The Race Menu options can be found here where you can see the location maps for each transporter in a variety of formats.
The GPS devices are turned off at present but will be utilised for the second race, do come back soon to get involved in the pre race action!
22/06/20 - For the first race only, the following address changes have occurred: -
1) Mark Steventon as your marking station on your entry. The new venue is: -
Denham United Ladies F.C., The Den, Oxford Road, Denham, Middlesex, UB9 4DW
2) Mark Ash as your marking station on your entry. The new venue is: -
Perrywood Sports Club, Honeycrock Lane, Salford’s, Surrey, RH1 5JP
Please note the following: -
3) Alveley is open.
Since the onset of the Corona Virus restrictions, the National Flying Club has continued to be very hopeful of being able to provide a race program for our members and indeed, we issued the statement that four weeks after racing could begin, we would hold our first National race.
We are very grateful to the Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice Presidents of the RPRA who have worked very hard to produce a workable method statement in all aspects of the processes needed in order to allow racing to begin for most from the 6th June. Therefore, the NFC Committee have agreed a 2020 race program as follows; the first race will be from Fougeres on the 4th July followed by Nort-sur-Erdre on the 18th July. The NFC Grand National will go ahead from Pau on Friday the 31st July, with the last old bird race being from Fougeres on the 15th August and the young bird and old hens race will still go ahead on the 5th September. Please note, three marking stations: Ash, Steventon and Alveley are in doubt and are closed for the moment, with club officials working hard to find suitable alternatives.
Also with the government’s recent requirement for a 14 day quarantine period for all those entering the UK from the 8th June, there have been rumours that Continental Racing would not take place this year, however, please be assured that the NFC will be providing Continental Racing this season as our operations are contractual and therefore deemed as essential employment, as confirmed by the RPRA and the very positive upshot of this is the reopening of discussions regarding joint liberations by the major organisations, and as necessity is the mother of inventions it proves there is light to be found in every situation, however dark it may seem at the time. We will keep all members posted via the news page on the National Flying Club website.
Any news or views to me Chris Sutton on 01530 242548 or email
Southampton Marking Station
Based on the latest protocols and information available this is an update for those intending to enter the NFC races and have their birds race marked at the Southampton Marking Station.
4th July, Fougeres, Basket on Thursday 2nd July
18th July, Norte Sur Erde, Basket on Thursday 16th July
31st July, Pau (Friday), Basket on Tuesday 28th July
15th August, Fougeres, Basket on Thursday 13th August
5th September, Coutances YB & OH, Basket on Thursday 3rd September
At present the normal marking location at Sarisbury Green Social Club is not available due to the government restrictions. Although we are hoping that this will change in time for some National Racing, after going through several hoops and up many blind alleys we have managed to find an excellent alternative which we shall use for the first National Race from Fougeres. This will be at the Portchester Football Club, Wicor Recreation Ground.
We are making this decision now in order to give everybody intending to use the Southampton marking station plenty of notice of the new location rather than the confusion of not knowing where to go.
The NFC Marking Station for Southampton on 2nd July for the Fougeres Race will be, Portchester Football Club, Wicor Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, PO16 9DP. If you use a “Sat Nav”, it is best to enter “Wicor Recreation Ground” as your destination. For some reason, using the post code gets you close but not the exact location, but getting there is in fact quite straight forward. If you are approaching on the M27, take Exit 11 for Fareham Central, keeping left if coming from the East and around to the right if travelling from the West. As you leave or cross over the Motorway, keep left and follow signs for A27 and Portchester. At the 2nd Roundabout along the A27 go around to the right into Cornerway Lane with the Seagull Pub on the corner, after quarter of a mile turn right onto Cranleigh Road and although it is a bit bendy, follow it to the end and the football club is on the right. We hope that we will get some signs made up to help guide people in.
At the time of writing these notes the RPRA Race Marking Protocol will require a few changes to our normal race procedure for safety reasons. The race markers will collect your birds from your car along with your ETS clock if used and will return it to you in your car. This will make the procedure more labour intensive and take longer. With this in mind we will start earlier and it will be necessary for people to form an orderly queue in the car park and also to arrive in sequence NOT on a first come first served bases. You will be given a time slot in which you must turn up with your birds. For this reason it is important that each entrant clearly adds a current contact number to their entry form in order to be informed of the arrival time.
This season the marking fee a minimum of £2.00 which has previously been included on the entry form has to be paid directly at the marking station. We are not sure how this will work at present but it is required to help subsidise the marking station costs.
Good luck to you all, Stay safe
Bill Edwards, I/c.
Kingsteignton Marking Station
New Marking Times are: - 13.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs.
Paul Pym, I/c.
Based on the latest protocols and information available this is an update for those intending to enter the NFC races on 4th July from Fougeres with marking on Thursday 2nd July. Nort Sur Erdre on the 18th of July, basket on Thursday 16th July and Pau 31st July, basket on Tuesday 28th July with the final old bird race on the 15th August from Fougeres, basket on the 13th August. The Y/B and O/H race from Coutances is set for the 5th September, basketing on the 3rd.Read More