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Winter 2020 Training Series

For the third year, HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of six bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter. Each event offers a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on the HVO website which we'll provide a link to here. Control flags will be out in the woods for about four weeks and are timed to overlap some weekends so you can do two in one weekend. 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). Feel free to time yourself and post your results on AttackPoint.

A big thank you to our course designers who make the Winter Series possible: Lina, Tony, David, George, Lyn, Geof, and William!

Event schedule:
#1 Dec 21 - Jan 19: Blue Mountain in Peekskill, NY – Lina Spokauskaite (course designer)
#2 Jan 11 - Feb 2: Huntington SP South in Redding, CT – Tony Muffatti
#3 Jan 25 - Feb 16: Westmoreland in Mt. Kisco, NY – David Oxenstierna
#4 Feb 8 - Mar 1: Hurd SP in East Hampton, CT – George & Lyn Walker
#5 Feb 22 - Mar 15: Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY – Geof Connor
#6 Mar 8 – Mar 29: Ansonia Nature Center in Ansonia, CT – William Hawkins

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

Fall 2019 Event Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, participants can register and begin at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Control flags are collected beginning at 2:00 p.m. (participants must finish the course by this time). Free instruction is available at all meets. If you would like instruction, please arrive before 11 a.m. (it's also a good idea to tell the meet director in advance that you'd like some training). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the meet director.

Some meets include sprint courses, which are about 2 to 3 km with a mix of beginner to advanced controls over more runnable terrain than in typical advanced courses.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Orienteering Weekend including National Ranking Event, November 9-10, 2019

  • Where: Ansonia Nature Center on Saturday, Ansonia, CT; Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem, NY on Sunday

  • Events: National Ranking Event (formerly known as an A meet) on Saturday (all standard courses, all levels), standard local HVO meet on Sunday

  • Pre-registration for NRE encouraged by not required. Cost for NRE $10 for individuals and $15 for families.

  • Directions: Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT; Mountain Lakes Park, 201 Howley Road, North Salem, NY

  • To pre-register, email Rick DeWitt and include name, SI (dibber) number, if you have one, class, and date of birth. 

  • Payment and waiver form will be handled at the meet.

  • Start any time between 10 and noon (as with standard, local meet). No pre-assigned start times. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • Where: Ratlum Mountain, Canton, CT

  • Event: Ratlum Holiday International Night-O (RHINO), with potluck

  • Schedule: Start the night-O courses between 5:30 and 7 pm, dinner afterward 

  • RSVP Required: Charlie DeWeese

  • Directions: 263 Wright Rd, Collinsville, CT

  • WCOC Facebook page
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