WSA World Championship 2023

Dear Members,
Please find below the details for the 2023 WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance in Vermiglio/ Italy. The Championships will take place from 9-11 February 2023.

  • Stake out opens: 7 February @ 15:00 hrs
  • Vet check: 7 February (15:00 – 22:00 hrs) & 8 February (08:00 – 17:00 hrs)
  • First team leader meeting: 8 February @ 16:00 hrs
  • Opening ceremony: 8 February @ 18:00 hrs
  • Further team leader meetings: 9, 10 and 11 February @ 08:00 hrs
  • First start first heat: 9 February @ 09:00 hrs
  • First start second heat: 10 February @ 09:00 hrs
  • Mushers' dinner & party: 10 February @ 18:00 hrs
  • First start third heat: 11 February @ 09:00 hrs
  • Price giving ceremony: 11 February @ 16:00 hrs

Race Marshal: Arno Steichler


  • Fee to secure starting places: €15 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: €130 (this includes 1 voucher for the mushers’ dinner; additional vouchers for the mushers’ dinner can be bought at the first team leader meeting)
  • Second start: €50
  • Juniors: Free
  • Late payment fees for entries/payments received after the first payment deadline: €20 (applies also to juniors)
Please note:
  • All payments must be made by our national members. Payments by individual mushers will be returned.
  • At its 2022 General Assembly, the WSA decided to introduce an annual fee of €45.00 for the WDL that mushers need to register for the Championship. National members can activate WDLs for mushers who didn’t attend the 2022 WSA Dryland World Championship by completing the attached WDL form and sending it together with the correct payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • 3 January 2023: Final deadline for WSA Members to request starting places and pay fees to secure starting places
  • 25 January 2023: First payment deadline
  • 1 February 2023: Second (final) payment deadline
  • Changes to classes entered can be made by the team leader up until the first team leader meeting (8 February @ 16:00 hrs).


  • National WSA Members must request the number of starting places they require no later than 3 January 2023 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mushers can 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 25 January 2023.
  • Place
    Vermiglio, Italy
  • Date
    February 9th – 11th, 2023


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