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Rally Navigator required

Not exactly international motorsport but..

Do you have the following....

An interest in Motorsport and a desire to actualy get involved.. assuming you aren't already that is?

The Ability to understand and read a Map.. a proper OS Landranger... not a road atlas.

A reasonable head for numbers and a logical mind?

A steady nerve and work well under pressure?

Fancy an action packed weekend sat in the left hand seat of a classic Alfa?

Live somewhere in the North of England or the Scottish Borders

Have some days to spare around the may bank holiday Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May?

Well you might be just who I'm looking for. I need a Navigator for the Berwick Classic Rally, no experiance necessery enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved would make up for it.

Here's a link to the event;

Berwick & District Motor Club

A competition Licence isn't strictly required but if you wanted to get more involved at a later stage it would be a good idea.

Costs are not particularly high, the usual form is to go halves on the entry (which is 110.00, so 55.00, this includes a good meal on the Sunday night) and help with the petrol.

Just to fill you in a bit more, this isn't a Stage Rally we wouldn't be doing 100MPH through a Forest and you wouln't be expected to shout out the pace notes.

It's a Historic road rally with regularity sections on public roads in daylight and off road special tests. The special tests are short 'stages' usualy around farm yards or along 'white' roads. They are driven against the clock and are timed to the second. The route is usualy marked out by cones, or large lumps of landscape... Barns for instance!. Because the tests are tight, slippy and reletively short, they can last from about 30 seconds up to a 3 minutes or so, speeds are not high, though I can assure you 30MPH though a Barn with the Cows still in it can feel pretty fast!. the Navs job is to keep his driver on the right part of the test and passing all the cones and obstacles on the correct side.

The road sections are plotted on to Maps from clues handed out at the start, it's kept reletively simple and there is no intention to catch anybody out.

On Saturday there are two Regularity sections where the crew are required to keep to exactly the right speed for the length of the section... usualy about 10 miles. The idea is to pass a series of 'controls' at exactly the right time, to the second!... 1 second early and you loose 1 mark, 1 second late and you loose a mark. It's challanging but it can be done and is very satisfying if you get it right.

The atmosphere on the event is brilliant with all the competitors and marshals friendly and helping each other out, A saturday night stop over adds to the social aspect as many of the crews go out for a bit of 'socialising'.

Interested???... drop me a PM to talk...
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