What is Rogaining?
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.
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July 2015 Newsletter
In this issue:
Last Updated (Friday, 31 July 2015 13:51)
Setting and Vetting Seminar - 19th September 2015
WARA is sponsoring another Setting and Vetting Seminar at a near-city location on Saturday September 19th. Organise your rogaine partners and come for a fun experience. Setting and Vetting a Rogaine is very enjoyable and rewarding.
Learn how to make your own rogaine:
The cost: current WARA membership. Already a member? No extra charge.
Booking is essential so we can orepare resources.Â A special map has been made
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WARA 2015 Membership
WARA membership fees are now due for the 2015 calendar year.
The easiest way (for both you and us) to renew your membership is on-line.
NOTE: You do not need to join or renew membership separately if you are entering an event; you can join as part of your entry.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:14)
Phoenix Rogaine 29 August 2015
Bi George – it’s another rogaine near the lovely Hotham River ~2 hours SE of Perth. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, so does this rogaine map. Fire raged through the lower half of this map in February this year. So big was this fire that local fire resources were stretched to the point where WARA had to cancel the Upside Down rogaine. But, every cloud has a silver lining. A lot of the thick, almost impenetrable bush has gone and lovely, glorious regrowth has sprung up. In some places, the landscape is almost luna and you might almost be able to track our foot prints to controls.
Fear not, those that favour a good hard slog. There is still plenty of log strewn territory to the north and there will be plenty of variety for the navigators – from simple strolls to some controls for families to challenging subtle features to find for those that like a challenge.
Set by a couple of old blokes in John Cresp and Ian "Mr Rogaine" Thomsett, the course has been checked by two of our champion rogainers – Wil Williams and Shane Lewis.
Last Updated (Friday, 31 July 2015 13:08)
Are you good with the pencil or photoshop or paintbrush? WARA invites you to design a logo and artwork for the 2016 Australian Rogaining Championships.
Please send your entries to Warren Smith:
Send soon, so that the design can be selected and finalised for the next newsletter!
Last Updated (Friday, 31 July 2015 12:51)
Volunteering:- your association needs you!
Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.
**Truck driver urgently needed for August event***
Last Updated (Saturday, 18 July 2015 09:31)
Are you proud of your rogaining achievements?
Do you sometimes feel you want to let everyone know what you've achieved, and are looking for a more subtle way then shouting it from the rooftops?
Did you know that there are points achievement badges available for purchase from WARA?
They are available for those Rogainers that achieve the points milestones in bush Rogaines:
Then why not go to http://wa.rogaine.asn.au/badges and place your order now.
Last Updated (Saturday, 13 July 2013 20:37)