There are many rowing regattas in and around Venice during the summer, with various kinds of boats participating.
The Regata di Mestre is the first of the season, and it was held last Sunday, May 10th.
My initial plans were to watch it from a kayak, but Mother’s Day intervened causing friends to stay home, so in the end I walked to Sacca San Girolamo in the Cannaregio area, from where I had a good view of the canal where the race had to pass.
Mestre is a city on the mainland, but the race started from Murano north of Venice, touched the NW corner of the city in the Cannaregio area, before heading towards towards San Giuliano on the mainland, on the outskirts of Mestre.
I was watching at the mid point, so I didn’t get to see the finish, and I still don’t know who won.