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HVO/WCOC Winter Series
2023 / 2024

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What
Once again, HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of eight 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. 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 beginne
r’s courses will be available.


When and Where

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

How
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 Attackpoint.org event pages. Posting splits 
are preferred, but not required. 

 

Important
Each participant in any or all of the Winter Series events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series event.  Downloading of any map constitutes agreement to the waiver which is available on the download site.

 

Schedule:

        Dates           -    Location           -     Course Designer


#1 Dec 2 – Jan 1 – Jackie Jones, Harriman, NY – Evalin Brautigam.       Finished

2 Dec 16 – Jan 7 – Osborndale, CT                     Niels Lyng-Olsen

           Finished.
 

#3 Dec 30 – Mar 31 – Coop Sawmill, CT            Clinton Morse

    Courses open (O-range GPS, no flags - see instructions with maps)


#4 Jan 13 – Feb 18th – Westmoreland, NY              David Oxenstierna

     Courses open


#5 Jan 27 - Feb 18 – Huntington SP, CT             Tony Muffatti

      Courses Open


#6 Feb 10 – Mar 3 – Tournee County Park, NJ    Jeremy Colgan 

       Courses Open


#7 Feb 24 – Mar 17 – Session Woods, CT          Tim Grogean
#8 Mar 9 – Mar 31 – Blue Mountain, NY         Sergiy Gnatiouk and Andis Vitolins

A big thank you to our course designers who make the Winter Series possible: Evalin, Clinton, David, Jeremy, Tim, Niels, Sergiy and Andis.

Encouraged donation.

For this year’s Winter Series, we are using one of the Harriman SP maps that are owned by the US National Orienteering Team.  In appreciation of having access to this map, we encourage all Winter Series participants to consider making a donation to the US National Team.  Online donations can be made through OUSA’s website:

https://secure.orienteeringusa.org/forms/donation-form-8182022

On the OUSA donation site, there is a drop-down menu labeled “Campaign”.  Please choose the option “4 TEAM USA: National Foot-O Team” so the donation is directed to the National Team.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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