Invitation Welcome to Kvarken Orienteering Festival at 21-23/7/2016!

Three middle distances Three different terrains Nice prizes to everyone

Kvarken Orienteering Festival 21-23/7/2016

Orienteering adventure i World Heritate Site environment Since 1971

Classes D/H21A and B, H21C, D35-75, H35-85, D/H20, 18, 16, 14, 13 and 12, as well as 12TR and 10RR.

Open classes 5 km, 3 km and RR. Control rally (Rastiralli) for 5-12 year olds, entry on site – open classes even pre-entry.

Entry fees

– 20/6 – 16/7 – 18/7 at 4 pm
Class 3 days 1 day 3 days 1 day 3 days 1 day
21-85 40€ 15€ 45€ 18€ 80€ 30€
16-20 27€ 10€ 30€ 12€ 54€ 20€
-14 20€ 8€ 24€ 10€ 40€ 16€
Open 25€ 10€ 30€ 12€ 30€ 12€

The fees should be paid through the online competition calendar Irma when entering. If you represent a foreign club, another alternative is Vaasan Suunnistajat’s account at Vaasan Osuuspankki, IBAN: FI89 5670 0820 1998 32, BIC: OKOYFIHH. Inform competitor name, class and competition days.

Fees on site in the Open classes 30 € for three days or 12 €/day, Control rally 3 €/day.

Entries for all the three days at the latest Saturday 16th July via Irma. When entering, please inform us about your Emit card number. If you have not entered any card number, we will automatically reserve a rental card for you. The Emit rental cost is 5€/card. Class- and Emit-changes: 2 €.

Late entries at 2 x the ordinary fee, by Monday 18th July 16.00 EET at the latest, via Irma.

Course lengths and expected winning times

21.7. D21A 30 minutes H21A 35 minutes
22.7. D21A 35 min. H21A 40 min.
23.7. D21A 40 min. H21A 50 min.

Middle distance in all the other classes on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday middle distance plus 5–10 minutes.

Chasing start final on Saturday in D/H21A and 20, 18 and 16, according to the results after the two first stages.

Map scale 1:10 000. In the classes D and H 70-85, 12, TR and RR 1:7 500. Contour interval 2,5 metres, printed 6/2016.

Prizes in the main categories D21A and H21A training grants to the three best overall: 1) 300€, 2) 200€, 3) 100€. The winners receive the Ring of the King Trophy for one year – and a 100€ gift voucher to the Noname webshop. The best juniors in D/H21A will receive bonus prizes.

All participants will be awarded after finishing each day. The best overall will receive prizes on the final day. Prizes are also distributed in a lottery among all participants, among everyone that has entered by 20th June we will give away one cruise over Kvarken by ferry with an Archipelago dinner.

Parking near the competition centres.

Child care in the competition centres.

Dressing and showers in field conditions.

Further information Hannu Uusi-Pohjola tel. +358 (0)50 5919101, e-mail hannu.uusi-pohjola (at)

News and updates


Stage 1, Thursday 21/7 • Söderfjärden, Solf

To the hill. On a new map. On the others side of the crater.
Signs from road 8 in Malax and from the crossing of road 673 and Malax-Söderfjärdsvägen.
First start at 6 pm.
Organiser Solf IK, event director Sonja Friman, map creator Caj Snickars, course setter Virpi Snickars, Caj Snickars, Therése Lervik, Jan Enegren, story teller Ann-May Carlson-Wikström, controller Ossi Peltola Vaasan Suunnistajat.


Stage 2, Friday 22/7 • Kuckus, Vörå

On bedrock. In woods. Road to Finnish Championship Relay this autumn.
Signs from crossing of road 718 and 7292 (Tuckor-Kimo).
First start at 6 pm.
Organiser IF Femman, event director Bengt Tunis, course setter Mikael Bäck, children’s courses Pernilla Tunis, story teller Rasmus Tunis, controller Tommy Löfroth Malax IF.


Stage 3, Saturday 23/7 • Björknäs, Malax

International challange. From scrubby marshes to bedrock hills.
Signs from road 8 at Långåminne, a 15 minutes drive.
First start 11 am. Chasing start in D/H21A, 20, 18 and 16. Those who are more than 30 minutes behind the leader or do not have an overall result will start at the end of the field, with interval start.
Organiser Malax IF, event director Richard Strandberg, map creators Seppo Hartvik and Richard Strandberg, course setters Bengt Lillsjö, Stefan Höstman, Jonas Vesterback, Mauri Pensas, story teller Håkan Jäntti, controller Karl Gustav Norrgrann Närpes OK.



Welcome! • Välkommen! • Tervetuloa!

…as well to the Finnish Championships in Vaasa and Vörå 17-18/9 2016.

Solf IK • IF Femman • Malax IF