Welcome to our new event

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Welcome to Highland Car Club’s “Navigational Chatter”.  Launched in July 2020, we aim to entertain you with some table-top rally navigation.  And we hope you may like to chat about it afterwards!


The Chatter is not a competitive event.  We have designed it so that you can dip in and out whenever you have the time and inclination.  It is in manageable Legs of 9 or so sections on maps provided by us, and Legs 1 to 5 are now available.  Legs 1 to 4 are traditional Scottish navigation.  Leg 5 introduces some navigation styles and techniques from the Continent.


Each Leg fits on to an A4 map extract so you won’t even need to clear the kitchen table.  And you won’t have to wait for results – the route solution will also be supplied so that you can check your own route.  Our motivation here is not just to avoid having to provide a results service, but also so that you can find out how well you have done whilst you can still remember what you have done, and maybe even why you did it.  There are also some more detailed route and instruction explanations on our website – see the links below.


For most Legs there are Novice and Expert instructions. The Novice instructions are obviously easier, but it is probably fair to say that both are sometimes a bit more challenging than you would find on an actual rally. There are no class qualification criteria - you just chose which class you want to do.  There should be something for everyone in these two classes, even if you have to flit between the two.


If you would like to give it a go, send an email to chatter@highlandcarclub.co.uk with your name and the class of instructions you would like, and the Leg or Legs which you would like to try.  You can ask for both classes if you want – it’s all free!   


Keep an eye on the Facebook Group page for the release date of Leg 6.   And there could be an opportunity for anyone who fancies a go to contribute a later Leg, so do let us know if you would like to do that.


And you can chat about the event in our Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1416988321843490/?ref=share.  Amongst the chatter we are hoping to see some shared enthusiasms, ideas for some new (and preferably elegant) styles of route instruction, and hints and tips for solving apparently complex navigation.  Any of that will make this project worthwhile!

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