Ziņas - INVITATION - to the 4th European Rogaining Championships - July, 28-29th 2007 ◪ Latvijas Orientēšanās federācija

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  • INVITATION - to the 4th European Rogaining Championships - July, 28-29th 2007

    20.06.2007

    INVITATION
    to the 4th European Rogaining Championships
    July, 28-29th 2007

     

     

    Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation. The championship rogaine is of 24 hours duration but there are several shorter variants. Teamwork, endurance, competition and an appreciation of the natural environment are features of the sport. Rogaining involves both route planning and navigation between checkpoints using a variety of map types.
    Rogaines are generally day and night events in which teams of two to five members travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass. Teams select their own order of visiting checkpoints in terrain that varies from open countryside to hilly forest.

     

    PLACE AND TIME: 4th European Rogaining Championships 2007 organized by Latvian Orienteering Federation (LOF) will be held in Smiltene, Latvia from July, 28th to July, 29th 2007. Smiltene is located in Nothern part of Latvia approx. 120km from the capital city of Latvia, Riga. Coordinates: 57°26?N, 25°54?E.

    RULES: The 4th European Rogaining Championships is 24-hour event sanctioned by International Rogaining Federation (IRF). The event is organized according to the IRF rules of rogaining. Exceptions will be specified in event bulletins. A team consists of 2 to 5 members. Teams are divided into classes by gender (Men, Women, Mixed) and by age (Junior: age of 14-19, Open: age of 20-39, Veteran: age of 40-54, Super Veteran: age of 55-..). SportIdent punching system will be used.

    At the same time 6h open rogaining competition will be organized for visitors, team supporters and those who are not ready for 24h challenge.

     

    TERRAIN: Mostly coniferous (pine-tree, fir-tree) forest with different pass ability and visibility - from very good to bad. Area has well developed network of paths and forest roads, marshes and bogs with various level of pass ability. The difference between highest and lowest points of the terrain is about 90m. Open areas are about 15-20%.

    ENTRIES: There are no entry restrictions for participation in European Championships - registration is open for everybody. Online entry form is available on the website http://www.rogaining.lv/. Deadline for the entries - 20.07.2007.

     

    TIMETABLE:

    July, 27th (Friday)

    15:00 Camping opens

    18:00-21:00 Team registration at event centre

     

    July, 28th (Saturday)

    10:00 Map handout

    12:00 Start

    18:00 Finish for 6h rogaine

    19:00 Prize giving ceremony - 6h rogaine

     

    July, 29th (Sunday)

    12:00 Finish for European Championships

    14:00 Prize giving ceremony

     

     

    ORGANIZERS:

    Latvian Orienteering Federation

    Guntars Mankus - event director

    Raimonds Lapins - course setter

    WEBSITE:

    http://www.rogaining.lv

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Latvian Orienteering Federation
    Marijas str. 13/1, Riga,

    LV-1050, Latvia

    Phone: +371-29118479

    E-mail: guntars@rogaining.lv

     





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