As a result of an infringement of ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 69.3 - Gross Misconduct, the ISAF Eligibility of Mr Emil BALDYGA (POL) has been suspended with immediate effect and until 30 November 2004.
Mr Emil Baldyga committed a gross breach of good manners during the International 470 Class Junior World Championship in Austria in 2003, when he was sailing wearing a jacket with discriminatory text, prepared by himself, thus bringing the sport into disrepute.
ISAF informs all ISAF Member National Authorities that in accordance with the ISAF Eligibility Code, Mr Emil Baldyga is not permitted to participate in the events detailed in the ISAF Eligibility Code, Regulation 19.3, as below:
"19.3. ISAF Eligibility is required for the following events:
(a) the sailing regatta of the Olympic Games;
(b) the sailing regattas of Regional Games recognized by the International Olympic Committee;
(c) events including "ISAF" in their titles;
(d) world and continental championships of ISAF classes and world championships of the IMS, Major Events and other events approved by ISAF as a World Championship;
(e) any event at which the Organizing Authority, Member National Authority or ISAF has appointed an International Jury or International Umpires, International Race Officers, International Measurers or ISAF Technical Delegates to serve in their capacity for which they hold a Certificate of Appointment issued by ISAF;
(f) any event approved by a Member National Authority of the ISAF as an Olympic qualifying event; and
(g) any event designated by a Member National Authority within its jurisdiction as requiring ISAF eligibility.
19.3.1 With the approval of the relevant Member National Authority, an Organizing Authority may also require ISAF eligibility for an event when so stated in the notice of race and sailing instructions."
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