HVO/WCOC Winter Series

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HVO/WCOC Winter Series


Winter Series event #2 at Blue Mountain is now available.  Maps are posted and flags are out in the woods.  Lina Špokauskaitė has designed some really interesting courses at Blue Mountain, and even included a Blue course (a first for the Winter Series)!  Check it out.

Note that Susie and Rick DeWitt’s middle-distance style courses at Tarrywile Park will still be available until January 27th.

Winter Series 1 maps at Tarrywile and Winter series 2 at Blue Mt. are HERE

Note: We have replaced the files for WS2 with a smaller size file which is also sharper. There is also now both 1:10,000 and 1:7,500 scale maps for green. If you already downloaded or tried to download the maps it is suggested that you re-download the latest ones.

435 Welcher Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566

Ditections. Get on SH 9 and exit for Welcher Ave. south of Peekskill. at end of ramp turn East on Welcher and follow to entrance to Park (there may be an entrance fee at weekends). After entrance booth bear left and follow to parking at end of road.

Winter Series 1 maps at Tarrywile set by the DeWitts are HERE

All courses are 1:10,000 when printed on letter sized paper.

Plot your course and time and splits if you have them, on Route Gadget HERE

The tentative schedule is set out below
#1 Jan 5-27 Tarrywile Park Rick & Susie
#2 Jan 19-Feb 10 Blue Mountain Lina Spokauskaite
#3 Feb 2-24 Five Ponds George & Lyn
#4 Feb 16-Mar 19 Westmoreland Sergiy, Andis, Greg
#5 Mar 2-24 Huntingdon SP Joe
#6 Mar 16 – April 7 Ward Pound Ridge (N) Geof & Niels

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 Attackpoint.org 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.


January 05 2019


Start: Saturday, January 5 @ 8:00 am
End: Sunday, April 7 @ 5:00 pm