Three middle distances • Three different terrains • Three lovely summer nights
Kvarken Orienteering Festival 11-13/7/2018
True adventures in a World Heritage environment • Since 1971
D (women) / H (men) 21A and B, D35–75, H35–85, D/H20, 18, 16, 14, 13, 12, 12TR (tukireitti) and also rastireitti-classes 10RR and 8RR.
5 km, 3 km, 2 km and RR (rastireitti). Control rally
(Rastiralli) for 5-12 year olds, entry on site.
||– 9/7 at 4 pm
The fees should be paid through the online competition calendar Irma
when entering. If you represent a foreign club, another alternative is Vaasan Suunnistajat’s account at Vaasan Osuuspankki, IBAN: FI89 5670 0820 1998 32, BIC: OKOYFIHH. Inform competitor name, class and competition days.
Fees on site
in the Open classes 35 € for three days or 12 €/day, Control rally 3 €/day.
for all the three days at the latest Friday 6th July via Irma
. When entering, please inform us about your Emit card number. If you have not entered any card number, we will automatically reserve a rental card for you. The Emit rental cost is 5€/card. Class- and Emit-changes: 2 €.
at 2 x the ordinary fee, by Sunday 8th July 16:00 EET at the latest, via Irma.
Course lengths and estimated top times
Middle distance on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday middle distance plus 5-10 minutes.
Chasing start final
on Friday in D/H21A and 20, 18 and 16, according to the results after the two first stages.
scale 1:10 000 in classes D and H 13–40. In classes 45–85, 12, TR and RR map scale 1:7 500. Contour interval 2,5 metres. Printed 7/2018.
in the main categories D21A and H21A training grants to the three best overall: 1) 300€, 2) 200€, 3) 100€. The winners receive the Ring of the King Trophy for one year – and a 100€ gift voucher to the Noname
webshop. Present cards in other classes with chasing start.
All participants will be awarded
after finishing each day. The best overall will receive prizes on the final day. Prizes are also distributed in a lottery among all participants. Among everyone that has entered by 18th June we will give away a cruise across Kvarken to Umeå for two persons, including an archipelago dinner
near the competition centres.
in the competition centres. Free of charge.
Dressing and showers
in field conditions.
Bengt Lillsjö, tel. +358(0)45 217 4199, e-mail bengt.lillsjo(at)netikka.fi
News and updates
Stage 1, Wednesday 11/7 • Majorsbacken, Malax
Welcome to a hill, with detailed and clear formations. Thinned out forest. Helpful tracks for the younger ones.
from Strandvägen (673), 31 km south of Vasa. From there about 5 minutes drive.
at 6 pm.
Malax IF, event director Richard Strandberg, map creator Seppo Hartvik, course setter Tommy Löfroth, story teller Håkan Jäntti, controller Erkki Tamminen (Suunta-Jurva).
Stage 2, Thursday 12/7 • Vesitorninmäki, Vähäkyrö, Vaasa
A compact and hilly forest with good run-ability, featuring bare rock hills and marshes. The elevation differences are high compared to the Ostrobothnian flat landscape.
from road Merikaarrontie/Vähäkyröntie (717), 1 km from Vähäkyrö city center towards Vaasa.
at 6 pm.
Vaasan Suunnistajat, event advisor Jyri Kytömäki, map creator Heikki Tamminen, course setter Kalevi Mäki-Maunus (leader), Juha Muhonen, Eveliina Välimaa, story teller Risto Kukko, controller Heikki Tamminen (Suunta-Jurva).
Stage 3, Friday 13/7 • Tuckor, Vörå
Three hills, with relatively high elevation differences. The run-ability are mostly good.
from city centre of Vörå (crossing of road 718 and 725) and from north at crossing of E8 and road 718.
in D/H21A, 20, 18 and 16. Those who are more than 30 minutes behind the leader or do not have an overall result will start at the end of the field, with interval start.
IF Femman, event director Pernilla Tunis, map creator Otto Sund, course setter Viljam Grahn, story teller Rasmus Tunis, controller Bengt Lillsjö (Malax IF).
Welcome! • Välkommen! • Tervetuloa!
Malax IF • Vaasan Suunnistajat • IF Femman