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  • Hot weather at Wagga beach Izzy Hutchinson and Chantelle Dailey excelled in Event 2 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of orienteering conducted last Thursday evening. Starting from Wagga Beach participants had a 30 minute time ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2017, 03:02 by Alex Davey
  • Fast start to Waggaroos Summer Series Briohny Seaman and Joannah McDougall excelled in Event 1 of the Waggaroos 2017-18 Summer Series of Orienteering last Thursday evening. Starting in the Victory Memorial Gardens participants had 30 ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2017, 01:38 by Alex Davey
  • Change of venue for 8th October event Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Waggaroos club event scheduled for Connorton on 8th October has been moved to Pomingalarna. A range of course will be available with starts between 10 ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 02:48 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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