Champions of the Flyway 2016 – Event Itinerary
|24th – 25th March||Race Teams arrive at Tel Aviv Airport, collect hire cars and drive to the Agamim Hotel in Eilat.|
|25th March||Scouting Day 1 – Led by Israel’s top birders. A full day of touring the best sites in the Negev and the Arava Valley enabling participants to get a good feel of the “playing field” and practical and logistical issues. Join Hadoram Shirihai, Jonathan Meyrav and the Eilat Birds Festival groups exploring the playing field.|
|26th March||Scouting Day 2 – race teams explore the course further – from early morning (unguided).|
|19:00, 26th March||The COTF Official “Swap meet” hosted by Leica.|
|27th March||Scouting Day 3 – race teams continue to recce and plan their routes – from early morning.|
|20:00, 27th March||Champions of the Flyway opening event and dinner at the Eilat Birdwatching Park.
|28th March||Information Exchange Meeting – all race teams assemble at the Agamim Hotel to share results from their scouting and hold a “tactical” meeting with the race organizers.|
|29th March||Champions of the Flyway Race Day
00:01 – The race begins
19:00 – The finish line opens
23:59 – The finish line closes – To qualify all teams must submit their checklists by this deadline!
|30th March||Champions of the Flyway awards ceremony and closing event at the HILTON Hotel.