HRCR Jogle Rally 2021
Setters' Guidelines

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The outline route for HRCR Jogle 2021 is below: TC1 in John o'Groats to TC101 in Land's End. There are 90 UK legs (based upon Ordnance Survey maps) and 10 Other Legs (based upon other maps). Each "5th" control is deliberately missing on the map. See below.

In each of the UK legs the notional start and finish TCs have been set. The current route from the start to the finish is usually the shortest distance/quickest route via AutoP(i)lot. The finish TC of a leg is close to or identical to the start of the next leg.

The straight-line distance between each start and finish averages about 20 miles.

The actual rally route for each leg is up to the setter with the following guidelines:

1) The start and finish TCs should be kept in roughly the same place. Don't move them more than a kilometre from their current position. This preserves the Jogle outline route.

2) The route from the start TC should generally meander towards the finish TC. For example, if the direction is north to south, don't head significantly further north before going south. As a rough guide try to stick to a corridor of no more than about 8 kilometres either side of a straight-line route from the start TC to the finish TC.

3) Remember there are 100 legs on this event - a marathon not a sprint - so ALL navigation must be STRAIGHTFORWARD. No cryptic codes, no Google searching, no heavy maths, no unlock codes, nothng complicated. Even the most adept and diligent competitors will trip up somewhere in their plotting.

4) Choose your STRAIGHTFORWARD route card navigation by utilising the map features you can see in your corridor. If nothing looks inviting, just define, say, 2/3/4 in-order PCs which have to be visited via the shortest overall route. If the leg crosses mountains or follows the coast, which limits the available roads, the section is probably best used as a Real-Time leg with VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD navigation.

5) No hints. The navigation should be doable directly from the route card without solving cryptic clues or carrying out Google searches.

6) For Plotting legs your route length should be about 40 miles. For Real-Time legs keep them below 15 miles; this may necessitate advancing the start TC and retracting the finish TC to truncate the average distance. The aim is have about 10% of the legs as Real-Time rallies.

7) The default design parameters for each leg i.e. mapsets, zoom range etc. should be left intact for event consistency unless special reasons dictate otherwise.

Each "5th" leg (Legs 5,15,25 ... 95) will use non-OS maps for variety. Any of the map sets in the design software can be used for any country. By default these legs have been set with a start and finish TC in France on Open Street maps.
Your non-OS navigation should be of the form: (e.g. for TC15 to TC16):

From TC15 (UK) teleport to TC15 (France, or wherever) and complete the following route card:
Route Card Instructions ...
From TC16 (France, or wherever) teleport to TC16 (UK)

Each setter may set up to 5 legs. Given the STRAIGHTFORWARD navigation, this should not be too time-consuming. Setters are obviously not permitted to attempt their own leg and would usually receive a maximum score. However, since there will be no dropping of worst scores on the Jogle Rally the following scheme has been devised to not compromise a setter's score.

5 additional straightforward route cards will be created just for the setters. If a setter has designed, say 3, legs, his/her substitute scores will come from the results of their attempt at the first three additional route cards. Although this is not a perfect "level playing field" it should provide an incentive for volunteer setters with only a minor skew to the results.