On Saturday March 15th, Bob Forgrave, President of the Cascade Orienteering Club, will be on Whidbey Island to tell us all about Orienteering and how we can get involved in this popular outdoor adventure sport.
The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Nordic Hall, which is located at 63 Jacobs Rd. in Coupeville.* A short business meeting of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge will precede the program. All are welcome and families and young folks are especially encouraged to come and hear what Bob has to say.
Orienteering involves walking or running while navigating around a course using a detailed map and a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. It’s a sport for the whole family!
* Jacobs Rd is a right turn off Highway 20 about one mile south of the intersection of Highway 20 and Main St. in Coupeville.