HOW TO APPLY
In order to qualify for entry into the respective championships, individuals/crews must fulfil the following criteria:
- Novice Driver/Slider. An individual in his/her first season as a driver or slider.
- Novice Brake man. An individual in his/her first season as a brakeman.
- Novice Bobsleigh Crew. A driver who is in his/her first season as a driver with a brakeman who is also in his/her first season.
- Junior Driver/Slider. An individual in his/her second season as a driver/slider.
- Junior Bobsleigh Crew. A driver who is in his/her second season as a driver with a brakeman who is either in his first or second season.
- Senior. All personnel who do not qualify for novice or junior status will compete in the senior event.
REGISTRATION / PROGRAMME
These Army level ice sports events are approved by the Army Sports Control Board. Service personnel are to be on duty for the event and are not to take leave in order to attend. The exercise comprises of a training week followed by a race day. Ex RI2 19 will consist of three parts:
- Training Week - Bobsleigh 20 Jan to 24 Jan 19
- Training Week – Skeleton/Luge 21 to 24 Jan 19
- Race Day – 25 Jan 19
Participants are to ensure that they have written evidence of their insurance policies, EHIC cards and medical clearance from their units for inspection. Failure to produce any of the above documents will result in a person being unable to slide.
Note that some individuals may be selected to represent the Army at the Inter Service Championships. Those selected will be issued with an administration instruction upon return to their base location.
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MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT
Individuals and teams should seek to use their home unit MT department for support. Participants will require their own transport to and from their home units. £125pp may be claimed for transport for Germany based units and £175pp may be claimed for transport for UK based units.
All costs are to be paid by individuals or units. A rough guide to the breakdown of costs per person, are indicated in the table below (all costs are approximate figures and in Euros):
|Accommodation||E534||Half board – 6 nights|
|Vehicle hire/fuel card||0||MT|
|Track Fees||0||AWSA Funded|
|Equipment hire||0||AWSA Funded|
|Personal safety equipment||E50-100||Helmets, Gloves etc|
|Lunch||E70||Approx E10 per day|
|Ice sports insurance||E25||Per person per week|
Units are requested to support individuals to keep costs to a minimum. Individuals should expect to pay no more than 1/3 of the total cost to attend as a personal contribution.
Other costs can be covered from CILOR, Army Sports Lottery grants, COPF, Berlin Memorial Fund (if applicable).
EQUIPMENT and INSURANCE
All equipment is provided, less the following, which individuals are to provide:
- Bob – Crash helmet, gloves and needle spikes (further info from firstname.lastname@example.org
- Luge – Gloves (issue flying gloves/cross country skiing gloves recommended) (further info from email@example.com);
- Skeleton – Gloves and needle spikes (further info from firstname.lastname@example.org).
All participants must have valid ice sports insurance and a valid EHIC card. Insurance can be obtained from Towergate Wilson (01242 533792) or Insignia Underwriting (tel: +44 (0) 1722 597980 ), and EHIC cards are available free of charge online through www.ehic.org.uk. Note that other websites may charge up to £50 to middleman the application, so please ensure your soldiers use the official NHS/Gov site.