Sunday, June 8, is the 40th annual Vogalonga in Venice. The 30 km rowing event draws participants from around the globe. This year, 1800 boats are registered. Based on last years numbers, that should be around 7,000 rowers.
The video above is the official video of last year's 39th Vogalonga. I watched from the sidelines here at Sant'Elena as boat after boat rounded the corner headed out towards Vignole in the pouring rain. Tomorrow's forecast is sunny, in the low 80's. Should be quite a much better experience.
If you have been reading along with my blog recently, you know I've been spending a bit of time on the water myself. I've been paddling in a dragonboat, first as a guest of the Pink Lionesses of Venice, and now, as a full blown Lioness (albeit one with supporting member status). I will not be rowing tomorrow, however I plan to be at the boat house early to see the Lionesses off.
Forza Rosa! Forza Tutti!
Look for me in 2015!