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WSA World Championship Dryland 2023

Dear Members,

Please find below the details for the 2023 WSA Dryland World Championship in Mühlberg / Drei Gleichen (Germany). The Championship will take place from 9 - 10 December 2023.

The WSA Board

Program (provisional):

  • Stake out opens: 7 December @ 12:00 hrs
  • Vet check: 7 December (12:00 – 20:00 hrs) & 8 December (09:00 – 20:00 hrs)
  • First team leader meeting: 8 December @ 17:00 hrs
  • Opening ceremony: 8 December @ 19:00 hrs (assembly 18:45 hrs)
  • Further team leader meetings: 9 and 10 December @ 07:30 hrs
  • First start first heat: 9 December @ 8:30 hrs
  • Mushers' dinner & party: 9 December @ 18:00 hrs
  • First start second heat: 10 December @ 8:30 hrs
  • Price giving ceremony: 10 December @ 17:00 hrs 

Race Marshal: Arno Steichler


  • Fee to secure starting places: €20 per place. This is a non-refundable fee that will be deducted from the starting fee. Should the Championship need to be cancelled, this fee will remain with the organisers to cover the costs they incurred.
  • First start: €120 (this includes 1 voucher for the mushers’ dinner. Additional vouchers for the mushers’ dinner cost €20 and need to be ordered by 1 December at the latest).
  • Second start: €50
  • Juniors: Free (includes 1 voucher for the mushers’ dinner)
  • Late payment fees for entries/payments received after the first payment deadline: €20 (applies also to juniors)

Please note:

  • To be able to compete at the 2023 WSA Dryland World Championship, mushers need to have purchased their WDL for the 2023/24 season. Please complete the attached form when paying for your mushers' WDL.
  • All payments (starting fees and WDL fees) must be made by our national members. Payments by individual mushers will be returned.


  • 22 October: Final deadline for WSA members to request starting places and pay fees to secure starting places
  • 24 November: First payment deadline
  • 1 December: Second (final) payment deadline

Changes to classes entered can be made by the team leader until the first team leader meeting (8 December @ 17:00 hrs).


  • National WSA members must request the number of starting places they require no later than 22 October by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • From 16 October, mushers will be able to register for the WSA Dryland World Championship by going to
  • All competitors must be confirmed by their national WSA member. Members will receive a list of their competitors for approval no later than 24 November.
  • Location
    Mühlberg, Germany
  • Date
    09-10 Dec 2023


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