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IFSS European Championships Dryland 2018

 Nybro, Sweden

October 24-28th, 2018

LOCATION: Nybro Sweden

The arena is situated at Svartbäcksmåla

 

 

TECHNICAL ORGANIZER: Svenska Draghundsportförbundet (Swedish Federation of

Sleddogsports)

 

IFSS WCh Dryland 2018 –

 

CATEGORIES AND DISTANCES PER HEAT:

▪ Canicross elite women (DCW) ca 4.5 km

• Canicross elite men (DCM) ca 4.5 km

• Canicross veteran women (DCWV) ca 4.5 km

• Canicross veteran men (DCMV) ca 4.5 km

• Canicross junior women (DCWJ) ca 4.5 km

• Canicross junior men (DCMJ) ca 4.5 km

• Bikejoring elite women (DBW) ca 5 km

• Bikejoring elite men (DBM) ca 5 km

• Bikejoring veteran women (DBWV) ca 5 km

• Bikejoring veteran men (DBMV) ca 5 km

• Bikejoring junior women (DBWJ) ca 5 km

• Bikejoring junior men (DBMJ) ca 5 km

• 1-Dog scooter women (DSW1) ca 5 km

• 1-Dog scooter men (DSM1) ca 5 km

• 1-Dog scooter junior (DS1J) ca 5 km

• 2-Dog scooter (DS2) ca 5.5 km

• 4-Dog rig (DR4) ca 5.5 km

• 4-Dog rig junior (DR4J) ca 5.5 km

• 6-Dog rig (DR6) ca 5.5 km

• 8-Dog rig (DR8) ca 5.5 km

• RELAY (DR): Canicross, DS1, DB ca 2 + 2.5 + 2.5 km

 

 

Every class will have two heats with interval start, 1 min starting interval for all classes, except 2 min for 8-dog rig. (shorter starting intervals or dual start may be used, if there are many participants).

 

As stated in the IFSS Rules (updated 2018), teams with a time longer than 150% of the

best time after the first heat in each class, will not be eligible to start in the second heat.  This does not apply to junior classes.

 

European Champion titles shall be awarded to the best (fastest) teams of each rated class of the European Championships providing at least five competitors from three countries are represented in Elite and Veteran classes and at least three competitors from two countries are represented in Junior classes.

 

RNB-teams will be awarded European Champion titles in all the classes (except

Canicross) if minimum five competitors from three countries are represented in Elite and

Veteran classes and at least three competitors from two countries are represented in

Junior classes.

 

If a class doesn't have enough participants for European Champion title it will be

cancelled.

 

IMPORTANT

Anyone wishing to enter & race at the World Championships must have current BSSF membership and a DID at the time of the event. ALL entries must be submitted through the BSSF. 

Membership can be renewed now by clicking here.

 

Entries closed MIDDAY MONDAY 24th September 2018 for all registrants, even if you do not have a guaranteed  place. This is also the latest date to apply for a DID for this race. You may have to apply for a DID before you find out if you have a place.

 

Please familiarise yourself with all the rules which are available on the website links prior to entering & attending the race.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

We are only guaranteed 3 places per class. Selection will be made on the rankings in that class. We may request additional places but these cannot be guaranteed. In the event that we are granted insufficient additional places, these will be allocated on the basis of ranking in that class, members who raced in our championship and finally other members who wish to race. These last 2 categories will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

Entry Fees:

▪ Canicross elite and veteran £84

▪ Canicross junior £53

▪ Bikejoring elite and veteran £84

▪ Bikejoring junior £53

▪ 1-Dog scooter £84

▪ 1-Dog scooter junior £53

▪ 2-Dog scooter £84

▪ 4-Dog rig £95

▪ 4-Dog rig junior £53

▪ 6-Dog rig £100

▪ 8-Dog rig £105

▪ RELAY  * (£32 per competitor)

 

The entry fee includes meals for the competitor but additional meals can be purchased at the venue and full details are included on the organisers websitehttp://ech2018.se/eng/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE REGULATIONS:

 

IFSS Race Rules http://ech2018.se/eng/17

 

Doping tests for drivers and dogs may be performed.

