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  • Wet wet wet at Rowdy Flat Waggaroos extended their lead in the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday winning Event 7 by 19 points to 12. Waggaroos now have a 144:116 lead with just ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2017, 03:35 by Alex Davey
  • Lachlan Billett in NSW Schools team! Waggaroos junior Lachlan Billett competed with distinction in the M16 age-class at the Orienteering NSW State League events near Newcastle recently and has been rewarded with selection in the ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2017, 04:57 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos regain momentum in Interclub at Connorton Waggaroos had a good 39:26 points win in the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday and after 6 events leads 125:104. The very well attended event attracted ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2017, 04:54 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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