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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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2014 YVOC Club Championship

This year’s YVOC Club Cham­pion will be decided at the Bay­side O Club’s “Irish­town” state series event on Sun­day May 4th.  As always, it is a hand­i­cap for­mat based on gen­der and age class, so any­one who has a good run on the day will be in with a chance. Event details and directions:  http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/1339

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Successful event at Eldorado

Yarra Valley organised the second day in a weekend of high class orienteering in north-east Victoria in March.  Two club members Russell Bulman and Ted van Geldermalsen set challenging courses in the rocks of Kangaroo Crossing.

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It’s 2014 and already our members have been busy orienteering!

Peta and Kathy represented Australia at MTBO (mountain bike orienteering) events in New Zealand in January. Ted and Margi had good results also in New Zealand at the 5-day Sprint the Bay series of events in early February. Three YV members gained podium finishes in the end-of-Summer Series Park and Street Orientering Championships: Tim W ...

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Victorian Club Relay Championships

Yarra Valley organised the relay championships on October 13 starting from Hawkestowe Park.  The two longest courses crossed Plenty River.  Fortunately the river level remained at a crossable height.

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Victorian Championships – Middle Distance

John Dempster

The 2013 Middle Distance championships were held on Sunday September 8th in Sandon Forest near Newstead.  The terrain was not steep, and there was little undergrowth.  Yarra Valley's Womens 65 runners took out the first 3 placings for the second week in a row, following their domination at the Long Distance Championships on September ...

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Victorian Championships – Long distance

The Long Distance championships were held on Sunday September 1st on the Chewton map, near Castlemaine.  This area features a lot of detailed gold-mining terrain and some gullies with tough vegetation.  Ten Yarra Valley members featured in the placings at the Championships, and the ...

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Eppalock State Series event, 18 August

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Yarra Valley organised State Series event 7 in the forest near Lake Eppalock on Sunday August 18th.  The weather forecast for the weekend was awful, and organiser Belinda Dale and Course-setter Russell Bulman feared ...

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MelBushO events

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The club organised two events of the popular MelBushO series in winter.  One at Plenty Gorge, Yarrambat in bright winter sunshine in June and then at Lysterfield in July (in the sun again).  Yarra Valley Orienteering Club is fortunate to have had a long history of running events in bushland close to Melbourne.

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Hania Lada is YVOC champion 2013

Congratulations to Hania Lada for comprehensively taking out the YV club championship this year.  The event was held at the state series event at Sailors Creek near Daylesford on 19 May.  The course setter made good use of the gold mining features and ...

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Winter Series park/street events

As usual, Yarra Valley will be organising its share of evening and Saturday afternoon events during the 2013 Winter Series. There are night events every Monday and Wednesday from  late March to mid October and on Tuesdays from March till the end of May.  There is sure to be something near where you live.  Check ...

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