So you've set the courses and now it's time to check the control sites for twilight event - but what exactly are you checking for?..

Here's a list of things to go through at each site:

1. Is the map correct in the area of the control?

This is important - do things look right? Are there any new buildings or obstacles (construction work, new paths).  Does it all make sense to you? If it does, then it's fine. If it doesn't, consider moving the control or getting a map update before using that site (contact Greg Hawthorne to discuss a map update)

2. Will you need a lockable control (most likely if it's a twilight event), if so, can you lock it to something? You may need to adjust your control sites to find lockable features. Don't assume people will find the control box if you lock it to something more than a few metres away from the marked control site.  Make a note if you have to move the control site so you can fix it up later in Condes. 

3. Once you have found a lockable feature, will you need more than one length of wire? Some trees can be surprisingly wide so you'll need to take extra lengths of wire with you when you put the control out. Make a note of this now so you aren't caught short later.

4. Finally, what is the correct control description - what is the feature you've selected and what side of the feature will the control be on?  Make a note now before you forget.

That's it! Just don't forget to update the courses and descriptions once you get home and you'll be on your way to a successful and hassle free twilight event!

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