Notes by Bastian
POR (Orienteering) Part 2
Written by W. Bastian published in the March 2022 edition of The Grapevine
Prior to the competition you will be given times for the equipment inspection, the veterinary inspection and for entering the map room.
Always be on time!
The Map Room:
When called up to enter the map room, you should have all your equipment ready to use efficiently in the time you are given. The times can vary between 5 minutes for Level 1 and 20 minutes for Level 4. The “master map” is fixed on the table. You will be given a blank map to copy the route from the master map onto your map.
Use a fine liner in a colour which shoes the route clearly on the map. We recommend using “STAEDTLER triplus fineliner” in the colours orange, pink or purple. Other colours could be confused with features on the map. For example: blue shows water, green shows trees, yellow and red show roads. A fine liner makes very fine lines, which is important to mark the route very precisely. The width of 1mm on your map with a scale of 1:25,000 is 25m in reality. For example, your route on the master map can be a very narrow track along the side of a road and is marked on the right side of the road. Do not forget the arrows along the route, which show the direction you have to ride.
Basic Rule 3: Copy the route from the master map as exactly as possible, because 1mm copied wrong is a 25m mistake when riding. The map room steward will tell you the speed your have to ride into the next checkpoint and how a “ticket” will look like. They will also tell you when you only have one minute left before you have to leave the map room. Now you should have:
To be continued with POR (Orienteering) Part 3
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