Arona-TENERIFE 2016 WELCOME!
UK coordinator visit
Mark Williams & Family in Arona
New report by Tom Harris
Definitely, racing pigeons are my fate!
The big casuality... this week in a short trip to Gran Canary Island, a racing pigeon arrive very closely to me in the vessel just in the moment I was seeing Tenerife Island in the distance. I don't know anything about this pigeon, why this pigeon arrive to this vessel and why so closely to me? Definitely, racing pigeons are my fate! The pigeon just stay 30 seconds to make a selfish and she gone flying again over the sea...
J.Ledesma, 24th August 2015
New agent for Portugal
Entrance list available
Last shipment from UK
+1400 Pigeons entered by now!
Working in Diplomas 2015
Loft filling constantly...
Photos of pigeons flying
Near to 500 Pigeons already in the Arona Loft!
The massive participation is going to full the loft for 2016 race!!!
Final Race New Auction Part-3 OPENS:
And more of 110 pigeons arrived in the final race very soon at: www.TODOPALOMAS.com
FINAL RACE 2015
FINAL RACE GALA DINNER
FINAL RACE MOVIE IN BRIEF
FINAL RACE MOVIE FULL EDITION (ARRIVALS)
Click: 2016 Raceplan Scheduled
Please click here to read Tom Harris Final reports:
We will publish the Movie with arrivals and releasing very soon..
We are glad to inform about the appoint to Tomasz Wiczling as our coordinator for Poland!
Click:GALA DINNER PHOTO ALBUM
Click:ARRIVALS PHOTO ALBUM
DATE: 27th Mar 2015
Release Time: 8:30 London Time
GRAND AVERAGE INTERNATIONAL WINNER:
Pigeon: brown sugar MC2497
Syndicate / Colombófilo: Alberto Sánchez
BASKETING PARTICIPANT'S INTERVIEW
209 pigeons were basketed. Two pigeons: MC0442 and MC1314 have broken winds and they are not able to fly correctly. Pigeon MC1646 was missing in the loft trainings. The expedition with the pigeons is sailing to the Fuerteventura Island to arrive tomorrow morning. Basketing list available:
Click: PAPER'S PHOTOS
Click: BASKETING PHOTO ALBUM
Watch BASKETING LIVE Video Feed & Chat:
PIGEONS WITHOUT PEDIGREE INFORMATION SENT WONT BE BASKETED FOR THE FINAL RACE
CLICK: Upload Pedigree
Final race SCHEDULED & Basketing Live!
am glad to inform all participants the shape of the pigeons is completely
impressive. I held one or two pigeons every day and I can tell I am feeling so
gratefully when I manage this amazing birds in my hands, the best of the best
210 pigeons from 2100 that start the championship.
The condition of the pigeons is TOP.
They learned to fly over the sea, learned to fly from the Island to the sea, then learn to rid off the falcons, against strong winds and seas.
Congratulations to those brave pigeons!!
As a world premiere we will broadcast live the basketing process with the pigeons information in the top of the screen.
Under weather forecast, the Final Race Planned on FRIDAY 27th March!
Basketing on Wed 25th in the morning. Party Celebration on Saturday 28th March.
Click: Accommodation 2015 Final Race
CLICK: Nominations Entries
Please click here to read Tom Harris reports (UK):
WEATHER FORECAST AND FINAL RACE DATE
Due weather forecast we are planning the Final Race on 26th or 27th even 28th March. Of course this forecast and our planning can change every day in order to adjust to the best option for the pigeons.
FINAL RACE 2015 IS COMING!!!
We think the Hot Spot Car Race 3 was a great success with 188 of the convoy of
292 pigeons returning to the lofts in Tenerife on the day plus 12 more have
returned this morning taking your total up to 200 so far. We are sure a few more
will return during the next few days which will give a good total for the Final
They will now have a good rest before their final hurdle, which is of course will be the Arona-TENERIFE 2015 Final Race. It just goes to show that after all the hard work and effort we and our team have put in this year by giving the extra Sea Races, has proved worth while.
The final race day will be selected within 4 days due weather forecast. We are
daily checking in order to advice the participants that cannot coming a whole
week to Tenerife. If you are planning to assist the Final race please plan your
holidays from 23rd to 29th March in order to assure you can enjoy the Final
race, the basketing and the Award Gala Dinner.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon and enjoying the Final Race with all those pigeon fanciers and friends that attend the race week in Tenerife.
SEMIFINAL RACE MOVIE
GRAND AVERAGE INTERNATIONAL TOP TEN
SEMIFINAL RACE FUERTEVENTURA ISLAND 230 Km
The DOUBLE STEP Semifinal Race from the Fuerteventura island is coming!
SEMIFINAL CAR RACE-3
DATE: 15th Mar 2015
Estimate Release Time: 7:45 London Time
Watch Video Feed & Chat:
PIGEONS' CONDITION MOVIE
LAS PALMAS EXTRA TRAINING-2
This is the last time our pigeons will ahead a Gran Canaria Island race (Planned
on 10th March). The next RACE will be same to the last HOTSPOT from the other
side of Gran Canaria island. The pigeons must fly across the Gran Canaria Island
and then, stepping to Tenerife island again to assure they had learnt the
"Master Lesson" before to ahead the DOUBLE STEP Semifinal Race from the
HOTSPOT-2 CAR RACE-2
After 12 Island's Trainings + 6 Sea Races + 2 G. Canaria Island races, our pigeons are ready to go a little more in front of. The next RACE will be from the other side of G.Canaria island. The pigeons must fly across the G.Canaria Island and then, stepping to Tenerife island.
