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 fulfill all the requirements for designation as an International Class.
Classes used in Olympic sailing competition are normally selected from International Classes.
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- "Classes". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- International Sailing Federation
- Criteria applied by ISAF to designate International and Recognized Classes
- International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS)