Check the calendar section for current events. HVO schedules events from March to June (spring schedule) and from September to November (fall schedule).
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Hudson Valley Orienteering
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Welcome to HVO's web site
HVO is based in the New York metropolitan area. We host orienteering events throughout southern New York and northern New Jersey. Everyone is welcome to participate in our events.
Interesting national orienteering news
A new video has been produced about the production of a new map in Kentucky for a national meet in 2015. Check it out!
If you don't see the video, click here.
Posted by betsy Saturday, December 07, 2013 (13:23:47)
Local meet at Winding Hills Orange County) Park, NY
Winding Hills County Park, Montgomery, NY November 30, 2013
Course setter: Judith Dickinson
Meet Director: Betsy Hawes
E-punching: Geof Connor
Helpers: Paul Bennett, George Hawes, Gwen Hawes, Nadya Popova, Kseniya Popova,, Bob Bullions
68 participants, 38 starts
It was a beautiful day, but very cold, hardly moving above freezing. We weren’t able to make any ice cubes of the participants, though, and when actually moving it wasn’t bad at all. (Back at registration, download, and starts it was a different story!) We had orienteers of all levels of proficiency. JROTC kids who missed the event last week, scouts from a couple of troops, families both experienced and not…all had a great time.
Splits by Win Splits
Posted by betsy Saturday, November 30, 2013 (21:08:41)
JROTC Champs & HVO local event, Blue Mt. - November 23, 2013
Great turn-out at Blue Mountain Reservation
Results with split times (Win Splits)
Apologies to those who used the rectangular pCards. We are having trouble downloading the data so at the moment you are shown as DNF (did not finish). We hope to have it fixed in a few days.
260 starts,over 405 participants.
Course design: Anna and Elina Breton
Course vetters: Bernie Breton, Jim Mertz, Geof Connor
Meet director: Betsy Hawes
Starts: Bob Bullions and George Hawes
Finish: Tim Cutler and WP Cadet
Registration: West Point Cadets
Instruction: Betsy Hawes and West Point Cadets
Epunching: Geof Connor and Liz Chiera
Control pick up: Bernie Breton, Jim Mertz, Judy Dickinson, Liz Chiera, Tim Cutler, George Hawes, Liisa Breton
This event wouldn't have been so successful without a lot of help. Special thanks to Cadet Cody Stamm and all the West Point Cadets from the USMA Orienteering Club who spent most of the day helping with registration, instruction, e-punch control, and finishes. They were fantastic! Also, special thanks to Park Ranger Joe Cangelosi for making sure we had the use of the lodge in the park. That really made the event run smoothly and provided needed heat and bathrooms. The e-punching crew seemed tireless, all the controls were picked up at the end of the event and are ready to go out next weekend, and the JROTC cadets did their usual great job of “policing” the grounds.. There were some glitches, but not too many considering the numbers of participants.
Congratulations to the winning teams and the winning schools in the JROTC part of the event. You are welcome to come to other meets with your families and friends.
Posted by GeofC Saturday, November 23, 2013 (22:40:58)
FDR Score event Results - November 2, 2013
We had beautiful day in F. D. Roosevelt State Park on Saturday. Over 80 participated, including 36 cadets from North Rockland JRROTC, led by Cpt. Mike Zimet. Carl Gebauer brought several Boy Scouts from troop 376, along with their parents.
Thanks to our devoted staff of volunteers. Geof Connor set the courses, set out controls, helped run the e-punch results, then picked up controls. Liz Chiera also helped with e-punch and control pick up. Chris Osborn ran registration with help from Jon Osborn. Jon also helped vet and pick up controls. Thanks to Tim Cutler from NJ for picking up controls, and learning the e-punch system
Results for beginner and score courses.
There were 7 "perfect" runs in the long score with the fastest being Andrew Wibmer (sorry Craig, their was a "glitch" in the software (it happens!) which put you first instead of 6th).
Two perfect scores in The short score with Paul Bisset the fastest.
Splits here Win Splits or here
Winsplits cannot do splits for score events so only White and Yellow are useful
Posted by GeofC Saturday, November 02, 2013 (22:09:06)
Silas Condict Park - 10/20/13 - Results
Silas Map Adventure Results
Note that because they did not clear their SI finger punch before starting the times for Laura Jacobs (White) and Daniel Ayzenburg (Green) are excessive. They should be 43 Minutes and 170 minutes respectively.
