In an effort to keep up with inflation and changing times the Tucson Orienteering Club board of directors has approved an increase in meet fees (for the first time in 10 years).  The increase in revenue will help us continue to replace aging equipment, reimburse volunteers for meet expenses, and develop maps for more areas around Tucson.  Thank you for your continued participation in club events, and we look forward to seeing you at future events!

The Tucson Orienteering Club is currently looking into the possibility of purchasing an electric punching (e-punch) system for its events.

It’s the final day of a week of orienteering. Together with a couple of hundred runners I’m standing in an open shower area. It’s a warm – the Swedes would say hot – day at the end of a fabulous week of orienteering, but the breeze from the sea cools us. To the east of us there is no tarp wall restricting the view, and we can see far across the high, flat moor out over the Baltic Sea.  The unexpected noise of a plane can be heard, and soon a jet fighter approaches. The pilot comes in low over the arena. All eyes are on the jet as he makes a slow, tight 360 turn around us. He dips his wing in a salute to the over 20,000 people gathered for the world’s largest O-meet. Then he slams on his afterburner and with a roar makes a steep climb straight to the skies. At the top he flattens out, does a few 180-degree rolls, and disappears out over the sea. He can’t hear it, but we are all applauding.

Although we started out 2014 with Winter and early Spring offering up a full plate of orienteering events, it has been dull going for us since then with absolutely no events at all!  However, we hope to get back in the full swing of things as early as possibly next month.  For more details, see our 2014 Event Calendar page.

If you are a course setter for one of our TOC events or are considering trying it some time, then I encourage you to read this.  It has some helpful and possibly vital information on how to make your course setting go smoothly.  You may also use it as kind of a checklist which covers many of the things to do.

The TOC has its own email discussion list for its members to discuss shared topics of interest such as upcoming events, trainings, results, carpooling, etc.  If you are a club member and you would like to subscribe to this group, then send a short email message to the President or the Webmaster.