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  • 9th best beach in Australia! ACT’s Andrew Slattery had a strong win in event 4 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering last Sunday. Commencing from the now famous Wagga Beach (recently rated the ...
    Posted 16 Dec 2019, 02:35 by Alex Davey
  • Kooringal Sunday Summer Series On the 45 minute course John Oliver proceeded in an anticlockwise direction primarily around the perimeter of the map picking off the higher value questions. He amassed an excellent 170 ...
    Posted 16 Dec 2019, 02:21 by Alex Davey
  • Estella stroll The 2nd Sunday Summer series event proved to be a pleasant stroll around Wagga's northernmost suburb of Estella last Sunday. The Estella area is highlighted by the many laneways ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2019, 03:13 by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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