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Regata Storica

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.

Regata Storica 2013 – the calm between the races

Regata Storica 2013 – the calm between the races

Maybe one of the best things about the Regata Storica is that practically no motorboats are allowed. The Canalazzo returns to some of its original splendor, full of slow and elegant movement, blurred reflections and magical light.

Regata Storica 2013 – men’s race in gondolini

Regata Storica 2013 – men’s race in gondolini

The main event of the Regata Storica is no doubt the men’s race in gondolini, which are very slender gondolas designed especially for racing.

The race has for years been a two team match, between the cousins Rudy and Igor Vignotto (this year in the brown boat) and Ivo Tezzat and Giampaolo d’Este (orange).

The course must be at least 10 km, it took them some 36 minutes and they arrived within one second of each other.

For once there were no arguments about foul play, waves from the judge’s boat or other such issues.

Regata Storica 2013 – race in caorline

Regata Storica 2013 – race in caorline

A caorlina is a traditional Venetian cargo boat. Originally they were rowed by two persons, but now they’re almost exclusively used for racing, with six oarsmen. Even if they’re big and heavy, with six rowers they’re still fast.

Regata Storica 2013 – women in mascarete

Regata Storica 2013 – women in mascarete

The main race for women during the Regata Storica is fought in mascarete, which is medium sized sandolo traditionally associated with female rowers. In the last years the race in mascarete had been dominate by the couple Luisella Schiavon and Giorgia Ragazzi. With this year’s […]

Regata Storica 2013 – young rowers

Regata Storica 2013 – young rowers

The first race of the Regata Storica appears to me more about participating than winning, even if the rowers might think otherwise. Our maybe there were just several races with a lot of participants passing in close succession.

There should be a race for young rowers in pupparini , which are beautiful long slender sandoli.

There was also a race for children in sandoli or mascarete, and one for mixed crews.

Regata Storica 2013 – pageants

Regata Storica 2013 – pageants

The initial part of the Regata Storica is a pageant of Venetian boats. Local rowing clubs have some really remarkable boats, like gondolas with 10, 12 or 14 oarsmen, or a peata which is a huge cargo boat used on the rivers. Some boats are […]

Regata Storica 2013

Regata Storica 2013

The Regata Storica is the most important rowing event in Venice. It always takes place on the first Sunday of September, this year on the first of September.