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Personal Sail Numbers & Flags

49er Class Personal Sail Number Issuance Procedure

49er Class personal sail numbers will be issued each calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31) based on first-come/first-served basis. Once a number has been issued, it will remain with the sailor as long as he continues to renew the number annually through the Class office.  All sailors who wish to compete in World Championships, Continental Championships, ISAF World Cup Events, and Eurocup events, must get themselves a personal sail number from the class office.

  • The class office issues the numbers to teams
  • Teams must choose a number from 11 to 999 that is available
  • Numbers will not be given out for 1-10 as these are reserved for the top 10 finishers of the World Championship for the prior year until the next Worlds are held
  • Numbers 11-99 will be given out to sailors who have made it to a gold fleet in the World Championships
  • A table will be maintained on the 49er website with the current status of personal numbers (see example below)

Cost: free


Country Code – Flags
Per Class Rules (see below), all boats must carry their country flag on the mainsail.   Flags must be ordered through the 49er e-store (just 1 flag per boat is necessary).