In todays’ race from Carrieton, 10/11/2012, 1,096 WPF, 640 VRPU, 624 Greater Melbourne and 247 Geelong birds, (for a total of 2,607 birds), were released at 7 am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with 15 km/p/h Southeasterly winds.. Upon release, the first group of over 2,000 birds left the race point within 2 minutes, the second group of app. 200 birds left the race point after 6 minutes, with only six birds remaining. For the journey home the birds are expected to encounter light South to Southeasterly winds. Maximum temperatures expected in Victoria today are between 20 – 25 deg. Best wishes to all.
**Please remember production of clocks is at 8 pm, or if clocking after 8 pm, within an hour and a half of clocking. If the race is still open tomorrow, production of clocks is at 7 pm Sunday night.**
Co-ordinates for Carrieton are:
Latitude: -32, 38, 33.0
Longitude: 138, 35, 55.9