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Sail Tags


From this page you may declare sails you own as Retired, Destroyed, or indicate a sail Transferred to another owner. When a sail is transferred it is included on the sail tag list with the new owner’s name. The original owner’s name will be automatically added to the Sail Registration Tag notes section. Transferred sails will be annotated on the Sail Tag Registration List as a new sail (less than 18 months old), or an old sail (more than 18 months old). Transferred sails classified as new will count toward the number of sails purchased in a calendar year per J/109 Class Rules section 5.7. Sails that are Retired or Destroyed will not show on the Sail Tag Registration List unless an option is checked to display these sails too.


From this page you may view sail tag registration data and purchase sail tags.  The preferred method of payment is online via credit card or PayPal.  You may also send a check. Sail tags are mailed when payment is received.  Sail tags are $40.00 each and are required for all sails used in J/109 One Design events.

The requirement for J/109 Class sail tags is explained in the J/109 Class Rules section 5.0.  Excerpts from the J/109 Class Rules are shown at the bottom of this page for easy reference.

J/109 Sail Tag

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Excerpts from the J/109 Class Rules regarding Sail Tags are provided below.

5.0 Sails

5.1 Each sail purchased for use in J/109 Class sanctioned events shall comply with the Class Rules in effect on the date of delivery. New sails delivered on or after September 1, 2006 shall have a J/109 sail tag affixed and sewn at the tack. Sail tags shall be sold to sail makers by the J/109 Class Association and shall have serial numbers which are registered with the Class secretary. By affixing a sail tag, the sailmaker certifies that the sail meets the then effective sail material, weight, and measurement requirements of these Rules. Fees for purchase of sail tags shall be determined by the Executive Committee. The sailmaker shall:

a) sign a certificate, including the sail tag serial number, a statement that the sail conforms to class rules, and the date of delivery to the owner;

b) provide a copy of the certificate to the owner

c) provide the original to the Class Treasurer for registration in the Class Association database. Owners should confirm prior to a Class event that each sail they plan to use has been properly registered.

5.2 All sail measurements shall be made by certified measurers and in accordance with the current World Sailing Equipment Rules of Sailing (“ERS”). In this section, terms in BOLD are used as defined and used in ERS.