ISAF would like to emphasize to sailors in the Registered Testing Pool, and their respective Member National Authorities (MNAs), the importance of having accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information - a 2 hour block each day.
A review of whereabouts submitted by sailors has revealed that most information ISAF has received is inadequate. A number of sailors have now received their first formal warnings for non-availability for testing. This warning remains on record for 18 months. If three instances of non-availability for testing are recorded in any period of 18 consecutive months, the sailor concerned is considered to have committed an anti-doping violation.
In addition, any sailor in the Registered Testing Pool who fails to submit a required semi-annual whereabouts report after two formal written warnings from ISAF or their MNA is considered to have committed an anti-doping violation.
The easiest way to update whereabouts information is to use the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) online ADAMS system. ISAF is aiming to move towards using the ADAMS whereabouts system only by the end of 2007.
For athletes in the registered testing pool wishing to switch to ADAMS the process is simple - just contact the ISAF Medical Secretary to apply for an ADAMS ID.
More information on the ADAMS system, the ADAMS Athletes Guide, and an Athlete Whereabouts Training Video can all be found on the ISAF Medical and Anti-Doping microsite by CLICKING HERE.
ISAF is proud of sailing's reputation as a dope-free sport. With ADAMS, ISAF is working together with WADA and the sailing world to help ensure that sailing can maintain its excellent reputation.