Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 5 - Competition day - other nations

383 competitors from 33 countries:
Croatia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slowakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, USA.

Day 5 - Competition day

Complete results from the competition can be found at:

Day 4 - Excursion (Day Off)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 3 - Competition day and awarding

Taking the competitors to the start location early in the morning.

At the start location - getting ready for the running.

Start list - indicating the time and the groups (10 people per group). Competitions were held on both 2m and 80m bands. For M40 competition was on 80m, and for M50 and M60 competition was on 2m band.

At the finish location.

Team Canada supporters at the finish location.

Amel VA7KBA arriving at the finish. He started in one of the early groups and managed to find all foxes.

Joe VE7BFK, also arriving and started in the early group.

After punching at the finish we were all given a printed result of the hunt with all splits.

John VE7GED arriving with the cheering support.

Les VA7OM sprinting to the finish line.

While we were discussing the results Nick Roethe was still in the field on his 2m fox-hunt.

Amel's brother Jasenko with Les VA7OM and his wife Sonja.

Complete results from the competition can be found at:

Ready to go back to the hotel.

Back at the hotel - enjoying the view and a beautiful day.


Day 2 - Training (Modeling event, 2m, 80m)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 2 - Competition for the blind and opening ceremony

September-14-2010 in the afternoon hours we watched the 1st World ARDF Championship for the blind.

In the evening hours we participated at the opening ceremony. John VE7GDE was selected to carry the Canadian Flag and Amel VA7KBA carried the official board. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 1 - Report

Team Canada in ARDF with Dale Hunt (Region II ARDF Coordinator), in front of the Hotel Opatija where team did the registration early this afternoon.

Canadian Flag already displayed at the ARDF headquarters (Hotel Opatija).

Les VA7OM meeting USA member George Neal KF6YKN who won the bronze medal in the M50 age category at the previous World ARDF Championship in Korea 2008.

Time to go sleep!

Team Canada in Opatija - First pictures from this morning

City of Opatija looks awesome in the morning (see the pics).

At 2pm today, Team Canada in ARDF is meeting in front of the Hotel Opatija and going for the official event registration. Today is casual day, arrival and registration. Tomorrow is the official training on 2m and 80m bands (in the morning) and ARDF competition for the blind (in the afternoon). Wednesday is our first competition.
Go Canada go!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The 15th World ARDF Championship - Terrain and map

Terrain characteristics

The terrains are located within 70 km range from Opatija. Mid-difficult, with small hills, mostly covered with forest. Competiton areas are at 500 to 1000+ meters above sea level so there is big possibility of lower temperatures in competition area than those in Opatija (at sea level), wormer clothes are preferred.
Region of Gorski Kotar has been selected for this purpose:


- Scale 1:10000, contour 5 m.
- A3 size (297 x 420 mm) - one is landscape while the other is portrait oriented.
- Color printing, IOF standard, waterproof
- Reambulated in early 2010