Pt. Pinole

Saturday, July 20, 2002, 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Contact: George Minarik

Moving to an Advanced Course

George Minarik will lead a training class designed to help the (Orange Course) Intermediate orienteer acquire skills to be able to begin to successfully negotiate advanced courses. It may also be useful to some advanced orienteers who need some brush up on their O skills. . The prerequisites are that you have competed successfully at least 4 Orange courses and want to become more serious about the sport.

The 3 hours will include both discussion and field training.

The discussion topics will include:

The field training will consist of three very short courses. The first will be a brisk narrated walk through a short course with the instructor. This will be followed by a practice course on which you will individually or in pairs practice your skills. There will be a final course that will simulate racing conditions.

Bring your orienteering attire, something to sit on, things to drink and maybe a snack. There will be a $3 charge for the maps. We will meet in the parking lot and then walk about a kilometer into the park.

The class will be limited to 16 people. Please e-mail George at by July 15 if you would like to attend.


To get to Point Pinole, take the Richmond Parkway exit off Interstate 80 in Richmond and go west about 1.2 miles to the stoplight at San Pablo Avenue. Keep going straight past the light and make the next right turn onto Atlas Road. After about 3/4 mile on Atlas you will reach a stop sign, where you will turn left onto Giant Highway. The park entrance is immediately after the detention center on the right in about another half-mile. Park in the lot and walk over the railroad tracks to the staging area in the meadow. Click here for Yahoo directions.