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For some time now i have been wondering how boats get there sail numbers. Are they just picked by the owner? or randomly assigned?
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In my Country they are assigned by the Sailing Federation, but you can request certain numbers as long as they don't exist already.
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so where do you get assigned them in the us
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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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!


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