SAC Competitors - Send us your SPOT ID's now!

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 14, 2018

ACTION REQUIRED FOR SAC PARTICIPANTS – DUE BY FRIDAY AUG 31st

Like last year, we are going to use live SPOT tracking of competitors during the Sniper Adventure Challenge for safety, logistics, and spectators.

In order for this to work, we need a link to each team’s “Shared Page” from the SPOT site. Here are the instructions:

  1. One team member please complete and send us the following:
  2. Log into the “My Account” section on findmespot.com
  3. Go to the “Share” tab.
  4. You need to use or create a “Shared Page” and then click on the name of the shared page, and it will take you to a page with a URL that looks like this:

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    A password is NOT required, but if you have one, send us the password also.

  5. Turn on your SPOT tracker, and put it somewhere where it has good GPS reception
  6. Press and hold the “Footprint” button until it blinks with the POWER button/light.
  7. Let the SPOT sit in a good-reception area for 1-2 hours.
  8. SEND US THE URL from STEP #4, along with your Confirmation Code. Your confirmation code is the 4-digit code you got when you registered for the SAC.

    Note: only send us the URL after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours

    For example:

    TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
    CLASS: ENDURANCE
    CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
    URL: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ZMcLvSXpEPWpQSrWEziD7p9qj5v39cpx

    SEND TO zak@competition-dynamics.com

These steps will allow us to get everyone’s SPOTs into our tracking system and tested prior to the event so we don’t have last minute technical difficulties.

SPOT II/Gen2 or SPOT III/Gen3 recommended. You need to be able to activate “TRACK MODE” via a button on the device (the “Footprint” icon). Other models may not work well or be compatible with our tracking system. A SPOT that requires another device (such as a phone for bluetooth) is NOT RECOMMENDED. NOT RECOMMENDED: SPOT Trace, SPOT Global Phone, SPOT Connect, SPOT HUG, SPOT X.

REMINDER – TEAMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DEPART THE RACE WITHOUT A TRACKING SPOT. “I.T.” PROBLEMS WILL BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SOLVE ONCE ON SITE

 

SAC MAP SCALE

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 14, 2018

The 2018 SAC maps will be 1:30,000 scale. Coordinates will be provided in UTM and the datum is NAD83/WGS84.

 

2018 SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE UPDATE 1

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 14, 2018

Technical Rock Climbing Back in 2018. You may bring your own gear. Teams to self belay (mostly). Bounding Box.

Race staff scouted the new race area today and here are some updates.

Technical rock climbing will return at the 2018 SAC. Teams may, and are encouraged to, bring their own harnesses, helmets, belay device, shoes, etc. It’s up to you. We have about a dozen loaner harnesses and some helmets and belay devices, but, like last year you might have to wait for a loaner. A team that has their own gear and is ready to go might be able to jump on a route earlier.

Like last year, you will have the opportunity to “stash” your climbing gear after your last climbing challenge, if you want to.

TEAM SELF BELAY

Each team member should know, at least, how to safely belay a climbing using a top rope (TR) setup and an ATC-style belay device. Do your own research on TR safety checks and belay technique. Know how to safely lower. We recommend reviewing the modern P-L-U-S technique. We will have climbing safety officers and some available staff belayers; however, just like equipment, if you can do it yourself, you will probably get through the challenge quicker.

ATC-style devices (including tube-style or belay plates) are preferred for simplicity of safety verification. For approval of others, please send me an email. Munter hitch (HMS, Italian Hitch) belays and Figure-8 devices will not be allowed.

BOUNDING BOX

The race bounding box will be approximately 13T 0374000 4675000 down to 0397000 4662000 (approx 124 square miles)

 

2018 BURRIS OPTICS TEAM CHALLENGE RESULTS

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 25, 2018

Congratulations to all 2018 BURRIS OPTICS TEAM CHALLENGE competitors. This year’s match was extremely difficult and everyone should be proud to have participated, let alone done well.

TOP 5 TEAMS

1. HAMILTON / MURPHY
2. TROSTEL / THOMAS
3. REINHARDT / FOSSEN
4. LEIGHTON / DUSART
5. DETOUR / REEVES

FULL RESULTS

LINK TO 2018 SCORES PDF FILE

THANKS

Thanks to BURRIS OPTICS for being the title sponsor for this match. Their level of support is extremely impressive.

Thanks to Travis for letting us use his awesome ranch.

Thanks to Jimmy and Casey for taking on responsibility for major parts of this match.

Thanks to the RO’s! STAN, Shawn, Brian, Doug, Dave, Roger, Mike, Bill, Nick, Mario, Chris, Shawn, Nephi, Jeremy, Shelby, Mark, Dennis, Tino. This year we had a really super solid set of RO’s.

SPONSORS

BURRIS! TITLE SPONSOR!

AA TARGETS, Machinegun Tours, MICROTECH KNIVES, TBAC, PROOF, US Optics, Magpul, XS Sight Systems, Grayboe, Kifaru, Lapua, Sierra, Traust, Nightforce, High Country Precision, Hawkins Precision, STEINER OPTICS!

UPCOMING MATCHES

Our 2018 season still includes the SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE and the TEAM SAFARI.

Zak

 

Looking for a few "Action Stage" RO's for Burris Optics Team Challenge

Posted By: Zak Smith on June 7, 2018

We are stilling looking for a few “Action Stage” RO’s for the Burris Optics Team Challenge, coming up in a couple weeks. Experience with 3-Gun, IDPA, or USPSA/IPSC “Action” stages is a must. At the BOTC we have afternoon “Assault” stages with up to 120 yards of movement (most are about 30 yards). Here’s an overview of our Range Officer (RO) Program. The BOTC is June 22-24 at our Douglas WY facility; RO’s need to be there no later than 0800 June 21 for briefings. Please email us if you’re interested.

 
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