Pau (int.) 2012

  • Organiser: La Colombe Joyeuse
  • Categories: Old birds
  • Basketting date: 18/06/2012
  • Liberation date: 22/06/2012
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Photos of the British national winner of Pau 2012 have just been published. Pictures of the Belgian, Dutch, German and French national winners of Pau 2012 were already  published.

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John Chipperfield from Herne Bay wins Pau National 2012 in the UK. Last year he already won Perpignan National in the UK.

John Chipperfield from Herne Bay wins Pau National 2012 in the UK. Last year he already won Perpignan National in the UK.

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Kazmierczak-De Jong from Heerlen win Pau National in Holland. Their pigeon obtained an average velocity of 1539.35 m/min.

Kazmierczak-De Jong from Heerlen win Pau National in Holland. Their pigeon obtained an average velocity of 1539.35 m/min.

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The International winner from Pau in the category "old birds" is Freialdenhofen & Sons (Aldenhoven, Germany)., achieving an average velocity of 1568.43 m/min.

Freialdenhofen & Sons win Pau International, the first international race of this season, against 8399 birds. The pigeon flew home at an average velocity of 1568,428 m/min.

In the past, Forrest Junior (06348-10-196) already won:

1°  Nat Pau       1.203 p '12
3°  Nat Bordeaux    966 p '11
28° Int Bordeaux 11.444 p '11

Photos: Kris Jacobs

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Forget-Vasseur win Pau National in France. The average speed of their pigeon was 1463.32 m/min.

Forget-Vasseur win Pau National in France. The average speed of their pigeon was 1463.32 m/min.

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Preud'homme-Paulet from Gesves win Pau National in Belgium. Their 2009 blue cock already won 11th semi-national Montluçon. Average speed of their winning pigeon: 1546,41 m/min.

Preud'homme-Paulet from Gesves win Pau National in Belgium. Their 2009 blue cock already won 11th semi-national Montluçon. Average speed of their winning pigeon: 1546,41 m/min.

On father's side the grandfather of the national winner finished in the national Pau top 100 three times: 19th, 50th and 70th. On mother's side the grandfather was 1st Provincial Ace Birds KBDB Middle Distance 3 years in a row.

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The first arrivals of the first international race of this season have just been added on PIPA.

  • Thierry Chaillet from Flavigny-sur-Moselle (FR): 1437.47 m/min
  • Eric Vanacker from Pouilly Sur Serre (FR): 1399.47 m/min

You can view all early arrivals on our list. If you would like to see where the first arrivals took place, take a look on our radar.

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Weather conditions during liberation: blue sky, no wind, southwest wind, clear

If you wish to follow the race live, you can go to the tab "Live Results" where you will see a list of all early arrivals added on PIPA. Under "Live Results", you can click on "Radar" if you wish to see the location of the arrivals..
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Weather expectations: cloudy, sunny intervals, southwest wind
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There seems to be a bit confusion concerning the coordinates of Pau (431830.0 N / 01905.0 W) because normally there should be a plus or minus sign before the coordinates.

After having contacted the organisation, we received the confirmation that there should indeed be a minus sign before the W coordinates since Pau lies west of Greenwich. So the correct GPS coordinates for Pau 2012 are: 431830.0 (N) / -01905.0 (W).

 

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The Pau 2012 liberation is scheduled for Friday 6:30 CEST provided the weather conditions are good. The weather maps show that the wind will be blowing from the south to soutwest.

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La Colombe Joyeuse made a few photos of the arrival of the pigeons at the liberation site at Wednesday evening 19:00 CEST.

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8399 pigeons will participate in the first international race of this season, i.e. Pau. Last year, 8601 pigeons were basketted for Pau, 202 more than now.

BELGIË - BELGIQUE - BELGIUM - BELGIEN                  2.007
DUITSLAND - ALLEMAGNE - GERMANY - DEUTSCHLAND           1202
NEDERLAND - PAYS-BAS - NETHERLANDS - HOLLAND           2.651
FRANKRIJK - FRANCE - FRANCE - FRANKREICH               2.133
G.D. LUXEMBOURG - G.H. LUXEMBURG - LUXEMBURG              38
ENGELAND - ANGLETERRE - ENGLAND - ENGLAND                368

TOTAAL - TOTAL - TOTAL - INSGESAMT                     8.399
(Numbers still subject to change)

Evolution of the number of pigeons basketted for Pau International:

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NIEUW - NOUVEAU -NEW:

GPS Coordinaten - Coordonnées GPS - GPS Coordinates PAU 2012
43 18 30 N  /  0019 05 W

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General information on the race: