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  • WSA World Championship Snow 2019
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  • European Championships SNOW
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AGENDA
WSA General Assembly
20th of September 2014; 10.00 am
Scharnitz / Austria


Topic 1
Welcome of members and guests from the WSA-Chairman and report of previous year. Furthermore reports of the other board members.


Topic 2
Acceptance of invitation and agenda as per WSA statutes


Topic 3
• Count of delegates and votes (See separate sheet of paper - list of delegates)
• Attendance list


Topic 4
Report of the treasurer and the financial auditors - discharge of the Board


Topic 5
Application of admission of Austrian club ASRC and Andorra club ANDORRA MUSHING


Topic 6


Statute amendment Basic Principles §4 changing from:
WSA and its members are encouraged to adhere to the following basic principles:
1. Sled dog races according to the statutes of the WSA are only to be held with pedigree sled dogs in accordance with F.C.I. rules and regulations .
2. The fundamental principles of amateur sport and fair play have to be observed and adhered to at all times.
3. WSA and its members guarantee to observe the rules of international federations for the prevention of maltreatment of animals.
4. The following grades and categories are fixed for reasons of sport specific registration:
Category 1 = Siberian Husky
Category 2 = Alaskan Malamute, Greenlandhound, Samoyede
Grades = O; A; B; C; D; SM; SW; SJM; SJW


To:
WSA and its members are encouraged to adhere to the following basic principles:
1. Cooperation with the respective breeders’ associations in the various countries as well as the F.C.I. .
2. The fundamental principles of amateur sport and fair play have to be observed and adhered to at all times.
3. WSA and its members guarantee to observe the rules of international federations for the prevention of maltreatment of animals.
4. The following grades and categories are fixed for reasons of sport specific registration:
Category 1 = Siberian Husky
Category 2 = Alaskan Malamute, Greenlandhound, Samoyede
Grades = UL, 8,6,4,2, SM, SW, SJM, SJW, MD (middle Distance, D (long Distance)


Topic 7


Statute amendment Notice of a General Assembly / Proposals §13 changing from:
1. The regular General Assembly/GA takes place once a year – preferably in June/July. The latest date is the 15th September. The GA is called by the Chairman. The notice has to be in writing and has to be made public on the WSA website accordingly.


To:
The regular General Assembly/GA takes place once a year – preferably in June/July. The last date is the month of September. The GA is called by the Chairman. The notice has to be in writing and has to be made public on the WSA website accordingly.


Topic 8


Race Regulation amendment Notice of a General Assembly /CAPTER TWO from:
Special Rules for Nome Style
2.1 CLASSES.
2.1.1 An OPEN or UNLIMITED (O-class) team shall consist of not less than 8 dogs, with a minimum of 9 dogs in the first run. The musher must be at least 18 years of age.
2.1.2 A limited 8 dog class team (A-class) shall consist of 6 to 8 dogs, with a minimum of 7 dogs in the first heat. The musher must be at least 18 years of age.
2.1.3 A limited 6 dog class team (B-class) shall consist of 4 to 6 dogs, with a minimum of 5 dogs in the first heat. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.4 A limited 4 dog class team (C-class) shall consist of 3 to 4 dogs. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.5 A limited 2 dog class team (D-class) shall consist of the same 2 dogs at all heats. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.6 A musher at the age of at least 12 years and not older than 15 years shall be considered as “JUNIOR”. It is assumed that the junior has the explicit permission to from either the parents or the custodian to participate in the event and that an adequate personal insurance coverage is available. Junior mushers will be marked (J) in the final results. Junior classes are D-class and Skijoring. Junior classes must run over the D-Trail
2.1.7 The age of any musher is regarded to be the same during the whole season and is the age the musher reaches on the 31st of December following the end of the racing season.


To:
Special Rules for Nome Style
2.1 CLASSES.
2.1.1 An unlimited team (UL-class) shall consist of not less than 8 dogs, with a minimum of 9 dogs in the first run. The musher must be at least 18 years of age.
2.1.2 A limited 8 dog class team (8-dog-class) shall consist of 6 to 8 dogs, with a minimum of 7 dogs in the first heat. The musher must be at least 18 years of age.
2.1.3 A limited 6 dog class team (6-dog-class) shall consist of 4 to 6 dogs, with a minimum of 5 dogs in the first heat. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.4 A limited 4 dog class team (4-dog-class) shall consist of 3 to 4 dogs. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.5 A limited 2 dog class team (2-dog-class) shall consist of the same 2 dogs at all heats. The musher must be at least 16 years of age.
2.1.6 A musher at the age of at least 12 years and not older than 15 years shall be considered as “JUNIOR”. It is assumed that the junior has the explicit permission to from either the parents or the custodian to participate in the event and that an adequate personal insurance coverage is available. Junior mushers will be marked (J) in the final results. Junior classes are 2-dog-class and Skijoring. Junior classes must run over the 2-dog-trail
2.1.7 The classification is based on the actual age of the musher on the first day of the championship.


from:
2.2 EQUIPMENT
2.2.4 A sled shall be capable of adequately carrying the driver, standing on the runners and have a basket of minimum surface of 40x50 cm, with a solid bottom capable of safely carrying a dog. All sleds in all classes shall be equipped with an adequate brake, brake pad, brushbow, one(1) snowhook for D and C classes is mandatory, two
(2) snowhooks are allowed.Two (2) snowhooks for B, A and O are mandatory. All sleds shall be equipped with a dog bag. The dog bag must be of adequate size to carry the largest dog in the team and should be ventilated with holes or a net of a minimum surface of 600 cm². So called Swedish- or Firefighter shackles with sharp edges/locking teeth are not permitted at any point in the harness or equipment as well as the stake out equipment. This is for animal welfare reasons


To:
2.2 EQUIPMENT.
2.2.4 A sled shall be capable of adequately carrying the driver, standing on the runners and have a basket of minimum surface of 40x50 cm, with a solid bottom capable of safely carrying a dog. All sleds in all classes shall be equipped with an adequate brake, brake pad, brushbow, one(1) snowhook for 2-dog and 4-dog-classes is mandatory,
two (2) snowhooks are allowed.Two (2) snowhooks for 6-, 8- and UL-class are mandatory. All sleds shall be equipped with a dog bag. The dog bag must be of adequate size to carry the largest dog in the team and should be ventilated with holes or a net of a minimum surface of 600 cm². So called Swedish- or Firefighter shackles with sharp edges/locking teeth are not permitted at any point in the harness or equipment as well as the stake out equipment. This is for animal welfare reasons.


Race Regulation amendment Notice of a General Assembly /CAPTER THREE from:
Special Rules for Pulka Style


To:
Special Rules for Pulka Style (SW/SM)


3.3 TRAIL and START RULES.
NEW: 3.3.6 Pulka class shall compete on the 6-dog-class trail.


Race Regulation amendment Notice of a General Assembly / CAPTER FOUR from:
Special Rules for Skijoring


To:
Special Rules for Skijoring (SJW/SJM)


4.1 CLASSES. from:
4.1.5 Separate classes for drivers aged 12-15 years may be offered on the “D-trail”. A musher at the age of at least 12 years and not older than 15 years shall be considered as “JUNIOR”. It is assumed that the Junior has the explicit permission to from either the parents or the custodian to participate in the event and that an adequate personal insurance coverage is available. Junior mushers will be marked (J) in the final results.
4.1.6 The age of any musher is regarded to be the same during the whole season and is the age the musher reaches on the 31st of December following the end of the racing season.


To:
4.1.5 Separate classes for drivers aged 12-15 years may be offered on the 2 dog-trail. A musher at the age of at least 12 years and not older than 15 years shall be considered as “JUNIOR”. It is assumed that the Junior has the explicit permission to from either the parents or the custodian to participate in the event and that an adequate personal insurance coverage is available. Junior mushers will be marked (J) in the final results.
4.1.6 The classification is based on the actual age of the musher on the first day of the championship.


