1. Aim
1.1 The aim of the event is to gain maximum points within the given time (8 hours) by navigating as efficiently as possible to as many of the checkpoints as possible and completing tasks as presented at certain checkpoints.


2. Location and Facilities
2.1 The event will be held on Saturday September 17th 2011 in Wollongong.
2.2 We will provide a BBQ meal after the event on the Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the presentation of results and prizes.
2.3 Full details of the location including travel directions will be sent out in the week prior to the event.


3. Registration
3.1 The entry fee is $15 per team member. This includes a BBQ meal on the Saturday after the course.
3.2 Teams may register online using the registration form and payment made on the day. Alternatively, you can print out the form and send it along with the entry fee to NavRescue Event, PO Box 322, Fairy Meadow NSW 2519 . Cheques must be payable to "Wollongong City SES", to be received by last mail Friday, 9th September, 2011.
3.3 Teams are to consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of six members of a recognised organisation (such as SES, Rural Fire Service, VRA, bushwalking club, or Scout Association) with appropriate insurance.
3.4 Registration will be available from 0700 on the Saturday.
3.5 An indemnity form must be completed and signed by all team members during registration.
3.6 As there will be a limit of 30 teams allowed to compete on the day, entry will be on a first-come basis.


4. Control
4.1 The competition will be under the control of Wollongong City SES.
4.2 Judges' decisions will be final; however, appeals will be heard in special circumstances.
4.3 Emergency contact details for the event will be given out during registration.


5. Competition Rules
5.1 The competition ceases at 1600, by which time all teams must return to the check-in area. Ten points will be deducted for each minute a team is late. Any team that has not returned to the registration area by 1630 will be disqualified.
5.2 The checkpoints may be visited once only, but in any order and at any time during the competition.
5.3 There will be five activity checkpoints at which the team will be required to complete some task of approximately 10 minutes' duration. At each of these there will be a flag/punch combination to record your visit and gain a small, fixed number of points. Participation in the activity is optional but will be rewarded by additional points based on performance in the activity.
5.4 Where a particular activity checkpoint is already occupied, the approaching team will comply with any directions given by the checkpoint marshals.
5.5 During the competition all members of a team must stay together (within 20m). In the event of a team member being unable to continue, he or she must be escorted to the nearest activity checkpoint. The team must still have at least four members in order to continue.
5.6 If a team finds an injured person they must assist if requested. The team will be compensated based on their effort and lost time.
5.7 Travel is on foot only - no form of transport is permitted.
5.8 The winning team will be the one with the highest score at the end of the event. In the case of two teams with the same score, the winner shall be the team that returned first.


6. The Environment
6.1 Minimum-impact bushwalking principles are to be followed at all times.
6.2 Do not leave any rubbish. This includes orange peels and cigarette butts.
6.3 No fires are permitted on the course and vehicle access is limited.


7. Equipment
7.1 Teams may carry any equipment they consider useful.
7.2 A list of essential equipment appears below:

Per team
  • First aid kit
  • Navigation equipment (Supplied map, compass and optional GPS Unit)

Per person
  • Food and water for the duration of the event
  • Whistle

Random checks of this compulsory equipment may be conducted at activity checkpoints.



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