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  • New Rocky Hill map Stuart Young and Sean Sunley had excellent wins in the Waggaroos orienteering event on the new Rocky Hill in Kooringal last Sunday. It was the first time this area had ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2019, 04:08 by Alex Davey
  • Albury wins on home soil Weight of numbers conspired against Waggaroos in the first event of the Interclub Challenge against Albury last Sunday. Held over eight events points are awarded for participation as well as ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2019, 03:27 by Alex Davey
  • Bush season opens at Pommy A disappointingly small turn out for our first bush event of 2019, with warm weather keeping some in the pool, whilst some members were out of town.The courses looped ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2019, 03:23 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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