A qualifying round of the QMC clubman challenge. A fixed route navigational, approx 35 Mile route on some of the best lanes and tricky triangles on OS139.
An event to challenge your plotting skills and learn some valuable co-driving techniques used on bigger events, without the associated pressure. It will NOT be necessary to get out of the car, all clues / controls will be visible from inside the vehicle. Meaning no searching round in the dark with a torch.
Novices and experts welcome, plenty of help and assistance given to any newcomers interested in taking part.
Maximum of 12 entries available. So please notify us of your entry ASAP by posting here.
2 or 3 marshal volunteers would be helpful, if anyone is willing to cover secret check controls.
-Start venue - rugby club @wassall grove
-Time 7pm signing-on .... 7.30pm route issued. .....10pm finish @ rugby club.
-Equipment, OS map 139, roamer , sharp pencils, Potti, map board (to lean on), clipboard would be useful.
Hope you’ve all had a great Xmas and new year. This event is taking shape nicely now. Route is all set and I’m hoping you’re all going to like the format. It puts emphasis on navigators ability while still giving the driver a chance of bit of enthusiastic driving here and there. It’s not a scatter and it’s not timed. There is a fixed route, the key to winning is knowing EXACTLY where you are, plotting your position and going the correct way!
A good bit of calling the road to the driver will help you maintain an exact position on the map. So all great practice!
So far we have the following crews.
John Connor + TBC (Peter cotton??)
Alex Barker + Russell Smith
Sophie Curtis + Sharon Lisa Hudson Harrison
John Jarrett + tbc
Nick Jones + (Rob Nutland??)
Mike hawthorn + tbc
Ian Rix + tbc
Tom Delaney + tbc
For those competing on this event. It is important that you understand how to correctly plot 8-figure grid references. There is a tutorial here http://www.thebasicroamer.co.uk/epages/es133467.sf/en_GB/... courtesy of Phil Matthews the Basic Roamer, website, there are instructions on both 6 and 8 figure options, but you will need to use 8 digit ones on this event. Please take a look. I will of course help / teach anyone at signing on if anyone is still unsure but this might save us a little time on the night. Or feel free to ask me any questions you might have via a message on here.