Presidio of San Francisco
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 1
Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 1
Date: (Mon.) Jul. 17, 2023
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 650.248.0909
Course Setter: Matej Šebo
Type: A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Sprint event in an urban park; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 1; Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 1
Here is the Presidio story — let’s call it the prequel to the Golden Gate Park event. 🙂
As Day 1 of Cal-O-Fest, Monday at the Presidio would be the introduction to California for many orienteers from around the world. Things had better look good, and be good — no pressure! Thanks to all the volunteers who contributed, I think we met our objectives, and the meet can be considered a success for BAOC. The spectacular venue certainly helped!
Matej Šebo was the beating heart of the event. As mapper, course setter, sole control placer, and creative equipment constructor, he put a huge amount of work into designing and producing quality courses. Key quote from Matej: “I’m honestly more attached to Yoda now for course quality reasons than sentimental value.” ( I hope you all spotted Yoda!). With last-minute construction hand-drawn to maps overnight, and touches like the printed warmup maps, Matej’s hard work and attention to detail made this a high-quality showcase for our club.
The event would not have happened without the work of Gavin Wyatt-Mair in negotiating our permit from the Presidio Trust, and all the background efforts of the Cal-O-Fest steering committee. It is a credit to our previous Presidio event directors and volunteers that we have established a great relationship with these stewards of the National Park. Orienteering is a unique proposition for the Trust to accommodate, but Gavin was able to negotiate a cost-effective and flexible permit arrangement. I shared my ED notes with the on-the-day park ranger, and the emphasis on being good partners with the Trust and the public clearly resonated with him.
The Registration team, led by Sarah Williams were the front line for that critical first interaction with our competitors. The highly-organized packets gave a very professional first impression, and the friendly welcome got things off on the right tone. The packet distribution team included Nancy Lindeman, Barbara Robben, Steve Beuerman, Olga Kraght, and Gary Kraght. Olga and Gary also dealt with merchandise distribution, issues, and exchanges. The Registration team included Steve Haas, Rosemary Johnson, Dennis Wildfogel, and Jeff Lanam. Bill Cusworth was behind the scenes answering emails and solving issues. Marie-Josée Parayre and Sheila Cotter gave beginner clinics, and François Léonard also helped with set-up.
The Start crew were led by Scott Aster, who also directed the preparation of the Start layout under challenging, windy conditions. Scott was resourceful in dealing with disappearing maps and clue sheets, and the learning was also put into play on Day 2. Other members of the start crew were Stephanie Maclean, Jamie Maclean, Graham Brew, Chuck Spalding, Terry Farrah, Tony Pinkham, Eric Bone, Wayne Staats, Jeff Goodwin, Steve Tarry, Betsy Geise, and Deron van Hoff. Dennis Wildfogel assigned start times, and Jay Hann formatted and printed start lists.
Rahel Schneider and Rick McBee ably staffed the Finish.
Jay Hann and Adam from Western Race Services set up all the electronic equipment, coordinated E-punch equipment, and generated results.
Our pre-runners were essential to the success of the meet. Lubo Sebo, Daniel Sebo, Steve Gregg, and Rex Winterbottom checked the large majority of controls, and identified one control that had been interfered with. This had the potential to seriously disrupt the event for many people, but the rapid response from pre-runners allowed Matej to correct the issue in a seamless manner to competitors. All the pre-runners then transitioned to course-marshal roles to ensure compliance of competitors and to avoid further control interference. They were extremely helpful in heading off potentially sensitive issues, such as packs of cyclists parking around one control.
Lubo Šebo, Daniel Šebo, Matej Šebo, Steve Gregg, Rex Winterbottom, and Tapio Karras picked up controls, and several members of the Day-2 team stuck around to organize the equipment.
Thanks to all! Let me know if I missed any volunteers.
See you all at Morgan Territory, and then on to Tahoe!
Results of Recreational Courses
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Monday, July 17, 2023
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=91164) (recreational and competitive) and on Attackpoint (https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_53789) (competitive only).
You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by the competitive participants in RouteGadget for this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=518). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)
The Cal-O-Fest competitive results are here (https://www.cal-o-fest.com/results?stage=02&display=class).
