Each BrOC edition brings something new. We strive to fill all of you who make this competition really special, who are looking forward to it and are returnig year after year to the wonderfull town of Postira with joy.
So for the sixth BrOC we once again expanded the Postira map to include the Sardina factory. It is a leading Croatian company in fishing and fish-processing with more than a hundred years of tradition. One of many things our competition’s hometown is known for around the world.
That is why, after a sheep and a viver, BrOC 2023’s logo has a school of sardines on it (pilchards)! And a multicoloured shool of sardines (remeniscent of all the colurs of different O-shirts) has also swam in Postira on our neck gaiter. You know that after orinteering on land we are certainly bound to join them in the crystal blue sea!
Those of you who prefer orienteering on Gažul won’t be disappointed either. There is a new terrain waiting for us there too!
This year the long distance will be in the central part of Gažul area. After a few years we are back to pastures, sheeps and gold fishes. Who will catch goldfish and get three wishes in ponds on Trolokve at 700 m above sea?
We did not forget. During spring we were a little bit occupied with a competition in Zagreb. Nevertheless we had already started preparation on the terrain in February during our first field trip to Brač. These days most of the map work is done: Just a few more details left. Hope we'll make an interesting competition for you again.
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Your BrOC team
Dear BrOC 2022 participants,
Thank you all for coming to Brač and making it such a great and joyful event! We hope you arrived safely home or to your new destinations.
For us, weeks from competition just flew by. Impressions are still slowly simmering as we sort through photos and videos. So you can relive these few intense days on o-broč youtube channel or our facebook galleries.
The orienteering side of it can be analysed on livelox, so we encourage you to upload your tracks.
Once again we congratulate BrOC 2022 championesses: Mihaela, Sara, Ema, Viktorie, Zdenka Petra, Nikola, Julia, Eva, Jana, Pascale, Galina and Signe and champions: Daniel, Huba, Martin, Botond, Jakov, Corentin, Jan, Branimir, Igor, Juha, Martin, Jeno.
But to all of you who finished or even had a try at those beautiful but tricky terrains, challenging and demanding courses a big WELL DONE! Our aim was, as usual, to combine interesting orienteering with lots of fun in the beautiful, wild nature and picturesque island villages. And judging by your tales, notes and comments we received so far we managed to pull it off once again!
There are more and more orienteers who return to BrOC each year, but also a growing numbers of first-timers. On this 5th edition we had a record: 300 participants. What made us even happier, you came from record number of countries: 21!
Many thanks go to our wonderful supporters: the ladies from the Postira Tourist Board and the lads from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and all the locals from Gažul, Postira and Dol.
We are so proud of our really small but enthusiastic and engaged Maksimir organising team that gave their all to make it happen: Tome, Lobel, Fabiana, Pero, Mario, Krivi, Mirka, Mirjana, Perica, Gerrit, Kyra, Saša, Vibor, Vittoria, Beatrice, Greta.
They are all eager to see you next year and have started planning BrOC 2023 already!
Dates are October 6th – 8th 2023. More details will be coming in a few months, so stay in touch.
Meanwhile, have lots of nice orienteering experiences, and don’t forget to take one of Dols’ viver with you orienteering!
See you on BrOC 2023!