Sail numbers - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-11-2007
Stryker72's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Stryker72 is on a distinguished road
Sail numbers

For some time now i have been wondering how boats get there sail numbers. Are they just picked by the owner? or randomly assigned?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-11-2007
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
In my Country they are assigned by the Sailing Federation, but you can request certain numbers as long as they don't exist already.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-11-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: broken arrow oklahoma
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davideureka is on a distinguished road
so where do you get assigned them in the us
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-11-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
It depends... if you race, the sail numbers are generally issued by the USSA IIRC. If you don't race, the sail number is often the hull number of the boat from the series of manufacture. For instance, my friend's boat has a hull number of 321 and that is the number on his sail.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.

Last edited by sailingdog; 09-11-2007 at 06:39 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-11-2007
tenuki's Avatar
Helms ALee!
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
tenuki will become famous soon enough
http://www.ussailing.org/offshore/SailNoSys.asp

although for one design you often get your sail number from the manufacturer or just use the hull number, check your local club. The numbers are adhesive usually so you can change em. A lot of cruisers still put their hull numbers on the sail just, well, because.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
member
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-11-2007
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
...USAA...
US Alchool Anonimous???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-11-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
My (original) main has "P30" and her hull number, "941," on the main. I don't know if the new main (came with the boat) has that on it--we haven't looked yet. If it doesn't, I think I'll want a sailmaker to put it on.

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 09-12-2007
6string's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Delafield WI
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
6string is on a distinguished road
Stryker

On the inland waters around the upper midwest, when you see the scows the letter designates the lake and the number is a family number. I am N82, N for Nagawicka Lake. When my son was in the junior program he had the same number on his boat. Now that we are each racing in the same class he is N8.

V for Pewaukee
O for Oconomowoc
OO for LaBelle
E for Okauchee
I for Geneva
M for Minnetonka
W for White Bear
etc.

The early members of the Inland Lake Yachting Association, which all of these lakes belong, choose letters based on how they looked through the sail. Pewaukee for example, could put the V in the same Vertical location as it looks the same from either side.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 09-12-2007
tenuki's Avatar
Helms ALee!
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
tenuki will become famous soon enough
6string, a sailing friend of mine is restoring a old Y-Flyer, I'm reeally looking forward to playing with it, used to play with scows on lakes in michigan. Those things rip!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
member
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 09-12-2007
speciald's Avatar
Special Delivery
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: live on boat
Posts: 661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
speciald is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to speciald
http://www.ussailing.org, cost is ~$25
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sloop or Ketch? maxheadspace Boat Review and Purchase Forum 46 07-27-2007 03:56 PM
Considering a New Mainsail Brian Hancock Cruising Articles 0 04-29-2004 09:00 PM
The Basics of Reefing Mark Matthews Learning to Sail Articles 0 03-29-2004 08:00 PM
Sail Care and Cleaning Kathy Barron Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-20-2003 09:00 PM
Testing Your Sail Trim Knowledge Brian Hancock Seamanship Articles 0 03-27-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:43 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.