Two Digit Sail Numbers

Thread starter #1
I bought a 2002 Sunfish from a gent who bought it new in Texas. It was nicely configured with all the common racing mods, and the seller said it came that way as a package. The sail is a North Sails racing sail with window. The number 15 was (inexpertly?) applied on the sail behind the Sunfish logo.

I understand sail numbers are now assigned to individuals by the class association, and are located below the Sunfish logo.

I see many many sunfish on this lake with two digit numbers in the same location, but have not uncovered any information as to who assigned those numbers, how they were derived, if they mean anything, are suppose to match HID ...

What is the history on those two digit numbers?

Thanks
Bill Garlinghouse

37621934_10156683948183534_4821117432758272000_o.jpg
 
#3
A lot of clubs had fleets of Sunfish that they numbered with homegrown numbers for club racing purposes (and avoided paying the
Class dues in the process.) Or sometimes people who club raced just added a random numbeer to their sails. The sail number has nothing to do with the age of the boat; the number goes with the skipper, not the boat.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 
Thread starter #4
A lot of clubs had fleets of Sunfish that they numbered with homegrown numbers for club racing purposes (and avoided paying the Class dues in the process.) Or sometimes people who club raced just added a random numbeer to their sails. The sail number has nothing to do with the age of the boat; the number goes with the skipper, not the boat.
Interesting. Has the standard for placement always been to place the numbers along the sail's seams, like the boat with white sails above? Or did that evolve over time? Were the numbers on the boat with the red, white, and blue sail ever in accordance with class standards?

Bill Garlinghouse
Burt Lake, MI
 
Top