Sat - 18/07/20 - 08.48 hrs. The birds at Messac have been liberated at 08.45 hrs in clear sky and cleared immediately. Variable light winds up through the Cherbourg peninsula. Light west winds in the channel of 9 to 12mph. Once in the UK we have a south west wind which should push the birds through some showers and more persistent rain which will slowly break up as the day goes by. Good luck all. Race Advisor Steve White & Dom McCoy Chief Convoyer. See the video of the liberation: -
Sat - 18/07/20 - 08.09 hrs. Skies starting to clear nicely.
Sat - 18/07/20 - 07.16 hrs. Cloud breaking. I will update this message at around 08.00 hrs.
Sat - 18/07/20 - 07.10 hrs. Overcast in France at this time but blue skyies breaking through. Wind is Westerley at present.
Fri - 17/07/20 - 15.45 hrs. The weather here at Messac is great, really warm. Birds waters all topped up, finished light feed one hour ago. Looking very good my side of channel. Dom McCoy.
Fri - 17/07/20 - 13.30 hrs. MESSAC - Watch this space for the latest info from the Messac National Race. (Nort-sur-Erdre liberation site has been closed for this weekend!)
Fri - 17/07/20 - 07.40 hrs. At the French Oustriham docks, weather is overcast, birds all lightly fed and waters topped up. See pictures below: -