Monday, 27 February 2017



Note we are also at https://www.facebook.com/pg/rsgbardf/events/?ref=page_internal

but this page should be treated as the official source of information

4th April: Day 1 Sprint details are up - click on tab above
4th April: Day 2 Classic 80m details are up - click on the tab above
5th April: Day 3 Classic 2m details are up also additional travel information for Sprint
6th April: Day 2 details updated with Transmitters to Seek and Starting List


Welcome!


The RSGB are hosting three days of open ARDF competition in the spring of 2017. There will be Sprint, 2m and 80m Classic ARDF Courses


In addition the 13th British ARDF Championships will be contested.



The events will be located in near to Reading - venues less than one hour from Heathrow Airport.

We are taking expressions of interest and even entries. Please register your interest now by emailing the organiser on...

To enter please send:

Given Name, Family Name, Callsign, Club/Association, Country, SI Chip Number or "hire" If you wish to borrow a chip for the event, class entered and days entered.

If you wish to borrow receivers - either 2m or 80m - please let us know now - we have a limited number of each. Entry fees will be collected on the morning of the competition.

The Weather Forecast



OK so yr.no is generally the best but...

The BBC have some funky maps and their data comes from the UK Met office and has been corrected for local terrain: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2639577




The Competitions


Day 1 - Friday (evening) 7th April - Sprint Style ARDF on the 80m band

Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

For travel and timing and all other information - click on the "sprint" tab above


Please note - we are one month earlier than last year - at 19:30 it will be getting dark (very if cloudy)

Day 2 - Saturday (afternoon) 8th April - Classic Style ARDF on the 80m  band

This will be at The Lookout, Bracknell






For travel and timing and all other information - click on the "Day 2" tab above
Day 3 - Sunday (morning) 9th April - Classic Style ARDF on the 2m band



This will be at Hambledon, near Henley in cooperation with The Chiltern Challenge Orienteering Event



http://www.tvoc.org.uk/application/documents/events/2017%20events/Hambleden/event_page.php

But please don't enter the orienteering event!

(ARDF specific details to follow)



Travel



The Sunday race will finish early to allow competitors to make Sunday afternoon flights.

As is standard practice in the UK competitors will be responsible for their own transport

Given prior notice we may be able to organise transport to and from the competition forests to local hotels or rail/bus stations. This is not guaranteed. Please contact the organiser to discuss well in advance of the event.

Accommodation

As is standard GB practice competitors will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

There are plenty of hotels! Chains such as PREMIER INN, TRAVELODGE offer good deals if you book early.

You will also find caravan and camping sites close by.

Entry Fees

This year we may have to pay to use one of the the areas and make a donation to the local nature trust.


Race to get your entry in first...

Entry fees are planned to be:

Day 1 -£5
Day 2 - £10
Day 3 - £10

This may be revised once we know where the sprint will be held.


Entry fees will be payable, in Cash (GBP) and in full upon arrival at Day 1 registration.

There will be a reduced price for Junior competitor.

All very good value - the British Orienteering Champs max out at £30 per day.

To enter please send:

Given Name, Family Name, Callsign, Club/Association, Country, SI Chip Number or "hire" if you wish to borrow a chip for the event, class entered and days entered. If you wish to borrow receivers - either 2m or 80m - please let us know now - we have a limited number of each.
Weather
(Information For Overseas Competitors)

'Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo'*




The weather in April can vary between 25 degrees, dead calm and sun (hooray!) and 0 degrees, rain, sleet, hail and gale force winds (boo!).

Normally it is sunny with short rain showers but please come prepared! If the weather is really bad the organisers may require competitors to carry a waterproof raincoat (aka cagoule)


Celebration Meal

Please note will be a meal not a hamfest - no need to dress up!

This will be at 19:00 (ish) at

The Horse & Groom
Bath Road
Hare Hatch
Twyford
Berkshire
RG10 9SB


http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/horseandgroom/contact/

The food is good - I've been there with the family. It is 20 minutes drive from central Reading (7 miles) on the Bath Road

Booked for 10 persons: DiDi, Anke, Robin, Robert, Steve, Ivosh, Bob, John, Andrew and David Williams.  If you are not on this list and you want to join us - please make a reservation direct with the pub.





The Small Print

In the case of cancellation or curtailment of the competition the organisers accept no liability for competitors personal committed or incurred costs. We reserve the right to retain all or part of any entry fee or other monies paid to cover organisers costs, in the case where these costs cannot be recovered.

Contact

The organiser can be contacted by email using...




Please send an email - to enter, register your interest and to ask any questions that you may have.