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Why would you name a cal course after a race? If you measure the cal course, then have it certified, you can use it for more than just that particular race. I prefer to name it after the street, or cross-streets, as J.A. says.

I don't like using a sponsor's name in a course name, as many times the sponsors change over the years. Just name the course after the park, or part of town, or whatever. Just my opinion.
I agree that we should use street names for calibration course names, as it at least gives an idea where the course is, before opening the map.

But, if Ricky's Race Services is paying for a calibration course (is a surveyor being hired to do it? I have never charged for a calibration course, as I use them for many course measurements), I guess it could be called Ricky's Calibration Course.

However, if a Ricky's Race is being run, and a calibration course is set up which happens to be used to measure Ricky's Race course, I don't see why the cal course should be called "Ricky's". It will be used for other course measurements, and he is paying for his race course measurement, not the calibration course.

Just my thoughts.
In this case it seems like the cal course is being named after a measuring/timing service rather than a specific race. I'm sure Pete Volkmar would be within his rights to name his home course "Guido Brothers 1,000 Foot." In fact Pete has been known to have some whimsical names for cal courses. There was a "Just Ducky" course in Danbury alongside a park's duck pond, and another "Dick's Special" named after a particularly pesty race director.
I'm with Jay. Who would want to use a calibration course who would not know that it is in the public domain?

What is useful for me that I do not see on some cal course maps is an address. If there is no close-by address, a GPS coordinate would help. Is it not a requirement to record an address on cal course so that they may be easily located?
Lyman - when we assume everyone knows what we know, then we open the door for misunderstanding.

If I were a new measurer, and had read the manual, I may look for a calibration course in my area. If it was named "Lyman's calibration course", I may assume that each measurer is to set up their own course. That, of course, would be incorrect, but how would they know? They are new, and don't know their way around the measuring community.

One can never assume others have the same knowledge they possess.

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