Anti Doping Program



Irish Sailing Anti-Doping Policy


Sport Ireland is the designated National Anti-Doping Organisation in Ireland and performs the functions and obligations of a National Anti-Doping Organisation. Irish Sailing has formally adopted Sport Ireland’s Anti-Doping Rules as the Anti-Doping Rules for Irish Sailing as prescribed in the Racing Rules of Sailing. By adoption of these Rules Irish Sailing specifically recognises the authority and responsibility of Sport Ireland for administering the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Programme (including conducting Testing of Athletes) in respect of all of the Persons to whom these Rules apply and authorises Sport Ireland to carry out Doping Control.




Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

The spirit of sport is the intrinsic value of sport.
The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind and is the ethical pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of each Athlete's natural talents.
The spirit of sport is characterised, amongst other values, by health, ethics, fair play, honesty, team work, fun and joy, dedication and commitment, respect for rules and laws, respect for self and other Participants, courage, community and solidarity.




Anti-doping programmes are founded upon the spirit of sport and seek to protect the health of Athletes and to provide the opportunity for Athletes to pursue human excellence without the Use of Prohibited Substances or Prohibited Methods. Antidoping programmes seek to maintain the integrity of sport in terms of respect for rules, other competitors, fair competition, a level playing field, and the value of clean sport to the world. 

The Code is the fundamental and universal document upon which the World Anti-Doping Programme in sport is based. The purpose of the Code is to advance the antidoping effort through universal harmonisation of core anti-doping elements. The Code has been drafted giving consideration to the principles of proportionality and human rights.

The World Anti-Doping Programme encompasses all of the elements needed in order to ensure optimal harmonisation and best practice in international and national antidoping programmes.




The Irish Anti-Doping Rules and World Sailing’s Anti-Doping Code were developed under the WADA Code. Sailing is governed by the WADA Code, implemented internationally through World Sailing and nationally through Sport Ireland Anti-Doping.



Sport Ireland, as the National Anti-Doping agency, has responsibility for national-level testing, while World Sailing fulfils the role of the International Federation for sailing.
The core parts of both Codes are identical. They differ in regard to administrative matters such as test results management and hearing procedures.