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Essential starter equipment

Don Barrow 1:50,000 Romer
Don Barrow Map Magnifier 12 V
Digital Stopwatch
Digital in-car 24 hr clock
Map Board - Piece of Hardboard
Size 10.5" x 16" - 26.5x40cm
Time Card holder - Hardboard
Size A4 8.25" x 11.75" - 21x30cm
With 2 elastic bands to hold
2B or 3B Pencils
Biro Pen
Coloured Highlighter Pens
Pencil Sharpener
Staedtler Rubber
Pencil Holder
Don Barrow A-Z Navigation Course

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Make yourself a Check List
Keep everything in your Rally Bag
Ready for your next event

Rally Jargon Abbreviations

TC - Time Control
PC - Passage Control
IRTC - Inter Regularity Time Control
MR - Map Reference
GR - Map Reference
SH - Spot Height
OOB - Out of Bounds
JNC - Road Junction
TR - Turn Right
TL - Turn Left
SO - Straight On
SOX - Straight On at X Roads
FR - Fork Right
FL - Fork Left
NAM - Not as Map
LWR - Long Way Round Triangle
CRO - Coloured Roads only
AR - All Roads
Q or QZ - Quiet Zone
Wrong Slot - Missed a Junction
Plot & Bash - Plotting on the move

Useful Tips

Lost - Satellite Dishes point South
TC - Encircle the MR Plot
PC - Draw a Triangle around the Plot
SGW - Small Triangle around JNC
SH - Mark with a Highlighter
Number the JNCs on Herringbones
Cannot understand an instruction
Ask another competitor

Tips on Plotting a Route - See Examples below


Map Preparation - See examples
Re-Number the 1K Grid Lines in Biro
Draw a Circle at the 10K cross points
This allows you to Plot quicker
As you Plot
Tick off any given instructions
Tick off MR's on the Route Card
Mark the MR with a Pencil dot
Encircle the Dot to highlight
Mark the Plot with a TC & it's Number
Arrow it's Approach or Departure
Time permitting
Plot the Route as per Example - A
No time, Plot like Example - B
Plot neat & tidy
So you can understand it's meaning
Later on the Rally Route

As you gain more experience your Rally Driver will need to install


Digital Twin Display Tripmeter
Cagelight - In Car Plotting Light
Or a Don Barrow LED Pacelight
24 Hr Clock/Stopwatch :

Installing a Tripmeter requires

Tripmeter
Sensor
Inline Fuse


Always check the event Regulations as to which type of Tripmeter is eligible for the Rally

See my Tripmeters page for guidance

Equipment - For a Scatter or 12 Car Rally


Don Barrow 1:50,000 Romer
Don Barrow Map Magnifier 12 V
DB Cagelight or LED Cockpit Light
Digital Stopwatch
Digital in-car 24 hr clock
Map Board - Piece of Hardboard
Size 10.5" x 16" - 26.5x40cm
Time Card holder - Hardboard
Size A4 8.25" x 11.75" - 21x30cm
With 2 elastic bands to hold
Or a Clip Board
2B or 3B Pencils
Biro Pen
Coloured Highlighter Pens
Pencil Sharpener & Pencil Holder
Staedtler Rubber
Torch
Your Motor Club membership Card

Equipment - For a Road Rally


Don Barrow 1:50,000 Romer
Don Barrow Map Magnifier 12 V
DB Cagelight or LED Cockpit Light
Digital Stopwatch
Digital in-car 24 hr clock
Map Board - Piece of Hardboard
Size 10.5" x 16" - 26.5x40cm
Time Card holder - Hardboard
Size A4 8.25" x 11.75" - 21x30cm
With 2 elastic bands to hold
Or a Clip Board
2B or 3B Pencils & Biro Pen
Coloured Highlighter Pens
Pencil Sharpener & Pencil Holder
Staedtler Rubber
Torch
Your Motor Club membership Card
Competition Licence

Equipment - For a Historic Road Rally


Don Barrow 1:50,000 Romer
Don Barrow Map Magnifier 12 V
Don Barrow Average Speed Tables
DB Cagelight or LED Cockpit Light
Digital Stopwatch X 2
Digital in-car 24 hr clock
Small hand Calculator
Note Book to record Test Times
Map Board - Piece of Hardboard
Size 10.5" x 16" - 26.5x40cm
Time Card holder - Hardboard
Size A4 8.25" x 11.75" - 21x30cm
With 2 elastic bands to hold
Or a Clip Board
2B or 3B Pencils & Biro Pen
Coloured Highlighter Pens
Pencil Sharpener & Pencil Holder
Staedtler Rubber
Torch
Your Motor Club membership Card
Competition Licence

Equipment - For a Stage Rally


Don Barrow 1:50,000 Romer
Don Barrow Map Magnifier 12 V
Don Barrow LED Pacenotes Light
Pacenote Book
Note Book to record Stage Times
Digital Stopwatch
Digital in-car 24 hr clock
Map Board - Piece of Hardboard
Size 10.5" x 16" - 26.5x40cm
Time Card holder - Hardboard
Size A4 8.25" x 11.75" - 21x30cm
With 2 elastic bands to hold
Or a Clip Board
2B or 3B Pencils & Biro Pen
Coloured Highlighter Pens
Pencil Sharpener & Pencil Holder
Staedtler Rubber
Crash Hat
MSA current spec Racing Suit
Your Motor Club membership Card
Competition Licence

Draw your Route by drawing outside and around each junction thus putting a 'Stop Line' over the other junctions.

Tips for Novice Navigators Tips for Rally Navigation Beginners Just Starting to Navigate on a Rally

If you don't have time to pre-Plot the Route and it's a Plot & Bash event, draw your Route like this.


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