I've just come to accept that ELO don't have the people or money to update their maps (and certainly not the veg) any more than once a decade. That was my excuse for excessive milling around on some controls here (although more to do with laziness).
However despite the veg arguably obscuring the extremely-shallow-to-the-point-of-being-imaginary re-entrant where the circle was placed, there was no question of the flag being at least 100m to far west for no 11.
As planners usually put in a lot of voluntary effort - a lot more than I have to show up to the event - i usually try to hold back on and critical feedback. However here he admitted to the person next to me before I queried it.
Considering the lack of discussion on that control from others, I think your query about how others navigate is very valid indeed!
You mean you don't do this?? "Go in the direction that sort of feels right for a distance that sort of feels right, then sweep search the terrain???"
Great for FVO night events where the controls are reflective...works every time!!!
So that's why you are so good at FVO night events - suits your technique Will?
The European champs in 2014 had lots of dodgy maps / courses / control placements. Many people struggled. One of my teammates commented that she didn't really have a problem, but when she'd been to so many similar events in anonymous-English-orienteering-region when growing up, she had lots of experience in this sort of thing. If it is not on the feature it's supposed to be on, it's probably on a similar one not too far away. Others with higher expectations of mapping / control placement lost a lot of time. It's all useful orienteering experience.