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