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.

How to apply?


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

Belgium – Landelijke Bond Waterrecreatie Beoefening Motoryachting

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

Spain – Asociación de Navegantes de Recreo

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