When is it too windy to orienteer?

The recent very windy weather has led to many Scottish clubs addressing the issue of should an event or activity go ahead or are the risks of trees falling too high. If you’re an organiser or a coach looking to put on an event, you may find a new guidance document useful.

The resource – “When is windy too windy?” – is in the incidents folder of the Support for Coaches section of the SOA website:

A number of events have been postponed which shows a good level of risk awareness in clubs.

Please remember that the limits mentioned have arisen from experience over many years for one area of Scotland around taking these decisions. The wind speed limits may vary from region to region.