Personal Sail Numbers

The Association offers the option of Personal Sail Numbers (PSN) to members. Note however that you do not need a PSN, as the last two digits of your hull registration number is normally what you display on your sails.

Rules that control identification on sails for RC Yachts may be found in the Racing Rules of Sailing – Appendix E8 and Appendix G. These rules apply to recognized International radio yacht classes and may also be used for other classes recognized by the CRYA. Note that these rules state that the displayed Sail Number is the last two digits of your Hull Registration Number, so any PSN will also be only two digits.

CRYA also allows owners to have their own personal sail number (two digit numbers).

An owner may use a PSN for any class which the owner sails.

It should be noted that having a PSN does not bestow any privileges in the event of a sail number clash at events.  The race committee have the responsibility to resolve any sail number conflicts as found in RRS E8.(b).5. Normally number conflicts are resolved on a first come basis.

Personal Sail Number

Owners must have a boat registered (Hull Number) before they can apply for a PSN.

A skipper wishing a Personal Sail Number may apply to the Registrar via the CRYA web site or, by email or letter.

A certificate will be issued on payment being made of the PSN annual fee.

The annual fee shall be set from time to time by the Executive.  The current fee is $5 per year payable annually with membership renewal

The owner is granted the use of the PSN for a period of five years. Ownership of the number is not granted.

Every effort will be made to accommodate an owner’s in choice of a suitable number.

There shall be a hundred numbers available,   00 to 99 in each Region.

A certificate not renewed after three months of the expiry date as displayed on the certificate can be reallocated without further notice.

An owner who lets his membership of the CRYA lapse for a period of three months shall lose the right to use the PSN allocated to him/her. The PSN will then be returned to the list of available numbers and may be reallocated immediately thereafter.

The annual fee may be waived by the Registrar if it is to the CRYA’s benefit.

Please complete and submit the application form below to request a personal sail number.
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You may send a cheque by mail to (please make a note in the comments that your are paying by cheque):

Bob Lewis
3237 W. 28 Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6L 1X6

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