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Why orienteering is different

Map and compass

The seven point plan

At a control

Between controls

At the Start

Compass bearings

Getting lost .... and found again

Punching at the wrong control

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The seven point plan

I recommend that you use the following routine as you go round your course.  This seven point plan applies at all levels of orienteering.   It's just that as you gain experience and progress to more navigationally challenging courses your strategies become more sophisticated and you use a wider range of techniques.  The basic routine remains the same.

At a control
    1.   Check the control code.
    2.   Punch.
    3.   Decide your strategy for getting to the next control.
    4.   Check your direction as you leave the control.

Between controls
    5.   Check the feature (and the control code) of the next control.
    6.   Are you seeing what you expect to see?
    7.   Are you expecting what you see?

The individual points in this seven point plan are explained in the following pages.

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