Personal Sail Numbers & Flags

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, and Sailing World Series regattas, 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


  • To request a personalized number, contact the 49er Class office at: ben (at)
  • Sailors must be current members of the 49er Class with membership details current (ie: mailing address, e-mail contact, mobile phone)

Country Code – Flags
Per Class Rules (see below), all boats must carry their country flag on the mainsail.   Flags and sail numbers must be ordered through one of the 49er licensed class graphics suppliers, as listed:

To a licensed graphics supplier, write to the class manager

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