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Orienteering starts again July 19 !
Hooray! Orienteering starts up again in Tasmania on July 19, with events at Geilston Gully in Hobart (organised by Lucy Hawthorne and Sue Hancock) and Glen Stuart near Evandale (by Ken McLean, pictured). Both these events will have courses suitable for newcomers. Due to COVID-19 regulations all our events for now will be online entry only.
Entries are open now and close at midnight on Wednesday 15 July. If you haven't entered online before, you will need to register on our entry system Eventor before entering. For all the nitty-gritty about the events, including how to register, click on the event names at the top of the newsletter or on our website home page.
Hope to see you there!
The Carnival That Never Was takes shape – Sep 26 to Oct 4
Dates have been finalised for the Carnival That Never Was. Orienteering Series Tasmania events will feature on two weekends and include a new area. On Saturday 26 September in the afternoon there will be a fun warm up event on Golden Fleece organised by Jeff Dunn and Sally Wayte. On Sunday September 27 Warwick Moore and Roger Harlow are plotting courses on the north western part of the Golden Fleece map with an extension into a previously unmapped area. Recent fuel reduction burns have opened up a new area for orienteering.
All Tasmanian Orienteering events use the SportIdent (SI) electronic punching system so each entrant requires an SI-stick or a P card at all events. The number of your device is stored in our database, so the download computer always knows who you are - no forms to fill in, and your name spelled correctly! Due to COVID-19 we strongly encourage everyone to consider buying their own timing device.
If you do not own an SI-stick or P card, you can hire one for $4, or buy a P-card for $20 when you enter events online. Hire sticks will be disinfected between events. P-cards are suitable for all local events, but if you get keen on bush events it is preferable to have an SI-stick – they are faster to use and register more controls.