The NSDSC has at last today received the new members insurance policy and invoice for the premium for renewal.
I will be sending out a renewal email to all active members requesting payment of their annual dues for the 2014 / 2015 membership year, which will run until the 28th February 2015. Renewals may be paid by Cash, Postal order, cheque, or by Direct Bank Transfer (details for BACS / SWIFT payment will be included in the renewal email).
The membership fees have been increased this year to cover the premium rise in the new policy, but a £10 reduction will be granted to those who renew prior to 31st May 2014.
Confirmation of Membership including Certificates of Insurance will be sent out as soon as possible following receipt of cleared funds.
The membership fees for 2014 /15 are as follows:
Renewal prior to 31st May 2014 £65.00
New memberships prior to 31st May 2014 £70.00
Renewal after 1st June 2014 £75.00
New memberships after 1st June 2014 £80.00
Membership application forms can be downloaded here: NSDSC.Memb.App.Form
Please make all cheques or postal orders payable to : National Sled Dog Sports Centre
and post to: Mary Carter. Bowland Trails, Netheraird of Glasclune, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6SF
We have today received by email, ‘written’ confirmation from our Broker that our new members insurance policy is in place, however, we still await full written details of the policy & insurance premium details, so for now, all our 2013/14 active members will be covered by the new policy (from March 20th 2014) and I will continue to keep our members informed of progress & details of membership renewal for 2014/15 once finalised.
As you are all aware, NSDSC have had difficulty securing a new insurance policy for our members, and the extension granted from Royal Sun Alliance expires today (20th March)
However, today we have received promise from our broker of a like-for-like policy that has been secured with a new insurer. Final details are just being drawn up and then NSDSC will be able to offer its members the same insurance cover as granted previously including independent training, competing with any organisation and cover for international training and racing.
Full details to follow, including membership renewal fees & online payment.
NSDSC has been granted a further, but final extension to their insurance policy with RSA through to and including 20th March 2014 which will provide continued cover to all our existing 2013 / 2014 members.
Our Broker is still approaching further insurance companies in an attempt to secure a new suitable policy, and we will keep our members informed of any developments and progress.
Thank you for your patience.
THE NSDSC ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF SECURING A NEW INSURANCE POLICY TO COVER NSDSC MEMBERS FOR ALL SLEDDOG ACTIVITIES FROM 1ST MARCH 2014.
THE CURRENT POLICY WITH ROYAL SUN ALLIANCE IS DUE TO EXPIRE ON THE 28TH FEBRUARY 2014, HOWEVER, A 14 DAY EXTENSION HAS NOW BEEN GRANTED TO PROVIDE CONTINUATION OF COVER TO ALL CURRENT ACTIVE MEMBERS.
DETAILS OF 2014 / 15 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL, INCLUDING FEES & ONLINE PAYMENT, TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS A NEW SUITABLE INSURANCE POLICY IS IN PLACE.
The NSDSC would like to invite all to attend the Historical Event: The BSSF National Championship / qualifier & IFSS World Cup Race to be held at Kings Forest, Thetford on the 21st -23rd February, jointly organised by a collaboration between NSDSC & Wyedean Mushing To download the official invitation, please click on : BSSF-WCp-Invitation Entry form can be downloaded by clicking on : BSSFWCpEntry and your registration details and / or microchip numbers of your competing dogs should be entered on this form: BSSFWCpChiplist
The IFSS rules can be downloaded from this page on the IFSS website : http://www.sleddogsport.net/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=220&Itemid=578
or you can click on REGUL-RACE_RULES_2013-_Part_E_ScooterRig_130720 for IFSS rules for rig & scooter classes
and REGUL-RACE_RULES_2013-_Part_D-CcBj_130720 for IFSS rules for Cani-Cross and BikeJor
Although the lengthy rules may look a little off putting, in reality, folk will notice very little change from what is generally accepted in the UK sleddog racing circuit. Please make sure you are familiar with the rules before you enter. The changes that may be most apparent are: the minimum age of dogs for competition; necessity to carry a drop chain / cable in the team classes to allow a dog to be dropped from the team if necessary at the dog drop point whilst out on the trail (No use of dog bags) ; and having a locking brake mechanism (such as a Velcro or rubber strap) to hold a brake lever closed if needs be.
Entries must be received by 7th February 2014 Look forward to seeing you all there!
The NSDSC would like to congratulate its members who worked very hard to gain success in Porrentruy, Switzerland, representing GB in the ECF European Canicross & Bikejor Championship.
7th for Jada Amoah in the cani cross young girls
Gold for Sarah Pepper in the cani cross womens (with an incredible 14:34 min lead!)
18th for Helen Garner in the cani cross womens Master I
Gold for Kim Mazzucca in the Canicross womens Master II (with a 3:37 min lead!)
Also, running with a borrowed dog, for their first time together, was Lindsay Cloughley, of Cani-Fit who finished middle of the pack in the Canicross Womens class.
7th for Tim Ellis in the Canicross mens
7th for Jason Pascoe in the Canicross Mens Master I
11th for Mike Stone in the Canicross Mens Master I
19th for Trevor Bisdee in the Canicross Mens Master II
Gold for Jim Urwin in the Canicross Mens Master III (with a fantastic 5 minute lead!)
Bronze for Wendy Holmes in the Bikejor Womens Master I
5th for Jo Brecknell in the Bikejor Womens Master I
8th for Danny Fizgerald in the bikejor Men
4thfor Charlie Brecknell in the bikejor Men – Master I (just 4 seconds off the winners 2nd day time!)
6th for Keith Johnson in the bikejor Men – Master I
Gold for Mark Mazzucca in the Bikejor Men Master II (with a 2 minute lead!)
Full results of the ECF 2013 championship can be downladed here: http://www.mso-chrono.ch/results/268-championnat-d-europe-ecf/2455/scratch