Race Info

NFC Race Programme 2017

  • Fougeres National on 20th May (441 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 17th May 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Ancenis National on 3rd June (509 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 31st May 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Messac National on 17th June (477 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 14th June 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Tarbes National on 30th June (798 miles to Coxhoe) Pick up at the Sportsman Monday 26th June 20-00 (For Sportsman FC members)

    Marking Tuesday morning 21st June 07-30 to 08-30 at Sheffield Marking Station

  • Saintes National on 22nd July (622 miles to Coxhoe)Pick up at the Sportsman Wednesday 19th July 20-00(For Sportsman FC members)

    Marking Thursday morning 20th July 07-30 to 08-30 at Sheffield Marking Station

  • Coutances National OH/YB on 2nd September (392 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Station Venue to be finalised nearer the race date

Note: Bowburn Marking Station can be used by any member of the National Flying Club

Venue is DJ EVANS Youth Club, Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AN

NFC Section N Map


NFC Race Results 2016

Fougeres National flown 22nd May 2016

21 members sent 182 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson of Greenside flying 458/381 velocity 1187.81 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship Section prize money of £100 Paragon Section prize sponsorship A pair of 2016 young birds from Foxwood Lofts for the winners of each Section

2nd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - Armstrong, Shergold, Johnson & Moon of Sunderland flying 453/28 velocity 1125.03

3rd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Mr & Mrs A Walker of Stockton flying 430/434 velocity 1024.03

4th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - John Best & Son of Stockton flying 431/1211 velocity 1015.92

5th Sportsman FC, 7th NFC Section N - Robert McKie of Newcastle Upon Tyne flying 456/121 velocity 992.27

Messac National flown 5th June 2016

14 members sent 89 birds

1st and 2nd Sportsman FC, 1st and 2nd NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 467 miles, velocity 1080 & 1021 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Section prize money of £100, Paragon Section prize sponsorship, Premier Stud sponsorship for the winners of each Section

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - Barrie Blackett of Butterknowle flying 470 miles, velocity 1014

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson from Greenside flying 492 miles, velocity 996

5th Sportsman FC, 6th NFC Section N - Malcolm, Heslington & Jones of Wingate flying 477 miles velocity 972

Ancenis National flown 18th June 2016

9 members sent 42 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 498 miles, velocity 838.19 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Paul Stobbs Club sponsorship of £100

2nd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Bob McKie of Chopwell flying 523 miles, velocity 799.82

3rd Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson from Greenside flying 525 miles, velocity 791.58

4th Sportsman FC, 7th NFC Section N - Jim Nicholson of South Shields flying 526 miles velocity 754.65

5th Sportsman FC, 10th NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 498 miles, velocity 722.02 

Saintes National flown 2nd July 2016

5 members sent 13 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N- Robert McKie of Newcastle Upon Tyne flying 636/927 velocity 1085.74 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Section prize money of £100, Paragon Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 631/1361 velocity 11078.89

3rd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N — Barrie Blackett of Butterknowle flying 616/462 velocity 1063.02

Only three birds in race time.

Coutences Old Hens Race flown 7th September 2016

6 members sent 26 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N — Provisionally 11th Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1423.39
Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship
Section prize money of £100
Carr’s Adherb Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N — Provisionally 64th Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1233.95

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N — Provisionally 121st Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1111.9

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N — Provisionally 132nd Open NFC Brian Wiemer of Hartlepool flying 390/1121 velocity 1064.52

5th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N — Provisionally 147th Open NFC Brian Wiemer of Hartlepool flying 390/1121 velocity 1014.17

Coutences Youngbird Race flown 7th September 2016

7 members sent 50 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N — Provisionally 198th Open NFC McSween & Sexton flying 402/1398 velocity 919.8
Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship
Section prize money of £100
Carr’s Adherb Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N — Provisionally 200th Open NFC Jim Nicholson of South Shields flying 409/11619 velocity 908.54

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N — Provisionally 204th Open NFC Malcolm Heslington & Jones of Wingate flying 392/909 velocity 892.04


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