Kurzemes Pavasaris Sprint

Latvian Sprint Cup Stage 2

Old town Ventspils

06.04.2024.

Bulletin 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

ORGANIZERS

Latvian Orienteering Federation
Orienteering club Saldus

Event director: Oskars Zērnis
Course planner – Rūdolfs Zērnis
Start and courses – Emīls Zērnis
Results – Elīna Mankus

Event advising

National Controller: Aigars Vārna

PROGRAMME

06.04.2024 Kurzemes Pavasaris Sprint - Ventspils
From 17:00 Arrival to event arena
18:00 Start of the sprint competition
Around 19:40 Prize giving

ARENA AND ARRIVAL

Competition will be held in the area of Ventspils Old town. Considering the tight schedule of Kurzemes Pavasaris 1. day the competitors are allowed to arrive at the area anytime.
Respect the Fair-play rules – Competitors, who have not started yet, are not allowed to contact the finished competitors!

Follow the recommended route to the arena See map

Respect the Fair-play rules!

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Warm-up is done in the area of Ventspils Secondary School No 4 or outside the embargoed area. See the provided map above.
Start is at close distance from the warm-up zone.

Parking is available on the provided parking locations in the map above and surrounding streets outside the embargoed area.

Competitors, who have not started yet, are not allowed to contact competitors finished their course.

TERRAIN, MAP AND COURSES

TERRAIN

Sprint is going to take place in Ventpils Old town. Terrain – mixed building area, irregular street network and several parks. Competition area is mostly flat with no significant ascent. 90% hard surface – asphalt, pavement, cobblestones and gravel. 10% soft surface – grass in parks.
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MAP

Map maker: Ilgvars Caune
Contour interval: 2m
Scale 1:4000

Mapped in winter 2024 according to ISSprOM 2019-2.

Map samples of the previous map Ventspils Old Town (2016):
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The previous map Ventspils CIty (2016) is available here.

EMBARGOED AREA

The embargoed area of the sprint event can be found here
. Participants are allowed to be in the sprint area without an orienteering map. Training with a map and route choice testing is not allowed.

COMPETITION CLASSES

Classes: MW 12, 14, 16, 18, 21E, 21, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75

OPEN – sprint orienteering course with free start time from 18:00 until 19:00

Entry to the OPEN class possible in advance and also on the competition day in the area.

COURSES

Sprint distance 06.04.2024.
Course setter: Rudolfs Zernis
Map scale: 1:4 000 in all competition classes

Final course lengths.

Class Length (km), CP Class Length (km), CP
M12 2.2 - 10 W12 2.2 - 10
M14 2.6 - 16 W14 2.5 - 16
M16 3.1 - 15 W16 2.6 - 16
M18 3.3 - 20 W18 3.1 - 19
M21E 3.9 - 23 W21E 3.4 - 17
M21 3.3 - 20 W21 3.1 - 19
M35 3.3 - 20 W35 3.1 - 19
M45 3.1 - 15 W45 2.7 - 14
M55 2.7 - 14 W55 2.6 - 16
M65 2.5 - 16 W65 2.0 - 11
M75 2.0 - 11 W75 1.9 - 11
OPEN 3.1 - 15

The terrain is fl at and climb for all courses is 0-5m.
Expected winning times according to LOF foot-o competition Rules.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

INFORMATION FOR MW21E

The start draw for the M21E and W21E classes will be based on the IOF Sprint Orienteering World Rankings on April 1st, 2024. The competitors will be divided into 3 or more start groups (max 10 athletes per start group), ranked in order based on their IOF Orienteering World Ranking points. Within each group, lots are drawn to decide the start order. The best ranked group starts last.

ENTRIES AND FEES

Entry for all classes by using LOF online entry registration system. When applying, indicate participant's name, surname, group, club, LOF ODB number, personal SPORTIdent card number (or indicate that you are going to rent an SI card). MW21E athletes must provide their IOF ID number.

Payments must be made according to the entry deadline.

ENTRY FEES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Registration until 31.03.2024.

Classes Entry Fee
MW21E,21-MW55 12 EUR
MW16-18, MW65-75, OPEN 8 EUR
MW12-14 5 EUR

Registration after 31.03.2024 possible only on vacant places with a surcharge of +50% of the standard fee! Any competitor changes made on the competition day will be charged with a 2 Eur fee per competitor.

Entry fee for OPEN class - 8 EUR. There is no surcharge for OPEN class entries on the competition day.

Entry fee payments by bank transfer to OK Saldus bank account. Bank transfer shall include information about the competitor (or several competitors) for whom the entry fee is made.

ORGANIZER BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Orienteering club "Saldus"
Kalnsetas street 6-1, Saldus, LV-3801
Registration number: 50008089151

Bank account info:
Bank: Swedbank
Bank account: LV77HABA0551009645960
BIC/S.W.I.F.T.: HABALV22

THE PUNCHING SYSTEM

SPORTIdent AIR+. controls will work in classic contact and contactless mode. Competitors using own SI cards must provide the card number at time of entry. Organizers will provide rental SIAC cards for an extra fee of 1 EUR per day. Please mark this in registration system during registration. In case of lost or damaged rented SIAC, the participant shall cover the full SIAC card value (65€) to organizers.

PRIZE GIVING

The best three participants in each category will be awarded prizes from the sponsors.

SERVICE AT THE ARENA

• First aid
• Water
• WC

COMPETITORS RESPONSIBILITY

Competitions participate on their own risk. During the race each participant takes full responsibility for their own health and actions. Parents or guardians are fully responsible for their children in the competition area and on the course.

The traffic in the town will not be stopped and the participants are responsible for observing traffic regulations. Please be careful when crossing the streets!

Those finished are not allowed to communicate with participants who have not started yet!

By entering the competition, a competitor agrees that any media material created at Kurzemes Pavasaris Sprint can be further used in any marketing or advertising activities. Additionally, a competitor agrees to the use of personal data (name, surname) by organizers when publishing competitor lists and results.

GPS AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES

From entering the pre-start area until the finish, participants may not use communication devices, unless the use of such devices has been authorized by the organizers. GPS devices may only be used for data storage purposes.

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING

There are several hotels, hostels and guest houses available in Ventpils city and region. Venstpils is also known as a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions and things to-do. Additional information about tourism and other options can be found on https://www.visitventspils.com/

OTHER INFORMATION

Rudolfs Zernis
Mobile: +37129350668
E-mail: [email protected]