2008 United States ARDF Championships
The 2008 United States ARDF Championships will use these
rules based on
the IARU Region I ARDF
Rules. Competitors should be familiar with these rules before they
arrive at the competition. Some specific notes about this competition:
Permanent O map: Bastrop State Park has the orienteering
map that we will be using with the locations of a permanent orienteering
course marked on it. Competitors are not allowed to examine this map
until after the competition is over. Do not ask to look at it, do
not buy it, do not try to get someone else to buy it so you can look
at it until after the competition is over. Any competitor that does
so will be subject to disqualification.
Embargo: Bastrop State Park is embargoed for all
competitors until the dates of the competition. Competitors may
not visit the park so as to gain an unfair advantage with a recent
familiarity of the terrain.
Time Limit: Unless otherwise specified at the
Competitor Meeting or Group Dinner, the time limit for all categories
of competition will be three (3) hours.
Electronic Punching: The competition will use a
SportIdent electronic punch system for all timing and scoring. Paper
punches will be available at all controls in case of electronic punch
GPS: GPS devices used for navigation will not be
permitted on course and their use by a competitor will be subject to
disqualification. GPS devices used for route recording that cannot be
used for navigation will be permitted. All such GPS devices should
be approved by the organizers before competition start.