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The Western Pigeon Federation was founded in Melbourne Australia in 1972. The Federation conducts pigeon races for fanciers in the western areas of Melbourne for over 120 members. The races are on four tracks west, northwest, north and northeast. There is also a race from Tasmania every season. The season starts in early July with a race from 200kms and ends in November with a race from 950kms.
PRESIDENT: RAY RUSSELL
SECRETARY: MICHAEL PORTELLI
RING SECRETARY: PAULINE PULIS
LIBERATION REPORT COOMBAH : 27/08/16
In today’s race from Coombah, 27/08/16, 1628 WPF birds, along with 374 Geelong and 1160 VRPU birds, for a total of 3162 birds, competing from app. 160 lofts, were released at 8am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with little to no wind. Upon release all birds left the race point within four minutes. For the trip home, the birds are expected to encounter mostly sunny conditions with a 15-20 km/p/h NW wind until they reach Melbourne where the NW winds are expected to increase to 20-30 km/p/h. Maximum temperature today is expected to be 16 degrees. Don’t forget production and pullover of clocks is at 8pm. All the best to all.
Co-ordinates for Coombah are:
Latitude: -32 58 44.8 Longitude: 141 37 19.8
LIBERATION REPORT: YOLLA 27/08/16
In today’s race from Yolla Tasmania, app 1400 WPF, Geelong and VRPU birds, were released at 8am. Conditions at the race point were clear with app. 50% cloud cover and a 15-20 km/p/h Westerly wind. Upon release, all the birds cleared the race point within four minutes. For the trip home, as they leave Tasmania across the bay, the birds are expected to encounter 25-30 knot West to North Westerly winds, easing to 10-15 knots as they approach Victoria. Maximum top temperature expected today is 16 degrees. Don’t forget production and pullover of clocks is at 8pm. All the best to all.
Co-ordinates for Yolla are:
Latitude: -41 11 46.98 Longitude: 145 48 57.96
RESULTS: MILDURA 20/08/16
The winner of our eleventh race of the season from Mildura, 20/08/16, was Smith & Charli of the Sunshine Club. Jake took out first Fed by clocking a two year old Blue Chequer Cock, in 4 hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, giving him a winning velocity of 1693.68 m.p.m. This is Jakes’ second Federation win of the season and on behalf of all the members of our Federation, we congratulate him on his win.
FRANK DANKO, VRPU flyer, is having a complete disposal sale on the 07/10/16. For all the details, please click on the ‘Sales/Special Races’ link on the top of this page.
Transfer cards are available to download…just click on ‘FORMS’ at the top of the page to locate.
2016 Race Schedule
To view the 2016 Race Schedule please click on the link at the top of this page.
The George Portelli Memorial Race is being held once
again this year. To see the current flier please click on
the ‘Special Races’ tab, at the top of this page.
END OF SEASON RESULTS:
The 2015 Season has come to an end and we would like to congratulate the following flyers for their accomplishments this year.
AGGREGATE WINNER: COMBINED SERIES J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : SHORT SERIES SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : LONG SERIES L. PALIGORA
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION ONE J & J. PULIS
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION TWO SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION THREE J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : WEST SECTION S & K & S. VELLA
AGGREGATE WINNER : NORTH/WEST SECTION DAVE HUNTER
Have you found a racing pigeon? Please click below to report it. (If it has a ring on its’ leg it’s a racing pigeon)
Please note: This number is ONLY for the reporting of lost racing pigeons. If you find a wild pigeon or any other type of bird and are unsure of what to do with it, please contact either the RSPCA or your local veterinary clinic.
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