Friday 26th April 2019 | Skyline – Long Distance
Remarkables Orienteering Club (ROC) welcomes you to Queenstown for some exciting orienteering. A big thanks to DOC for administering these areas, and allowing us access, we hope you will enjoy these spectacular locations.
Website: For any last minute information, results or enquiries please visit the official event page at www.roc.org.nz
Terrain: Steep spur gully terrain, with a mixture of open tussock and native beech forest.
Planner: Chris Forne
Controller: Chris Forne
Directions: Start/Finish and Event Centre signposted from top of Skyline Gondola, Queenstown. We are excited to be able to offer all competitors a $10 gondola ride to the event centre (available between 9:30 and 12:00pm). Please check in with Gondola staff and let them know you are with the Orienteering. Payment will be at registration the event centre.
9:30am Registration opens
10:00am First start
12:00pm Last start
2:00pm Course Closure
Registration: All competitors need to register at the event centre and pick up their timing tag. These will be used for both the Queenstown events as well as the final event in Wanaka. Anyone who fails to return their timing chip at the end of the series will be charged $50.
Fees for O club members – Junior $15, Senior $30, Family max $70
Control Descriptions: Descriptions will be provided in English for White and Yellow courses. In English and IOF symbols for the Orange course and IOF symbols only for the Red courses. Loose descriptions will be available at the start line and will also be printed on the map.
Timing System: The event is using the SFR punching system. Competitors will wear a tag on their finger which must be cleared before starting. A “clear” unit will be available at the start.
To punch a control, place your tag over the printed coloured circle on the green control units. These circles will either be red with SFR logo or have the Shotover Primary School logo. On success a red light will flash and unit will make a short beep.
You need to punch the start box to start your timing and punch the finish box to finish timing.
Maps: Maps will not be collected at the finish line, but they must not be shown to anyone yet to compete. Anyone found to be involved in showing or viewing maps as such will be disqualified.
Water: No water will be available on course, but there will be numerous streams which are possible to drink from, or carry your own water. Water will be provided at the event centre but in order to reduce waste disposable cups will not be provided. Please bring your own reusable vessel.
head towards up or down towards the bushline and follow it east towards skyline.
Health and Safety:
- Due to the fire risk absolutely no smoking or fires.
- Any competitors who fail to complete their course must still return to the finish.
- Participants are also advised to carry a whistle at all times. The emergency signal being six blasts on the whistle.
- The terrain is very steep in places, so chose your route choice wisely, and avoid cliffed areas.