IMCA Corinthian Division



All major IMCA events incorporate a Corinthian Division for amateur crews and with fabulous racing and great prizes to offer, those amateur crew who don't register are really missing out. So, take action now to ensure your Corinthian status! Here's how it works:

As an ISAF International Class the Melges 24 uses the ISAF Sailor Classification system to establish Corinthian status. Our Class Rules state that to qualify as a Corinthian Crew the helm and crew members must all hold a current ISAF Group 1 classification which must be valid until after the final date of racing in the regatta. If you enter the Corinthian Division of an event, your crew list will be checked against the official online ISAF Sailor List to confirm each individuals status before your Corinthian entry is ratified.

Registering with ISAF and obtaining your Sailor Classification is a simple two-step, free of charge, online process and takes only a few minutes. Although some applications are processed immediately any queries can delay the registration process by several weeks so don't leave registering till the last minute. Remember, if anyone on your crew isn't listed on ISAF as either a Group 1 or Group 2 sailor we cannot accept your Corinthian entry!

To obtain your Sailor Classification all you need to do is visit www.sailing.org, select the Sailors link on the main menu bar and go to ISAF Sailor Classification. The first part of the process is to register your name and contact details with ISAF and generate your ISAF sailor ID.  Once you have your ID you can log in and complete the ISAF Sailor Classification application form. If your application is straight forward your status will confirmed within a few minutes of submitting your application. If there are any queries on your application it will be referred to ISAF's Classification Authority for a decision and they may contact you via the e-mail you used in your profile to request additional information. This happens quite often so it is essential to apply for your Classification well in advance.

For those of you who are already registered with ISAF it is also important to remember that your Classification is only valid for 2 years and needs to be renewed when it expires. Please check your entry on the ISAF Sailor list and if your Classification has expired, be sure to renew it as soon as possible.

Don't forget that all your crew members need to register, not just the helm!