In todays’ race from Hay 17/08/2013,  app. 1420 WPF birds competing from 61 lofts and 361 Geelong birds were released at 9am.  Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with light Westerly winds. Upon release the birds cleared the race point within two minutes in one group.

For the trip home the birds are expected to encounter West to North Westerly winds of between 20 to 30 km p/h.  Top temperature expected in Melbourne today is 14 degrees.

Remember as there are two races today, production of clocks is one and a half hours after clocking from the second race, or if only racing one race, as usual, it is one and a half hours after clocking.

Good luck to all.

For the Geelong Federation the co-ordinates are the same as last week:

Longitude:   -34,      33,     36.1

Latitude:       144,     50,      7.8