Loch Vaa North

The north area of Loch Vaa is not often used for competition and has a mix of subtle and complex contour detail.
68 people took part. It was a cold and breezy morning but it stayed dry. Results updated to correct some errors.

Lost property: Pair of Inov8 Mudrock 290 size 8, we will take them to the Moravian event on Sunday.

Sat 08th Feb 2014

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Info updated: 29th Dec

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Event Report

68 people took part. It was a cold and breezy morning but it stayed dry.

Results updated to correct some errors.

Lost property: Pair of Inov8 Mudrock 290 size 8, we will take them to the Moravian event on Sunday

Control 12 on Blue

There were 5 people who mis-punched #12/130, the map extract shows where the non control was located. It was one of the ROMP controls that we were not using for this event. It was about 110mtrs away from the correct location.

Pre Event Info

The north area of Loch Vaa is not often used for competition and has a mix of subtle and complex contour detail in pine forest. Recent thinning work means that there is evidence of vehicle movement in the forest - do not confuse these tyre tracks with the established paths. The Blue course will also visit an area of birch woodland.

Everyone is welcome, whether member or not, and whether old or young, experienced or new to the wonderful sport of orienteering.  Loch Vaa is a wonderful venue for everyone, and Lynne will ensure courses suitable for all standards.

Make a weekend of it - Moravian have an event (Level C) at Altyre & Phorp (near Forres) on Sunday 9th February 2014, more details on the Moravian website.

Entry

We encourage you to enter online via oentries.com and doing so will guarantee there will be a map for your choice of course. No payment will be collected by oentries, you just pay on arrival at the event. Online entry closes the Thursday midnight 6th Feb.

By having this information in advance we can more accurately judge how many maps to print and it makes producing the results easier and quicker. If you don't already have an oentries account it only takes minutes to set one up and will then save you time entering events in the future.

Location

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Directions / Parking

Parking and Registration is at the Boat of Garten Community Hall (Grid reference NH936188) at the west end of Boat of Garten, approximately one mile from the turn off from the A95. Registration, Download and Toilets will be in the Hall; no orienteering shoes inside please.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 10:45 - 11:30
Starts: 11:00 - 11:45
Notes: Courses close 13:00

Course Information

Yellow: 2.2km, 45m climb
Orange: 3.1km, 55m climb
Green: 4.4km, 95m climb
Blue: 7.2km, 130m climb
Check here as details are updated.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Fees: Adults £3, juniors £1
Entry: Online and on day

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Lynne Walker
Organiser: Lynne Walker
Controller: Tim Sands

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance

Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.

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