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HVO/WCOC Winter Series


Winter Series 2 maps at Huntington, Redding, CT, are now posted and the controls are out.
Because of limited parking there is no single start point. Depending on which parking spot you use (shown as purple crosses on the maps) you can use control 1, 2, or 3 as your first control and then come back to the parking spot for the finish.
The parking areas are also shown on the course information sheet
Thanks to Tony and Karen for the courses.
Winter Series 1 at Blue mountain - controls are still out, and will be so for a couple of more weeks.
Route Gadget for WS1 is at 
Greg Ahlswede has prepared a contours-only map exercise using Lina's existing WS#1 control flags. It is included with the other maps (Click above)

Once again, HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of six bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter. As with last year, each event offers a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on HVO’s website. This year, control flags will be out in the woods for about four weeks and the events overlap some weekends so you can do two in one day/weekend if you want. You run whenever you want while the flags are out. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching). No beginner’s courses will be available.

When and Where

In case of major snow falls, revised dates may be considered and posted.

Maps will be available for downloading on HVO’s website the day before the controls are in the woods.

Results and Ranking
Participants time themselves and subsequently upload their results directly to the respective event pages. Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required.

Each participant in any or all of the six Winter Series events assume full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series event.

The tentative schedule is set out below

#1 Dec 21-Jan 19, Blue Mountain - Lina Spokauskaite & Andrew Dolgov
#2 Jan 11-Feb 2, Huntington SP - Tony Muffatti
#3 Jan 25-Feb 16, Westmoreland - David Oxenstierna
#4 Feb 8-Mar 1, Hurd SP - George & Lyn Walker
#5 Feb 22-Mar 15, Muscoot Farm - Geof Connor
#6 Mar 8-29, Ansonia - William Hawkins