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Welcome to the Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Website

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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
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YV club champion for 2016

Alex Tarr Easter 2016

  The Yarra Valley Club Champion for 2016 was determined on 10 July at the Sailor's Creek event near Daylesford.  The day was cold and windy, with rain threatening, and the courses were rather physical, but 17 club members entered the competition courses from 1 to 6.  And after handicaps were applied by the club ...

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Service award for Margi and Ted

Margi and Ted service award

Margi Freemantle and Ted van Geldermalsen were joint winners of the Orienteering Victoria Services Award at the 2016 association AGM in May.  This was in recognition of their considerable efforts with the 2015 "Spring Into Spring" series and the Victorian Sprint-O weekend in March this year.

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Victorian Middle-Distance Championships

Glen White Borhoney Ghurk

The 2016 state middle-distance championships were held on May 15th, on the Borhoney Ghurk map, south of Ballan.  The area was quite steep in places with areas of gold-mining erosion and some thick scrub.  Fifteen Yarra Valley members featured in the place-getters: Women:   W35A Mel Gangemi 3rd;  W40A Hania Lada 2nd;  W55a Margi Freemantle ...

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Victorian Schools Team representative

Brody McCarthy in action

Brody McCarthy of YVOC was recently named in the Victorian Schools Orienteering team and will compete for his state at the Australian Championships in South-east Queensland in September.  In May, Brody won the Boys' 15A Class at the Victorian Secondary School Championships held at Plenty Gorge.

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Street-O course-setter of the year

Port Melb map

Yarra Valley's Ted van Geldermalsen was awarded the title of Street Orienteering Course-Setter of the Year, for the course he set on Bayside's Port Melbourne map for a Tuesday evening event in January 2016.  Below is a section of the map:

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Hall of Fame for two YV members

Two long-time Yarra Valley members were inducted into the inaugural Orienteering Hall of Fame at Easter this year: Alex Tarr, who has been one of Australia's best orienteering map-makers for 4 decades, as well as being a member of the Australian team at the World Championships in the late 1970's.  He is also an event ...

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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:  http://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/parkstreet

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