Splits here Splits by WinSplits
Posted by GeofC Monday, October 21, 2013 (21:55:35)
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Local Event - 9/28/2013 - Results
Great Turn-out on a beautiful Fall Day
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY
Saturday, September 28, 2013
It was a perfect fall day at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for the 77 people (58 starts) who went out on the courses designed last year by Bob Berg. 31 of those starts were on the White course and many of those completing the White went on to try a second course. Rich Sweeney ably handled the registration and Bob Bullions got the participants out on their courses. Betsy Hawes gave beginner instruction and George Hawes handled the finish. Nadia Popova helped with the control pick-up. The staff of the museum manned a refreshment sale and helped with producing the copies of the maps and control descriptions needed. A great time was had by all!
For results, click here.
Posted by Daniel Sunday, September 29, 2013 (00:14:36)
Orange Cty Senior Games Orienteering, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum - 9/23/13
Orange County Senior Games Orienteering
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 23 September 2013
The day started chilly, but warmed up quickly as almost 30 seniors and Shoprite representatives played map symbol bingo and then did an exercise for orienting the map. After that they headed out on the courses. We had one start on Brown and one on Orange with the rest on White. Nobody was lost, nobody came back early, and a great time was had by all. The lunch provided by Shoprite was great!
Meet Directors: Betsy and George Hawes
Meet helpers: Bob Bullions and Rich Sweeney
For results, click here.
Posted by betsy Monday, September 23, 2013 (21:16:32)
Highlander & Lowlander - 9/22/2013 - Results
"Racing, Tumbling, Aching Through Silvermine"
As Joe succinctly put it "a bit rough around the edges but generally OK". There were over 90 starters in the two races. Perhaps the best moment was seeing expressions and moans at the start when everyone looked at the maps - first leg 4.5K!
Congratulations to Zachary Schroeder and Alexandra Jospe for being the winners of the main event and Ken Walker and Evalin Brautigam in the Lowlander.
Also congratulations to Mary and Eric Smith who, as Glen noted, started the run in the summer and ended it in the fall.
Apologies to the 5 runners who got to control 1 after 2.5 hours and found just a streamer and 1 empty cup and no control. Our mistake, a communication error. And yes, we review things and see that we can do different next time.
The food, as usual, was sufficient (anyone want 3 packets of thawed burgers?), sumptuous (eating while trying to catch the breath and to somehow walk?), filling and tasty thanks to the Bretons, Liz (soup) and Chris Osborn.
Many thanks to Daniel for all the preparatory organization, Joe for course setting etc, Alan and Daniel for help with control hanging, Geof for being the day of event director and SI expert (plus taking on many other important tasks), Liz on computer, Nadia, Ksenya, and Erin for control pick up, Betsy and George for manning transition.
Now for 2014!
Highlander/Lowlander Course Results
Splits here Splits by WinSplits
Highlander Splits on Attackpoint.org
Lowlander Splits on Attackpoint.org
King / Queen of the Mountain and Trail Run Results
Posted by GeofC Monday, September 23, 2013 (20:26:47)
HVO's New Pricing for Groups
In order to encourage all group participants to have a meaningful orienteering experience at HVO local events, the Board of Directors has adopted a new pricing policy, which includes providing each person with a map.
A 2-person group (regardless of ages), in which at least one person is an HVO member, will now pay $7; 2-person groups with no HVO members will pay $12; these fees will include 2 maps.
For each additional person, age 8 & over, the cost will be $2 -- regardless of age or membership -- and they will also receive their own map.
The new policy took effect on November 1, 2012. The first event to see its implementation was Silas Condict Park, on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
A sample table of costs can be found here.
Posted by Guy Friday, November 16, 2012 (10:42:34)
FDR Score event on Nov 2, 2013
Local event with beginners courses and Score-O
Come to FDR Park in Yorktown Saturday Nov 2nd and try beginners courses (2) or a score course where you find as many controls as you can in any order in a certain time with points for each control and penalty points for going overtime. Two score courses, long is 23 controls, about 7km (1.5 hours) and short is 12 controls, about 4.5 km (1 hour).
Starts from 10 a.m to 12 noon.
Note - start/finish/registration at the pavilion close to parking area 6 (not our usual spot, see Google map below)
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PARK (Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co, NY)
Park Entrance is from the Taconic State Pkwy, approximately 13 mi North of the Saw Mill River Pkwy and 3/4 mi South of Rt 202 or from Rt 35 1/2 mile east of Taconic Pkwy.
For Google map, click here. and zoom out.
