Orienteering Class and Practice with Adventure Race Strategy

Date

Start: Saturday, March 2, 2013

Address
Milford City Bldg 201 12th st
Milford , KS 66514
Registration Closing Date

Friday, February 21, 2014

Organizer's Website

http://www.adventureracekansas.com

About This Activity

WHY TAKE THIS CLASS?

If you have never raced an AR before, or if you have raced and asked yourself . . .

* how did the other teams get ahead of us when we should be faster?

* why are the maps so hard to read and understand?

* why couldn';t we find that point that several other teams did?

* why did our team have to discuss every checkpoint direction/strategy?

* how come our team travelled alot further than some other teams?


The new AR Guide to Nav will make it easy! We will talk about navigation/team strategy, you will learn

how to use your Lensatic and/or Orienteering Compass, terrain association, bearings and pace count to clear your course. The practice course is about 3 miles and will help dial it all in.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Compass, UTM (1:24,000) tool, writing utensil, highlighters, fine point permanent

marker, long pants, hiking or tennis shoes, water/hydration pack, snacks if desired.

If you don';t have a UTM tool or compass, there are a limited number to borrow.


WHAT WILL BE COVERED

Adventure Racing, teamwork, UTM coordinates, terrain association, compass readings, pace counts, map reading, strategy, etc.


STRUCTURE OF CASS

We will spend about 2 hours in classroom & 2 hours practicing in the "field".


WHY TAKE THIS CLASS?

If you have never raced an AR before, or if you have raced and asked yourself . . .

* how did the other teams get ahead of us when we should be faster?

* why are the maps so hard to read and understand?

* why couldn';t we find that point that several other teams did?

* why did our team have to discuss every checkpoint direction/strategy?

* how come our team travelled alot further than some other teams?


The new AR Guide to Nav will make it easy! We will talk about navigation/team strategy, you will learn

how to use your Lensatic and/or Orienteering Compass, terrain association, bearings and pace count to clear your course. The practice course is about 3 miles and will help dial it all in.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Compass, UTM (1:24,000) tool, writing utensil, highlighters, fine point permanent

marker, long pants, hiking or tennis shoes, water/hydration pack, snacks if desired.

If you don';t have a UTM tool or compass, there are a limited number to borrow.


WHAT WILL BE COVERED

Adventure Racing, teamwork, UTM coordinates, terrain association, compass readings, pace counts, map reading, strategy, etc.


STRUCTURE OF CASS

We will spend about 2 hours in classroom & 2 hours practicing in the "field".


Discuss This Activity