Central New York Orienteering
Updated: 05/19/2009 Sponsored by:

CNYO Gaining Trifecta Cup — Event #2
Winona State Forest, Boylston, NY
Saturday 6/6 thru Sunday 6/7, 2009

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For those hardy souls who have been begging for an "individual rogaine" event, CNYO, the little club who does, proudly announces the continuation of yet another event with the endurance navigation theme - the "REGAINE®"!

"What is it?" - In simple terms, a Rogaine for individuals. Part Rogaine, part Mountain Marathon, a hardy bit of navigational & physical skill with much strategizing. The REGAINE concept is quite simple — competitors head into the wilderness SOLO on a Rogaine style map & course (i.e., endurance score format) in five to one hour "stages". Every other stage will be a required rest cycle so organizers may run a battery of tests on the individual's physical and mental state and the competitor can rest or prepare for their next foray into the wilderness. Repeat this process for the entire 24 hours of the event.

"Rogaine style? What's that?" - A Rogaine is a commonly used acronym to refer to an endurance (usually 24 hours) orienteering score event. That is, in the prescribed amount of time available, competitors navigate to "controls" at specific land features spread around the mapped terrain using only a detailed topo map, compass, and their wits. These locations have various point values assigned to them and the overall objective is to acquire as many points as possible in the set time limit. In a full 24 hour event teammates work together with the navigation, strategy planning and energy conservation in the forest throughout the event. In the Regaine each individual must work alone while in the forest.

"When will this happen?" - This fifth ever, one of a kind event, will be June 6-7, 2009 at Winona State Forest near Mannsville, NY, site of past Rogaines and Snowgaines. Packet pickup and late registrations will take place from 4 - 9 pm Friday June 5 and from 8 - 11:15 am on Saturday June 6 at base camp, located at the CCC Camp. All registrations will close at 11:30 am Saturday with a general meeting of ALL competitors starting shortly after. ALL competitors will receive the maps and map cases at 11:55am on Saturday. First stage start is at 12 noon.

"Where is Winona?" - The event site is approximately 1 hour north of Syracuse, 30 minutes south of Watertown. From the Mannsville exit 39 on I-81 travel 0.5 miles east on County Rd. 90 (Lilac Park Drive) to the center of Mannsville. Cross NY 11 on CR 90 (now called Mannsville Rd.). At 2.7 miles, bear right to continue on CR 90 (straight is Dixon Rd.). Go 0.4 miles and bear l eft to continue on CR 90 (junction with Wort Rd.). Go another 1.4 miles and turn right at junction to continue on CR 90. Go another 0.9 miles to event site (CCC Camp) on the left. The CCC Camp is the meet headquarters, camping, parking area, etc. There will be "O" signs from I-81. See PDF road map from NYSDEC or Google map of Winona, New York. Check this web site for any updates or changes.

"How will we find our way?" - The map consists of USGS topo data and existing orienteering maps as base materials and by using aerial photos and actual field surveys a detailed topographical map of the competition area was produced. This area was first used for the 1992 Winona Wander ROGAINE with portions also used for the 2001 US Individual Orienteering Champs. The scale for this event is 1:30,000 with a 3-meter contour interval and a select set of mapping standards used; i.e. to Orienteers the amount of detail will be less than the average orienteering competition map but, to the typical hiking enthusiast this map will have substantially more detail than the general hiking maps commonly available. Since this is an actively logged area, many of the smaller logging tracks are not depicted on this map.

"How much will this all cost?" - Registrations received before June 1st will pay $45 per person. Register after June 1st by any means and the cost goes up to $55/individual. ANY registrations received after Thursday June 7th are not guaranteed a pre-marked map. Any individuals not competing (i.e., family members or "support" crew) but wishing to take part of the food service may pay $15 each.

"What do we get for these amazingly low prices?" - Each registered individual gets a pre-marked map, map case, a location to pitch a tent, a small token to commemorate the event, punch cards specific for each stage, control descriptions, and of course the typical CNYO elaborate Hash House with gourmet fare of burgers, dogs, pasta, chili, cold & hot drinks and other assorted high fat/carbo food like materials. This food will be served throughout the event beginning shortly before the end of stage 1. If a person has very "specific" dietary needs they may deposit those at the hash house and we'll have our chefs do their best to have it prepared for their arrival, but no guarantees.

"What do we need to bring?" - REQUIRED: Compass, Whistle, Water Bottles, Watch. RECOMMENDED: Packable foods and liquids, leg covering, insect protection, extra clothes, sensible foot ware, flashlight/headlamps, sunscreen, personal first aid supplies, day packs, other prudent gear for a safe and comfortable travel in wooded and unfamiliar terrain. Sorry, GPS or altimeters are not allowed in Orienteering events.

"What is the terrain like?" - The terrain consists of typical North Country glaciated terrain consisting of old farmland reforested in the 1930’s. This region situated between Lake Ontario and Adirondack Mountains, although has low contour relief, is very detailed. Due to this terrain’s flatness, there are numerous swamps and wetlands. Mobility will range from extremely fast runability in mature woodlots to slow passage sections due to young hardwood re-growth/logged/blackberry patches (NYS reforestation lands are actively harvested). Trail network ranges from minimal (Little John Wildlife Management Area) to moderate (Winona State Forest) and a moderate road network. Weather at this time of year can range from mid 40's to upper 90's for daytime highs and a chance of freezing possible at night (some snow likely). Quick developing rain (and lightning) storms are very possible during mid-summer with high humidity conditions common. Primary insect problems will be from deer flies during the day and killer mosquitoes at night. Ticks are not commonly a problem but are possible. It gets very dark at night. Equipment for all of these possibilities should be considered. Plan for the worse and hope for the best.

"What are the specific rules?" - The following are the basic rules specific for this event. These and rules of all Rogaine events will be vigorously enforced. Complete regulations concerning stage structure and "Lone Wolf" participation will be posted on the CNYO web site (see REGAINE Rules) or by request to the registrar. ALL INSTRUCTIONS/RULES GIVEN TO COMPETITORS BY MEET OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT WILL BE FOLLOWED OR THE COMPETITOR WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION AREA IMMEDIATELY!

Up to date details along with specific and complete rules for this event and other CNYO Rogaines, will be posted on our web site at http://cnyo.us.orienteering.org or by contacting the registrar at SOCHOPX@peoplepc.com.