(MARGATE SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITY, KWAZULU-NATAL)  19- 22 JANUARY 2017 The P.O.C committee and all its affiliated athletes, would first and foremost, love to appreciate the wonderful support we continue to receive from all our stakeholders (all affiliated orienteering clubs &…
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Useful tips & techniques

A Control Description Sheet will be given to you before your start containing all the necessary information about the control sites you will need to visit on your chosen course. On beginners’ courses words are used, but internationally accepted symbols are used in the advanced courses.

Safety guidelines

Always stop and assist a fellow Orienteer clearly in distress. If the person is able to move (e.g. minor cut or sprain) – assist them to the finish area. In more serious cases (e.g. broken limb), call out for assistance from other competitors in the area.

Some Basic Navigation Techniques

Handrails’ are linear features, which can be identified on the map and in the terrain and used to assist in navigating from one control point to another. These include paths, tracks, fences, powerlines, streams and clear vegetation boundaries, but can also be features such as lines or cliffs, ridges, and valleys or re-entrants.

General O rules

Orienteering is a fun sport with a number of rules that keep competition and participation above board. On the whole, there’s not too much to remember other than the golden rule “Control points shall be visited in the correct sequence – no random control visits are allowed without pain of disqualification”.