International Class

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The eight Olympic classes scheduled in London 2012.

The designation International Class may be granted by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to classes of sail boat that offer a high standard of international competitive sailing and satisfy a number of criteria regarding the number of boats of that class, their international distribution, and the rules, administration and operation of that class's Class Association.

The designation Recognized Class may be granted to a class of sail boat that does not yet fulfil all the requirements for designation as an International Class.

Classes used in Olympic sailing competition are normally selected from amongst the International Classes.

International classification[edit]

The ISAF officially includes the following seven categories of sailing classes.[1]

Official name Details
Olympic Olympic sailing classes
Centreboard Dinghy sailing
Multihull Multihull
Keelboat Keelboat
Windsurfing Windsurfing
Yacht Yacht
Radio Radio-controlled boat

Current Olympic classes[edit]

Category Class Male Female Team Times
Dinghy Finn x Singles 16ª consecutive
49er x 2 4ª consecutive
470 x x 2 10ª consecutive
Laser x Singles 6ª consecutive
Laser Radial x Singles 2ª consecutive
Keelboat Star x 2 18ª
Elliott 6m x 3, Match racing debutto
Windsurf RS:X x x Singles 3ª consecutive


  1. ^ "Classes". Retrieved 21 April 2012. 

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