National Sailing Federations

Sail racing literature regularly mentions the National Sailing Federation or National Sailing Authority that the event is run under the auspices of. Quite often that national sailing federation is referred to by its acronym. The list below helps decipher those acronyms.

Sail Racing acronyms and abbreviations are here. Sail Racing Abbreviations.

Abbreviation/
Acronym
FederationCountry (English)
ABSAAntigua and Barbuda Sailing Association-Antigua and Barbuda
ASAustralian Sailing.Australia
ASFArmenian Sailing FederationHayastani arragastanavayin federats’iaArmenia
AYFAustralian Yachting Federation (Prior Now Australian Sailing - YA).Australia
BSUBelarus Sailing UnionБелорусская федерация парусного спортаBelarus
BUL SAFBulgarian Sailing FederationБългарската федерация по ветроходствоBulgaria
CBVelaConfederação Brasileira de Vela e Motor.Brazil
CSISailing Cook Islands-Cook Islands
CSJCzech Sailing AssociationČeský svaz jachtinguCzechoslovakia
CYAChinese Yachting Association-China
CYSAFCyprus Sailing FederationΚυπριακή Ιστιοπλοϊκή ΟμοσπονδίαCyprus
DSDanish Sailing AssociationDansk SejlunionDenmark
DSVGerman Sailing FederationDeutscher Segler-VerbandGermany
EFMSailing Federation of North MacedoniaЕдриличарска Федерација на МакедонијаMacedonia
EJLEstonian Yachting UnionEesti Jahtklubide LiitEstonia
EUROSAFEuropean Sailing Federation.Has a membership base (MNAs) of a number of Federations in the European Region.
See Below.
FAVAndorran Sailing FederationFederació Andorrana de VelaAndorra
FAYArgentine Yachting FederationFederación Argentina de YachtingArgentina
FFVFrench Sailing FederationFédération Française de VoileFrance
FIVItalian Sailing FederationFederazione Italiana VelaItaly
FMVYacht Club de MonacoYacht Club de MonacoMonaco
FPVPortuguese Sailing FederationFederação Portuguesa de VelaPortugal
FRYRomanian Yachting FederationFederatia Romana de YachtingRomania
FSMThe Federated States of Micronesia Navigation Society-Microcnesia
FSVSan Marino Sailing FederationFederazione Sammarinese VelaSan Marino
FTVFederation Tahitienne de Voile.Tahiti
FYAFiji Yachting Association.Fiji
FYMMoldovan Yachting Federation-Moldovia
GSFGuam Sailing Federation.Guam
HJSCroatian Sailing FederationHrvatski Jedriličarski SavezCroatia
HKSFSailing Federation of Hong Kong, China-Hong Kong
HSFHellenic Sailing FederationΕλληνική Ιστιοπλοική ΟμοσπονδίαGreece
ISAIrish Sailing Association.Ireland
ISAIsrael Sailing Association.Israel
JSAFJapan Sailing Federation-Japan
JSSSerbian Sailing AssociationJedriličarski Savez SrbijeSerbia
JZSSlovenian Sailing FederationJadralna zveza SlovenijeSlovenia
KNWVRoyal Netherlands Watersport AssociationKoninklijk Nederlands Watersport VerbondNetherlands
KSAFKorea Sailing Federation-South Korea
LBSLithuanian Yachting UnionLietuvos buriuotoju sajungaLith
LCVLique Caledonienne de Voile-New Caledonia
LZSYachting Union of LatviaLatvijas Zēģelētāju savienībaLatvia
MNAMember National Authority.
MSAMacedonia Sailing Association-Macedonia
MSFMalta Sailing Federation.Malta
MSFMontenegro Sailing FederationCrnogorski Jedriličarski SavezMontenegro
MVSZHungarian Yachting AssociationMagyar Vitorlás SzövetségHungary
NSFNorwegian Sailing FederationNorges SeilforbundNorway
OMCOman Sailing Committee-Oman
OeSVAustrian Sailing FederationÖsterreichischer Segel-VerbandAustria
OSAFOceania Sailing FederationHas a membership (MNAs) base of a number of Federations in the Oceania Region.
See Below.
PSAPhilippine Sailing Association-Philippines
PYAPakistan Sailing FederationPakistan
PZZPolish Yachting AssociationPolski Związek ŻeglarskiPoland
QSRFQatar Sailing and Rowing Federation-Qatar
RBSFRoyal Belgium Yachting FederationFédération Royale Belge du YachtingBelgium
RFEVRoyal Spanish Sailing FederationReal Federación Española de VelaSpain
RYARoyal Yachting Association.Great Britain
SAASISailing Association of American Samoa.American Samoa
SARFUAE Sailing and Rowing Federation-United Arab Emirates
SASSouth African Sailing.South Africa
SCSail CanadaVoile CanadaCanada
SFASailing Federation of AzerbaijanAzərbaycan Yelkən FederasiyasıAzerbaijan
SILIcelandic Sailing AssociationSiglingasamband ÍslandsIceland
SISASolomon Islands Sailing Association-Solomon Islands
SPNGPapua New Guinea Yachting Association.Papua New Guinea
SPVFinnish Sailing FederationSuomen Purjehdus ja VeneilyFinland
SSASamoa Sailing Association.Samoa
SSFSingapore Sailing Federation.Singapore
SSFSwedish Sailing FederationSvenska SeglarförbundetSweden
SUI SailingSwiss Sailing.Switzerland
SZJSlovak Sailing FederationSlovenský zväz jachtinguSlovak Republic
TSFTonga Sailing Federation.Tonga
TYFTurkish Sailing FederationTürkiye Yelken FederasyonuTurkey
USSUS Sailing.United States of America
VFUSailing Federation of UkraineВітрильна Федерація УкраїниUkraine
VNSAVanuatu National Sailing Association.Vanuato
VFPSRussian Yachting FederationВсероссийская Федерация Парусного СпортаRussia
WSWorld SailingSee below.
YAYachting Sailing (Prior Now Australian Sailing - YA).Australia
YAIYachting Association of India.India
YASLYachting Association of Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka
YCUYacht Club Uruguayo.
Uruguay
YNZYachting New Zealand.New Zealand

World Sailing represents Member National Authorities (MNAs) from 140 countries with the goal of growing the sport of sailing and officiating championships around the world.
The world governing body for the sport of sailing was created in Paris in October 1907. It was initially called the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) before the name was changed to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) on 5 August 1996 and then World Sailing in 2015.
World Sailing is responsible for:
The promotion of the sport internationally;
Managing sailing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
Developing the Racing Rules of Sailing and regulations for all sailing competitions;
The training of judges, umpires and other administrators;
The development of the sport around the world; and
Representing the sailors in all matters concerning the sport.

EUROSAF, the European Sailing Federation, develops and coordinates projects and events throughout Europe with sailors at the centre of its attention. As the organization encompassing European national sailing federations, it focuses on international cooperation and promotion of sailing.

Oceania Sailing Federation (OSAF) is the Continental Sailing Association (CA) representing World Sailing (WS) in the Oceania Continental Region. Its members are the National Bodies of Sailing in the Oceania Continental Region. Most of OSAF’s members, but not all of them are members of World Sailing.
OSAF supports the development of sailing through education and training programs for new sailors and clinics, events, regattas and sailing competitions in communities, clubs, regional organisations in the Pacific Countries of Oceania.
OSAF is a member of Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) and is a compulsory sport at the Pacific Games the Regional Games in Oceania.