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Welcome to the Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Website

Yarra Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club is a Mel­bourne club of Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria based in the north-east of Mel­bourne.

  • Our main inter­est is bush ori­en­teer­ing, both foot and moun­tain bike, and also street orienteering
  • We offer coach­ing for begin­ners to bush ori­en­teer­ing — Con­tact us
  • Would you like to join the club? — How to join

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Easter 3-Day 2016 – Canberra

The 2016 Easter 3-Day event was based in Canberra and 46 Yarra Valley members took part. The weather was fine and warm, the maps were good and the hills (generally) not too steep. Overall, 19 YV members finished in the top ten in their age class, with Melissa Gangemi (W35A), Ted van Geldermalsen ...

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Sprint-O weekend: March 12-14

The summer street orienteering season is drawing to a close but on the Labour Day long weekend there will be 6 sprint-O events in 3 days in Melbourne and Geelong. Yarra Valley is organising the first event, to be held at the RMIT campus in Bundoora. For more details of coming events ...

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YVOC at the Australian Championships Carnival

As well as running the first event of the 2015 Australian Championships Carnival (at Creswick on 26 September), Yarra Valley members featured in the placings at all five championship events during the 9 day carnival.  Alex Tarr scored three first placings and Ted van Geldermalsen two. Alex ...</p>
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Street O – 2015-16 season

Now that daylight saving has begun, we are now heading into the summer series of Street Orienteering.  This season Yarra Valley Orienteers have 9 events on the calendar.  The first is at St Helena on October 29th. For all Street-O details, use this link:

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Victorian Middle Distance – Creswick

Saturday Sept 26th was the first day of the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival, which featured 9 days of orienteering in and around Ballarat.  The first day of the carnival was organised by Yarra Valley OC on the Creswick Diggings map which had been updated by Alex Tarr earlier in the year.  Russell Bulman set ...

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Sun. Sept 6th – 2 events

Somehow, Yarra Valley ended up organising two events in very different locations on Sunday September 6th.  One was a Mountain Bike O event at Lal Lal (out past Ballan) which was organised by Cormac McCarthy, and the other was the final MelBush-O event for 2015 at Mounty Lofty, in Wonga Park, east of Melbourne. ...

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Mount Alexander – June 28th

Yarra Valley ran State Series event 5 on the Mount Alexander map (near Harcourt). This map was first used in 1984 prior to the 1985 World Championships, but hasn't been used much in recent years due to access restrictions to protect some rare plant species in the area. However, Kathy Liley was able to ...

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MelBush-O 3 – Westerfolds Park

The third MelBush-O event for 2015 was at Westerfolds Park, with courses set by Mel Gangemi and Tim Wardrop. The weather was perfect for orienteering - cool early, but fine and sunny all day. A record number of people (171) entered including lots of first-timers. Mel and Tim's courses took the ...

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YVOC logo 2015The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday afternoon, May 2nd at the Sinickas' house, over afternoon tea. The office bearers for this year are: President: David Goddard Secretary: Belinda Dale Treasurer: Sheila Colls Vice President: Russell Bulman

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Victorian Long Distance championships 2015

The Victorian Long Distance orienteering championships for 2015 were held on Sunday 26 April on the One Tree Hill map on the outskirts of Bendigo.  It is mainly spur-gully terrain with some old gold-mining activity and lots of tracks.  Two Yarra Valley members won their age class events:  Libby Meeking in W65A and Tim ...

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