Thoughts on youngbird program

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April 4th, 2018, 9:00 pm

I’ve been thinking about the race program for our Barcelona Loft youngbirds. I know at the end of the day it is to be my decision, but I want members involved in this venture to give there views as it is for all of us.
This is a long term venture so I know we’re not looking to do anything more than to educate them this year.
I still think it will be good for their education to give them a couple of races this year, which will obviously be over the channel.
Looking at the race program we have:
18th August Guernsey National BICC 109mls
25th August Coutances National CSCFC 145mls
1st September Coutances National NFC 145mls
8th September Fourgeres National BICC 195mls
I am thinking of splitting the team in two and giving them all two races each. It will depend on the wind forecast as I won’t want them being taken over to the east of the country as this could turn a 195mls into a 350 mile race.
What do others think.
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April 4th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Looks good Andy.
I would probably send the whole team to Guernsey and split the team for the two Coutances. As you have a range of families that you don't yet know I probably wouldn't push them all on to Fougeres but be a bit more selective dependant on previous performances. The members should be able to help you with this as they should know their birds and their capabilities.
Good luck Bruv.
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April 4th, 2018, 10:10 pm

I would agree with trench, send them all to Guernsey and then split for the two coutances races, then pick the stronger performers for the fougeres race. Best of luck.
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April 5th, 2018, 9:41 am

Can't offer any experienced advice because I lack in experience lol, but I will be watching with interest in this barcelona loft.
More updates the better Andy :D
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