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Sailors

You will find here a range of information specifically for sailors and about sailors ........

SAILORS' MEETINGS
Sailors are very much the heart and soul of any class. It is you who are out there competing and having fun. The International 470 Class Association exists to deliver to its members - which are the National Class Associations and the sailors. At all our major Championships we hold Sailors' and Coaches' Meetings - with the aim of getting to know you all personally, share views and hear what you have to say. Email us at office@470.org

ISAF ATHLETES COMMISSION
Tthe ISAF Athletes' Commission represents the views of the Olympic sailors directly to ISAF. With a sailor representing each of the ten Olympic events, you can be sure the individual views of the sailors in each event can be voiced as well as hearing the collective view. Malcolm Page (AUS) is Chair of the ISAF Athletes' Commission.

ENTER A 470 CHAMPIONSHIP
You can enter all 470 Championships online. All you will need are you and your crews details. Payment may be made by paypal or bank transfer. Once you have entered a 470 Championship, we will require validation by your National Class Association and receipt of entry fee prior to confirming entry. Don't forget we operate an early bird entry system, so enter early and benefit. Take a look at all past 470 Championships and future Championship are on the Calendar and on the Championship Organization Plan.

ANTI-DOPING
The ISAF website contains the latest information on Anti-Doping. Be aware that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made changes to the Prohibited List which came into worldwide effect on 1 January 2010.

The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is the International Standard identifying Substances and Methods prohibited in sport. Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping).

NATIONALITY CRITERIA
Every now and then we get queries about nationality criteria. What nation can you sail for? What do you do if you want to swap nationality and have already competed at the Olympics? If you are competing at a 470 Championship, the International 470 Class Association requires approval of the National Class Association of the country the competitor wishes to represent, as set out in the 470 Championship Manual:

"1.6 - To be eligible, competitors shall comply with the eligibility rules of the ISAF Regulation 19. In addition, each crew member of a competing boat shall be national or ordinarily resident of the nation where the National Authority the crew intends to represent is established. Only crews in good standing with the International 470 Class Association can participate. For the World Championships and the Continental and zone Championships, each crew member, and for the Junior Championships and the Master’s Cups, at least one member of each crew, shall be member of a National 470 Class Association, affiliated to the National Authority, or of the International 470 Class Association where there is no National Association in the concerned country. Boats shall comply with the Class Rules and have a valid measurement form. The Management Committee is the entity in charge of taking final decisions about eligibility of crews and boats."

However, for ISAF Championships and the Olympic Games, the nationality requirements are set out by ISAF and the International Olympic Committee respectively, and are detailed in the ISAF Regulations, specifically Regulation 17.5.

ISAF Athletes' Commission

www.sailing.org/about/committees/executive/athletes_commission.php

ISAF Anti-Doping Microsite

www.sailing.org/sailors/antidoping/index.php