EUROMEETING 2016 BULLETIN.1. LOCATION
Cesis is one of the oldest cities in Latvia and a Hanseatic League city. The Amata municipality area abounds in cultural and historical sites and is also a popular region for recreation in Latvia. The area around the Cesis city is appropriate for the orienteering sport and allows organising high ranking events. The USSR Championships (1983) and a World Cup Stage (1996) took place here. The terrain near the Zvartes iezis (the Zvarte Rock) will be a real challenge before the World Cup stage in 2017, where similar terrain can be expected. The typical weather in the second part of September is slightly chilly nights and sunny days. The average temperature in September is 11.7° C, with an average high of 8° C and average low of 16° C. About 13-17 days in September usually are rainy.
Recreation Complex “Ratnieki” - 57°13’24.7”N 24°57’45.7”E
Zvartes iezis - 57°14’45.2”N 25°08’51.0”E
Cesis - 57°18’47.6”N 25°16’29.3”E
22 September 2016
Arrival Recreation Complex “Ratnieki”
Model Events Recreation Complex “Ratnieki”
23 September 2016
MIDDLE DISTANCE (WRE) Zvartes iezis
Model event “Cesu Rudens” Zvartes iezis
24 September 2016
LONG DISTANCE (WRE) Zvartes iezis
Latvian Cup “Cesu Rudens” Day 1 Zvartes iezis
25 September 2016
SPRINT DISTANCE (WRE) Cesis
Latvian Cup “Cesu Rudens” Day 2 Cesis
Latvian Orienteering Federation
Cēsis municipality, “O! Latvija”, Ltd
Orienteering Club “Meridians”
Event Director: Janis Lazdans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Secretary: Inese Purgaile, email@example.com
Finance: Girts Mamis, firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Manager: Karlis Osis, email@example.com
Maps: Leonids Malankovs, Igors Bužs
Courses planners: Aigars Leiboms, Juris Knets
Euromeeting 2016 web page: www.euromeeting.woc2018.lv
Latvian Cup race “Cesu Rudens” web page: www.meridians.lv
4. EVENT ADVISERS
IOF Event Adviser: Guntars Mankus (LAT)
5. CLASES AND ENTRY REGULATIONS
Euromeeting is an open event for national teams in the Elite classes for men (M21E) and women (W21E). Euromeeting 2016 will be organised together with the traditional annual orienteering competition “Cesu rudens”. The Elite groups will start before noon. The start order is according to the Rules for IOF World Ranking Events.
12 September 2016. The deadline for registration (name) and payments.
13-19 September 2016. A surcharge of 50% will be applied for late registration.
NB! The registration for the event is possible only via the IOF Event Management System EVENTOR! http://eventor.orienteering.org. The registration is for each day separately! The teams representatives need to state their intention to participate by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. ENTRY FEE
Athletes – EUR 30 per day
Team representatives – EUR 30 for the entire event
The payment should be transferred to the Latvian Orienteering
Federation bank account.
IMPORTANT – all bank charges shall be covered by the payer!
LATVIJAS ORIENTEŠANAS FEDERACIJA
(LATVIAN ORIENTEERING FEDERATION)
Registration No.: 40008021960
IBAN: LV14 RIKO 0002013111372
SWIFT: RIKO LV 2X
Address: Grostonas iela 6b, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
Please write to email@example.com to request an invoice.
7. TERRAIN AND MAP
Middle and long distance – Zvartes iezis.
The terrain is located in the territory of the Gauja River National- Park, on the right bank of the Amata River. Passability from good to medium. Large contour features, pronounced systemsof ravines. Height difference up to 60 m. A medium density of road and ride network. Dangerous areas – sandstone cliffs at the Amata River banks.
Fragments older maps can be viewed here:
Sprint – Cesis.
The northern part of the Cesis city. There are family houses, apartment houses and public buildings on the terrain. The map covers a part the Old Town. Height difference 30 m. This area has never been mapped for orienteering purposes.
8. EMBARGOED AREAS
All competition areas are embargoed till the competition day. Please see map of embargoead areas here.
The middle and long race areas are fully embargoed for the athletes. The sprint race area – it is permitted to visit this area, however, using any maps or doing any training in this area is strictly forbidden.
NB! Cesis is an embargoed area for WCup 2017 as well. More at www.wcup2017.lv
We have pre-booked altogether 100 beds for the Euromeeting teams and training camp teams in the Recreation Complex “Ratnieki” and we recommend all teams to stay there. The accommodation at “Ratnieki” is available at two different price options:
1) Euromeeting Competition, 22-25 September 2016
1-, 2-, 3-, 4-bed rooms; full board (breakfast, dinner, lunch)
Price: 55 EUR per person per night.
2) Euromeeting Competition + training camp, 22-30 September 2016
1-, 2-, 3-, 4-bed rooms; full board (breakfast, dinner, lunch)
Price: 47 EUR per person per night.
Accommodation deadline is 29 August 2016. Please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if you wish to stay there and tell us your room preferences.
10. TRAVEL INFORMATION
The Riga International Airport (RIX) is the nearest airport. The distance from the airport to the Event Centre in “Ratnieki” is 77 km.
Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Latvia. For more information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mfa.gov.lv
12. TRAINING POSSIBILITIES
22 September 2016 (morning/noon) - long/middle
22 September 2016 (noon) – sprint
WCup 2017 / WOC 2018 training camp 1 will take place from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016 in the Recreation Complex “Ratnieki”. More detailed information about the programme of the training camp will be published in July 2016 on the websites www. wcup2017.lv and www.woc2018.lv. Training possibilities on alternative dates are available upon request. For more information, please write to: email@example.com .
Punching system: SPORTident punching system will be used. Touchfree SPORTident Air+ will be used for sprint.
GPS-tracking: On all races selected runners will be carrying GPSdevices.
More information will be available in Bulletin 2.
On-line results. Speaker service: Andris Rupais
Download bulletin 1st here:
Euromeeting 2016 bulletin 1.pdf