Posted by: Mary Carter | 3 May, 2016

Important: WSA Dryland Championship Q

We are really pleased to announce that the first independent WSA Dryland Championships will take place from 11th- 13th November 2016 in Lauf, Germany.

Please can all genuinely interested members with purebred teams please email asap with their intention to compete at this event.

The total numbers for the proposed Scottish team must be submitted to the WSA by the 7th May.

Lauf has a long-standing tradition of dryland racing and has been hosting the German Dryland Championships in 2012 and 2015. With room for over 200 competitors, a combination of forest and some harder packed trails and excellent infrastructure, Lauf is one of the most attractive dryland venues in central Europe. Good drainage means the trails are usable whatever the weather conditions. Trail lengths will be approx 4.5 km for all 2-8 dog classes and approx 5km for Canicross and Bikejoring classes.

The following classes will be on offer:

– DR8-1/ DR8-2: 8-dog rig

– DR6-1/ DR6-2: 6-dog rig

– DR4-1/DR4-2: 4-dog rig

– DS2-1/ DS2-2: 2-dog scooter

– DSM1/DSW1: 1-dog scooter (including WSA age categories for Juniors and Veterans where numbers allow)

– DBM/DBW: Bikejoring 1 dog (including WSA age categories for Juniors and Veterans where numbers allow)

– DCM/DBW: Canicross 1 dog (including WSA age categories for Juniors and Veterans where numbers allow)

The WSA Dryland Race Rules will be presented at the WSA GA in July.

The application form for the Scottish team for the WSA Dryland Championships will be available in the coming months, but for now, the WSA have asked the Member federations to let them know this week how many places they will require for the WSA Dryland.

Should the total number of requested places exceed the number of available places, the WSA will devise a fair method to reduce each nation quotas.  Once the quotas are confirmed, SDAS committee will implement a scoring system based on the information on each application form to select the most competitive team.

The selected Scottish Team members will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit fee (£20) a portion of which must be passed onto the WSA in August.

More info will be posted here in due course.



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