General Information on Local Meets in Rochester, NY Area
The club uses the OUSA
"color" designations wherever applicable.
A description of the courses is as follows:
The White course
is intended to be easy enough for first-time participants
after a short introduction to the sport. Control points are generally
trails or similarly easy-to-locate features.
The Yellow course
is slightly more difficult than the White course.
Control points are generally placed close to but not right at
features, such as on a knoll that is 50 m away from a trail junction.
The Orange course requires more map-reading and
than the Yellow course. Controls will generally have a good attack
but the attack point may be more subtle than on the Yellow course, or
control will be placed further from the attack point. The route choice
one control to the attack point for the next control is often less
than on the Yellow course.
The Brown, Green, Red,
and Blue courses differ from each other
only in length. At local parks, they are usually the most difficult
that can be set given the size and the terrain of the park.
compass, and route-planning skills will be tested to a greater degree
Sometimes other courses may be
offered, such as a Motala (a course
which involves one or more map exchanges), or a Line-O
Score-O. These courses will be explained in
the meet instructions
at any meet which uses these formats.
The entry fees to ROC meets are $6.00 per map for ROC
members and $10.00 per map for non-members. If several people (a
family group for example) enter as a group using the same map, the
fee is still $6.00 (members) or $10.00 (non-members). There is a
$1.00 discount if you use Online Registration.
The beginner White and Yellow course is $5.00 per map. A person or
group can do a second course for $2.00 additional charge (if you
complete the White course and decide to try the Yellow course, for
Beginners are always welcome; there is
an informal beginners' clinic
approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of the event, and all
offer a course suitable for beginning orienteers.
ROC Safety Cell Phone
Call 585-353-5813 at a meet
should you need assistance and you will reach the meet
director. For immediate medical emergency call 911 first.