APPENDIX G - IDENTIFICATION ON SAILS

See rule 77.

G1 ISAF INTERNATIONAL CLASS BOATS

G1.1 Identification

Every boat of an ISAF International Class or Recognized Class shall carry on her mainsail and, as provided in rules G1.3(d) and G1.3(e) for letters and numbers only, on her spinnaker and headsail

(a) the insignia denoting her class;

(b) at all international events, except when the boats are provided to all competitors, national letters denoting her national
authority from the table below. For the purposes of this rule, international events are ISAF events, world and continental championships, and events described as international events in their notices of race and sailing instructions; and

(c) a sail number of no more than four digits allotted by her
national authority or, when so required by the class rules, by the international class association. The four-digit limitation does not apply to classes whose ISAF membership or recognition took effect before 1 April 1997. Alternatively, if permitted in the class rules, an owner may be allotted a personal sail number by the relevant issuing authority, which may be used on all his boats in that class.

Sails measured before 31 March 1999 shall comply with rule G1.1 or with the rules applicable at the time of measurement.

national sail letters

National authority

Letters

Algeria

ALG

American Samoa

ASA

Andorra

AND

Angola

ANG

Antigua

ANT

Argentina

ARG

Australia

AUS

Austria

AUT

Azerbaijan

AZE

Bahamas

BAH

Bahrain

BRN

Barbados

BAR

Belarus

BLR

Belgium

BEL

Bermuda

BER

Brazil

BRA

British Virgin Islands

IVB

Bulgaria

BUL

Canada

CAN

Cayman Islands

CAY

Chile

CHI

China, PR

CHN

Chinese Taipei

TPE

Columbia

COL

Cook Islands

COK

Croatia

CRO

Cuba

CUB

Cyprus

CYP

Czech Republic

CZE

Denmark

DEN

Dominican Republic

DOM

Ecuador

ECU

Egypt

EGY

El Salvador

ESA

Estonia

EST

Fiji

FIJ

National authority

Letters

Finland

FIN

France

FRA

FYRO Macedonia

MKD

Germany

GER

Great Britain

GBR

Greece

GRE

Grenada

GRN

Guam

GUM

Guatemala

GUA

Hong Kong

HKG

Hungary

HUN

Iceland

ISL

India

IND

Indonesia

INA

Ireland

IRL

Israel

ISR

Italy

ITA

Jamaica

JAM

Japan

JPN

Kazakhstan

KAZ

Kenya

KEN

Korea

KOR

Kuwait

KUW

Latvia

LAT

Lebanon

LIB

Libya

LBA

Liechtenstein

LIE

Lithuania

LTU

Luxembourg

LUX

Malaysia

MAS

Malta

MLT

Mauritius

MRI

Mexico

MEX

Micronesia

FSM

Moldova

MDA

Monaco

MON

National authority

Letters

Morocco

MAR

Myanmar

MYA

Namibia

NAM

The Netherlands

NED

Netherlands Antilles

AHO

New Zealand

NZL

Norway

NOR

Pakistan

PAK

Papua New Guinea

PNG

Paraguay

PAR

Peru

PER

Philippines

PHI

Poland

POL

Portugal

POR

Puerto Rico

PUR

Qatar

QAT

Romania

ROM

Russia

RUS

Samoa

SAM

San Marino

SMR

Seychelles

SEY

Singapore

SIN

National authority

Letters

Slovak Republic

SVK

Slovenia

SLO

Solomon Islands

SOL

South Africa

RSA

Spain

ESP

Sri Lanka

SRI

St Lucia

LCA

Sweden

SWE

Switzerland

SUI

Tahiti

TAH

Thailand

THA

Trinidad & Tobago

TRI

Tunisia

TUN

Turkey

TUR

Ukraine

UKR

United Arab Emirates

UAE

United States of America

USA

Uruguay

URU

US Virgin Islands

ISV

Venezuela

VEN

Yugoslavia

YUG

Zimbabwe

ZIM

G1.2 Specifications

(a) National letters and sail numbers shall be in capital letters and Arabic numerals, clearly legible and of the same colour.
Commercially available typefaces giving the same or better legibility than Helvetica are acceptable.

(b) The height of characters and space between adjoining characters on the same and opposite sides of the sail shall be related to the boats overall length as follows:

Overall length

Minimum height

Minimum space between characters and from edge of sail

under 3.5 m

230 mm

45 mm

3.5 m8.5 m

300 mm

60 mm

8.5 m11 m

375 mm

75 mm

over 11 m

450 mm

90 mm

G1.3 Positioning

Class insignia, national letters and sail numbers shall be positioned as follows:

(a) Except as provided in rules G1.3(d) and G1.3(e), class insignia, national letters and sail numbers shall when possible be wholly above an arc whose centre is the head point and whose radius is 60% of the leech length. They shall be placed at different heights on the two sides of the sail, those on the starboard side being uppermost.

(b) The class insignia shall be placed above the national letters. If the class insignia is of such a design that two of them coincide when placed back to back on both sides of the sail, they may be so placed.

(c) National letters shall be placed above the sail number.

(d) The national letters and sail number shall be displayed on the front side of a spinnaker but may be placed on both sides. They shall be displayed wholly below an arc whose centre is the head point and whose radius is 40% of the foot median and, when possible, wholly above an arc whose radius is 60% of the foot median.

(e) The national letters and sail number shall be displayed on both sides of a headsail whose clew can extend behind the mast 30% or more of the mainsail foot length. They shall be displayed wholly below an arc whose centre is the head point and whose radius is half the luff length and, if possible, wholly above an arc whose radius is 75% of the luff length.

G2 OTHER BOATS

Other boats shall comply with the rules of their national authority or class association in regard to the allotment, carrying and size of insignia, letters and numbers. Such rules shall, when practicable, conform to the above requirements.

G3 CHARTERED OR LOANED BOATS

When so stated in the notice of race or sailing instructions, a boat chartered or loaned for an event may carry national letters or a sail number in contravention of her class rules.

G4 WARNINGS AND PENALTIES

When a protest committee finds that a boat has broken a rule of this appendix it shall either warn her and give her time to comply or penalize her.

G5 CHANGES BY CLASS RULES

ISAF classes may change the rules of this appendix provided the changes have first been approved by the ISAF.