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Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received in previous years, we are again holding what is becoming our annual two-day navigation workshop in the western Blue Mountains.

The 2010 NSWRA Navigation Workshop will take place - as it did for the last two years- at Rydal Showground and in the surrounding Lidsdale and Falnash State Forests. This is a fabulous location for the event - plenty of facilities at the showground and very pleasant open forest to sharpen people's navigation skills without having to content with scrubby undergrowth.With any luck, the daffodils will be out again!

The weekend will comprise several sessions of 'theory' - how to read a map, how to pack for a rogaine and how to plan a route. To complement the theory, there will be a number of both daytime *and* nighttime navigation exercises, which will be conducted in small groups - there will be plenty of personalized attention! The final exercise will be a mini-rogaine - just to give you a bit of an opprotunity to put those new-found skills into action!

AND, this year - for something a bit different, we are also planning to offer some training for prospective course setters and vetters, which will include choosing a site, checkpoint locations, setting controls and vetting controls. This part of the workshop will only be offered if there is sufficient interest, so make sure you let us know if this is of interest to you. You can contact Alexa about this specific part of the workshop if you would like to know more.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The details

When:   Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of October

Where:  Rydal Showground at Rydal

Who:    This year's workshop is aimed at novice to intermediate navigators, interested in gaining or improving navigation skills for bushwalking and more competitive events such as rogaining/orienteering/adventure racing.

Start Time:    10:00 am registration; first activity at 10:30 on Saturday, 3:00pm finish back at the hash-house on Sunday.

Format: The focus will be on gaining practical navigation skills. There will be a mix of presentation and small-group practical exercises with specially prepared maps, including a night nav, led by experienced (but not necessarily infallible!!) navigators. The nav exercises will be held in the local state forests - Lidsdale and Falnash - with a short rogaine on Sunday afternoon to allow you to consolidate what you've learnt over the weekend.

Accommodation:  Camp at the showground, or bunk down in the shed if you don't mind company and a concrete floor.

Meals:    Saturday lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Sunday lunch and post-rogaine afternoon tea are included.

What to bring for the exercises:

  • a compass, preferably an orienteering style compass
  • pen, pencil and paper
  • the safety essentials - a whistle, space blanket and compression bandage for snake-bite
  • if you have one, bring your GPS - useful to check your results in pace counting and walking to a compass bearing. 

Need a lift or like to have someone share the travel costs?  Try our Carpooling Service.

For general information about this event, contact:

Alan Mansfield

phone: 02 9797 6773
email:  mansfield-kupina@optusnet.com.au  

For entry or results related matters contact:

Lindsay Young
phone:  02 9525 6403
email:   admin@nswrogaining.org


Phil contemplates the next checkpoint and the swim required...

Who can enter?

Like all NSWRA rogaines, anyone can enter.

By entering this event you become a member of NSW Rogaining Association unless you are already a member of another state rogaining association. Your membership will last for 12 months from the date of this event.

Entry Fees

Full  $70
Concession  $55
Child under 14 years   Free

This event offers a "Concession" rate. It will include ..

  • Anyone between 14 and 22 years of age
  • Full time students
  • Unemployed
  • Pensioners