You can identify a sailing yacht by its name on the aft or bow of the boat, or if it has one, by its sail number. Sailnumbers are a common, if not compulsory, form of identification when competing in regatta’s.
Very often organisers of national regatta’s will have no objection against participants sailing with a sail number is issued in another country than the flag state were the yacht is registered.
However, the national origin of the flag and sail number not corresponding could possible raise some eyebrows when competing in international regatta’s. Secondly you might ask yourself is it visually appealing when the national origin of the sail number of your yacht does not match that of the flag? Probably not, and especially not because the costs of getting a sail number are far less of an investment than buying the latest Helly Hansen sailing gear!
Where can I get
a sail number?
You can have us arrange your sailnumber, or you can organise it yourself through the appropriate organisation.
Austria – Österreichischer Segel-Verband
Denmark – Danmarks Fritidssejler Union
Denmark – Dansk Sejlunion
Finland – Suomen Purjehdus ja Veneily ry
France – Federation Francaise de Voile
Germany – Deutscher Segler-Verband
Iceland – Siglingasamband Íslands
Ireland – Irish Sailing
Italy – Federazione Italiana Vela
Netherlands – Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond
Norway – Norges Seilforbund
Poland – Polski Zwiazek Zeglarski
Sweden – Svenska Båtunionen
Switzerland – Cruising Club der Schweiz – Cruising Club de Suisse
Turkey – Deniz Ticaret Odasi
United Kingdom – DBA – The Barge Association
United Kingdom – Royal Yachting Association