FinnSpring in Sauvo, Finland, April 20, 2019
We’d like to welcome you to the FinnSpring orienteering competition in Sauvo with WRE status in classes M/W21E and M/W21EB.
Orienteering club Paimion Rasti
Event Director: Matti Tahvonen, firstname.lastname@example.org +358 44 3029728
Course Setter: Jukka Oksa email@example.com +358 50 356 1661
Info and Media: Liisa Ahonen firstname.lastname@example.org +358 50 521 8325
Contact Person: Antti Veijalainen email@example.com; +358 44 5463624
Course Controller: Ilkka Saarimäki firstname.lastname@example.org
WRE Event Adviser: Vesa Elovaara email@example.com; +358 50 5579068
The rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation as well as instructions given by the organizer and the International Orienteering Federation will be applied in the competition. The rules of The Finnish Orienteering Federation are available on the website www.suunnistusliitto.fi.
Classes M21E, W21E, M21EB and W21EB have WRE status.
Participants in classes M/W21E will be selected according to the Finnish Orienteering Federation’s instructions. Those not getting selected into M/W21E classes are placed into M/W21EB classes.
Long distance in WRE classes. Estimated winning times appr. 90 (M21E) and 75 (W21E) minutes.
In classes M/W21E, the competition is also a Finnish national team selection race for World Cup.
Electronic Emit punching system will be in use.
Entries and entry fees
Entries and payments should be made primarily through IRMA (competitors with Finnish license & club) or Eventor service. If neither of the above work, entries can be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All WRE competitors make an entry to classes M/W21E (no entries to EB classes). Entry fee for WRE competitors is 40 €.
Emit card number must be included in the entry. The need for a rental Emit card has to be indicated in the entry. If Emit card number is missing, the organizer will reserve an Emit card and charge 5 €.
It is not possible to pay through Eventor. The bank details for entry fee payment without access to IRMA are as follows:
Account owner: Paimion Rasti
Bank name: Lounais-Suomen OP
Bank address: Vistantie 21, 21530 Paimio, Finland
IBAN: FI26 5319 0420 0058 65
Entries and payments have to be made no later than Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
It is also possible to enter late at double fees. Late entries and payments are to be made primarily through IRMA service by Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. or, alternatively, via email: email@example.com by Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon.
WRE athletes have to include their IOF IDs in their entry. Athletes who don’t yet have an IOF ID will get one by registering a user account in IOF Eventor: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Register
Scale 1:15 000, contour interval 5 m. Digital CMYK printing in 4/2019. Map size A3. The competition maps are in plastic cases.
The competition area is indicated on this link: http://www.karttarekisteri.fi/kartta2015/index.php/pages/map/8470
Competitors are not allowed to train in or otherwise enter the embargoed area prior to the competition.
The competition area mainly consists of detailed bare-rock terrain typical of southwestern Finland. Runnability is mostly very good. Some flat areas and marshes also exist between hills. Biggest single elevation differences on the courses are appr. 30 metres.
Timetable of the competition
The first start of the competition is at 11:00 am. The start is located at a walking distance of 3.4 km from the competition centre. Details of a possible quarantine zone for M/W21E classes will be announced later. No quarantine zone in M/W21EB classes.
Food and beverage
There will be basic food and beverages at a moderate cost available at the event centre.
Guiding and venue
Signposts will start from road 181 (navigation address: Järvenkyläntie 1, Sauvo). Arriving to competition is allowed only from the road 181. The driving time to the parking area is appr. 10 min. Parking takes place on road edges, max. 2.5 km from the competition centre. Parking is free for cars with 3 or more passengers. Parking fee for cars with 1 passengers is 12 € and 6 € for 2 passengers. Prefer full cars!
The competition centre has a hard bottom.
There will be several trainings available in nearby terrains a couple of weeks prior to the competition. More information on these can be found closer to the competition on the organizer’s website: http://www.paimionrasti.fi.
Accommodation and travelling to Sauvo
Sauvo is easily reached via E18 motorway from Turku (40 km) and Helsinki (145 km). There is no public transport to the event centre.
You may look for suitable accommodation in Turku region on this website: http://www.visitturku.fi/en/majoitus.
Weather and clothing
In April, the weather in south-western Finland could be anything from pleasantly warm and sunny (up to 20 degrees °C) to very cold, windy and rainy (down to 0 °C). Competitors should be prepared for a changeable weather.
According to current regulations, citizens of some countries must obtain a visa in order to enter Finland. Please check the following website for more information: http://www.formin.fi.
Visas should be applied for at your closest Finnish Embassy. Please note that conditions of entry may change and all participants are advised to keep themselves updated on the current situation by consulting their local Finnish Embassy.
Final event instructions, start times and other information
There will be more information on the organizer’s web page closer to the date of the competition.
Bulletin 2 will be published in early April.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Sauvo on Saturday April 20!