Monday - 06/07/20 - 08.05 hrs. The birds at Fougeres have been liberated at 08.00 hrs in clear blue sky. Good luck to all.
The weather at Fougeres is blue sky with broken cloud and a 6mph WNW wind gusting to 15mph. The line of flight up through the Cherbourg peninsula is WNW 8mph gusting to 16 mph. There is broken cloud in the channel with a WNW wind at 20mph gusting to 24mph. In the UK we have a WNW wind with broken cloud and the odd shower and winds gusting at times.
Race advisor Steve White & Dom McCoy Chief Convoyer
Monday - 06/07/20 - 07.21 hrs. See the latest pictures coming in, clear blue sky and ready on the starting blocks.
Monday - 06/07/20 - 06.27 hrs. Blue Sky, 7.00 hrs sun coming up, blue sky, white fluffy clouds, best morning by far since we arrived. Light West wind, W-N-W on the channel, wind now dropping here. We will liberate today, watch this space. (Will update message around 08.30 hrs.)
Sunday - 05/07/20 - 16.02 hrs. Complete change in weather, sunshine and blue sky, best day so far. hope this lasts, fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Sunday - 05/07/20 - 07.11 hrs. The current weather on site is 100% cloud cover with light rain. Up through the Cherbourg peninsula there are showers with wind speeds of 13mph gusting to 20mph south westerly and overcast with light rain. The Channel is west south west at 24mph gusting to 36 mph and higher in places generally overcast. The UK sees a very blustery day with gales across most of the country. With no improvement likley through the day the decision has been made to hold over. Further updates will be on Monday morning. Dom will send photos later of birds on site.
Race advisor Steve White, Chief Convoyer Dom McCoy.
Sunday - 05/07/20 - 06.15 hrs. Very overcast today. Light rain, visability poor at present. Just topped up the waters. Birds are in very good form. Had a little accident yesterday and damaged camera on phone so will send pictures asap from the drivers phone.
Fougeres R1 2020 Video from Saturday 04/07/20
Sat - 04/07/20 - 8.50 hrs. At Fougeres, it is full cloud cover with showers. Wind in the channel 28mph with gusts of 37mph from the South West. Overcast conditions and showers up through the Cherbourg peninsula and throughout the UK. The decision has been made to hold the pigeons over. Further update will be on Sunday Morning.
Race Advisor Steve White; Chief Convoyer Dom McCoy
Sat - 04/07/20 - 07.57 hrs. The birds at Fougeres have been held over until tomorrow. There will be no liberation today. A weather report will appear here shortly.
Sat - 04/07/20 - 8.40 hrs. Fougeres overcast and dull. Wind in the channel 28mph with gust of 37mph from the South West with showers. General overcast conditions throughout the UK.
Sat - 04/07/20 - 07.57 hrs. This message will be updated at approx 10o'clock, due to the inclement weather there is no liberation yet!