Midlands National Flying Club Bordeaux 2015

An Amazing Weekend for Twyford’s John Fretwell

For the second year in succession the MNFC ‘Blue Ribbon’ race from Bordeaux saw a fine 1,727 bird entry which had to face a very difficult obstacle in order to reach their home lofts after a 6.30 liberation. Last year was a gruelling event flown in high temperatures and into a light but energy sapping North East wind. This year there was no heat problems to overcome only a North Westerly breeze which grew in strength as the birds got closer to the English Channel. The forecast was for the stiff 17-19 mph breeze that was blowing in the morning to abate but if this was the case then any decrease was to prove to be minimal.

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