At the 2016 AGM held in December Nick Bowden stepped down after 10 years as Rogaining Tasmania’s president. We are all grateful for Nick’s dedication and guidance during his reign. Nick will remain on the committee where his experience and detailed knowledge of apparently every landowner in Tasmania will be invaluable, and he’ll be busy as one of the key organisers for the 2019 Australian Championship, which Tasmania will be hosting. Thanks also to Nicole Carpenter who has left the committee after serving 6 years as secretary.

The new committee is a great mix of new and old (experience-wise). General committee members are Rod Bilson (Equipment / Membership), Brendan Hey (Mountain Bike), Nick Bowden, Liz Canning, Hugh Fitzgerald, Peter Tuft and

Robyn Tuft.  Sally Wayte is Secretary, Jeff Dunn (newsletter editor) and Adele Winslow are the Vice Presidents. Ross Kelly continues as Treasurer. John Dawson will continue handling the website and newsletter distribution. Gary Carroll is the incoming president and he is hoping that it won’t be for the next 10 years.
Rogaining depends on volunteers, and we are always looking for more. Setting and vetting assistance is required for the November bush event. We’d also like to begin planning for 2018 including more events in the north of the state. Email us using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to volunteer or if you are curious as to what is involved.
The 2017 Intervarsity Rogaining Championship will be held in conjunction with the Australian Rogaining Championships in May. The Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation (NAMSF) supports university students to travel to the event. NAMSF was set up in memory of Nigel, a keen adventure racer and rogainer, to encourage engagement in these outdoor sports.

The Intervarsity Rogaining Championship is open to all university students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or post-graduate). Students in a team must be from the same university. In awarding the travel subsidy, preference is given to undergraduate teams.  There are more details at:

If you are interested please write to Nick on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If we get more than one application the committee will award the subsidy to the most experienced and successful team based on past performances.

WRC16 PP EDM 595x600 RGB ãÆEntries are still available in the 2016 World Rogaining Championship to be held in the East McDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs 23-24 July 2016.

Visit the event web page for more information:

This will be held at Ross Kelly\\\'s house, 30 Caroline Street, Dynnyrne, commencing 12 noon on Sunday 21 February, 2016.  The meeting will precede an Australopers Orienteering Club BBQ and AGM that starts at 12:30pm.  You are most welcome to stay for the BBQ.

AGM documents are available here.

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