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11 Feb 2013

National Flags on Sails - Class Rule Change

At the ISAF November 2012 Conference, Submission 086-12 was passed, requiring that: “At the ISAF Sailing World Championships, and at all ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, all Olympic Class boats shall carry nation flags on their mainsails, in accordance with their Class Rules. If the Class Rules do not include a specification for carrying nation flags, they shall be carried in accordance with ISAF specifications.”

The Class worked with manufacturers, the Finn Class and ISAF to develop a new Class Rule to cover this requirement. The following amendments to the Class Rules have been approved to be effective 1st March 2013 by the Class Rules Sub-committee:


(1-3) As Before
(4) At the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the ISAF Sailing World Championship, or when required by a Notice of Race, a skipper's national flag, nominal size 740 x 443 mm, shall be applied to each side of the mainsail, placed as shown in the Figure “Mainsail Flag
Location”, so that the shortest distance of the lower aft corner of each flag is between 50 and 100 mm from the leech and the upper edge between 50 and 100 mm below the lowermost batten pocket. The flags shall be made by an ISAF approved manufacturer.


To view the complete Class Rule Change as published by ISAF, CLICK HERE

Currently the ISAF Approved Mainsail National Sticker Manufacturer is Grapefruit Graphics and orders should be submitted on the order form below:

Grapefruit Graphics Ltd
Address Unit 12, Fulcrum 4,
Solent Way,
Whiteley, Fareham,
PO15 7FT

Website: http://grapefruitgraphics.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1489 570055
Fax: +44 (0) 1489 570056
Email: sales@grapefruitgraphics.co.uk

Any manufacturers interesed in obtaining a licence from ISAF should contact henry@isaf.co.uk

More Information:
Grapefruit Graphics Order Form
470 Class Rules