Orienteering Hutt Valley

Wellington Orienteering Club



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Orienteering Hutt Valley and Wellington Orienteering Club present...
The Team Navigation Introduction and CSW Rogaine Series

P-Max is a navigation series for teams in the bush close to Wellington. Events are 60-90min long. The first couple are on Sundays, then they move to weekdays starting at 6:30pm.
Foundation for the Secondary School Rogaine Champs in Hawkes Bay; also open to any group of friends that wants to develop their navigation and teamwork. It also gives you the confidence to go into individual orienteering.

In a rogaine you choose your own route to visit checkpoints to maximise your score in a given time. Get back late and you lose points. Make a plan, find your way, and adjust to get back on time.

P-Max areas are easily accessible, but get you into the Wellington bush (see below). Checkpoints are on or near tracks, and you'll need to navigate junctions accurately. This is the type of navigation you'll get in the Hawkes Bay, and our maps are the same style - like the topo but more accurate.

Why P? Read more... No pre-registration required, just enter on the day. Enquiries Ph 04 570 0475

2017 Starter Team-Navigation Events
  Incorporating the CollegeSport Wellington Rogaine Series. Points table here.

Read the safety precautions and gear list here. Click on the date to find out where the start is.

 Sunday 12 Feb P-Max#11hrSunday event in broad daylight. Get the hang of planning a route and navigating with a team. Lower Hutt, flat plus hill.
 Sun 19 Feb: P-Max#21hrAnother Sunday event, how are you working as a team? Newlands, there will be streets and bush tracks.
 Wed 22 Mar: P-Max#31hrThe series moves to mid week now, starting in the evening. But it will still be light. This one in Whitby.
 Wed 29 Mar: P-Max#41hrAnother afterwork beginner-friendly 1hr mini-rogaine, a mix of Wellington's windy streets and town belt. Still daylight.
 Sat 1 Apr NZSS Rogaine Champs 4/3hrsIn the Hawkes Bay. At the same time there may be an open rogaine for non-schoolies. Something for everyone.
 Wed 5 Apr: P-Max#590minDaylight saving finished so it'll be dark, woohoo! Bring a torch. Lower Hutt, Waiwhetu side.
 Longer Rogaines3hrs3hr afterwork rogaines run each month for experienced rogainers and athletes wanting a longer distance. But there's NOTHING to stop you finishing early - gets you into new parts of the city. Big-time rogaines last up to 24hrs!!
 Sunday 14 May: Try This...6/3hrsA 3/6hr rogaine that you can do sitting down. Using public transport. It's called the City Safari and it's a hoot.

Can't make it? After the event you can download the map and checkpoint list. Grab some friends and do it when it suits.
Visit the "Anytime Orienteering" page.


ORIENTEERING: "involves finding your way through unfamiliar terrain using a map." Competitions are usually individual, but groups are welcome too. Checkpoints may have to be visited in a certain order, or a time limit is set. Courses can take anything from 10 minutes up, with an hour quite common.
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ROGAINING: "a sport of long distance cross-country navigation", in which teams of two to five people visit as many checkpoints as they wish in a set time period. "Long" is anything up to 24hrs, but the skills can be practised over any period, such as one hour.
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