Posted by GeofC Monday, October 28, 2013 (12:33:57)
This Sunday: First Annual Silas Map Adventure!
Silas Condict Park, Kinnelon, NJ
Sunday, October 20, 2013
An HVO local & scout orienteering event in memory of Bjorn Walberg -- HVO's late, beloved Mapping Director and "executive producer" of the Silas Condict Park orienteering map. Co-sponsored by BSA Troop 277 of Kinnelon.
For those who will not be at the US Classic Champs, in New Hampshire, we will be offering White, Yellow (Short & Long), Orange, Brown and Green courses -- all on pre-marked maps, with e-punching!
Registration & starts will be available much longer / later than usual: 10:30am - 2:30pm.
For more information, including course details and directions, please visit the event webpage.
Posted by Guy Thursday, October 17, 2013 (22:09:29)
FDR meet date changed
The date for the meet at FDR is now Saturday Nov 2nd. This is because up to mid October the park charges $8 entry to the park.
HVO - always thinking of your pocket!!!
Posted by GeofC Saturday, October 05, 2013 (12:43:08)
Hudson Highlander & Lowlander 9/22/2013
Ready for the Marathon in the Woods
The assembly area for the Hudson Highlander and Lowlander 2013 is at Silvermine in Harriman State Park. Plan to arrive around 8 AM. The walk to start is at 8.40 AM, start for Highlander & Lowlander is at 9 AM.
Remember to download meet notes (pdf). There are no paper copies at the registration.
There might be one or two wet stream passages, especially if rain is moving in. Consider preparing your feet with vaseline or waterproofing them otherwise (this also works against blisters).
Cell phones: You are allowed/encouraged to carry a cell phone, but do NOT use the GPS or any map application. The cell phone number of the event director is listed in the meet notes. Use it in case of emergency. Cell reception in Harriman is limited. Sending text messages works better than calling. Also go to higher elevations to use the phone.
Safety bearing: The way we use the area, there is no given safety bearing. Use your estimate/judgment what the next larger road might be. Then take a rough bearing west, south, east, north, east and north (that's the real sequence, it won't help you much to guess the course...)
Food: There are many water stops along the race course. There is one manned transition at 13 k where you can pick up your own food/drink/shoes. Be prepared with snacks/gels for the second half of the course.
We are looking forward to see you on Sunday for this challenging and amazing race in Harriman State Park.
For directions go to the calendar page.
Posted by Daniel Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (03:45:00)
Westmoreland Sanctuary - 9/07/13 - Results
A relatively poor turnout for such a beautiful day for orienteering, about 40 starts on 7 courses. The idea of a second yellows seemed to work well as an intermediary from Yellow 1 to hardish Orange.
All the advanced courses were difficult, as the times suggest; as advertised for red but apologies for brown and orange. In retrospect I should have dropped at least one control in brown to avoid a nasty climb and descent (course vetter Craig had suggested this - my bad)
Many thanks to Craig for vetting and helping set out. To Liz on e-punch and Betsy and Bob on registration and Liz, Bob and Judy for help in control pickup. Also thanks to Steve from Westmoreland for his help before and on the day.
Geof Connor (ED/CS)
Splits here Splits by WinSplits
Posted by GeofC Monday, September 09, 2013 (14:14:28)
Hudson Highlander/Lowlander 9/22/2013
The registration for the Hudson Highlander and Lowlander is now open.
For details, go to the HVO calendar.
For registration, click here.
Posted by Daniel Thursday, September 05, 2013 (18:24:51)
Next event Explore the Sanctuary
Explore Westmoreland Sanctuary at a local meet with full range of courses including long red for Highlander practice, Green, Brown, Orange, White and two Yellows for improving beginners. 3 for one map for white/yellow. The woods are open so come and enjoy (hopefully) the last of the summer.
Starts from 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
For group waiver for youth 18 and under please see here
Posted by GeofC Thursday, August 08, 2013 (00:49:05)
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - 7/20/13 - Results
88F in the shade and humidity at about 99% meant that only the hardy came out to Ward Pound Ridge last Saturday. However 30 stalwarts enjoyed(?) all the courses set by Craig Weber and most of the winners at least came in in respectable times whilst many of the others decided it was hiking, not running, weather.
There was plenty of water out on the course, some icy cold; Guy drank so much at one control he forgot to punch!
Heartfelt thanks for those who spent the day in the heat helping out: Craig and Bob for setting out controls, Liz on e-punch, Jeff and Bob on registration, Jeff on instruction when needed and Craig, Liz and Charles Carrick for control pick-up.
