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Discussion: Borderline

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2024-01-27

Jan 27, 2024 8:36 AM # 
I know my gps is not accurate but it shows the two I referred to as being 10m apart. In reality I reckon it would have barely scraped through the old 15m rule.
Feb 3, 2024 12:21 AM # 
Just sat with the controller and planner - they are adamant it was fine, and the 25m rule doesn't apply because controls were on different courses and something about 50% overlap allowed. sooooo

"For Sprint map scales 1:4000 or 1:3000 the minimum running distance between controls is 25 metres and the minimum straight-line distance is 15 metres with no further restriction for similar control features."

While the 10m or 15m might be arguable and need a tape, the rules are clear to me it's 25m running distance between two adjacent controls to allow resetting of SI Sticks, nothing about same or different course.
Feb 3, 2024 12:34 AM # 
I’ve never seen anything about different courses in the rules, you can tell from the mispunches who checks their numbers!
Feb 3, 2024 12:35 AM # 
Actually if both controls were on the same course it would matter less as you’d have both on the map (though on this one, likely on different sides of the map flip)
Feb 3, 2024 4:12 AM # 
Different courses?? pphhhttt It shouldn't matter. If too close then too close... but numbers are there to be checked.
Feb 3, 2024 8:01 AM # 
The rule absolutely applies to controls on different courses.
Feb 3, 2024 8:04 AM # 
I may have mentioned that someone from the IOC had a different view of it. They didn't care they were right. Some people in NZ try to read the rules at least.
Feb 3, 2024 8:29 AM # 
Yeah I don't see how the different course argument would be a thing. If you accidentally punched the wrong one on the way to the correct one you're still going to have the same issue with the SI.

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