Entry is now open for a huge weekend of orienteering. On Saturday 26th August on the updated St Virgils maps, OST 11 is the Tasmanian Sprint Championships. Follow that with a fun try-out of Australia's oldest frisbee golf course at nearby Poimena. Then on Sunday head out to OST 12, the Southern Regional Championships, at Pittwater.
OST 11: St Virgil’s College is a great but under-utilised little map which has been updated by Mark Hey especially for this event. It contains a mixture of parkland and urban terrain. Parking is either side of the road outside the college (195 Main Road, Austins Ferry).
Touchless punching will be available for the first time at a major event in Tasmania. Give it try as it will save you precious seconds and give you a taste prior to Aus Champs where it will be available. Touchless punching is optional, so if you want to use your existing dibber that is okay. The touchless dibbers will be available for hire when entering on Eventor at an additional cost of $5. Allocated starts will be from 1 pm.
OST 12: Pittwater is the finest of orienteering maps and Mark West will have devised courses which thoroughly exercise your skills.
The competition parking is approximately 4 km along Centre Road and then two hundred metres to the right at the assembly area.
Note - there are two barrier gates on Centre Road. The first of these is approximately 900m from the Centre Road and Pittwater Road intersection, and the second approximately 600 m after the first gate. Please close the gates after passing through them. The first gate is held closed by a chain draped around the left-hand upright and might appear to be locked, however it will be unlocked. At the second gate, just lift the bolt from the locking mechanism to open, and replace when closing the gate.
There is a 500m walk to the start and a 400m walk back from the finish. Starts are bewteen 10 and 12.