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Do not come if unwell
Enter online the Wednesday before the event
Practise hand hygiene and physical distancing
Don't miss out - Entries close soon for events next weekend
Don't forget that due to Government COVID-19 regulations all events now require online entry. Entries to the events at Geilston Gully in Hobart and Glen Stuart near Evandale close this Wednesday 15 July. You will not be able to enter late or at the event on the day. If you are a newcomer, your first event will be free. For details about the events and how to enter click on the event names above.
Geilston Gully organiser Lucy Hawthorne reports that every course visits a car skeleton. By contrast Glen Stuart organiser Ken McLean offers views of the Western Tiers, Ben Lomond and Stacks Bluff, as well as a value-for-money extra long course. How could you resist? Enter now before you forget.
Coles Bay entries open now
Support our tourism industry and holiday at home! We have a great weekend of orienteering on offer at Coles Bay on 25 and 26 July. On Saturday night Cathy McComb and Clare Hawthorne have planned a night score event around the Coles Bay township, foreshore and National Parks entrance. Then on Sunday, an Orienteering Series Tasmania event on the wonderful Coles Bay map provides a unique granite orienteering experience. Bernard Walker and Clare Hawthorne are the organisers. After the event you might even have time to fit in a walk to Wineglass Bay without the tourist hordes.
Remember, online entry by Wednesday 22 July is essential.
Great value reusable cups
To look out for the environment our AOC2021 mascot Turbo encourages you to purchase a re-usable cup.
These soft, flexible & collapsible cups can be squished up and stashed into your race bag, pocket, sports top, socks or even under your hat. When you reach a water station you simply pull it out, fill it up and get refreshed with both water and that nice feeling that you are saving the world from one more plastic cup. (although note that for now, you will need to carry your own water on courses).
Orienteering Tasmania has a Member Protection Policy to ensure every person involved in our sport is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from abuse. Each orienteering club has a Member Protection Information Officer. If you have any concerns about your treatment at an orienteering event please contact them in the first instance. The MPIOs are:
Australopers Sue Hancock
EVOC Peter Hoban
Pathfinders Jo Bissett
You can find their contact details on our Contacts page.
Timing devices 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.