10.08.2020

INVITATION CO 2021

EVENT: 24th Croatia open 2021
ORGANIZER: OK "Ris" Delnice
CC: Delnice 

Head of the Organization: Ivica Urbanc
Head of the Course Planning: Tihomir Salopek

IMPORTANT DATES AND ZERO START TIME
March 1st, 2021 – 1st - entry deadline
June 6th, 2021 – 2nd - entry deadline
July 11th, 2021 – 3rd - entry deadline


PROGRAMME
August 1st, 2021 – 1st stage (middle distance), first start 15:00
August 2nd, 2021 – 2nd stage (sprint), first start 17:00
August 3rd, 2021 – free day
August 4th, 2021 – 3rd stage (sprint), first start 9:00
August 5th, 2021 – 4th stage (short-long distance), first start 09:00
August 6th, 2021 – 5th stage (middle distance), first start 09:00

LOCATION
1st stage (middle distance), Klanac
2nd stage (sprint), Omišalj
3rd stage (sprint), Japlenški vrh
4th stage (short-long distance), Delnice
5th stage (middle distance), Delnice





CATEGORIES:
BEGINERS, OPEN L, OPEN S, W10, M10, W12, M12, W14, M14, W16, M16, W21B, M21B, W35, M35, W45, M45, W55, M55, M60, M21E, W21E, W20, M20, M18, W18, M40, W40, M50, W50, W60, M65, W65, M21A, W21A

In case of few entries organizer can join certain categories.

ENTRIES:

CROATIA OPEN 2019_ORIENTEERING

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PAYMENT

Via a bank transfer till 1st of Mart. 

Fees will only be valid when full payment is received.

DATA FOR BANK PAYMENT:

IBAN:
 HR30 2402 00611 0083 0663 
SWIFT/BIC: ESBCHR22

ACCAUNT HOLEDER:
OK "RIS" Delnice
Stjepana Radića 1
51 300 Delnice


NOTE: 
Make sure to include the name of the runer and the club. When we receive the payment we will send a notification via OO line service.

Dear sports friends,
over a month passed since the last edition of the Croatia Open 2020, which we managed to organize in very complex circumstances caused by the appearance of the COVID-19 virus. We are satisfied that the commitment and responsibility of organizers as well as all participants was at a high level, primarily due to the fact that none of the participants after the competition were positive for COVID-19 - according to the data available to us. Time has shown that orienteering is one of the low-risk sport activities when it comes to the spread of COVID-19.
We believe that we, as the organizers of the competition, have fulfilled our obligation to all registered competitors; the competition was held according to plan and the financial resources we received from the paid entry fees were invested in the preparation and organization.
No, we don’t want you to think that we are looking for a way not to return the paid entry fees to the competitors who did not take part in the competition due to fear caused by the appearance of COVID-19, on the contrary, we’re thankful for your payments which allowed us to prepare and organize the competition. We’d also like to offer you a fair deal - use the paid entry fees as an opportunity to compete at the Croatia Open in the course of the next two years.
We’d like to emphasize that we, as the organizers, were left without a part of the income for the preparation and organization of the competition because some of the competitors did not pay their entry fees. They didn’t even inform us that they wouldn’t be competing which caused us a loss in financing. Due to such irresponsible individuals, we will have to introduce stricter measures regarding the control of applications and payments from next year. There will be a maximum of 10 days after the end of each application period for the payments, after which the right to a more favorable entry fee will be lost.
We would also like to announce the dates for Croatia Open 2021: August 2nd – 7th! More detailed information coming soon.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all this year's participants for coming, and all those of you who may be considered damaged, we’re asking for your understanding and patience because the opportunity to participate in the Croatia Open opens next year.
CO team

Welcome to Croatia, welcome to the Green Heart of Croatia!

