Overall I liked Dan's ideas at the Zoom board meeting. In designing the approach we have to remember we have two types of people doing orienteering. Those who are just out there for fun, weight control, destress and then those who are very competitive and trying to push it for the fastest time. So if the map is made and a small amount of tape is used at the control site, we should be able to identify we have been there. The phone is fine but may not be necessary since it may take to long to know when you are there. The competitive type will need a gps tracker of some kind. They can submit a track to a site to "prove their time". The less competitive will not even submit times.
The meet director will develop a course map which will be produced as a pdf. The pdf will be password protected. You get the password when you register and pay. The map will be on our website. The meet director will use a small amount of tape and mark the controls by 6:00 of the meet day and leave them up for
one week, then they will be taken down. A couple suggestions: (1) let us know the color of the tape you used. and (2) choose control sites that are not in plain view or the tape will get pulled off.
Payment will be made at the beginning of the season. Remember for OUSA to survive they will need to charge for these. Payment must be done on the internet. At the same time payment is made, a waiver must be signed for the whole season. Once your payment is made and waiver is filled out, you will be emailed the password for the map. To make it easy, just use the same password all season.
Those that are fast can brag on their times and produce a track showing their course. This can be done on
facebook and others can point out they missed a control, etc. This could be done on facebook, it will add a lively stream to our page.