MOVIE CAR RACE-2
HOTSPOT CAR RACE-2
The second HOTSPOT is planned on 3rd March 2015!
In the extra training race we will give a free bonus entrance in the 2016 race to the first 10 pigeons in the training race!
The FINAL RACE will be hold from 23rd to 27th of March!
MOVIE CAR RACE-1
SURVIVAL RACE - CAR RACE-1
After 6 hard sea race series we will try the first CAR RACE (Survival Race) on
this weekend (Possible Saturday is weather permits).
The pigeons in good shape are ready to ahead the Survival Race – CAR RACE.
pigeons (NO activated) will be taken out of the race this week before Car Race-1.
As you know the activation period was over 1 month ago. Nobody can activate one
of this pigeon after that, and of course was over many weeks ago. We are doing
fair play, only people who active his pigeons ON TIME can access the prizes.
In the races in Canary Islands, doesn't matter the distance, it is fear to across the sea with 3000 depth meters. Pigeons that not come back still sitting in Gran Canaria or another Islands in this moment. It is a fact and well known matter in Canary Islands Nothing compare to diving as another negative people like to write). Some of them will try to return today or tomorrow. And the others, will still living in other Island in wild live style. Not more. WEIGHTED NATURE!
From Paul Smith, United Kingdom Race Team Shipper & International Race Co-ordinator South African Pigeon Race:
Hi Jose, Gladys & Team,
What a great shame after all your hard work and effort that Sea Race 6 turned out like it did especially after all the encouraging other 5 Sea Races.
As we all know youngsters do not like crossing the sea on their own and when they get split up, they seem to panic.
However, the first few learned something as nearly all came on their own, which should give the experience for future races over the sea.
The 278 gallant pigeons that made it back to the lofts yesterday stuck to their task and made it home.
So far today a further 61 have also returned, making 339 so far. Others of course will return today (Friday) and over the next few days and many of these of course will have learnt valuable experience for what lies in front of them over the next few weeks in the build up to Hot Spots 1, 2 & 3 plus of course the Final Race.
Once again I feel for you because I know how much hard work you and your team have all put in this year to try to give the pigeons more confidence over the sea. This experience had shown over the first 5 Seas Races with excellent returns.
One thing is for sure and we all know it and that is once the basket strings are cut and the pigeons are in the sky, there is nothing you or anybody else can do, you just hope the pigeons pick up their line and make it back home to the lofts in good time.
Quite a few of these pigeons will settle somewhere for a few days and I am positive that quite a few more will return in the coming days.
Yours in sport,
VISIT US AT FUGARE PIGEON SHOW TOMORROW!
SEA RACE-6 MOVIE
SEA RACE-6 second day Watch Video Feed & Chat:
SEA RACE-5 MOVIE
5th SEA RACE IS HERE!
Due weather forecast the next sea race will hold today 10th Feb. The weather in G.Canaria Island will be blue sky and in Tenerife island will be cloudy as last weeks. We need to maintain the pigeon's fit and persistent orientation in this critical moment. The pigeons will be libetared so closely to Gran Canaria and the risk they are going to the closely island is strongly higth. In any case we need to try in order to assure better results in the SURVIVAL RACE!
4th SEA RACE RESCHEDULED!
Due weather forecast the next sea race will be planned on Monday 9th Feb!
Distance offshore: 47 Km (25 Nautic Miles) - Water depth 3000 Mt. - Total Distance: 85 Km
SEA RACE-3 MOVIE
SEA RACE-2 MOVIE
SEA RACE-1 MOVIE
3rd SEA RACE moved to Friday 6th Feb!
Due bad weather forecast for Saturday we decided to hold the next SEA RACE on Friday
SEA RACES: A Big announcement!
We are glad to announce our company appoints FREDOLSEN cruise lines to
make six Derby Arona Sea races just in direction to the first Hot-Spot
The boat will reduce the speed in order to release the pigeons. Thanks to Fred Olsen Express! www.fredolsen.es
|3 Feb||Sea Training Flight 13||Approx 6 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
|5 Feb||Sea Training Flight 14||Approx 16 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
|7 Feb||Sea Training Flight 15||Approx 25 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
|10 Feb||Sea Training Flight 16||Approx 30 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
|12 Feb||Sea Training Flight 17||Approx 40 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
|14 Feb||Sea Training Flight 18||Approx 55 Km (Over Sea) + 60 Over Island|
RACE PLAN ADJUST
In order to assure a good reception in the first Gran Canaria Race (Survival Race) we rescheduled the race plan and add more sea races.
Derby Arona Individual Pigeon's Photos & Updated Loft List
After 3 days, near to ten people working in managing, photographing, processing and uploading...
We already finished all individual photos of the pigeons!
This was an absolutely huge job, but our participants deserve it.
This year we offer the moult photo information in a unique act of transparency and, in the same time, we are offering a detail of the pigeon condition.
In order to see the pigeon photos in high quality please click onto pigeon line in the Loft List available today. On 3rd of December we will start the Qualification training series before activations.
Derby Arona 10th Anniversary and a Record Number of Entries
The pigeons are in very good health condition. We are using weekly the Broncho + Bacto from Vanrobaeys Star Supplements. The qualification race series will start in December. We will make a Movie very soon.
PIPA Team again participating in D.Arona
Derby Arona by Silvio Mattchione CLICK:
Diplomas 2014 ready to send by post CLICK:
Tel: +34 607922922
Fax: +34 922169058