See rule 75.2. This appendix shall not be changed by sailing instructions or prescriptions of national authorities.
K1 ISAF Eligibility Rules
To be eligible to compete in an event listed in rule K2.1, a competitor shall
(a) be governed by the regulations and rules of the ISAF;
(b) be a member of a member national authority or one of its affiliated organizations. Such membership shall be established by the competitor
(1) being entered by the national authority of the country of which the competitor is a national or ordinarily a resident; or
(2) presenting a valid membership card or certificate, or other satisfactory evidence of identity and membership;
(c) not be under suspension of ISAF eligibility.
K2 Events Requiring ISAF Eligibility
K2.1 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 international classes and of the Offshore Racing Council;
(e) any other event approved by the ISAF as a world championship and so stated in the notice of race and the sailing instructions;
(f) any event approved by a national authority or the ISAF as an Olympic qualifying event; and
(g) all other international events involving an ISAF international judge, umpire, race officer or measurer. For the purposes of this rule, international events are ISAF events, world and continental championships, and events described as international events in their notices of race and sailing instructions.
K2.2 ISAF eligibility may be required for any other event when so stated in the notice of race and the sailing instructions with specific reference to this appendix.
K3 Suspension of ISAF Eligibility
K3.1 After proper inquiry by either the national authority of the competitor or the ISAF Executive Committee, a competitor's ISAF eligibility shall be promptly suspended with immediate effect, permanently or for a specified period of time
(a) for any suspension of eligibility in accordance with rule 69.2; or
(b) for breaking rule 5; or
(c) for competing, within the two years preceding the inquiry, in an event that the competitor knew or should have known was a prohibited event.K3.2 A prohibited event is an event
(a) permitting or requiring advertising beyond that permitted for Category B under Appendix G that is not approved as required by that appendix;
(b) with prizes or other benefits referred to in rule G5.3 that is not a national event approved by the national authority of the venue or an international event not approved by the ISAF; or
(c) that is described as a world championship, either in the title of the event or otherwise, and that is not approved by the ISAF.
K3.3 When an event described in rule K3.2 has been approved as required, that fact shall be stated in the notice of race and the sailing instructions.
K4 Reports; Reviews; Notification; Appeals
K4.1 When a national authority suspends a competitor's ISAF eligibility under rule K3.1, it shall promptly report the suspension and reasons therefor to the ISAF. The ISAF Executive Committee may revise or annul the suspension with immediate effect. The ISAF shall promptly report any suspension of a competitor's eligibility, or of its revision or annulment by the ISAF Executive Committee, to all national authorities, international class associations, the Offshore Racing Council and other ISAF affiliated organizations, which may also suspend eligibility for events held within their jurisdiction.
K4.2 A competitor whose suspension of ISAF eligibility has been either imposed by a national authority, or imposed or revised by the ISAF Executive Committee, shall be advised of the right to appeal to the ISAF Review Board and be provided with a copy of the Review Board Rules of Procedure.
K4.3 A national authority or the ISAF Executive Committee may ask for a review of its decision by the ISAF Review Board by complying with the Review Board Rules of Procedure.
K4.4 The Review Board Rules of Procedure shall govern all appeals and requests for review.
K4.5 Upon an appeal or request for review, the ISAF Review Board may confirm, revise or annul a suspension of eligibility, or require a hearing or rehearing by the suspending authority.
K4.6 Decisions of the Review Board are not subject to appeal.
K4.7 The ISAF shall promptly notify all national authorities, international class associations and the Offshore Racing Council of all Review Board decisions.
K5 Reinstatement of ISAF Eligibility
The ISAF Review Board may reinstate the ISAF eligibility of a competitor who
(a) applies for reinstatement;
(b) establishes substantial, changed circumstances justifying reinstatement; and
(c) has completed a minimum of three years of suspension.