03/07/21 @ 12:50 hrs.  The birds have been liberated at Guernsey at 12.45pm into sunshine and a 15mph South South West wind. Channel is clear with the South coast weather clearing as the birds travel onto the mainland. The UK has some showers, heavy in places and winds generally South, South West. Good luck to all. Steve White, Race Advisor / Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.

 

03/07/21 @ 11:15 hrs.  Weather is very changeable, sun and cloud.  Strong South South West wind but unfortunately not getting a long enough liberation sky!

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03/07/21 @ 10:30 hrs.  Weather has improved vastly, on Guernsey with clear blue skies.  Our Race Advisor is monitoring the situation in parts of the UK and we will update this message as soon as we receive further word.

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03/07/21 @ 07:55 hrs.  Unfortunately the weather is not fit to liberate at present. The south coast is under heavy cloud and mist in large parts with the occasional downpour. Guernsey is improving with the sun breaking out. We will update this message at around 10.00am. Steve White, Race Advisor / Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.

 

03/07/21 @ 07:23 hrs. Weather improving all time at lib site. Sun out, clouds breaking.

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03/07/21 @ 06:23 hrs. Saturday 5am birds all fine.  Slight drizzle here similar to mainland, looking for break on channel which we could get around 10am?  New liberation point is far superior to old one, visability all round birds.  When liberated, they will fly inland for couple miles then they will head towards the next island, Sark, then possibly toward the Isle of Wight with South West wind.  Will update later.  Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.

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02/07/21 @ 19:58 hrs. NFC Guernsey, we have showery rain and thunderstorms pushing into the UK tonight. We have spoken to all the relevant weather advisors and we will review tomorrow morning with the team. Steve White, Race Advisor, / Dom McCoy, Chief Convoyer.

 

02/07/21 @ 18:04 hrs. All waters topped up, birds fed. Lovely spot for liberation, golf course one side, sea and beach on the other.  We are at a new liberation point called Pembroke beach which is a much better liberation site, all open aspect, on the North of the island. 🌴

 

02/07/21 @ 16:59 hrs. At Guernsey being escorted to new lib site with police escort: -

 

 

02/07/21 @ 16:33 hrs. At Guernsey 😉, photo on the right with outrider escort: -

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02/07/21 @ 13:53 hrs. On the 'Commodore Clipper', to Guernsey.  Having a lovely meal: -

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02/07/21 @ 05:51 hrs. At Portsmouth docks. Birds all watered, waiting for the Condor Ferry, 'Commodore Clipper', to Guernsey. Sailing at 08.30 hrs.

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01/07/21 @ 19:08 hrs. At Bridgwater, with previous NFC race winner, Daniel Hocking, still with his feet on the ground, loading crates.: -

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01/07/21 @ 13:07 hrs. At Congleton: -

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01/07/21 @ 08:15 hrs. At Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, Sheffield: - 

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30/06/21 @ 18:48 hrs. At Toft Hill, Co. Durham

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After exploring all avenues, the bureaucratic response is not obliging the need for our members to prepare their birds, therefore it is with great regret that the Chairman of the NFC Mr Paul Naum, has been compelled to cancel the Grand National from San Sebastian. The Grand National race will now be held from Guernsey on 31st July, which is far from ideal, but it is better than nothing. This reluctant decision has been taken in order to add some degree of clarity, but in this ever-changing environment, any positive progression will be left open for review.

Chris Sutton NFC Press Officer  

You can now enter in the Guernsey National race. Login first, then click onto 'Racing', then select 'Online Race Entry Form'.

Entries close on Sunday 27th June at midnight. Birdage is £4 per bird. Marking is on Thursday 1st July.