The birds at Guernsey have been liberated at 07.30 hrs into broken sky. Wind is north easterly at a speed of 12 mph over the channel and Southern England. Visibility is 5 to 6 miles. South Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and Southern Regions could see some heavy showers develop in the morning and afternoon.
Good luck to all Steve White Race Advisor, Phil Leech Chief Convoyer.

 

Sat 18/6 @ 07:12 hrs. The racepoint is waiting on a liberation sky. We will update around 08:00 hrs. 

 

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Ready for off.

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th June.  We are being informed that we may have a very early liberation tomorrow once the forecasts are received at 05:00 hrs and reviewed. Watch this space for the latest news and don't be caught out!

Joint Announcement 

Great news, it is really happening!! The NFC, BICC, CSCFC and the BBC have agreed to join forces in a joint venture to provide our members with a great race from St Philbert  Saturday 2nd July 2022.

The race will replace the BICC’s second planned race at Poitiers and the NFC’s first planned race at Messac.  The current BICC arrangement with the BBC and CSCFC will still apply and their members wishing to race south will be able to compete, creating a truly fantastic UK wide national race.

All organisations will produce their own result and the RPRA will sponsor this race through their National Masters initiative compiling a single ALL NATIONAL result (more details to follow).

The birds will be convoyed together and race marking will be a combined effort with the NFC managing the northern marking stations and the BICC the southern marking stations with four marking stations at Sheffield, Congleton, Steventon and Southampton (BICC). 

Due to the improved economy of scale birdage will be £4:00 per bird with no additional surcharges applied for this race.

Members are reminded that to compete in this race you will need to comply fully with the new channel racing regulations and will not be permitted to enter if your loft is located within an avian influenza restriction zone.

You will need: 

1 Your Racing Pigeon Establishment Registration Form with CPH Number

2 Your signed and dated Racing Pigeon Operator Declaration 

3 Your veterinary registration confirmation 

4 Your vaccination certificates.

If you have not yet applied for your CPH number or registered with a vet, you still have time to do so.  

More details to follow in the next few days with many sponsors providing special prizes over many areas in the country and until then, have a great weekend and start your preparations.

The club membership database has now been extended to allow members DEFRA CPH number to be recorded. You are reminded that this is required if you wish to race from France or the EU. If you wish to do this online please click here to record your details

The birds at Guernsey have been liberated at 08.00 hrs into a 12mph South West wind. Visibility in the channel is 20 miles. There is an area of weather on the east side of the UK which will clear into the North Sea as they make their way up from the South Coast. Winds generally light North Westerly on land with showers in places. Good luck to all. Steve White Race Advisor, Phil Leech Chief Convoyer.

 

Birds ready for liberation: -

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Mon 6th Jun @ 07:24 hrs. To give members an early message, we are informed that the convoyer is preparing to liberate this morning.

 

Sunday feeding, all eating well.

 

The birds having their first feed this morning at 11:30 hrs.

 

Sun 5th June @ 10:21 hrs: The birds at Guernsey are being held over due to inclement weather, there will be no liberation today.

 Sun 5th June @ 07:38 hrs: It is currently overcast and misty at the liberation site, we shall update this message later this morning.

  The birds feeding: -

 

 

Sat 4th June@ 10.22 hrs: The birds at Guernsey have been held over, there will be no liberation today. We will update this message tomorrow morning. Steve White Race Advisor/ Phil Leech Chief Convoyer.

 

 

Strong winds

Sat 4th June@ 07.57 hrs: Water topped up, wings open for ventilation.

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Sat 4th June@ 06.30 hrs:  The weather in the channel currently has strong easterly winds at 25 mph with rain and thunderstorms over the island and in the channel. We will update this message later this morning. Steve White Race Advisor, Phil Leech Chief Convoyer.

 

Transporters at Guernsey lib site: - 

 

Feeding at Guernsey race point: -

 

Waiting for the Outrider Police Escort at Guernsey docks: - 

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