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What is ISAF Sailor?

ISAF Sailor is a service which aims to provide a range of online services to benefit the sport. It is aimed at all sailors, from professional athletes to local club sailors.

Sailors must register to be part of ISAF Sailor which creates a unique and personal ISAF Sailor ID. Once you have this, you can log on at to update your biography or apply for an ISAF Sailor Classification. To date, over 100,000 ISAF Sailor ID's have been assigned.

All sailors who are competing at ISAF Graded fleet racing or match racing events must have an ISAF Sailor ID.

Sailor Classification

The ISAF Sailor Classification system provide events and classes with an international system of classification for sailors to provide a clear distinction between 'professional' and 'amateur' sailors. The ISAF Sailor Classification Code defines how sailors are classified.

It is the responsibility of the sailor to apply for a Classification and provide all information necessary to determine his or her Classification. Go to the Sailor Classification section to apply or renew.

Your Sailor Biography

Once you have a Sailor ID, you can create your own online Sailor Biography. Your Sailor Biog can include personal and general information, images, your campaign website and results. For sailors featured on the ISAF Rankings, your biography will automatically include your results from ISAF Graded events and your full Ranking history. You must always submit your ISAF Sailor ID at the event registration.

Search for a Sailor

Want to know more about some of the world's top international sailors, or your local sailing club rival. The ISAF Sailor Biography is the place to look. You can search for sailors by name, country, Sailor ID and Class and view the biography information they have posted.

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