2021 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics – Bulletin 1

2021 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics – Bulletin 1

The Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics, which are National League, NSW State League and ACT League events, will be staged over the weekend of 15-16 May 2021.

Wildfire Sports Sponsorship Prizes

Wildfire Sports as the sponsor of the 2021 NOL season are offering prizes to the four season winners of the individual NOL competition on Saturday.
Prizes to the value of $100 will be offered to each class winner.

SportIdent Air+ (SIAC)

All events will be full SIAC events and competitors wishing to use SIAC sticks need to either buy their own SIAC stick or make their own arrangements to hire one, as none will be available for hire at the events.

Contact Information

Website: http://act.orienteering.asn.au/events/
Enquiries/Contacts: 0402 141 112,
Level 3 Controller: Bill Jones
Event Director: Tate Needham

 

Saturday 15 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Prelude

Organising Club: Red Roos
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: Tate Needham

Location: St Peter’s Anglican College, Broulee.

Map/Terrain: St Peter’s Anglican College 2020. Scale: 1:4000, 2m contours.

A new map of the school campus, never before used for orienteering. The school has many buildings scattered around the campus with patches of forest, garden beds and plenty of fast running. Some of the school was burnt in the recent bushfires, so that part will be excluded from the event.

Event Format/Classes/Starts
This is a low-key prelude to the main events. Sprint style orienteering with self starting over a short start window between 9:30am and 10:30am. A single moderate course will be offered (at approx. 2.5km), in Men Masters/Open/Junior and Women Masters/Open/Junior classes. The course will feature head-to-head racing by using a A and B variations with loops. Course closure at 11:00am.

Saturday 15 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1

2021 National Orienteering League # 5
2021 ACT League # 4
2021 NSW League # 3

Organising Club: Red Roos
Event Controller: Keith Fifield
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: Rob Walter

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

Event Formats
National League: Middle distance event, with chasing starts for each NOL class. The season point score at the beginning of the event will be converted to time. Competitors will start according to how far they are behind the leader in their class. After thirty minutes the remaining competitors will set off in a mass start. The event will count in all competitors’ season total and will be worth double points. Details of the conversion of points to time will be announced before entries close.
ACT/NSW League: For other than National League classes, the event will be a standard middle distance format, except for start intervals at one-minute instead of the usual two minutes.

Classes
National League: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E.
ACT League Classes:
Men: M21A, M20A, M10, M12A, M14A, M16A, M35A, M40A, M45A, M50A, M55A, M60A, M65A, M70A, M75A, M80A, M85A, M90A; M95A; M35AS, M45AS, M55AS, M65AS
Women: W21A, W20A, W10, W12A, W14A, W16A, W35A, W40A, W45A, W50A, W55A, W60A, W65A, W70A, W75A, W80A, W85A, W90A; W35AS, W45AS, W55AS, W65AS;
Other Classes: MJuniorB, MOpenB, WJuniorB, WOpenB, M/WOpenEasy, M/WOpenVeryEasy, M/W10Novice.

Starts
National League Classes: First starts from 2:00pm. Chasing start (see above) and then mass start of remaining competitors at 2:30 pm.
Other Classes: Starts from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Queued starts at one minute intervals by course.
Course closure: 3:30pm

 

Sunday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2

2020 National Orienteering League # 6
2020 ACT League # 5
2020 NSW League # 4

Organising Club: Red Roos
Event Controller: Andy Hogg
Organiser: Tate Needham
Course Planner: John SheltonAgar

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

Event Formats
National League: The event will be a three-person relay for NOL state teams in each class. The event will count double points.
ACT/NSW League: For other than National League classes, the event will be a standard middle distance format, except for Start intervals at one-minute instead of the usual two minutes.

Classes
National League: M21E, W21E, M20E, W20E.
ACT League Classes
Men: M21A, M20A, M10, M12A, M14A, M16A, M35A, M40A, M45A, M50A, M55A, M60A, M65A, M70A, M75A, M80A, M85A, M90A; M95A; M35AS, M45AS, M55AS, M65AS;
Women: W21A, W20A, W10, W12A, W14A, W16A, W35A, W40A, W45A, W50A, W55A, W60A, W65A, W70A, W75A, W80A, W85A, W90A; W35AS, W45AS, W55AS, W65AS;
Other Classes: MJuniorB, MOpenB, WJuniorB, WOpenB, M/WOpenEasy, M/WOpenVeryEasy, M/W10Novice.

Starts
National League Classes: First leg mass start at 9:30am
Other Classes: Starts from 9:40am – 10:40am. Queued starts at one minute intervals by course.
Course closure: 12:00pm

 

Broulee Dunes Map

Events: The Broulee Dunes map will be used for both the Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1 and Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2.

Location: Sand dunes between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast.

Map/Terrain: Broulee Dunes 2020. Scale: 1:7500, 2.5m contours.

This is a new map of a venue never previously used for orienteering. The map is typical south coast sand dune terrain which hugs the beach between Broulee and the Moruya airport. The vegetation is relatively slow and thick in places, but fast and open in others. The dunes get smaller and less distinct the further you are from the beach. There are a few tracks and a large creek running through the map. A recent bushfire has burnt through a section of the map, resulting in better visibility and faster running.

Map Extracts

Terrain Photos – click to enlarge

 

General Information

Previous Maps and Embargoes

There are no previous versions of the maps. See Embargoed Areas.

Accommodation

Big4 Ingenia Holidays in Broulee are offering a 15% discount for orienteers based on a two night stay (14 May – 16 May). They currently have all sites and cabins held for us, so bookings MUST be done by calling Tess on 02 4471 6247 (if you try booking via the website it will be booked out). Ingenia is a short walk to both the Broulee Dunes and St. Peter’s College events and they have a wide range of accommodation, ranging from camping to fancy “Beach Retreat” cabins, and plenty in between. Please book as soon as possible, as the park fills up quickly and they will open bookings up to everyone soon.

Ingenia Holidays Broulee – Site Map

Ingenia Holidays Broulee – Site Sizes

There is plenty of other accommodation available in Broulee and surrounding areas, including many holiday rentals, The Lodge Broulee Hotel, and camping at North Head campground near the Moruya airport.

Entry Fees
  Senior (> 20) Junior (< 21)
Prelude $10 $7
Day 1: Elite classes $24 $16
Day 1: Other classes $24 $16
Day 2: Elite classes $24 $16
Day 2: Other classes $24 $16

A Family maximum will be calculated by Eventor on the basis of two adult fees and the lowest junior fee.

Enter

Entries are open via Eventor:

View all three events on Eventor

Individual Events:

Saturday 15 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Prelude

Saturday 15 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 1

Sunday 16 May: Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics Day 2

 

Entries will close on Eventor at 11.59 pm on Sunday 25 April 2021

Late Entries: will only be accepted at the discretion of the organisers.

Enter-on-the-day
Pre-entry only [EODs will be accepted for local residents only at the discretion of the organisers]

Start Times and Final Event Information: will be posted on Eventor by 11.59 pm Sunday 9 May 2021.