4.4 TRAIL RULES. from:
4.4.4 Skijoring class shall compete on a trail of maximum 12 Km.


To:
4.4.4 Skijoring class shall compete on the 6-dog-clas trail.


Race Regulation amendment Notice of a General Assembly / CAPTER FIVE
5.2 EQUIPMENT.
NEW: 5.2.8 Exclusive sprintsledges are not allowed in MD and D1)
1) 5.2.8 (par example Hornet, Spyder or identical sledges)


Race Regulation amendment Notice of a General Assembly /CAPTER SEVEN 7.6.2 STARTING INTERVALS. from:
7.6.2.1 One (1) or two (2) minutes in limited classes involving eight dogs or less as well as Pulka and Skijoring class. At the World Championship / European Championship the starting intervals must be at least one (1) minute for Pulka, Skijoring, D and C classes, and two (2) minutes for B, A and O classes.


To:
7.6.2.1 One (1) or two (2) minutes in limited classes involving eight dogs or less as well as Pulka and Skijoring class. At the World Championship / European Championship the starting intervals must be at least one (1) minute for Pulka, Skijoring, 2-dog- and 4-dog-class and two (2) minutes for 6-,8- and UL-classes.


7.8 TIME DISQUALIFICATION. from:
The time disqualification shall be effective if a team’s performance is more than 150 % of the fastest three (3) running time per heat and class. This also goes for Juniors. Every team will be compared with their own original class. At a World Championship / European Championship no exceptions are allowed.


To:
The time disqualification shall be effective if a team’s performance is more than 150 % of the fastest three (3) running time per heat and class. This also goes for Juniors. Every team will be compared with their own original class. At a World Championship / European Championship no exceptions are allowed. 2)
2) 7.8 (exception musher with recognized handicap - guidelines paralympics)


7.11.2 TRAIL DISTANCES. from:
7.11.2.1.2 Trail Distances per heat:
_ Unlimited class: more than 18 km
_ Eight dog class: 16 km to 19 km
_ Six dog classes: 10 km to 15 km
_ Four dog classes: 7km to 10km
_ Two dog classes: 5 km to 6 km
_ Pulka & Skijoring: The distance for Pulka and Skijoring shall be identical to the trail distance of the B category except as otherwise indicated.


to:
7.11.2.1.2 Trail Distances per heat:
_ Unlimited class: more than 18 km
_ Eight dog class: 16 km to 19 km
_ Six dog classes: 10 km to 15 km
_ Four dog classes: 7km to 10km
_ Two dog classes: 5 km to 6 km
_ Pulka & Skijoring: to the trail distance of the 6-dog-class.


from:
7.11.2.2.2 The distance shall be at least 40 km.


To:
7.11.2.2.2 The distance shall be at least 40 km (MD).


7.12 TRAIL MARKING
7.12.1 GENERAL
from:
7.12.1.6 Markers applicable for a certain class or certain classes only, shall be marked with the class(es)‘ identification („O“, „A“, „B“, „C“, „SH“, “SD” or „SJ“) by white letters in the centre of the marker.


To:
7.12.1.6 Markers applicable for a certain class or certain classes only, shall be marked with the class(es)‘ identification (UL, 8,6 (=SM/SW/SJM/SJW),4,2 and MD (Middle Distance) by white letters in the centre of the marker.


Topic 9
Redress Eurocup rules


Topic 10
IFSS/WSA dryland championship in France


BREAK


Topic 11
Miscellaneous about Scharnitz as well as approval for Championship 2015 in Scharnitz


Topic 12
Applications for the Championships 2016 and 2017 and applications for Eurocupraces 2015 Applications until now Championships

  • Frauenwald applicated 2016


Applications until now Eurocupraces 2015 motion latly at the GA

  • Unterjoch
  • Frauenwald
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Topic 13
Miscellaneous and also what can be changed into the future as well as what should be placed as a point at the next GA.

ANNEXES
1. Report of previous GA
2. List of Delegates and Votes
3. Statutes
4. Race Regulation
5. Redressed Eurocup rules
5. Startcontingent IFSS/WSA dryland Championship in France
7. Motions of Member country’s