TARBES GRAND NATIONAL Fri 29th June -
The National Flying Club winged battleship released her bravest contestants at 6:15am into a cool 16 degree and cloudy sky above French soil. A distinct crack of pigeon bloom erupted from her ports and slid along the 4 mph Westerly, as the pigeons gained height to head for home and a personal victory for the best amongst them!
The normal historic strategy is to cover the 365 nautical miles (420 miles) up to the French peninsular at Cherbourg before crossing the bedeviled wate...rs ahead. Their journey should be a constant driving North Easterly wind of around 6 to10mph, and temperatures along the way from 15 to 22 degrees. This epic battle may reveal something new and special in the way you play this game, but only for one lucky soul that entered this race of over 2200 birds.
Many a skirmish has been won in the English Channel and today's bout could be just that day. Winds will be 18 to 24 mph NE, till they hit English shores, where there will be a welcomed lull of 4 to 10mph. Here we will possibly see the powerhouse birds pull ahead with their superior strength, stamina, and unique abilities.
May your best warriors go forth today and conquer this beast on your half, to win the greatest Grand National Pigeon title in the United Kingdom, today!
Best of luck to one and all, for the NFC Tarbes 2018 Race.
ANCENIS 16th June - The birds at Ancenis have been liberated at 06.10 hrs in a 2 to 4 mph North Westerly wind in a temperature of 10' celcius.
MESSAC 2nd June - The birds at Messac have been liberated at 6.00 hrs in a 3 mph North wind with clear skies and about 11' celcius.
COUTANCES 19th May - The birds at Coutances have been liberated at 07.15 hrs in a 8 mph in a temperature of 9'. Chief Convoyer Trevor Cracknell informed us they cleared well in to blue sky. Good luck everyone.