How to navigate

The Classic Rally Club periodically holds Navigation Schools, in which new navigators, or those who want to move from Tour to Apprentice, are given instruction on Rally Navigation. This typically takes place over one or two evenings.

Presentations from two previous Navigation Schools are available for download from this page, to assist in self-training, or revision. Also available for download are a number of navigation aids, and some examples of past rally events.

Navigation Schools

2012 Navigation School

The presentation from the 2012 Rally School, run by Ross Warner, has been saved as a PDF document and may be freely downloaded and shared.

2006 Navigation School

A particularly comprehensive Navigation School was held in 2006, run by John Henderson, with the assistance of Lui MacLennan and others.

The PowerPoint presentations from the evening have been converted to .pdf format, and are available to CRC members and sister clubs. Please note that these documents are password protected. To obtain the password, please email the CRC webmaster, advising your full name and club name.

CRC thanks John Henderson and Lui MacLennan for all of their efforts in compiling and presenting the training school, and thanks also to Jeff West, who set the Cowra Conundrum used as an exercise during the school.

Navigator Aids

Here are some downloadable .pdf documents you may find useful when preparing for your first rally:

You may also want to look at the Rally meters page of this website.

Examples of Past Rally Events

As an example of the type of rally navigation typical of our events, material from some past events has been collated as a training resource.

The full set of material provided for the events to all Masters, Apprentice and Tour teams is provided where available. In addition, the rally solutions in the form of route maps and other explanatory hints have also been provided where possible. For each rally, the documents are organised into self-explanatory folders, zipped into a single archive file. Download the archive file for the rally you are interested in to your computer and extract the files using WinZip or 7-Zip.

The material for the 2016 and 2017 Alpine Classic Rallies have been provided courtesy of Ross Warner. These rallies contain good examples of most of the types of navigation techniques (and Rally Director tricks!).