Monthly Archives: October 2012

1st Morgan

In todays’ race from Morgan, 27/10/2012, 914 WPF birds,  app. 980 VRPU birds,  496 Greater Melbourne birds,  and 248  Geelong birds, (for a total of 2638  birds), and 2014 VHA birds were released at 7 am.   Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with light winds.  Upon release the birds broke into three groups, the first group of app. 2500 birds left after four minutes, the second of app. 1500 birds left after nine minutes with the remaining birds leaving within thirty minutes.  For the trip home birds are expected to encounter Southerly winds of 10-20 kms/p/h, tending South/Southwesterley 15-25 kms/p/h closer to home.  Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 13-17 degrees.  Best wishes to all.

**  REMEMBER production of clocks is at 8 pm.  **

 

For the outside Federations,  the co-ordinates are:

Latitude:                       -34,                         01,             66.4

Longtitude:                139,                           40,            08.9

Renmark Breeders Plate

In todays’ Breeders Plate race from Renmark, 21/10/2012, 227 WPF birds were released at 7.30 am.  Conditions at the race point were sunny with some cloud cover  and a light Southwesterley wind.  Upon release birds cleared in one group within a minute.  For the trip home, birds are expected to encounter Southwesterley winds 15-25 km/p/h tending West/southwesterley 25-40 km/p/h in the early afternoon.  Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today are between 14-19 degrees.  Best wishes to all.

Remember that production of clocks is at 8 pm tonight.

 

2nd Renmark

In todays’ race from Renmark, 20/10/2012, 1284  WPF birds, app. 700 Greater Melbourne birds and 285 Geelong birds (for a total of 2269 birds), were released at 7.30 am.   Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with light winds.  Upon release, all birds cleared in one group, within two minutes.  For the journey home birds will encounter West/Southwesterley winds of 15-20 km/p/h, tending light South/Southwesterley  in the afternoon.   Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 19-28 degrees.   Best wishes to all.

Please remember that clock production is at 7pm tonight.

For the outside Federations the co-ordinates are the same as last week:

Latitude::        -34,           11,           04.5

Longtitude:      140,         47,           53.1

2012 Race Schedule

We’re back to a full season!!!  Click below for all the details……

 

2012 RACE SCHEDULE FINAL 2

1st Renmark/Renmark Produce

In todays’ race from Renmark 13/10/2012,   995 WPF birds, 287 Geelong birds,  740 Greater Melbourne birds and 989 VRPU birds,  (total 3,011 birds), were released at 8 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with light Westerly winds.  Upon release, all birds cleared within two minutes.  For the trip home, birds are expected to encounter  Southwesterly winds of 10-20 kms/p/h, with partly cloudy skies.  Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 16 – 22 degrees.  Best wishes to all.

******Please remember that production of clocks is at 7 o’clock tonight. *******

 

For the outside Federations, the co-ordinates are:

Latitude:          -34,         11.          04.5

Longtitude:     140,         47,         53.1

3rd Mildura

In todays’ race from Mildura 7/10/2012, 1381 WPF birds, 321 Geelong birds and app. 1000 Greater Melbourne birds were released at 8 am.  Conditions at the race point were clear with light Southwesterly winds.  Upon release birds cleared within 2 minutes, with app. 20 birds remaining at the race point.  For the trip home birds are expected to encounter South to Southwesterly winds of 15-25 kms/p/h, increasing to 20-35 kms/p/hr closer to home. Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today range from between 11-15 degrees.  Best wishes to all.

Remember that production of clocks is within an hour an a half of clocking.

 

For the outside federations, co-ordinates are the same as the past 2 Mildura races:

Latitude:           -34,                   11,                  09.4

Longtitude:        142,                 10,                  07.6

3rd Mildura

Todays’ race from Mildura 6/10/2012 has been held over due to rain and stormy weather throughout Victoria.