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Disciplinary Decisions in the Sport of Sailing

Published on April 8th, 2019

Under the World Sailing Eligibility Code (Regulation 19), all competitors are automatically granted Competition Eligibility. However, Competition Eligibility can be suspended or revoked (or have conditions imposed upon it) by either a World Sailing Member National Authority (within its own jurisdiction only) or by World Sailing.

A competitor who does not have Competition Eligibility (i.e. it has been suspended or revoked), or who is in breach of a condition imposed upon it, shall not compete in any competition in the sport of sailing to which any of the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing or World Sailing Regulations apply.

A boat that races with, as part of her crew, a competitor who is in breach of the Eligibility Code is to be disqualified from all affected races in the event of a protest.

Disciplinary decisions within World Sailing are determined by Independent Panels appointed by the Judicial Board. Questions, reports, or comments on disciplinary matters should be sent by email or in writing to the Chief Executive Officer.

You can also contact WADA as part of their Speak Up! program which aims to help keep the integrity of sport and protect clean athletes. Here is an update as of April 8, 2019:

Record of decisions:
Jose Oziomek (ARG): Misconduct contrary to RRS 69.1(a) – gross infringement of the rules and sportsmanship; World Sailing Eligibility suspended from May 18 2018 to November 18 2019. (decision)

Recent World Sailing decisions:
Gustavo Doreste Blanco (ESP): Presence of Prohibited Substance (cocaine); Competition Eligibility suspended from December 7 2017 to December 6 2019. (English version of decision not available)

• Iker Martinez (ESP): Report following misconduct at 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships (Aarhus, DEN): No further charges. (report)

For additional details …click here.

Editor’s note: This list of offenders has tripled since our previous report on January 14, 2019.

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