Thanks for letting me join your team. I just read your comments on the weekend. Unbelievably spot on. Especially #1. I trained specifically for the middle and had to deal with my 10 year old who had no clue what was going on (as I) a minute in front. Just really annoyed all of us. On the white course the buses parked in front of a control. So it couldn't be seen. And two codes were flipped. This was verified by another lady. (But nobody heard these complaints as young kids aren't venting on AP.) I thought Friday was epically poor.
Danny, thanks for reminding me about the mixed up controls on the white course. That is unacceptable. I have edited my comments.
For NAOC 2020, BAOC outsourced the start crew responsibilities to Cascade. They coordinated this through Sue Kuestner many, many months ago.
I also would stop short of saying that the sprint map was good. There's a lot of sloppy drafting and decisions that result in less-than-ideal legibility. I also suspect that there are minimum gaps and such that aren't met, but since I've only seen scans of paper prints, it's hard to tell if the issues are print-related or drafting-related. Admittedly, I have extremely high standards for sprint maps, as I've been spoiled by years of GVOC gems.
Mary, may I send your list of comments on the event to the sanctioning committee for a post-mortem discussion?
Hi Boris, yes you can share these comments.
Hi Patrick, very glad to hear that Cascade will be running the starts at NAOC.
Add to sprint comments that the single course designated for the F/M -10, -12, and -14 was the same as used for the older (experienced) folks F55 and older and M65 and older; 4 of the 9 entrants in those classes DNFd.