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Discussion: Would you do that to punch an orienteering control?

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 1, 2021 9:15 PM # 
At 10:27 min/sec
Jun 1, 2021 9:42 PM # 
I probably wouldn't jump straight into the water.
Jun 2, 2021 1:41 AM # 
Well don't go deep water soloing tRicky. The safe thing is to jump while the rock is still steep.
Jun 2, 2021 2:21 AM # 
I meant I wouldn't jump into the water at all. Being drenched midway through an AR (particularly on a paddle leg) isn't good for my chances of finishing the race without hypothermia.
Jun 2, 2021 4:09 AM # 
Maybe it's because Ontario has so many lakes but being drenched in an AR is not considered weird here! :) Racers have been known to put most or all of their clothing in a dry bag before they swim in order to avoid hypothermia. That's probably against the rules of orienteering!
Jun 2, 2021 4:45 AM # 
Don't think it's against the rules to declothe (heck I see it around the assembly area of large, international meets enough times) but there's the whole 'is the lake impassable if there's a black line around it?' debate that continues to rage.
Jun 2, 2021 1:47 PM # 
Ah, good point. That debate doesn't usually exist on AR maps.
Jun 2, 2021 3:39 PM # 
I understand that under both IOF and US orienteering rules, a black line around a water feature means that it is impassable only in a sprint. It was previously impassable under Canadian rules, but they were changed. (And, unlike cliffs and fences, water features can be variable during the year. A water feature can be wet in one season and dry in another season.)
Jun 2, 2021 3:50 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
In adventure racing, my biggest map debate, in the US anyway is, is it really trespassing if the map doesn't show it and you pretend you didn't notice?
Jun 2, 2021 9:55 PM # 
We had an AR many years ago where the organiser told us about the mapped track that he couldn't get approval for us to ride on but that he wouldn't know if we happened to end up on it by accident.
Jun 3, 2021 1:21 AM # 
Oooh, that's risky.
Jun 3, 2021 2:08 AM # 
Mr .Wonderful. That may work in Michigan but don't try it in a 'Stand Your Ground' state where someone trespassing can be interpreted as someone potentially threatening your life or safety.
Jun 3, 2021 2:09 AM # 
tRisky is my first name.
Jun 4, 2021 12:48 AM # 
tRisky is my first name? We see that annually with your injury toll.
Jun 11, 2021 6:09 PM # 
Orienteering, No.
Adventure racing, Yes. Bear in mind that the adventure racer looks like s/he was wearing a dry suit.

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