Sat 17th July @ 07.38 hrs.  The birds at Guernsey have been liberated at 07.30 hrs into a light North East wind in beautiful clear sunshine. Winds in the channel are North Easterly at 7mph gusting to 11mph with the channel clear and in full sun. All the UK is in sunshine with winds generally light Northerly upto the Midlands were it turns light North Westerly. Good luck to all. Steve White Race Advisor, Dom McCoy Chief Convoyer.

 

Sat 17th July @ 06.58 hrs.  Superb weather, getting ready for the liberation: -  

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Sat 17th July @ 05.45 hrs.  Sunrise, what beautiful photos: -

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Sat 17th July @ 05.15 hrs.  Looking very good, slight haze.  Will wait for sun to warm up slightly.  Will be looking for a nice early lib around 07.30 hrs.  Will update again.

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Fri 16th July @ 17.31 hrs.  At the Guernsey libertion site: - 

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Fri 16th July @ 17.00 hrs.  On Guernsey, on route to the liberation site: -  

 

Fri 16th July @ 16.01 hrs.  Land Ahoy😍🌴🎶 

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Fri 16th July @ 09.40 hrs.  This is more like it, the English Channel, Friday morning 😎

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Fri 16th July @ 08.57 hrs.  Boarding the ferry, reversing up the gangway.

 

Fri 16th July @ 08.05 hrs.  Arrived at Portsmouth dock around 9pm last night, which was fine as ferry leaves for Guernsey early morning. The only criticism I have is if or should I say when we return to France we will have to get away from marking stations approx 30 minutes earlier, so marking times need looking at as you have to book in before 9pm to get night ferry. We were all prepared for the long list of questions from quarantine staff.  Thanks to Sid, we had every answer and every document so we went through customs without a hitch. The weather in Guernsey is looking excellent with a light North East wind tomorrow.  Visability is perfect, humidity getting higher as day goes on.  Hopefully an early liberation is predicted.  Birds should average 45 mph, fingers crossed.

Dom Mccoy, Chief Convoyer.

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Thurs 15th July @ 17.37 hrs.  Photos from Alveley marking station: -

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Thurs 15th July @ 12.53 hrs.  Photos from Denham marking station: -

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Thurs 15th July @ 12.00 hrs.  Photos from Steventon marking station: -

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The management committee have taken a vote on whether to cancel the race, scheduled from Guernsey on the 31st July, after receiving correspondence from the Honorary Treasurer.  After much deliberation and a close vote, the committee have passed to cancel this race with the vote being 12 votes to cancel and 10 votes not to cancel.

The race program is now as per below with races to be flown, highlighted: -

Sennen Cove                     5th June                Flown

Sennen Cove                     19th June              Flown

Guernsey                            3rd July                 Flown

Guernsey                            17th July

Guernsey                            31st July                Cancelled

Guernsey YB & OH             4th September

 

Dear Members,  we have been notified that the Guernsey liberation site, RPRA no 4042 on Victoria Avenue, is temporarily closed.  The National Flying Club have been moved to a new Guernsey liberation site, RPRA code 4245 at the Beach House car park at L'Ancresse Bay.

We have received distances for members but not all, at the close of business late this afternoon.  The new site is approx 2 miles shorter. We have approx 42 members who have joined recently and are currently not within our club on the rpra computer system.  We will use the 4042 distances for them less 2 miles and will get their correct distances as soon as the RPRA open on Monday and then correct matters from there. We apologise for these pragmatic actions but feel it is the best we can do under the current circumstances.