Information on anti-doping from the RYA Scotland.

RYA Scotland are passionate about ensuring sailing is and remains to be a 'clean sport' with Anti-Doping embedded in our culture. As an organisation we work closely with the RYA, the UK Anti-Doping authority (UKAD) and the International Governing Body World Sailing. 

In September 2018 RYA Scotland enhanced their direct links with UKAD via sportscotland creating a strategy to promote and enhance awareness of sailing as a clean sport. In addition to this in 2010 RYAS adopted the anti-doping roles of the RYA meaning:

1.    In the area of anti-doping, the RYA Scotland (RYAS) defers to the jurisdiction of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

2.    Further to clause 1:

    a. The anti-doping rules of the RYA (the ‘Anti-Doping Rules) apply to the sport of sailing in Scotland; and

    b. Persons participating in the sport of sailing under the jurisdiction of the RYAS who qualify as ‘participants’ (as that term is defined in the Anti-Doping Rules) are bound by and must comply in all respects with the Anti-Doping Rules.

3.     RYAS shall recognise and take all necessary steps to give full force and effect within its jurisdiction (a) to the Anti-Doping Rules; and (b) to any sanction(s) imposed under the Anti-Doping Rules.

Useful Links & Resources

RYA Anti-Doping procedure

World Sailing Anti-Doping procedure


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Theraputic Use Exemption (TUE) for athletes


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Everyone has a responsibility

A 24-hour dedicated phone line is ready to take your call if you have any suspicions or concerns about incidences of doping in sport. You can provide information in complete confidence by calling 08000 32 23 32 or via the UKAD Report a Doping Concern website.