Geof Connor, Event Director
Splits here Splits by WinSplits
Blue Splits on Attackpoint.org
Posted by GeofC Sunday, July 21, 2013 (14:58:21)
Ward Pound Ridge this Saturday, July 20
Come and run in the summer woods which are still clear at HVO's 'first of the summer wine' event at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, Westchester County, NY next Saturday July 20th.
Start time 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. with a full range of interesting courses White through Blue set by Craig Weber.
Registration/starts etc are in the meadow below shelter 5 at the top of Michigan Road (signed from Park entrance). For full directions see the HVO Calendar event page.
Event Director: Geof Connor
Posted by GeofC Saturday, July 13, 2013 (14:46:52)
Bushy Ridge Results June 1 2013
Results for Bushy Ridge here Results here
Splits here Splits by WinSplits
Red Splits on Attackpoint.org
Posted by GeofC Sunday, June 02, 2013 (15:46:55)
HVO local event - June 1, 2013
Final event of the HVO Spring Season
Enjoy the beautiful weather with a hike around Pelton Pond or a challenging longer course on the Bushy Ridge map in Fahnestock State Park.
This is the last HVO meet this Spring. The next event will be a Summer event at Ward Pound Ridge on July 20.
Meet Director: Betsy Hawes
Course Setter: Dave Webber
Start: 11 - 1
Beginners' Instruction offered free of cost.
Courses: White, yellow, orange, green, (brown), red, with electronic punching.
Location: Pelton Pond, Fahnestock State Park, Rte. 301, Putnam Valley, NY
From south/north: Taconic State Pkwy to Rt 301 West. Go approx 0.3 mi to the parking lot on your Left.
From west: Take Rte. 9 to Rte. 301 East. Go about 5.5 miles to parking lot on your right. (If you reach the Taconic Parkway, you have gone too far).
Click here to find a map of assembly area and to produce driving directions.
Posted by Daniel Friday, May 31, 2013 (17:06:32)
News from the Board of Directors
At the HVO Board of Directors meeting following the AGM, the annual reorganization was held.
Guy Olsen will step down as President to assume the position of Southern Area Coordinator and Jeff Osborn will begin a term as President. Guy will complete his term as an HVO Director. Bob Bullions will continue as Vice President. Geof Connor begins a term as a director.
Appointments for 2013 were confirmed with Lyla Meader as Membership Director, Annette Borowitz as Map Sales, Betsy Hawes as Recording Secretary and Northern Area Coordinator, Geof Connor as Central Area Coordinator and E-Punching Coordinator, Craig Weber as Treasurer and Equipment Director. Several other positions will be confirmed soon.
The position of Web Master remains open and in need of a volunteer.
Betsy Hawes, Recording Secretary
Posted by betsy Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (16:01:57)
Taconic Outdoor Education Center/Moneyhole Local meet results from May 19, 2013
19 individuals and 9 groups started on a wet day at TOEC, about 63 people in all. They enjoyed courses designed and set by Daniel Schaublin, Declan Hennelly, and Betsy Hawes. On Orange through Red e-punching was used, thanks to Geof Connor and Craig Weber. Thanks to Ed Hicks for helping with instruction. George Hawes and Bob Bullions handled the starts and the finishes of the white and yellow course participants. George, Declan and Craig picked up the controls. Rich Sweeney helped with registration. And as usual, TOEC proved wonderful hosts for our event and for the Annual General and Board of Directors meetings which followed the event. Thanks to all helpers and hosts!
Results for White and Yellow:
Comets I 29:00
Mike Cuffie 31:00
Jenn group 38:00
Team Yellow 42:00
Comets II 58:00
Comets III DNF
Gail Monahan 145:00
Barbara/Tobias Heller 83:00
Yevgeniy Skaradinskiy grp 92:00
Althea Keaton grp 77:00
Higher course results and splits below.
Splits by WinSplits
Posted by GeofC Monday, May 20, 2013 (15:26:04)
HVO local meet and AGM on May 19, 2013
Fresh Spring Leaves, Fun and yes, the AGM!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC)
Cold Spring, Putnam County, NY
Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green and Red
Registration and course starts will be available 11am - 1pm.
Instructions will be available starting at 10:30am.
Please note: Courses will be closing early -- 3:00pm -- due to the start of HVO's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 3:30.
This year, the AGM will include the HVO Board of Directors election, and a talk by Erin Schirm, the US Junior Team Coach -- and former HVO junior!
