Welcome back to Stanford University for our annual holiday event and social, hosted by the Stanford Orienteering Club. The afternoon will include White, Yellow, and Orange courses, as well as a 60-minute Score-O. In the evening, there will be 50- and 70-minute evening Score-Os, followed by the annual BAOC social, which includes a potluck dinner and awards.
The event is being held in the same building as last year, but not quite the same room. The building is the Gates computer science building; this year we will be in room 100, instead of 104. See the directions below for more information.
1:30-2:30 pm Beginner's clinics (for first-timers) 1:30-5:30 Orienteering clinics (see below) 2:00-4:00 Starts for White, Yellow, Orange, and Score-O courses 5:30 Last finish for day courses 6:00 Mass start for evening Score-Os (bring a flashlight) 7:30-10:00 Social (potluck dinner, awards, etc.)
Please bring a dish of food to share at the potluck, and enjoy sampling the contributions of others. Also bring your stories, pictures, and awards related to orienteering and show/bestow them upon someone.
Regarding food prep: There is a small kitchen area near our room. It has a small microwave, small sink, and limited refrigerator space.
White 2.7 km 9 controls Yellow 3.6 km 11 controls Orange 4.8 km 14 controls Score-O 60-minute time limit 26 controls Night-O 50- or 70-minute time limit 20 or 28 controls
Intermediate Skills Clinic - Abby Wolfe
If you are a Yellow or Orange (or newly advanced) orienteer looking to improve your navigational skills, this clinic is for you. We will cover key navigational skills, including effective map reading, route choice, navigation strategies (attack points, handrails, catching features, aiming off, etc.), compass use, pace counting, error detection and correction, and other techniques. Come with your questions, a compass, and/or a course map with troublesome legs that you'd like to discuss. Email Abby at abbywolfeearthlink.net by Dec. 4 if you'd like to attend, so she knows how many handouts to prepare
Electronic Punching - Evan Custer
This workshop will give an overview of the SportIdent electronic punching system, with an emphasis on the procedures necessary to set up and run a local B meet. Topics that will be discussed include programming the controls, setting up the initial database for an event, entering the entry data, downloading the SI cards, printing results, and problem solving. Following completion of this workshop, you will be able to set up and run the SI EP system for a B meet with consultation by a more experienced EP person.
Meet Directing - Scott Aster
Course Setter's Workshop - Evan Custer
This is designed as an introduction to designing orienteering courses. In the first hour, I will focus on the general principles of course setting, and will describe the duties of course setter, from desktop planning to hanging the controls. The guidelines for the various courses, white, yellow, orange and advanced will be discussed. In the second hour, the participants will have a chance to design legs on various courses and their efforts will be critiqued by the group. Following completion of this workshop, you will be able to design white and yellow courses under the guidance of a more experienced course setter.
From I-280: Exit at Page Mill road and drive east to Junipero Serra. Turn left on Junipero Serra and drive past Campus Drive East, until you reach Campus Drive West. Turn right and drive to Panama St, which will be after a 90-degree bend to the right in Campus Drive. Turn right on Panama St, and left again onto Via Ortega. You may park in the open air lot on the right, or the parking structure on the left. See the directions below from the lot to the event location.
From the parking lot to the start/finish: Walk down Via Ortega, away from Panama St (and toward Campus Drive). Turn right at Via Pueblo, then left Via Palou, and right again onto Serra Mall (it's about a block along each street). Registration will be inside the Gates building to your left and the start and finish will be on your right, near the Packard Building. The social afterwards will be held in the Gates building. There will be signs to guide you from the parking lot to the event location.
You can also check out this map of the campus area around Gates Hall. You can zoom in and out.