Rec 1 White Course (1.4 km, 20 m climb, 15 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Victor Lauri Jarla IF OK 14:47 0:00 2 Annie Thorsson IK Trenne Ullared 14:50 0:03 0:00 3 Situational Bananas LAOC 30:09 15:22 5:09 Martin Buhr BAOC DNS
Rec 2 Yellow Course (1.5 km, 25 m climb, 13 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Jurgita Prakapiene Big Foot Orienteers 13:22 1:09 2 Karin Nilsson IK Trenne Ullared 15:59 2:37 2:11 3 William Mahoney OOC 16:40 3:18 3:20 4 Oskar Elias Heggeset Freidig 18:29 5:07 1:37 5 Tonje Marita Bjerkan Heggeset Freidig 18:41 5:19 1:09 6 Sverre August Heggeset 18:44 5:22 1:22 7 Amanda McGowan SDO 20:02 6:40 3:32 8 Nancy Lindeman BAOC 47:27 34:05 7:20 Alex Wang DNS Fobia Samuel Aswue DNS
Rec 3 Orange Short Course (2.1 km, 40 m climb, 14 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Kaylee Mahoney OOC 15:44 0:26 2 Maren Pussak Kölner OL-Team 17:49 2:05 0:44 3 Lisa Borsting Herlufsholm 18:53 3:09 2:25 4 Ilsabe Borsting Herlufsholm 24:41 8:57 2:53 5 Kim Mahoney OOC 27:55 12:11 4:34 6 Joe & Sarah Naughten SDO 30:55 15:11 6:53 7 Mia Hall 35:02 19:18 4:35 8 Maria Casler 41:12 25:28 17:54 9 Michelle Kastner COC 48:14 32:30 20:13 10 Paul & Sally Nasman, Judy Cavot LAOC 53:27 37:43 11:26 Barbara Robben BAOC MSP Tracy Smith OOC DNS
Rec 4 Orange Long Course (2.1 km, 40 m climb, 14 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Daniel Mahoney OOC 12:34 0:42 2 Charlie Walmsley CVOC 14:28 1:54 0:39 3 Eric Casler 16:26 3:52 2:22 4 Len Howe KOC 18:45 6:11 2:41 5 Melissa Howe KOC 39:19 26:45 9:13 Seth Benkle, Ryan Young MSP
Rec 5 Beige Course (1.8 km, 35 m climb, 16 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Ken Considine BAOC 30:57 3:30 2 Carl Walsh 39:23 8:26 7:42
Rec 6 Brown Course (1.8 km, 35 m climb, 16 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Ali Basol Taby OK 15:40 0:00 2 Greg Callas NAVX 16:45 1:05 3:04 3 Anndy Wiselogle CROC 33:18 17:38 6:49 4 Rosemary Johnson BAOC 33:57 18:17 5:30 5 Virginia Church CROC 34:25 18:45 5:00 6 Karla Hulett QOC 36:24 20:44 3:59 Pinar Basol Taby OK MSP Claus Borsting Herlufsholm DNS
Rec 7 Green Course (2.2 km, 40 m climb, 15 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Sheila Baker 30:37 4:48 2 Louise Wildfogel BAOC 45:05 14:28 9:50
Rec 8 Red Course (2.5 km, 50 m climb, 21 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill BAOC 18:16 0:00 2 Jan Jergus 20:54 2:38 0:35 3 Brian Mahoney OOC 21:35 3:19 1:30 3 Greg Callas NAVX 21:35 3:19 1:39 5 Hana Olhava SK Praga 22:20 4:04 1:07 6 Patrick Karion Siqueira Carvalho BAOC 23:57 5:41 4:37 7 Jason & Woody Szydlik 30:52 12:36 6:09 8 Wade Tokarek SAGE 34:30 16:14 3:25 9 Pascal Vin BAOC 34:40 16:24 2:28 10 Sheila Baker 36:40 18:24 0:59 11 Kilian Koepsen 49:01 30:45 11:48 Jason Lee BAOC MSP Dennis Wilkinson BAOC DNS