Brighton Recreation Area - Southeast Michigan Orienteering Club O-Meet
From May 18, 2014 12:00 pm until May 18, 2014 3:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by William Schrack
Categories: Michigan (MI)
Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants are given a map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points. At a standard O-meet, orienteers must visit each control point on the course in the order indicated. The winner for each course is the person who successfully visits each control point on the course in the shortest time. There are courses for all skill levels. You have three hours to complete your course, so you may want to begin closer to noon. To avoid an unnecessary search and rescue operation, you must check in with the Meet Director after you come back even if you did not finish your course! Free instruction is available at all meets, just ask when you sign in. You may rent a compass for a nominal fee with a deposit of your driver's license or car keys. Detailed topographic maps are available at each meet. Meet at Chilson Pond, which is located behind the park headquarters. For more information contact Igor Guskov at email@example.com or 734-256-4561 or visit www.michigano.org or www.smoc-runs.com.