Regata Storica

This year’s Regata Storica was held on September 6th, and we went down to look in our gondola, which we moored just opposite the Erberia close to Rialto.

The unusual calm Grand Canal - this is a very rare sight  There were a few kayaks around, mostly used by the trainers of the rowing club, or by the occasional off-duty policeman Traffic jam  The police passing before the main parade  The 'Serenissima' - the main parade boat  The gondolone fron the Canottieri Mestre  The gondolone fron the Canottieri Mestre  The Ladies in Pink in their dragon boat  A replica of a 17th century gondola  A 'batea a coa de gambero' with rowers from Row Venice  The 'peata' from the Riviera del Brenta - the only example of its type left  A caorlina.  Prosecco and snacks are a must when you're on a Grand Canal picnic in a gondola  Some of our crew were more interested in food than in the races  The woman's race in 'mascareta' rounding the Rialto Bridge  The woman's race in 'mascareta'  The woman's race in 'mascareta'  The race judges  Television crew and photographers  The orange 'gondolino' doesn't arrive - they've were disqualified earlier in the face  Waiting for the race to pass  Gondolieri  Waiting for the race to pass  Gondolieri mulling around the Grand Canal  The women's race in 'mascarete' coming down the Grand Canal  The women's race in 'mascarete' passing the Rialto markets  The 'caorlina' race at the Rialto Bridge  Interesting light under the Rialto Bridge  Interesting light under the Rialto Bridge  The 'gondolini' contestants passing the Rialto Bridge  The 'gondolini' on the first leg of the race, under the Rialto Bridge  Gondolieri mulling around  The winners of the 'gondolini' race on the return leg of the race
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There were a few kayaks around, mostly used by the trainers of the rowing club, or by the occasional off-duty policeman
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