 Gorski kotar – planinska regija Hrvatske


Gorski kotar (lat. Discrictus montanus) je smješten u zapadnom dijelu Republike Hrvatske, a presijeca ga 45 paralela. Riječ je o isključivo brdsko-planinskom prostoru, prosječne nadmorske visine od 700 do 900 metara. Samo su vrhovi Risnjaka i Bjelolasice viši od 1.500 metara. Klimatska specifičnost ogleda se u karakteristici da dio područja pripada posebnom prijelaznom klimatskom tipu  primorske i kontinentalne klime. Svi oblici planinskoga turizma i aktivnog odmora daju Gorskom kotaru magičnu privlačnost, ponajprije zbog očuvane prirode i srdačnog stanovništva.

Gorski kotar – Croatian mountain region

Gorski Kotar (Latin Discrictus montanusis located in the western part of the Croatia and is crossed by 45th parallelIt is the highland area with an average altitude of 700-900 meters. Only the peaks Risnjak and Bjelolasica are higher than 1,500 meters. Climate specificity is reflected in the characteristics that a part of the area is a special type of transitional climate of coastal and continental climateAll forms of mountain tourism and active vacations give Gorski kotar magical attraction, primarily because of preserved nature and welcoming people.

Upoznajte Gorski kotar – pet atraktivnih lokacija koje morate doživjeti!
Meet Gorski Kotar - five attractive locations that you have to experience!

Izlet u spilju „Lokvarku“

Cave "Lokvarka"
Park šuma Golubinjak i okolica bogati su speleološkim zanimljivostima od kojih je najznačajnija spilja „Lokvarka“ koja spada u najljepše spilje hrvatskog krša. Spilja je udaljena od Golubinjaka oko 1 km (10 minuta hoda). Ukupna dužina špilje iznosi 1,2 kilometara, a stalna temperatura zraka u njoj (8 OC). Špilja ima nekoliko galerija, odnosno razina, od kojih su tri dostupne turistima. Špilja je od 1961. godine zaštićena kao geomorfološki spomenik prirode. Geografske koordinate su: 45O 21΄ 42" N; 14O 45΄ 47" E.

The trip to the cave "Lokvarka"

Forest Park Golubinjak and its surroundings are rich in caves attractions of which the most interesting is the cave "Lokvarka" which is one of the most beautiful Croatian karst caves. The cave is about 1 km (10 minutes) away from Golubinjak. The total length of the cave is 1.2 kilometers, and constant air temperature is 8 °C. The cave has several galleries, or levels, three of which are available to tourists. The cave was protected in 1961 as a geomorphologic natural monument. Geographical coordinates are 45 ° 21 42 'N, 14o 45 47 "E.

Panoramska vožnja po Lokvarskom jezeru

Najveće goransko jezero možete upoznati vozeći se splavom „Čača“. Doživite spoj vode i prirode na Lokvarskom jezeru, uživajte u jedinstvenom pogledu na vrh planine Risnjak (1528 metara). Iskoristite priliku i doživite jednosatnu panoramsku vožnju!

Panoramic tour by Lokvarsko jezero

Raft "Čača" in Lokvarsko jezero
You can explore the largest lake in Gorski kotar by driving a raft “Čača”. Experience a combination of water and nature in Lokvarsko jezero, enjoy a unique view to the top of the mountain Risnjak (1528 meters). Take the opportunity and experience a one-hour panoramic tour!

Čarolija „Zelenog vira“ i „Vražjeg prolaza“

Područje Zelenog vira proglašeno je rezervatom prirodnih vrijednosti 1962. godine. Prvi se puta spominje 1884. godine kao izletište za hrabrije izletnike. Zeleni vir je snažan izvor na dnu plitke, prostrane spilje nad čijim se ulazom nadvijaju 70 metarske okomite stijene niz koje se obrušava živopisan slap stvarajući blistavu vodenu zavjesu. Zeleni vir dobio je ime po zelenkastoj boji vode u jezercu koje nastaje u spilji. Druga atraktivnost je 800 metara dugačak kanjon Vražji prolaz. Mnogi ga smatraju jednim od najljepših kanjonskih prizora u našoj zemlji.

