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  • 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
  • Down by the river Briohny Seaman continued her good form with another outstanding performance in event eight of the Waggaroos Summer Orienteering Series last Thursday evening. Starting from Wagga Beach participants had to visit ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 01:58 by Alex Davey
  • Estella stroll Briohny Seaman had a superb win in event 7 of the Waggaroos Summer Orienteering Series in Estella last Thursday evening. As usual participants had to visit specific locations in the ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2019, 01:01 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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