Jan 12 is the last day for the lowest registration fees. The Festival
includes 9 days of orienteering from July 21 to July 30 (including the North American Orienteering Championships), followed by the World Rogaining Championships. There are already over 200 people registered, more than half of them from outside North America! You can register here
Dennis, do you know when the sprint takes place at Northstar on Friday the 24th? That dictates where we stay Thursday night...do we join the traffic queue heading to the Tahoe area Thursday afternoon, or can we drive up in the morning?
Oops...found it. Model in the morning; starts 1400-1800https://cal-o-fest.com/#!/program
On the event registration page, the link for WRE participants to create an IOF identifier is apparently broken. I got a security error from one computer, but "page not found" from another.
Thanks for catching that Mike.
The link had not been updated since IOF redid their website. I have updated it to point to IOF eventor.
I see the section where it says you have to be a citizen of a North American country to be NAOC championship eligible. I seem to recall in the past you could also be a permanent resident of a North American country (and of course a member in good standing of that country's federation) and still be eligible. Have the rules changed?
John, what you are saying is true for the U.S. championships/nationals, which are governed by OUSA rules. But for the North Americans, a regional multinational competition, IOF rules govern, which specify citizenship for eligibility.
I think the IOF rules only apply to MF21 and MF20 (and maybe to 18 and 16 as well). I will try to get some clarification.
In 2018, the citizenship rule was applied to all categories. From NAOC 2018 Bulletin #2 ...
"Medal winners of the North American Championships must be full members of a provincial/territorial/state association representing their IOF Federation, and be passport holders (i.e. citizens) of the country of their federation (Canada or United States). Non-citizen permanent residents are not eligible (IOF rule A11.4)."
That said, the IOF rules (appendix 12) only dictate eligiblity for categories NAYOC (M/F16, M/F18), NAJOC (M/F20 Elite) and NAOC (M/F21 Elite). The IOF rules state .. "Other classes will be contested under the auspices and rules of the organising federation." So, it seems like OUSA could use a different eligibility criterion if desired.
The NAOC 2020 Bulletin #2 is suitably vague ... "The top three qualifying women and men in class and discipline (sprint, middle, long) will receive Championship awards."