Invitation to the IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic in Winterthur, Switzerland, 30 March – 1 April 2007

Posted on | February 1, 2007 | Category: News

The Swiss Orienteering Federation is pleased to invite you to the IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic to be held in Winterthur, 30 March – 1 April, 2007.

This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed event Advisers. The national orienteering federations are kindly asked to identify and enter suitable candidates.

********* Outline of the IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic ********


The Swiss Orienteering Federation on behalf of the International Orienteering Federation; Rules Commission


30.03. – 01.04.2007

Clinic site:

Winterthur, Switzerland

Address: Hotel Zentrum Töss, Zürcherstrasse 106, CH-8406 Winterthur


Hotel Zentrum Töss

Zürcherstrasse 106

CH-8406 Winterthur

Phone: +41 52 202 53 21, Fax +41 52 202 85 49


Rooms with TV, telephone, shower, WC – 1 or 2 beds available

Accommodation fees have to be paid directly to the Hotel.

Single room is 110 CHF (approx. 70 €) per night, breakfast included

Double room is 130 CHF (approx. 82 €) per night, breakfast included

Estimated cost for lunch and dinner CHF 100 (approx. 65 €)

Other types of accommodation are available on request


The clinic site is located in Winterthur. Winterthur was the location of the WOC 2003 long distance competition. The clinic site can be reached by using the following public transport:

Train and bus:
The hotel can be reached from the train station by taking bus no. 1to stop «Zentrum Töss» in 20 minutes, or by taxi. Distance from the main station to the hotel is about 1.5 km.

Nearest international airport:
Zürich, 15 km from the city. Approximately every 10 minutes a direct train leaves from the airport to Winterthur.


This clinic will consist of lectures, discussions and group work. The detailed programme will be sent to all participants and will be also available on

Friday 30.03. afternoon arrival and registration

evening lecture

Saturday 31.03. morning lecture

afternoon group work, lecture

evening presentation

Sunday 01.04 morning visit to a nearby national event

noon closing

Participation in Sunday’s competition is part of the clinic and the participants shall enter individually according to the organiser’s invitation,, entry deadline March 16, 2007; portal to enter for the event www.go2ol.chà 2. Nat. OL, Schaffhauser OL. You may enter in your ordinary class.


The following IOF publications will be used at the Clinic:

2007 Foot-O Competition Rules
International Specification for Orienteering Maps, ISOM
International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps, ISSOM
IOF Control descriptions
The Leibnitz Convention
IOF guidelines for WRE, WMOC and JWOC

The above material is available at the IOF web site at

The participants are asked to roughly study the material beforehand.

Course leader:

Marcel Schiess – IOF Vice President (SUI),

Vincent Frey – member of the IOF Rules Commission (FRA)



How to enter and entry fee:

Please send your details (use the attached form) by e-mail or post to the Swiss Orienteering Federation (address below)


Pay the entry fee of 80 CHF (50 €) (materials included) via the portal www.go2ol.chà IOF Clinic.

Deadline for entries:

Tuesday, March 19th, 2007


For enquiries please contact:
Swiss Orienteering Federation

Schönaustrasse 33

CH-8335 Hittnau / Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 951 09 29


Please complete your entry form as follows:

Entry form for the IOF Advisers’ Clinic in Winterthur, Switzerland, 30 March – 1 April 2007

Name :

Address :

E-mail :

Tel :

Fax :

Method of travel to Winterthur e.g. aeroplane, car, train

Position in orienteering (club, national federation)

Previous event advising/controlling experience in orienteering

Approval of national federation (name and position)

The national federation should complete the last box (above) to indicate their approval, or send a separate e-mail to After receiving your entry form, we will send the detailed information, city map, detailed timetable of the clinic etc.

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