Dear pigeon fanciers!
In 1987 the cairman of RV Sylt – Willi Ferchen – foundet the first One-loft-race in Europe – on a small, but very beautiful Island – the highest northern part of Germany – in the middle of the North sea: SYLT.
In the beginning nobody believes in this extremely unusual idea, but after some time more and more pigeon fanciers were interessted to take part in this ambitious challenging race, to test their pigeons, so that in very short time the race was booked out.
After 22 sucessful years Willi decided to stop his activities and the Northsea Race SYLT seems to be dead. But at least a Group of friends were interessted to awake the Northsea Race – on the top Jürgen Altmiks, who bought a wonderful ground to breed horses – Gut Söl’ring in Wennigstedt – where the space and all conditions were given to build new lofts and to organize a COME-BACK of the North Sea race.
The first season 2015 was organized by the Group of pigeon fanciers themselves.
For the 2nd. season 2016 they were lucky to oblige an outstanding, over long time national and international sucessful pigeon fancier: Gerhard Lücking for the loftmanagement and training of the pigeons. Although the lofts were not booked out with only 400 pigeons the race growed up to an absolutely great success:
393 km – 7 hours flighttime, strong headwind, race across the open sea – these conditions you can only find at the Northsea race SYLT !!
Under those conditions every pigeon must fight alone to come home early in time. Just 30% of basketed pigeons reached the lofts the first day. You may believe that the interess in this strong kind of pigeons is unbelievable all over the world!
After those 2 years of development, of high personally and financially engangement of the group of pigeons fanciers, they decided – as planed before – to give the Management to Gerhard Lücking.
We wish Gerhard Lücking “all the best and good luck” for the organization and implemantation of the Northsea race Island SYLT 2017!
Internationales Nordseerennen Insel Sylt