G.LUCAS /GDTR 1ST WDA ARRAS

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1st wda arras

Congratulations to the winners in what has been another WDA catastrophe.
The Management have not learned their lesson from the Maidstone disaster and the convoyer has left with no credit.Good riddance!!!!
Herbert Harker and Bill Jacobson will be turning in their graves at the pathetic decision making regarding liberations and race stratergy this year.
It is time the rest of the decision makers held up their hands and apologised to the members who have spent time and money in vain

obvious you ,ll be putting up for job next year

by the way i'm 3 short out 15 had 10 on the night

EVERY BODY I SPOKE TO AT MARKING ON THURSDAY NIGHT ASKED ME IF I THOUGHT WE WOULD GET A RACE ON SATURDAY, I SAID YES BUT THEY WOULD NOT BE UP EARLY, HOW MANY DID YOU SEND AND HOW MANY HAD BEEN OVER THE WATER BEFORE ?, WHY DO WE MAKE THE CHANNEL RACES A 2 DAY RACE IF THEY ALL HAVE TO BE HOME ON THE NIGHT, IF ITS A DISASTER WHY IS IT ALL THE BIG NAMES ARE TOPPING THE FEDS AGAIN. PEOPLE ARE SAYING BOURGES WAS ONE OF THE BEST EVER, SO WHY WERE OVER 80% OF THE BIRDS STILL MISSING AFTER CLOSE OF RACE 3 DAYS LATER, I DOUBT IF HERHERT HARKER HAD TO FACE WORSE WEATHER THAN THIS YEARS, YOU WOULD THINK WE NEVER HAD BAD RACES BEFORE, HOW DO YOU THINK FOGGY WALTON AND DRIZZLE DENT GOT THEIR NAMES, TWO MEN I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR BUT THEY HAD THEIR BAD DAYS TOO, ONLY TWO MEN STEPPED FORWARD WHEN WE NEEDED A CONVOYER WHERE WERE ALL YOU SO CALLED EXPERTS THEN.
I'VE JUST CHECKED THE RACE SHEETS YOU SENT 14 AND 8 WERE YEARLINGS !

I dont want to get involved in a slanging match as itdoes not solve anything.
We need to learn from the mistakes made and move on there will be more people leaving the sport.

First of all for the WDA classic races they should go on the designated date regardless of forecaste and no longer cancell a race as this only leads to further downstream complications.

Also fpr the longer races there should be a cut off time when a liberation can take place. L ate liberations always result in erratic results with corresponding frustration.

Incidently I also sent birds with club fed and amal channel turns and thankfully they are all home and live to fight another day