The magic of „Zeleni vir“ and „Vražji prolaz“

Zeleni vir was declared a nature reserve in 1962. It is first mentioned in 1884 as a resort for the braver hikers. Zeleni vir is a powerful spring at the bottom of a shallow but large cave. Over the caves entrance hangs a 70 meter cliff from which lively waterfall gushes creating sparkling water curtain. Zeleni vir is named after the green water in the pond in the cave. Another attraction is the 800-meter-long Vražji prolaz canyon. Many consider it one of the most beautiful canyon scenery in the country.

Monumentalnost Risnjaka i izvora rijeke Kupe

National park Risnjak
Nacionalni park Risnjak je izrazit primjer visinskog raščlanjenja dinarskog planinskog sustava u reljefnom, geološkom, hidrološkom i klimatskom pogledu, biljnom pokrovu i životinjskom svijetu. Osnovu parka čini masiv planine Risnjak s vrhom na 1528 metara. 1997. godine površina parka proširuje se i na područje izvora rijeke Kupe. Izvor Kupe, jedna od mnogih još uvijek neriješenih zagonetki krša, jedno je od najjačih, najprostranijih i najdubljih hrvatskih vrela. Na 313 m nad morem vodena masa oblikovala je manje jezero tirkizno zeleno-plave boje, dužine 200 i širine oko 30 metara. Prilaz ovom lokalitetu omogućen je atraktivnom stazom iz sela Razloge ili Kupari odakle je put nešto duži, a penje se uzvodno, paralelno s tokom rijeke Kupe. Nacionali park Risnjak je jedan od manje posjećenih nacionalnih parkova u Hrvatskoj, ne zato što bi bio manje vrijedan, već zato što za uživanje u risnjačkim ljepotama treba imati poseban osjet za čari prirodnih fenomena.

Monumentality of Risnjak and source of the river Kupa



National park Risnjak is a striking example of altitudinal dissolution of the Dinaric mountain system in relief, geological, hydrological and climatic aspect, vegetation and wildlife. Basis of the park is Risnjak massif with a peak at 1528 meters. In 1997 the area of ​​the park was extended to the area of ​​the source of the river Kupa. Source of Kupa, one of the many still unsolved karst mysteries, it is one of the strongest, widest and deepest Croatian sources. At 313 m above the sea level, water mass formed a small lake turquoise green-blue color, with length of 200 meters and a width of about 30 meters. Accessing this site is possible following an attractive path from the village Razloge or Kupari from where the path is a little bit longer, and rises upstream, following the flow of the river Kupa. National park Risnjak is one of the less visited national parks in the country, not because it is less valuable, but because to enjoy its beauty one should have a special feeling for the charms of natural phenomena.

Kraljevina „Bijelih“ i „Samarskih“ stijena

River Kupa
Područje Bijelih i Samarskih stijena jedno je od najatraktivnijih planinarskih odredišta u Hrvatskoj. Uključeno je u strogi rezervat prirode  što znači da u njemu nije dozvoljena nikakva ljudska intervencija. Kraj je divlji, očaravajući i zahtjevan za obilazak, a samo je na pola sata od mjesta gdje možete ostaviti automobil! Ne zaboravite da su Samarske i Bijele stijene otkrivene slučajno kad je jedan lokalni lugar slijedio tragove medvjeda. I budite oprezni - penjanje po stijenama je jako zabavno, ali i opasno!

The kingdom of „Bijele“ and „Samarske stijene“ 

Area of Bijele and Samarske stijene is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in Croatia. It is a part of the strict nature reserve, which means that no human interventions are allowed within its borders. The area is wild, fascinating and demanding for a visit, and only half an hour from the place where you can leave your car! Do not forget that the Samarske and Bijele stijene were discovered by accident when a local forester traced the bear. And be careful - rock climbing is a lot of fun, but also dangerous!

