Driver Proficiency Plus Training Day
Date and time: 9:00am on 13/October 2019
Description: Currently there is a big step-up in difficulty between the tracks found in the basic driver training and the more difficult tracks found on some club trips. This proficiency plus training day is intended for drivers that have completed the basic driver training and wish to undertake a medium or hard rated trip with very steep, rutted and/or rocky tracks.
It is desirable for those wishing to undertake high country trips later in the year and who have not already experienced this type of terrain to participate in this training day, so preference will be given to drivers fit this profile.
The intention is to provide challenging tracks, so depending on your experience you may be out of your comfort zone at times. There is also the possibility of vehicle contact with the environment, so drivers should be prepared for some underbody and side step scrapes and/or touchdowns.
Weather: Weather is variable this time of year and potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for observation and discussion in the bush on the day.
Equipment: Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and a UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club). Usual recovery gear should be carried.
Trip Standard: Medium/hard - some steep, low-range hill climbs and descents and some rocky tracks! Winching and/or snatching may be required.
Fuel: A full tank ex Melbourne
Distance: Approx. distance from Narbethong is 50 Km of mainly low range driving.
Duration: 1 day
Convoy limit: 10 vehicles
Meeting arrangements: We will meet at the Black Spur Inn in Narbethong and depart at 9.00am sharp. If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier. We will aim to finish about 4.00pm back at the Black Spur Inn. It is planned to have lunch back at the Black Spur Inn (purchase or picnic). Morning tea will be in the bush – byo.
Trip Leaders: Contact Phill Collyer 0407 096 294 firstname.lastname@example.org or Graeme Carter 0400 195 932 email@example.com.