Monthly Archives: October 2013

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

Cobar National

In todays’ race from Cobar, 12/10/2013, 441 WPF birds, competing from 50 lofts along with app. 2200 VRPU, GMPF, VHA AND VPO BIRDS were released at 7.30am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with no wind.  Upon release the birds left the race point in one group within two minutes.

For the trip home birds are expected to encounter North Easterly winds of 15 to 20 km p/h early in the day, shifting to North Westerly increasing to 20 to 30 km p/h in the middle of the day, then easing early afternoon.  Top temperature expected in Victoria today is 26 degrees.

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

 

2013 Presentation Night

For all the details on this years’ Presentation Night, please click on the link below….

Presentation night 2013

Cobar

In todays’ race from Cobar 05/10/2013, 919 WPF birds competing from 52 lofts along with 919 Geelong , 825 VRPU & app. 800 GMPF  birds, for a total of 2736 birds were released at 6.45 am.   Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with little to no wind.  Upon release the birds left the race point as one group in two minutes.

For the trip home the birds are expected to encounter North to North Westerly winds of 15-30 km p/h, with winds easing and shifting South Westerly later in the day.  Top temperature expected in Victoria today is 25 degrees.

**IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE**

As we are now racing from 400 miles, two birds may be clocked and production of clocks is now at 8 pm.

Good Luck to all.

For the Geelong Federation, the co-ordinates are:

Longitude:     -31,         30,         13.2

Latitude:        145,         50,         10.3