ACCOMODATION

 

For accommodation you may contact Tourism Board Offices:

https://www.tz-delnice.hr/#




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Croatia Open FOTO

Croatia Open is a five-day international orienteering competition, one of its kind and most meaningful orienteering event with traditional character in Croatia. 

Aspiration and devotion to organize this competition at the highest possible level have so far attracted thousands of competitors from more than 40 countries to Gorski kotar and Croatia. All of the organizer efforts have been recognized by IOF leaders (International Orienteering Federation) who have appointed competition the WRE (World ranking Event) status several times so far. 

Unfortunately, Croatian Orienteering Federation for many years ignores and marginalizes this important sporting event. 

Despite all the problems, the competition has profiled itself into one of the most important in the region, and Gorski Kotar was promoted to a European orienteering summer destination.



CO2015: Stage One / 27.07. / Klanac

CO2015: Stage Two / 28.07. / Krk

CO2015: Stage Three / 30.07. / Malo Selo

CO2015: Stage Four / 31.07. / Petehovac

CO2015: Stage Five / 01.08. / Golubinjak
CO2017: Stage One / 26.07. / Golubinjak

CO2017: Stage Two / 28.07. / Omišalj

CO2017: Stage Three / 29.07. / Krk


CO2018: Stage One / 31.07. / Petehovac

CO2018: Stage Two / 01.08. / Petehovac

CO2018: Stage Three / 02.08. / Krk

CO2018: Stage Four / 04.08. / Sungerski lug I

CO2018: Stage Five / 05.08. / Sungerski lug II

CO2018: Stage Six / 06.08. / Sungerski lug III


CO2019: Stage One / 30.07. / Klanac

CO2019: Stage Two / 31.07. / Omišalj

CO2019: Stage Three / 02.08. / Leska

CO2019: Stage Four / 04.08. / Crni Lug

CO2019: Stage Five / 05.08. / Leska


PHOTO: dthfreak77@gmail.com


Orienteering club „RIS“ Delnice

The orienteering club "RIS" Delnice is established on February 12th 2000. It promotes orienteering in Delnice, Gorski Kotar and Primorsko – goranska county in order to someday achieve the status of the Olympic sport. 

It assists Club members in the quality development in order to worthily represent the club on sports and a personal level. In the area of Gorski kotar, club members organized the 1998 European military and 1999 World military orienteering championship and 2010 World radio goniometry championship.

Taking into account the regional competition Alpe Adria Cup in 2004 it may be concluded that the specific areas covered by green karst and proximity to coastal resorts are a winning combination that every year attracts a growing number of fans of this sport.

Orijentacijski sport - suvremeni oblik aktivnog odmora

Tranzitivni oblik različitih načina kretanja čovjeka u prirodi je temelj za nastanak većine sportskih aktivnosti. Orijentacijski sport je vrlo zanimljiv individualni sport koji omogućava svim zainteresiranima da osim fizičke kondicije usavrše svoje znanje iz područja čitanja i primjene karte, te upotrebe kompasa. 

Orijentacijski sport zahtijeva sudjelovanje, a ne promatranje, što ga čini atraktivnim i prihvatljivim, kako sportašima tako i rekreativcima. Okružje za bavljenjem ovim sportom su široki netaknuti šumski prostori, te, posljednjih godina, urbana područja u kojima se organiziraju sprint utrke koje osim svoje atraktivnosti imaju i vrlo važnu promidžbenu ulogu.

Orienteering – the modern form of active vacation

Form of human movement in nature is the basis for development of most outdoor sport activities. Orienteering sport is very interesting individual sport which allows all participants not only to improve their physical performance but also to improve their map reading and compass skills. It is not a sport for passive bystanders because its attractiveness and acceptability is achieved through involvement. Orienteering mostly takes place on vast untouched wooded areas, and, over recent years, urban areas where sprint races are organized, which beside their attractiveness also have a promotional character.