Rig Race a Tentative Go

We have tentatively scheduled this season’s dryland race for Dec. 5 & 6. We are still awaiting written confirmation that our permit application for use of the site has been approved. When we have this confirmation, we will open registration.

Please note that we will be enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing rules at this event.

Spring meeting notes

We held a mixed live and virtual spring meeting. The meeting notes are as follows:

New England Sled Dog Club Spring Meeting
6/7/2020
Attendees: Rachael Colbath, Brittany Colbath, Leendert Van Dorp, Danae Bryar, Grace Bailey, Raelynn Cottrell, Bella Cottrell, Laura Hayes, Kevin Daly, Brandon Taylor, Christina Gates, Marie Ralff, Doug Sweeny, Kim Murphy, Gretchen Karlson, Sandra DiMaggio, Tom DiMaggio.

Rachael stepping down as president
Need to elect new president, vice president, secretary, and board members.
Current President Rachael Colbath
Vice President Mike Green
Second Vice President Doug Butler
Secretary Jackie Batista
Current Board Members (need 5 total): Gretchen Karlson, Steve Murphy, Laura Hayes.
Also need timers.
New Volunteers:
Brandon Taylor – Secretary
Laura Hayes – Vice President?
Laura to send ballot for voting
Christina Gates to forward online voting information
Motion to have online/virtual election the next two weeks
Motion made by LVD
Seconded by Raelynn Cottrell
Motion passed

Verbal Treasurers Report
Treasury: $4600 total
Owe ISDRA $1100
Discussion of ISDRA Insurance vs. Clubs own insurance
– Do we need private insurance for specific races?
– Morrisville need specific rider for VAST trail and private land owners
– Certificated need to be made out to each land owner
– Plan to look into this before fall

Discussion about Timing
– Using Raceworks for timing
– Paying timers

Races:
Auburn

Tamworth
Morrisville
Auburn
– Consider finding a new organization to donate to
– Need more trail help
– Veteran’s day weekend
Morrisville
– Send Mike a letter outlining what club needs in order to hold race as far as
safety and finances
– Plan to have permits for road crossings

Have been invited to PSDC Summer Camp out and meetings so that we can coordinate race schedule: July 31 st – August 1 st in Morris, PA
Do not have to be a member to attend

Season End Awards
– Need to have more races – need to check by-laws
– Need to be present at spring and fall races

NHMA
– Pine River State Forest – Ossippee, NH
– Could apply to have both dryland and snow races here

New Races
– Jericho

Non-race activities
– Trail clean ups
– Training days
– Fun races
– Bonfires

Spring meeting

We have (re)scheduled our spring meeting for June 7, 2020. We will also investigate the options of holding a virtual meeting if gatherings are still not permitted at this point.

Plan is to meet at Glenn’s Truck Service, 1021 Laconia Rd, Belmont, New Hampshire 03220.

Tamworth Cancelled

We have had to cancel Tamworth. On Sunday there was 6-8 inches of standing water on parts of the lake. While the forecast for the race date is great, there’s a lot of warmth before that and the trail may not be safe.

Saturday Schedule for Lamoille

Drivers’ meeting at 8 am
Skijor at 9 am
6-dog sled at 10 am
8-dog sled at 11 am
Open and lunch break at noon
4-dog sled at 1:30 pm
3-dog junior at 2:15 pm
Recreational at 2:30

Registration is open for Lamoille

Registration is now open for the Lamoille Rail Trail Sled Dog Race. Please see the event page to register. You must also join the club to race (you may do that at on our membership page). Registration will close on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 8 pm.

Tamworth

The Tamworth race has been rescheduled for Feb. 29 – March 1.

Lamoille & Tamworth races postponed

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Race has been rescheduled for February 22-23. We realize that this conflicts with other races, but we also need to coordinate with local snowmobile clubs to put on the race. Tamworth will be postponed but we do not yet have a new race date.

Race dates!

We’ve scheduled both our Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and Tamworth races for January. We will  update the event pages and Facebook as the dates approach and will open registration in January.

Let’s hope for ample snow!

Schedule and start times

The schedule for Sunday is as follows:
8 am Drivers’ meeting
8:30 am canicross
9:15 8-dog rig
9:45 am 6-dog rig
10:45 am 4-dog rig
lunch
Noon 1-dog bikeror
12:45 pm 2-dog bikejor
1:15 pm 1-dog scooter
2 pm 2-dog scooter
To be followed by trail clean up and awards

The schedule for Saturday is as follows:
7:30 am Drivers’ meeting
8 am canicross
9 am 8-dog rig
9:45 am 6-dog rig
10:45 am 4-dog rig
lunch
12:15 pm 1-dog bikeror
1:15 pm 2-dog bikejor
2 pm 1-dog scooter
2:45 2-dog scooter

Start times for all of Saturday’s classes can be found in the Day-1-Start-Sheet pdf.

Upcoming Events

  1. 2020 Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

    December 5 - December 6

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