Michael Portelli

January 2014 B.O.M. Minutes

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B.O.M. Minutes January 2014

December B.O.M. Minutes

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BOM minutes December 2013

November B.O.M. Minutes

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BOM minutes November 2013

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September board minutes

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August board minutes

Barrigun

In todays’ race from Barrigun 09/11/2013, 537 WPF birds along with 131 Geelong, app. 250 GMPF and app. 400 VRPU birds were released at 6.45 am.  Conditions at the race point were sunny with some cloud cover with a light Southerly wind.  Upon release the majority of the birds left within 6 minutes with a small group of app. 40 birds leaving after 20 minutes.

For the long trip home, the birds are expected to encounter South to South Westerly winds of between 15-35 km p/h all the way through to Victoria, with isolated showers along the way.  Top temperature expected in NSW today is between 25-30 degrees and in Victoria 16 degrees.

Don’t forget production of clocks if clocking today is 8 pm or if clocking on Sunday, 7 pm Sunday night.

Good luck to all.

For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are:

Longitude:        -29,       00,        37.5

Latitude:           145,      42,         44.5

Bourke

In todays’ race from Bourke 26/10/2013, 761 WPF birds along with 179 Geelong, 649  VRPU, 674  GMPF and 250 Gippsland birds, (a total of 2513 birds)  were released at 7 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with no wind.  Upon release approx 2000 birds left the race point within four minutes. Approximately 350 birds left after ten minutes leaving 30-40 birds still circling the truck after 10 minutes.

For the long trip home the birds are expected to encounter light South Easterly winds shifting to South Westerly and increasing to 15-20 km p/h in the early afternoon.  Top temperature expected in NSW today is 28 degrees and in Victoria 18 degrees.

Don’t forget production of clocks if clocking today is at 8 pm or if the birds do not arrive until tomorrow, clock production is at 7 pm on Sunday night.

Good luck to all.

For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are:

Longitude:    -30,    01,     47.2

Latitude:        145,     59,    57

3rd Cobar

In todays’ race from Cobar 19/10/2013, app 1900 WPF, Geelong, VRPU and GMPF birds were released at 7.15 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with a 10-15 km p/h North Easterly wind.  Upon release the birds left the race point in one group within three minutes, with app. 150 birds returning to the race point then leaving after a further 15 minutes.

For the trip  home the birds are expected to encounter North Easterly winds of 15 to 20 km p/h shifting to Northerly and increasing to 20 to 30 km p/h winds once they cross the border.  Top temperature expected in Victoria today is 28 degrees.

Don’t forget that production of clocks is at 8pm.

Good luck to all.

For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are the same as the first Cobar race:

Longitude:    -31,       30,       13.2

Latitude:       145,       50,       10.3

Tasmania

In todays’ race from Tasmania 12/10/2013, 477 WPF birds competing from 46 lofts along with app. 1600 VRPU, GMPF, Geelong and VHA birds were released at 7.45 am.  Conditions at the race point were overcast with light winds.  Upon release the birds left the race point in one group within three minutes.

For the trip home the birds are expected to encounter North Westerly winds of 20 to 25 knots easing to 15 to 20 knots as they reach the Victorian coast line.  Top temperature expected in Victoria today is 26 degrees.

Don’t forget production of clocks is at 8 pm.

For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are:

Longitude:   –41,     11,         46.98

Latitude:       145,      48,       57.96