The Mountain Club of Funchal  will organize MOF 2019, February 1 to 3, 2019, within the framework of the activities of the Orienteering Association of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (AORAM) and the Portuguese Orienteering Federation (FPO). There will be two categories open to all interested in try out the sport or for leisure, the Easy Short and the Easy Long.

Categories:

The following categories of competition will be used:

H / D 10 athletes who will be up to 10 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 12 athletes who will be up to 12 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 14 athletes who will be up to 14 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 16 athletes who will be up to 16 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 18 athletes who will be up to 18 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 21E elite athletes over 21 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 21A remaining athletes over 18 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 35 athletes who will be at least 35 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 45 athletes who will be at least 45 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 50 athletes who will be at least 50 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 55 athletes who will be at least 55 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 60 athletes who will be at least 60 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 65 athletes who will be at least 65 years old at the end of 2019

H / D 70 athletes who will be at least 70 years old at the end of 2019

 

Besides these categories there will still be open categories :

Easy Short - Any age, sex, individually or in a group. Distance between 1,5 and 2,5 km or expected time of less than 40 minutes, using linear elements (preferably paths), without technical difficulty, of reduced physical requirement, with the greatest possible landscape interest, and technical advice;

Easy Long - Any age, sex, individually or in a group. Distance between 2 to 4 km or expected time less than 60 minutes, using linear elements, with low technical difficulty, low physical requirement, and the greatest possible landscape interest.

 

Note: H - Men; D - Women.

Registrations:

Entries in the competition must be formalized in the ORIOASIS system. In case of difficulty, interested parties should contact the organization by email: ori@cmofunchal.pt, sending by e-mail the following information (all are required):

- Full name;

- Date of birth;

- ID number (passport), or FPO No. if federated;

- Club / Entity / Individual;

- Si-card number (if you do not have Si-card the organization will provide one for use during the event);

- Mobile phone number;

- Participation level (categorie);

- Stages in which you will participate (E1, E2, E3 and / or E4).

 

Deadline for online registration - January 27, 2019 until 24h. After this date, the organization may no longer accept registrations.

 

Any entry in a competition categorie accepted by the organization beyond the date indicated in the previous paragraph implies payment of an additional fee of € 2.

Registration in the open categories does not suffer any aggravation and can be done until the day of the event, in the secretariat, but conditioned to the number of available maps and up to 30 minutes before the scheduled time for the start of that stage.

All entries made and unchanged until January 27, 2019 will be considered towards payment.

 

Registration Fees:

Youths (<20 years) with a valid Portuguese Federation registry - 2 €

* Open categories- € 1

 

Adults with a valid Portuguese Federation registry - € 3

* Open categories - € 3

 

Non-federated youth (<20 years) - 4 €

* Open categories - € 3

Non-federated adults - € 7

* Open categories - € 4
 

Control System:

The SportIdent electronic system will be used. Athletes will be able to use their own SI-Card (they will have to indicate the number on the registration form) or rent one to the organization. The controls must be controlled in the sequential order that has been defined by the organization, waiting for about 1 second until a light blinks and / or a beep is heard. In case of failure of the SportIdent system, one of the reserve squares of the map must be punctured.

 

Other information:

- Fanal, Queimadas and Chão das Feiteiras map areas are barred from practice / recognition until the start of the competition. Athletes identified in the areas will not be classified.

- First aid will be available at the finish;

- Collection of maps at the finish until the departure of the last athlete;

- Parking in the places of concentration;

- Collection of keys and luggage in the Secretariat;

- Drinking water at the finish.

- Attention the use of the race bib is mandatory! The bibs should be placed at the front.

- All bibs delivered to non-federated participants, as well as rented SI Cards, must be returned to the organizers at the end of the event.

Competition Rules:

Provisional results will be posted in the finish area. Official results will be available on the event website.

The final classification of MOF2019 will be established by the sum of the points obtained in the four stages.

 

 

 

 

General Information about the Sport

Starts:

Starts will have an interval of 3 minutes in the competition categories. Athletes should be aware of their time of departure. In the start, the athletes must pass through three consecutive sections.

When the start clock indicates the athlete's starting time, the athlete must enter the first section. This will take place 3 minutes before the actual departure. The name and race bib number of the athlete shall be confirmed there (the bib shall be used at the front and shall not be folded or covered up). The absence of bib will prevent the athlete from leaving.

In the second section, the athlete collects the signage, which contains the description of the location of the control points. The signage will also be printed on the map.

In the third (last) section, the athlete moves to the box that contains the map of his categorie and waits until the time of departure, without seeing the map. At the time of departure, the athlete draws the map from the box (each athlete is responsible for taking the map and confirming that it corresponds to his rank) and follows the markers that mark the course to the triangle of the start (indicated on the ground by a beacon and marked on the map by a triangle).

Athletes who arrive late for departure will be immediately identified and will leave as soon as the organization indicates. They will not receive a new departure time.

The course is marked from the starting line (reception of the map and start of the race) to the triangle marked on the map and materialized on the ground by a beacon without a code or control station. Athletes should progress within 10 m of the marked course, otherwise they will be disqualified.

Finish:

All athletes must cross the finish line and control the Finish station. After arrival they should download the chip (SI-Card), even if they did not complete the entire route. If this does not happen, they may be considered lost and trigger a search operation.

 

Assistance in Case of Accident:

All athletes in competition are obliged to assist other athletes in case of an accident. Any accident that occurs during the execution of the course is the responsibility of the racers, in all that exceeds the risk covered by the Sports Insurance. This insurance covers the risks resulting from the accident suffered during the activity, under the conditions set out in the Competition Rules of the FPO.

 

Other General Rules:

  1. The only auxiliary guidance device allowed is the compass.

  2. The participants who arrive for departure after their time of departure, shall depart after the authorization of the organization, subjecting themselves to the penalty of time that has elapsed in the meantime.

  3. Obligations of the athletes include, among others, :

    1. Present yourself in the start with the bib duly placed and visible and keep it during the race;

    2. Present yourself in the start with the SI Card duly placed and visible, and facilitate its check by the organization;

    3. Notify the Organization team if you do not complete the course;

    4. Assist any athlete in the event of an accident, provided the circumstances so warrant;

    5. Respect all areas marked private or cultivated;

    6. Deliver the map at the finish, when so determined by the Organization;

    7. Attend the Prize-giving Ceremony, especially if you are one of the winners, valuing the work of the organizers and the support provided.

  4. It is a reason for disqualification of any athlete:

    1. Failure to execute the course in the order established by the Organization;

    2. Loss of the SI-Card;

    3. Absence, not justified, of the bib during the race;

    4. Arrive beyond the time limit for the race;

    5. To cause damage in private or cultivated areas;

    6. Failure to comply with the general rules of forest protection;

    7. Infringement of other rules established by the Organization.

  5. The time limit given to an athlete to perform their individual course is: Average distance: 2h00.