In today’s race from Birchip, 25/08/2012, 1832 WPF birds competing from 58 lofts, and 553 Geelong birds were released at 10am. Upon release the birds broke into three groups and cleared the race point within five minutes. Conditions at the race point were clear with 50% cloud cover and a light West to NorthWesterly wind.
On the way home birds will encounter West to NorthWesterly winds that will strengthen to 20-25 Knots later in the day. Some rain is also expected later in the day. Top expected temperature for Victoria is 16 deg.
Remember production of clocks is within an hour and a half of clocking.
Good luck to all.
For the Geelong federation: Co-ordinates are the same as the past two Birchip races:
Longtitude: -35, 58, 50.4
Latitude: 142, 55 18.9