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Discussion: Bulletin #2 is now available

in: BAOC: U.S. Nationals (Sep 6–8, 2019 - Boulder Creek, CA, US)

Sep 3, 2019 7:43 PM # 
Here. Lots of information you’d be better off knowing before Friday.
Sep 3, 2019 8:08 PM # 
Hi folks,

We plan to include a copy of Bulletin 2 in your packet.

Please note that there is no WiFi at Big Basin Arena. We will be trialing our "Event" WiFi at the Arena - for Results and news and so forth - but no Internet.

There is WiFi at Big Basin Park Headquarters, of unknown quality.

There will be Internet access WiFi at Cabrillo College event center.

See you soon!!
Sep 3, 2019 11:02 PM # 
How long is the bus ride?
Sep 3, 2019 11:22 PM # 
Ok, I had a few chuckles in there.
Sep 4, 2019 3:05 AM # 
Hope not to start another world war, but for that example on pp. 19, 20, I wouldn't show at least the outer underpass-wall, since there's certainly no obstacle on that level. A few other things can be removed/flipped to improve legibility rather than adding a new symbol; this situation is one that many mappers (and competitors) have so far encountered.
Sep 5, 2019 4:21 AM # 
Bus ride is 10 to 15 minutes
Sep 5, 2019 5:23 AM # 
What's this "quiet zone" at the start?

(just curious, as I'm not going to the event)
Sep 5, 2019 5:29 AM # 
I've been to plenty of events lately where a quiet zone around the start is strongly encouraged, even if not always actively enforced. (The recent Canadian champs is one that comes to mind.) For the most part, I like it. Some folks are in the mood for chit-chat any time, but many others prefer not to be distracted while attempting to concentrate on last minute physical and especially mental preparations for the upcoming race.
Sep 5, 2019 5:39 AM # 
I was at the Middle start for the COCs in July, and quiet it was not...
Sep 5, 2019 5:46 AM # 
From Bulletin 2 for the 2019 COC week in Ontario and Quebec:

Every event will have a Quiet Start procedure. The beginning of the Quiet Zone will be posted at the Pre-Call Up line; competitors are requested to respect this zone throughout the entire start area.

But as I said above, not always actively enforced.
Sep 5, 2019 7:52 AM # 
The person calling names at the start that day was an American and set the tone. By contrast quiet was definitely happening in the start area at NAOC last year.
Sep 5, 2019 6:41 PM # 
For the 2020 Nationals (plus Flying Pig XIV), I suggest not expecting that there will be a "quiet zone" at the starts...
Sep 5, 2019 10:37 PM # 
I never expect it. You're the one who asked. ;-)
Sep 5, 2019 10:48 PM # 
One of my fondest memories of orienteering is from the NAOC in 1996 (I think). There were five of us with the same start time and on the way through the callup lines, three were being quiet and maybe mentally preparing to start. But PG and I were bantering about how the night before, he had set a PR in pinball by something like a factor of 10000. This conversation continued right up until the moment when the official said "Go", at which point the two of us took a quick glance at our maps and were out of sight before the others even found their start triangles. (One of the others commented to me later that they were kind of bewildered to see how it's done.)
Sep 6, 2019 2:40 AM # 
Another thing the quiet zone is supposed to mean is that the meet workers at the call up lines won't be talking to you. You're supposed to know the procedure. Don't know if it'll be that way this weekend, but it is that way, e.g., at WMOC, and I think the organizers for this weekend wanted to emulate that.
Sep 6, 2019 5:35 PM # 
Do you know if there will be vendors at the parking/registration área? Broken compass issue!
Sep 7, 2019 4:30 AM # 
Sorry, hadn’t heard anything about vendors, so don’t know. Bruce Wolfe sometimes has some things to sell. Many people have spares you might be able to borrow.

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