2004 Young Bird Race Results:

CLUB:     (6) X 1st Place     (6) X 2nd Place     (8) X 3rd Place

(16 Races)

                          (6) X 4th Place     (4) X 5th Place     

Note:  For the 2002 Young Bird Season, we had just moved in the spring of 2002 and were unable to fly any of our 1st-Round Hatches.  As a result we had a much younger as well as smaller team than usual.  We still had a very good season, winning the most races of any loft in the club and also winning 1st Place Champion Loft by a large margin.  What really dampened our season was the weekend of the 286 Mile "Smash" Races.  We sent practically everything we had to these races, and even though most of them survived the "smash" race, they were just burned out and not the same for the last few weeks of the season.

Distance

Positions Won by:  HansFamilyLoft.com

Notes & Conditions

115 Miles "A" 3rd, 4th, 6th, 14th, and 16th

Smoke and Strong Headwinds

1113 YPM.  Tough Short Race

115 Miles "B" 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 9th

Smoke and Strong Headwinds

9 Minutes Ahead.  1033 YPM.

174 Miles "A" 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

2 Minutes Ahead / Fast Race

1473 YPM.  Hot with Light Winds

174 Miles "B" 1st, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 15th

Quick Race Again

1433 YPM.  90 Degrees

202 Miles "A" 2nd, 7th, 11th, and 14th

Tough Race

1234 YPM.  90+ Degrees

202 Miles "B" 3rd, 5th, 12th, and 13th

Tough Race

1222 YPM.  95 Degrees (HOT!)

233 Miles "A" 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th, 15th, and 16th

26 Minutes Ahead of Next Loft

1306 YPM.  Light Winds

233 Miles "B" 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 14th

12 Minutes Ahead of Next Loft

1298 YPM.  Warm/Light Winds

286 Miles "A" 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 14th

"Smash" Race, only 3 Day-Birds

590 YPM.  Severe Headwinds/Heat

286 Miles "B" 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th

"Smash" Race, NO Day-Birds

614 YPM.  Severe Weather/Winds

251 Miles "A" 1st, 7th, and 12th

7+ Minutes Ahead of Next Loft

1351 YPM.  90+ Degrees (HOT!)

251 Miles "B" 7th, 8th, 15th, and 16th

I had no fresh birds for this race, because of the "Smash" the week before.  95 Degrees

255 Miles "A" 7th, 8th, and 9th

Same Story, Small Team, Birds Tired.

1416 YPM.  Light Winds

255 Miles "B" 14th

The "Smash" Race from 286 Miles really caught up with us here.

298 Miles "A" 4th

Decent Conditions

1273 YPM.  Light Winds

298 Miles "B" 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 12th

Birds Rebounded Here, but Last Race.

1419 YPM.  Warm/Light Winds

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