Course information and directions to TOEC can be found here.
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest: There will be many other activities besides the orienteering: bird banding & walk, kayaking, hooping, ropes course, and a raptors & reptiles demonstration. Hot food will be offered for sale as well. The Rec Fest will run from 9am to 2pm. For more information, check out the Rec Fest Flyer.
Posted by Daniel Thursday, May 16, 2013 (15:57:08)
What a wonderful day for an orienteering event. A sunny day with bright blue skies and ideal temperatures (70s) for a walk or run in the woods.
There were 34 entries comprising 63 participants. There were several groups with a number of beginners and children who tried the lower level courses, not always with complete success despite the pre-run training by Ed. However, they all seemed to enjoy the experience.
The mapped area consists of about one square kilometer but with some creative course design by Bob Burg, modified slightly in the field by Ed and Geof we managed to get in a challenging, but fast, set of advanced courses including a 7+K red one.
There were a number of positive comments about the variety of courses and the quality of the map.
The HVO Board of Directors conducted a board meeting after the event.
There was also a delicious Farm Breakfast sponsored by CSA (Community Support Agriculture) which was held on-site and which some of the meet participants enjoyed.
The folks at Holmes were particularly accommodating. They really lived up to their slogan of "there's no place like Holmes”. Besides the use of the property they provided us with water and coffee in the registration pavilion and other items like extension cords and furniture. Peter Surgenor, the director, went out of his way to make this an enjoyable and easy to run event, even photocopying the red control sheet when the ED found he had left them at home!. To make it easier to navigate some of the trails for White/Yellow the maintenance crew cleared some of the larger downed trees.
Geof Connor for help in hanging the flags and for spearheading the e-punch
Nina Carlson for sterling work at registration.
Liz Chiera for epunch and control pick up.
Craig Weber and Bob Bullions for control pick up and general help in setting up and taking down.
Andreas and Sagi for (very fast) control pickup.
Ed Hicks ED.
Splits by WinSplits
Splits on Attackpoint.org
Posted by GeofC Sunday, May 05, 2013 (12:45:23)
Blue Mountain Report and Results
HVO Local Meet
Blue Mountain Reservation
April 13, 2013
Fifty-six people competed in Saturday’s Blue Mountain local event, with another six volunteering. The weather was mostly sunny and comfortable for mid-April. Two large groups of mostly first-timers went out on advanced courses and did quite well. One group did Green, guided by Frank who had some Orienteering experience. The other group received some basic instruction then registered for Yellow, but were given Orange maps by mistake. They finished in over three hours, but found all of the controls!
Thanks to Dave for setting great and interesting courses, Geof & Liz for handling the e-punch and results, Chris & Liz for handling registration, Jon for helping to set out the controls, and Dave, Andrew & Geof for picking up the controls.
- Jeff Osborn
Dave Webber: Course Setter
Geof Connor & Liz Chiera: E-Punch Coordinators
Andrew Raybould, Geof Connor, Dave Webber: pick-up
Chris Osborn: registration
Jon Osborn: control setting
Jeff Osborn: Meet Director, instruction
Splits on Attackpoint.org
Splits by WinSplits
Posted by GeofC Sunday, April 14, 2013 (21:38:57)
Westmoreland Challenge Report
A great day, sun and in the high 50’s, brought a good crowd to Westmoreland, despite the fact that relatively few HVO and WCOC regulars turned up – was it the extra $5 or can’t you belive that Spring has finally sprung.
About 120 people showed, a majority of them first or second timers and many families with pre-teen kids.
Courses 1 & 2 (white and yellow equivalent) drew the most with 25 and 24 competitors (individuals and groups) respectively with 10 doing both courses. Beginners who tried course three (orange equivalent) found they had bitten off more than they could chew as all 6 DNFed!
Fastest on Course 1 in 22 minutes was NRHS cadet Luis and partner and NRHS Eric and partner in 39 minutes on Course 2
Of the higher courses red attracted 15 competitors with the fastest Neils Lyng-Olsen (WCOC) in 56 minutes with Sergie just behind in 63 minutes. Only 2 DNFs and one of those was because his finger punch broke! Brown attracted only 6 competitors – fastest was Eris Schonenberg (WCOC)
Most of the beginners said they thoroughly enjoyed the event and many promised they would be back – maybe at Blue Mountain this weekend.
