In my club I have to give up 22 miles, in the combine I'm the shortest and way on the east end. Our combine is over 140 miles North to South and well over 300 miles East to West, We fly South. Once in awhile I think I should move, 4th place is the best I have done in the combine.
Our loft is probably 50 miles west of the rest of the club... We fly from the south towards the north. The rest of the combine is about 100 miles east of me. Needless to say, our birds fly a different course from everyone and have to be able to break from the flock and have to be both smart and tough.