The Organizing Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 7th European Orienteering Championships and World Cup in Ventspils, Latvia from 25 May to 1 June 2008. We welcome all friends of orienteering in Ventspils.

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IOF World Cup 2008
European Orienteering Championships 2008
Ventspils, Latvia
25 May - 1 June 2008

Bulletin 1

1.Welcome to the 7th European Orienteering Championships in Ventspils, Latvia

The Organizing Committee, the organizing orienteering clubs and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are pleased to welcome all friends of orienteering to the European Orienteering Championships.

Peteris Apinis
President of the Latvian Orienteering Federation

2. Organizing committee

Event Director:
Peteris Apinis

Secretary General:
Inese Purgaile;

Financial Director:
Girts Mamis;

Chief mapper and course planner:
Indulis Peilans

Media Director:
Ilze Vesere

IT Director:
Guntars Mankus

3. Event Controllers

IOF Senior Event Advisor:
Rimas Jovaisas /Lithuania/;

National Controller:
Jurgis Krastins /Latvia/;

4. Preliminary Program of EuOC 2008

Sunday 25.05 Ventspils
Opening of the Event Centre in Ventspils
Model event

Monday 26.05 Ventspils
Morning - Sprint Qualification
Afternoon - Sprint Final /WCup/

Tuesday 27.05 Liepene
Long distance Qualification

Wednesday 28.05 Irbene
Long distance Final

Thursday 29.05
Training, rest

Friday 30.05 Jaunupe
Middle distance Qualification

Saturday 31.05 Jaunupe
Middle distance Final

Sunday 01.06 Ventspils

Monday 02.06 Ventspils
Closing of the Event Centre in Ventspils

5. Terrain Description

Long distance, Middle distance, Relay

Mostly coniferous (pine tree) forest. The terrain areas have a lot of contour details, small and middle dune forms. The difference between highest and lowest points of the terrain is about 25m. The runnability is mostly good; some small areas are with middle runnability.

Middle distance terrain area has a lot of swamps.

Long distance and relay terrain areas have some open dune parts.

All areas have developed network of paths and forest roads. Visibility is mostly good.


Sprint distance course will take place in town parks, streets, suburban dune areas and beach.

6. Training Opportunities

Please consult for updated information about the official training opportunities - Secretary General //. From 2006 it is possible to train in the different terrains similar to EuOC 2008.

  • Kapa 3-days, Liepaja, 29.06.-1.07.2007.
  • Kurzemes pavasaris, 04.2008.
  • Regional competitions 2008.

  • 7. Embargoed Areas

    The following areas are embargoed until further notice.

    Map Name of the map Nearest settlement
    685 Ventspils-centre Ventspils
    686 Jaunupe-north Jaunupe
    687 Ventspils-camping Ventspils
    688 Jaunupe-south Jaunupe
    609 Staldzene Staldzene
    709 Seaside park Ventspils
    841 Liepene-camping Liepene
    Irbene Irbene

    8. Event Centre and Accommodation

    The Event Centre will be situated right in the heart of Ventspils. All EuOC participants will be accommodated in hotels. Complete information will be available in Bulletin 2. For further information please contact the organizers by e-mail: ; .

    9. Anti-doping

    Let us keep our sport and the EuOC 2008 free of doping! We, the organizers, are fully committed to support the endeavours of the anti-doping authorities with highest priority. We will also keep the participants, through their member federations, informed about the current developments of the applicable anti-doping laws and regulations in Latvia.

    10. Payments

    All payments to EuOC2008 have to be made to:

    Account Name: Latvian Orienteering federation
    Bank Name: SEB Latvijas Unibanka
    IBAN: LV49 UNLA 0050 0045 4965 7

    11. Further Information

    Web site:

    E-mail: ;

    Latvian Orienteering federation
    Marijas 13/1, Riga, Latvia
    EuOC Secretary General: Inese Purgaile

    Tel. /mobile/: +371 29751855
    Fax: +371 3107045

    Bulletin 2 will be published on May 2007

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