Thanks to Craig for helping with the courses setting, hanging and pickup, Liz for her usual stalwart work on the computer – the kids really love the splits printouts, Ed for his instruction for beginners, and Andy Raybould for helping with control pickup. Also thanks to Westmoreland Sanctuary staff and Friends for their usual hard work and efficiency on advertising, registration and snacks.
For full results, please go here.
Posted by GeofC Monday, April 08, 2013 (11:57:01)
Saturday, March 16, Blue Mt Training. Peekskill, NY
There was a typo on the date in the prior news item. The training event is Saturday, March 16 and not May. Sorry about that but maybe we should have one in May too. Any takers?
The training will include some orienteering loops of various lengths and a contour only exercise. We will get started at 11AM with everyone jogging/walking to the start triangle. How many controls and the distance is up to you depending on how you string the loops together. The training is geared towards intermediate and advanced orienteers.
To reserve your spot in this Saturday's training at Blue Mt in Peekskill contact Jeff Osborn email jcosborn at optonline dot net
Jeff will let you know where to meet and provide directions.
Posted by DaveW Monday, March 11, 2013 (23:57:27)
Upcoming Events - Blue Mt and Westmoreland Sanctuary
Saturday March 16. The season is starting with a training event for intermediate and advanced orienteers at Blue Mt Reservation(Peekskill, NY). There will be orienteering loops to practice map reading and a contour only course. More details will be posted shortly. Starting time is 11AM for all.
Saturday April 6. HVO and Friends of Westmoreland Sanctuary will be hosting "3 for 1" beginner / family event + brown and red courses at the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Saturday April 13 is a regular local event at Blue Mt Reservation in Peekskill.
Check the calendar for more details and other upcoming events in the area.
Posted by DaveW Saturday, March 09, 2013 (00:13:25)
JROTC champs/HVO local meet - December 1, 2012
The JROTC Championships at Hudson Highland’s Nature Museum had a great turnout on a chilly early winter day.
Course setter: Ed Hicks; Event directors: Betsy and George Hawes; Starts: Dave Webber and Jamie Kamlet; Finish and Results: Daniel Schaublin, John Pekarik and George ; Results: JROTC instructors; Registration: Bob Bullions and Betsy; Instruction; Betsy; Control Pick-up: Bob, Dave, George, Betsy
The JROTC Championships were again a great success…After more than a dozen years of doing this we are beginning to get it better. Special thanks to LTC Jack Moore from Washingtonville for acting as an interface between the units and the club. Thanks, too, to the staff of Museum of the Hudson Highlands for use of their facility and making food/hot drinks available. Special thanks to Ed Hicks for the preprinted maps.
This year we had a great number of DNF’s on the Yellow Course. Many kids overestimated their ability and many failed to attend optional training sessions. I hope we can improve on this next year. In spite of this, most cadets seemed to have had a great outdoor day. Nobody got hurt or seriously lost!
JROTC groups from as far away as Buffalo, NJ and CT participated as well as more local schools. The schools represented were Western NY Maritime Charter School NJROTC (Buffalo); New York Military Academy Army JROTC (Cornwall); Minisink HS Army JROTC; O'Neill HS Army JROTC (Highland Falls); Valley Central Army JROTC; Washingonville HS Army JROTC; New Brunswick (NJ) Army JROTC; North Rockland Navy JROTC; Hillside HS (NJ) Army JROTC; Newburgh Free Academy Air Force JROTC and Brien McMahon HS Navy JROTC (Norwalk, Ct.)
Click here for results:
Posted by Daniel Sunday, December 02, 2012 (03:26:01)
Central Park, NYC - November 25, 2012
It was a beautiful, fresh day in Central Park, for 35 orienteers. All in all it was a great day to be out! We received positive feedback ranging from "this was the most fun event of the year" to "you didn't deserve that beating on Attackpoint".
We had preprinted maps for which we must thank Alan Young who came through heroically as always. We had refreshments and a table and a meet kit and water and controls picked up and put out for which we must thank Geoff Connor and others. We had course design and general organizing for which we must thank Brett Schwartz my partner in crime. We had one control lost presumed stolen (paper) which impacted one course. Unusually we had one control (regular) taken after the event was over but recovered after some sleuthing lead us to the maintenance building.
It was only during the event that Brett drew my attention to the fact that we started at Pilgrim hill on Thanksgiving. I am from Ireland, so what do I know?!
-- Jeremy Colgan
Results can be found here.
Posted by Guy Monday, November 26, 2012 (07:43:06)
There are no events scheduled in the next 14 days.
On which of the following HVO maps in NJ, would you be most likely to attend a local event?