A new boat Application Form must be completed for any of these situations:
Complete the Application Form in full and return it with payment as outlined on the form to BC Sailing at the address stated on the form.
Certificates may take up to 3 weeks to process.
To obtain a sail number for your boat, see ‘Obtaining a Sail Number’ (below).
Current certificate holders are obligated to update their boat’s information immediately upon changing equipment, sails, or their yacht’s specifications (Rule 2.2). Such changes are reported on a Change Form. However, changes to ownership must be submitted on an application form (see above).
The upper part of the Change Form is required (Yacht Name, Sail Number, Make/Model/Class, Year Built) as well as the owner information. For the remainder of the form, enter only the items that have changed.
One change form submitted in a calendar year is free of charge. Each further certificate change in the year will be assessed an amount equal to the annual fee stated on the form.
Complete the Change Form and return it to BC Sailing at the address stated on the form.
It may take up to 3 weeks before you receive the revised certificate.
Certificates are valid from January 1st through December 31st each year and must be renewed annually.
To renew, simply contact BC Sailing and pay the annual renewal fee, quoting your boat’s name and sail number. Current fees are indicated on the Application Form. It is not necessary to submit an application or change form unless there are changes to your boat’s equipment or other details on the form. Upon payment, a new certificate will be issued.