the first official race has been completed (Saturday, 25.8.2012). Under a blue sky with a west wind, the pigeons were released at 6:30 in Žilina (Turie). After few circles they left in the right direction.
At 8:11 only 1 pigeon arrived. It took more than six minutes until next pigeons (4) arrived.
It seemed to be a disaster! ... With info about catastrophic training races in some provinces in Slovakia on our mind, it was really hard time to look to the sky ...
But fortunately one minute later group of cca 30 pigeons arrived from east directions and one minute later another group of cca 100 pigeons arrived.
Now the clocking list is divided - competition of "old" fanciers and competition of young fanciers.
Official race #1 - Zilina (108 km) FCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
1BELG - 12 - 4047376De Smet - Van Puymbroeck08:19:16.46
3PL - 12 - 0417 - 866Palarski Dominik08:19:56.18
Official race #1 - Zilina (108 km) FCI YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
2FR - 12 - 394024Clement Kelly08:17:20.76
This race #1 was the part of official program of biggest agricultural fair in Slovakia (the loft is situated in the beatifull area of this expo). Many visitors come during 4 days to visit the fair (cca 60.000!) and plenty of them came to to loft to look inside. Its the best promo for our sport - to show pigeons to the public as inteligent animals ... We prepared short video from these days. Enjoy it!