populated with actual competitors and used in match racing competitions.


Time Slot Constraint Model Port Side Perfect Balance Pairing List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Macdonald
    • 1
  • Ciaran McCreesh
    • 1
  • Alice Miller
    • 1
  • Patrick Prosser
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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