From: 07-06-2014 To: 08-06-2014
Bacino San Marco
  • WEBSITE: www.vogalonga.com

  • LOCATION: Bacino San Marco

Passion and tradition in the lagoon of Venice: Vogalonga Rowing Race 2014

Every year at the end of May Venice celebrates his love and close relationship with the sea in two events: the “Festa della Sensa” on May 31st and the “Vogalonga” that will be held on Sunday 8th June. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the most famous non-competitive race of Venice, the “Vogalonga”, a 32 kilometers regatta born in 1974 as a protest against the growing use of motorboats and big ships that cause damage to the historic city. Today the protest has turned into a fascinating event in which more than 5000 Italian and foreigner rowers take part. Participants will gather in St Mark's Basin, opposite the Punta della Dogana, and a cannon blast will signal the start of the race which continue along an evocative route offering picturesque glimpses of characteristic places of the lagoon, returning then to Punta della Dogana. But the "Vogalonga" in Venice has become a special event not only for sport lovers, who train all year to participate, but also for citizens and tourists who meet along the canals to cheer and eat all together. 40th edition of the "Vogalonga" will be certainly a success, more than last edition that has seen the attendance of about 5000 rowers and 1000 boats. Beside citizens of Venice, one fifth of the number of participants, a great number of foreigner people from all over Europe but also from USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. To be part of the "Vogalonga 2014" and participate you have just to enroll in the official website here


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