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Swansea Bay Weekend

Low key but technical!

Midsummer on Gower

Midsummer on Gower
Credit: SBOC

Last edited: Wed 29 Jun 2022

A gem of a summer festival, hosted by another small club Swansea Bay OC.

What areas Swansea Bay boast. Fiendish dunes test the technical skills but relaxing on the wonderful beaches adjacent is a just reward for your efforts.

Sometimes called Midsummer on Gower, the weekend has not always been held in late June or on the Gower! In 2019 the other-wordly Kenfig near Porthcawl was used.

Events and organisation are low key but this is in proportion to the attendances, which are not high- often no more than a QOFL. Even so, some very good orienteers attend.

There's sometimes a welcome event on the Friday evening. This is typically followed colour coded events or even a relay race on the following days. SBOC usually offer to help fix you up with a relay partner. Sometimes the event will coincide with a Welsh League event offering a Brown course.

YearVenues [Map]Articles or Results
2022Llanmadoc Hill (Retro)
Broughton Burrows (Long)
Whiteford Burrows (2x2 relay)
Results (1)
Results (2)
Results (3)

2020/21No events- Covid
2019Oxwich Burrows
Kenfig Burrows
2018Merthyr Mawr West
Oxwich Burrows
Cefyn Bryn (relays)
2017(no event)
2016Rhossili Down
Broughton Burrows (held in April)
Results (1)
Results (2)
2015Clyne Gardens
Nicholaston Burrows
Rhossili Down

Results (2)
Results (3)
2014Llanmadoc Hill
Whiteford Burrows
Broughton Burrows (relays)
Results (1)
Results (2)
Results (3)
2013Whiteford Burrows (relays)
Broughton Burrows

Results (2)
(no one from QO went)

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Who's gone?

The event is a favourite of Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych. Others attending over recent years have been Jeff Pakes, the Lewis family, and in 2022 Roger Craddock, Shelia and Hamish and the Sorrell-Hemmings family.

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