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What is?

At the beginning of the last century, Madeira was known for the brandy island. Excessive consumption of this drink becomes a social problem. In 1927, 34 sugarcane plantations were closed, production decreased and their commercialization was controlled. Alternatively, the people clandestinely began to produce their own brandy from the dregs of wine, an activity severely punished by the authorities. From the North to the South of the Island, illicit transport began, covering 25 km with about 50 liters on their backs and, despite several arrests, the activity lasted roughly 50 years along tracks that became known as the route of smuggling.

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Informação técnica

Technical information

Map Date:June 2022

Per:Tiago Aires

in accordance with the regulations in force ISSprOM2019-2

Scale:1:3000 / Equidistance: 5 meters

Ground:Urban and Semi-Urban

(includes paths around the urban area, which give access to poios and agricultural land).

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Note: There will be a change of map (front and back) in the tiers of route 1


Important information: Starts are 1400 meters from the finish line. Route to the place of departure will be ensured by the organization (Every 5 minutes from 09:30h).

Oritoiça Boa Ventura will have a novelty in terms of orienteering competitions, a "Maze" Orienteeringor“Orient-show”. Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have, on the Boaventura football field, a small example of"maze". This orientation format has the characteristic of creating artificial barriers in order to force athletes to navigate and choose options having to avoid these obstacles. These barriers are considered insurmountable. If exceeded, athletes will be disqualified. 

Here's an example of how it will be flagged on the map:


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