For the 2004 Newport Bermuda Race, all sailors competing in the IMS Cruiser/Racer, Americap II Non-Spinnaker and Americap II Double-handed Divisions must obtain an ISAF Sailor's Classification Code.
The Newport Bermuda Race uses this process to limit the numbers of professionals that can compete in these Divisions, keeping a predominantly amateur set of sailors aboard these yachts.
Paragraph 3.2.5 of the Newport Bermuda Race NOR has been updated in the final draft of that document. As of 2004, US Sailing no longer classifies sailors into competitor groups, separating amateurs from professionals in the sport. Instead, this duty has been centralized with ISAF, the International Sailing Federation.
To obtain an ISAF Sailor's Classification Code each crew member, including the Captain, must answer a short set of questions online by clicking on the picture below.
Your ISAF User ID and Competitor Group must be listed in the Race Entry forms. For the full wording of NOR 3.2.5, please go to the NoR on the event website at the address below.
This and more is now online in Newsletter #2 for The Newport Bermuda Race 2004. Check it out on the event website at the address below.