Cruising Log Runners Up: Boatie Back in Venice


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Those with reasonable medium term memories will recall the excellent cruising log from Boatie Blest describing their road and lake trip to take part in the Voga Longa in Venice which won the SCRA crusing log competition in 2014.  Two of the participating skiffies, Jon Gerrard and Lucy Hyde, were so fascinated by the traditional Venetian rowing style demonstrated by  the local boats that they decided to return to learn how to row venetial style.   Thankfully for the rest of us they have written up their experiences as an entry for the 2016 Crusing Log competition, for which they are one of our much appreciated runners up.

So put another log on the fire, pour another mug of tea out of the pot and be inspired by  their log:

Voga alla Veneta

 

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  1. #1 by Adrian Hodge on 12 November 2016 - 3:02 pm

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe41c159cb0e342069cd12ad1cb6962db64166ea52d85eb0eaa36a3a06903f97.jpg Thank you Jon and Lucy for sharing your adventure. Your writing brought Venice to life. You may be interested to know that The City Barge Rowing Club in Oxford row Venetian boats and will take out novice rowers. One of their members has just completed a row, Venetian style, from Stratford on Avon to Little Venice in London. The CIVV is the international organisation for Venetian rowing and has members in UK, USA, Germany, France and, of course, Italy.

  2. #2 by Adrian Hodge on 12 November 2016 - 3:05 pm

    Thank you Jon and Lucy for sharing your adventure. Your writing brought Venice to life. You may be interested to know that The City Barge Rowing Club in Oxford row Venetian boats and will take out novice rowers. One of their members has just completed a row, Venetian style, from Stratford on Avon to Little Venice in London. The CIVV is the international organisation for Venetian rowing and has members in UK, USA, Germany, France and, of course, Italy.

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