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:
A password is NOT required, but if you have one, send us the password also.
Note: only send us the URL after the SPOT has been on and the footprint button/light flashing for 1-2 hours
TEAM: Smith / Sanchez
CONFIRMATION CODE: 1324
SEND TO firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The 2018 SAC maps will be 1:30,000 scale. Coordinates will be provided in UTM and the datum is NAD83/WGS84.
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.
The race bounding box will be approximately 13T 0374000 4675000 down to 0397000 4662000 (approx 124 square miles)
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
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.
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!
Our 2018 season still includes the SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE and the TEAM SAFARI.
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.