NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter 44  -  31 January 2013


G'day Rogainers,

Entries close very soon for the Metrograine 6 hour Rogaine.  Please register your team here.


Metrogaine “A Walkabout in a Water Wonderland” 6 Hour : 10 February 2013

Online entries for this Rogaine close at 3am on Monday 4th February. Postal entries must reach their destination by Friday 1st February.

This 6 hour event is set around the suburban area of Swansea, gateway to beautiful Lake Macquarie and only 75 minutes north of Hornsby. You will have the opportunity of admiring spectacular coastal scenery while enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of lakeside locations. The area will consist of a mix of small villages, suburbia, national park and some local history. The hash house will be at a picturesque picnic reserve on the shore of Lake Macquarie.

More information here


NSWRA Administration Contract

NSWRA is looking for an Event Administrator to help out with at least two events in 2013.

This is a paid position.  If you are would like to be sent the position description and are interested in finding out more about the role please contact Gill Fowler: [email protected] .


2013 Annual General Meeting – 3 March 2013

The annual general meeting of NSWRA will be held in conjunction with the Minigaine on Sunday March 3rd 2012, in Mosman. All office bearer and ordinary committee member positions will be open for election, and nominations for all positions are welcome.

Are you interested in being a member of the committee? Please contact anyone on the current committee should you have any questions.

Nominations require support of two NSWRA members and the nominee's approval in writing, and should be sent to the secretary  by Sunday Feb 24th. Current committee members are happy to support suitable nominees, and additional nominations may be accepted on a Nominations Form at the meeting.


Interactive map of past NSW Rogaines

We've created a map of past NSW rogaines.  You'll find the link to it on the "Past Events" page and on the "Event Archives" page.  Originally intended as a tool for those seeking sites for future events, you may also enjoy just having a browse and reminiscing about all the great places you've been rogaining!


World Championships 2013 – Russia

Considering a Holiday? Entries are open. For more information about this event please visit the website here.

Or a bit closer to home, the Australian Rogaining Championships will be in Cairns 22-23 June, there will be both 24 hour and 12 hour options, and metrogaines after the event. For more info visit website http://adventuresportnq.info/arc2013


NSW Rogainer of the Year Competition 2013

To congratulate our best rogainers and to encourage your participation, from 2013 NSWRA will run an annual Rogainer of the Year competition. Dale Thompson has kindly agreed to set up and manage the competition.

Points will be allocated to all competitors in each category of an event as a proportion of the winners’ score (i.e., maximum event score is 100). There will also be an overall winner for 2013.  In addition, if you volunteer at an event, you’ll receive 75 points for each event up to a maximum of two events. We’ll run this scoring system across our current entry categories and events will be weighted to encourage participation in our longer bush events.


2013 Rogaining Calendar

The 2013 Calendar is now up on the website. So make sure you put the dates in your diary.

If you are keen to help out next year take a look at the gaps in the calendar, if any event roles take your fancy we'd love to hear from you!   Don't think you are experienced enough?  Don't worry!  We are proposing to run some mini workshops in the New Year on course-setting, event organisation and administration, and there are many experienced people we can put you in contact with. Plus course-setting, vetting and flag-collecting are great ways to practice your navigation.

10 February: Metrogaine- Swansea

3 March: Minigaine – Mosman, Sydney

27-28 April: Autumn Rogaine – Bungonia Area

16 June: 50th Paddy Pallin Rogaine -Glenbrook

17 August: the Lake Macquarie Rogaine

19-20 October: Spring Rogaine, TBD – All ideas welcome!

10 November: the Socialgaine - Heathcote

There are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer for 2013 - if you're interested in co-ordinating or course setting for an event next year, then we'd love to hear from you. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ian Dempsey by email at [email protected] or phone 02 4943 5790.


Online Forum

We encourage all rogainers to particpate and engage in the conversations about recent events and all things Rogaining.

Have your say and read the comments at the online NSW Rogaining Forum.


Jason Tsui

for NSW Rogaining Association committee

[email protected]


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