Royal Signals Orienteering Club
Orienteering – Because One Direction Is Not Enough
Orienteering – Compete, Race, Navigate
Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. A timed race, individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes, navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence and hopefully get home first.
Cunning Running – The Orienteering Journey
A standard orienteering course consists of:
- A start
- A series of control sites that are marked by circles, connected by lines and numbered in the order they are to be visited.
- A finish.
The control site circles are centered on the feature that is to be found; this feature is also defined by Control Descriptions, a list of which you’ll receive along with your map, or printed on your map. Out in the terrain, a Control Flag marks the location that the Orienteer must visit.
From Corps Camps to World Champs
Events throughout the year
Royal Signals has a very proficient team that takes part in a plethora of events both nationally and throughout the world. Corps Camps are run throughout the year and the team gets together for high profile events, including the World Championships.
Each Royal Signals unit runs its own orienteering team that participates in local events so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in this demanding and skillful sport.
Courses run throughout the year to build up skills, from beginners to advanced and planners.
More information can be found via www.baoc.info website.
Interested in Orienteering?
Royal Signals Orienteering Club is now open to all serving and reserve Royal Signals personnel and their families.
The club is a closed club and can be joined through BOF either when you renew your membership or by contacting them directly. As this is a closed club members are also able to join an open club.
Up and coming events include:
- 14-17 April 17 – JK International Orienteering Festival
- 23-28 July 2017 – O’Ringen ‘17 (Sweden)
- 29 July – 5 August 2017 – Scottish 6 Days (Royal Deeside)
The British Army have three military leagues across the UK with events held most Wednesday afternoons. These events can be found on the website www.baoc.info
Isn’t it time you found your way to Royal Signals’ Orienteering?