The following list of forbidden substances for athletes will apply:

WADA list of forbidden substances for humans, (https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/prohibited-list) AND the IFSS list of forbidden substances for dogs and the IFSS Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations

(http://ech2018.se/eng/17)

 

ANIMAL WELFARE:

Participants shall meet the applicable requirements as per the IFSS RR Part VI.

 

INFORMATION AND ROOM RESERVATIONS, MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

The British Team will try to camp together at the race site for ease of communication and team  spirit.

 

The list of various alternative accomodation and restaurants is available through the dedicated website http://ech2018.se/eng/4

 

GENERAL:

COURSE: The details of the proposed course are available on the organisers website http://ech2018.se/eng/4

1. Use of private motor vehicles on the trails is not allowed.

2. Participants may inspect the trail only on foot, bicycle or scooter. Only one dog on foot, no dog with vehicle.

3. Entries for IFSS members is via the national IFSS member federations only, using the official entry form.

4. Microchip identification for the dogs is mandatory. All dogs must be listed on the chipping form (one form per driver and per class). All dogs, including dogs not racing, must be vaccinated according to Swedish law

5. It is strictly forbidden to let dogs run loose at the event site including stake-out and parking areas, for the entire weekend of the event. Refusal to respect this requirement may lead to disqualification.

6. All participating nations shall appoint one team leader. Team leaders shall be present at the team leader meetings.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME (PROVISIONAL)

 

Thursday 25th October 2018

08:30 Prerunner

 

09:00

Bikejoring elite men (DBM)

Bikejoring elite women (DBW)

Bikejoring veteran men (DBMV)

Bikejoring veteran women (DBWV)

Bikejoring junior men (DBMJ)

Bikejoring junior women (DBWJ)

1-Dog scooter men (DSM1)

1-Dog scooter women (DSW1)

1-Dog scooter junior (DS1J)

Canicross elite men (DCM)

Canicross elite women (DCW)

Canicross veteran men (DCMV)

Canicross veteran women (DCWV)

Canicross junior men (DCMJ)

Canicross junior women (DCWJ)

 

Friday 26th October 2018

08:30 Prerunner

 

09:00

Bikejoring elite men (DBM)

Bikejoring elite women (DBW)

Bikejoring veteran men (DBMV)

Bikejoring veteran women (DBWV)

Bikejoring junior men (DBMJ)

Bikejoring junior women (DBWJ)

1-Dog scooter men (DSM1)

1-Dog scooter women (DSW1)

1-Dog scooter junior (DS1J)

Canicross elite men (DCM)

Canicross elite women (DCW)

Canicross veteran men (DCMV)

Canicross veteran women (DCWV)

Canicross junior men (DCMJ)

Canicross junior women (DCWJ)

 

17:30

Mushers Dinner (in the city)

Medal ceremonies

 

Saturday 27th October 2018

08:30 Prerunner

 

09:00

8-Dog rig

6-Dog rig

4-Dog rig

4-Dog rig junior

2-Dog Scooter

 

Sunday 28th October 2018

08:30 Prerunner

 

09:00

8-Dog rig

6-Dog rig

4-Dog rig

4-Dog rig junior

2-Dog Scooter

RELAY

Medal ceremonies

Closing ceremony

 

 

More information about visiting Sweden including general advice about driving and health can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sweden 

 

 

We would advise all those travelling to take out adequate travel and health insurance in addition to race insurance.

 

For information regarding travelling with dogs please visit :

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

and

http://www.jordbruksverket.se/swedishboardofagriculture/engelskasidor/animals/import/dogscatsandferrets/bringingadogcatorferretfromaneucountryoraneurelatedcountry.4.295b2341134f64e5d6280001082.html

 

For enquiries regarding this event, please contact your BSSF Representative:

 

Sharon Grocock - [email protected]

Matt Hammersley - [email protected]

 

 

If you have a problem with the registration process please email [email protected]

IFSS 2018 IFSS RULES

Click on the buttons below for relevant links

WADA

Race pack

You will need to download from the buttons below and complete one chip list and speakers notes for each class entered and give to the team leader in Sweden.

One competitor waiver per athlete and one Guardian form per junior athlete 

IFSS INVITATION Guardian Form Competitor Waiver Form Chipping List Speaker Form
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED