National Flying Club

Race Info and Liberation News

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Fougeres OB:

The provisional result is now open to all fanciers.  The reason we restricted access to members-only yesterday was entirely precautionary … since we had not (obviously) been able to test the website’s capability to manage much larger volumes of ‘hits’ on race day, particularly with Fanciers across the Nation eager to see the Provisional Result building, so we decided to restrict/prioritise access to the Provisional Result to our Members. Based on the fact that we didn’t suffer any crashes or screen-freezes (which we did encounter on the old website from time to time),  we will leave access open to all interested parties from and including the next race. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Click the following link to access the provisional result for Fougeres:-

Provisional Results – National Flying Club

Please note:

1) Verification Codes are not being issued this year

2) We have been advised that the SERVER upon which the NFC Website is hosted is undergoing ‘maintenance’ between 6pm this evening and 2am tomorrow morning. To be clear, it’s not our website that is undergoing maintenance, but we have been warned that all websites sitting on that server may suffer some disruption to service. Apologies if there is any disruption, but it’s beyond our control! So, if trying to verify your 1st arrival, and you find you can’t do it, then please ring one of the three verification hotlines 07733-641254; 07733-641526; 07733-641532

Sunday 19th May:

The NFC pigeons have been liberated at Fougeres at 07.30hrs into sunshine and cleared within 30 seconds. Winds are very light, Northerly up the Cherbourg peninsula, and the channel sees sunshine and broken cloud with a light NNE wind. The UK has sun and broken cloud with a light and variable wind. Good luck to all members. Steve White Race Advisor, Phil Leech Chief Convoyer.

Please remember to verify your 1st arrival only, within 1 hour of its arrival home.

Verifying your First Pigeon online (click this link for help on how to verify online)

If verifying by telephone, the numbers are 07733-641254; 07733-641526; 07733-641532. If all three lines are busy we will accept an SMS text to 07733-641532.

Liberation video:


Fougeres flying distances have now been uploaded (only for those who entered the race) click Flying Distances – National Flying Club and type your NFC code in the Search box

Saturday 18th May: The pigeons at Carentan have been held over due to light rain and overcast conditions on site. There is also a wide band of rain sweeping across the channel this morning. On top of this, Carentan is totally unsuitable to have a liberation held from this location. The video (below) shows hazardous obstacles surrounding the site. The NFC has no choice but to move sites and relocate to Fougères. Steve White Race Advisor, Phil Leech Chief Convoyer


Friday 17th May: When we arrived at the customs and veterinary office at Caen, there was an issue that will be explained in our PO report. Whilst this was being resolved, we decided to feed and water the birds before setting off to Carentan (see video below). The pigeons are now rested and have left the port of Caen.

Steve White, Chairman & Race Advisor


Verifying your First Pigeon online (clickable link)

Remember, you must have ACTIVATED your account on this new website and be LOGGED IN in order to be able to VERIFY YOUR FIRST ARRIVAL and view the PROVISIONAL RESULT.  Please note that since we have (obviously) not been able to test the website’s capability to manage much larger volumes of ‘hits’ on race day, with Fanciers across the Nation eager to see the NFC’s Provisional Result building, we have decided to prioritise access to the Provisional Result to our Members.

If Verifying by telepone, the numbers are 07733-641254; 07733-641526; 07733-641532. If all three lines are busy we will accept an SMS text to 07733-641532.

If you haven’t already activated your account please click the following link to access a PDF that will guide you through how to activate your account

Logging in to new Website  (clickable link)

Tip: check your Junk/Spam folders for the account activation email, as well as your Inbox.