Fenceageddon

“Never in the field of human competition was so many fences crossed by so few competitors” (Sorry Winston.) The 2017 Paddy Pallin event was held at Sydney University’s farm “Arthursleigh’ at Big Hill and I was quite looking forward to the event. Normally I prefer complex navigation, mountains and thick forest but I had never …

The Paddy Pallin Rogaine Mixed Teams Trophy

[Trevor Gollan 14-Jun-2017] One feature of the Paddy Pallin Rogaine is its history.  Paddy initiated the “Paddy Pallin Orienteering Contest” in 1964 to encourage people to enjoy the bush with minimal impact and to practice and improve their navigation skills.  In 1988 it morphed into the Paddy Pallin Rogaine, organised by the NSW Rogaining Association, …

The End of an Era

It’s the end of an era. Welcome to the era of Teslin. Teslin, for those of you not up with the latest innovations in rogaining, is that “paper” on which we have started to print maps. Teslin is water proof and very strong. I used an unprotected Teslin map in the National Championships on the …

VALE DUG FLOYD

One of our members, Dug Floyd, passed away on December 15. Dug was largely responsible for substantially improving NSWRA’s safety and search procedures at our bush events over the last 10 years. His longstanding involvement with the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad and local State Emergency Service teams allowed us to build an ongoing relationship with …