Oh well, that`s this year’s DERBY ARONA final race closed Obviously there’s disappointment for many, ourselves included in not having all 251 finalists from all participant home as they were coming so well in the latter stages but its at this moment all the old racing cliques come to mind:
1. That`s pigeon racing!
2. Always expect the unexpected!
3. If one can make it then realistically why shouldn’t they all make it!
Especially as they`re all fed trained and looked after the same, but once again we`ll put it down to one of life`s experiences, pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start all over again!!
By looking forward to another year in Arona-Tenerife
We can’t go without congratulating this year’s returning finalist what a relief it must of been for you all to see your pigeons on the clock so well done to the owners of the 12 gallant pigeons just the final race report to carry out, to put closure on a year we think we`ll all be glad to see the back of our team Jose, Inma, Gladys, Abel and the whole Ledesma family who works hard along the past months including the highs and lows that is Derby Arona.
We hope to see you all again soon. Pigeons collecting start from April to October 2021. Final Race 26th March 2022.
As we look forward to the next episode of The Derby Arona Tenerife One Loft Race www.DERBYARONA.com
RACE PLAN 2022
(The distances, races and dates can be modified depending on the circumstances)
18 Dec Training Flight 1 Approx 3 km
21 Dec Training Flight 2 Approx 5 km
23 Dec Training Flight 3 Approx 10 km
26 Dec Training Flight 4 Approx 15 km
28 Dec Training Flight 5 Approx 20 km
Pigeons are Able to Compete
28 Dec OWNERS ACTIVATION
08 Jan END ACTIVATION PERIOD
As previous participants are aware the Arona organisation run an in-house account system where all monies paid in or out are documented. To aid participants with activations being within the Xmas period, we are now offering all entrants the opportunity to spread the cost of activations over the months leading up to the activation period, participants can send as much or as little as they wish, which will be credited to their accounts for use in activations or future use.
11 Jan 3rd PARTY ACTIVATION STARTS
15 Jan 3rd PARTY ACTIVATION FINISH
After 5 training races ,owners activation willl commence from Dec 28th to January 08th . Third party actvation will commence from January 11th to January 15th.
Pigeons NOT activated will not be sent to anymore races.
In case of conflict, the first money transferred have the priority to Activate. Any payment from owner have priority over third party people.
AFTER 5 X QUALIFICATION TRAININGS:
19 Jan Training Flight 6 Approx 25 km
22 Jan Training Flight 7 around 33 km
26 Jan Training Flight 8 around 40 km
29 Jan Training Flight 9 around 50 km
2 Feb Training Flight 10 around 50 km
5 Feb Training Flight 11 around 50 km
8 Feb Training Flight 12 around 50 km
12 Feb Training Flight 13 around 70 km (San Andrés Town)
16 Feb Training Flight 14 around 70 km (San Andrés Town)
Around 22 Feb Sea Trainings (Approx 2 races if weather and Boat companies Available)
22-25 Feb CAR RACE-1 95 km G.Canaria – SURVIVAL RACE
25-28 Feb ENDURANCE TRAINING 95 km G.Canaria
1-5 March CAR RACE-2 125 km G.Canaria
5-10 Mar ENDURANCE TRAINING 125 km G.Canaria in considered necessary and weather.
(Unofficial road trainings will made if weather permit)
10-15 Mar SEMIFINAL CAR RACE-3 from Gran Canaria.
FINAL RACE WEEK
BIG STEP FROM FUERTEVENTURA ISLAND 280 KM
Public Basketing Process If weather Forecast
Loft Address: San Silvestre, 15 – Llanos de Guaza – Arona – Tenerife. time: 09:00
Welcome dinner at the best Canary Restaurant time:20:00
(Restaurant LA BRASA – Carretera a Buazanada)
Departure from the HOTEL at 19:00 Mediterranean Palace – Mare Nostrum
Departure from the HOTEL TIGOTAN at 19:15
Departure from the HOTEL CENTRAL CENTER at 19:30
Free Bus departure from the HOTEL Zentral Center 9:30
Birds are liberated (If weather permit) 275 to 300 km (500 Km stress equivalent over Land) Lunch in the Loft. Enjoy the day with local fanciers and enjoy free food and drink
Awards/Party Dinner at Hotel Mare Nostrum Resort (Arona-Pyramid) Time: 19:30
Full Informations: www.DERBYATLANTIC.com