Released on: May 11, 2011, 5:07 pm
Author: Lek Boonlert
Directrooms.com is pleased to announce that this year the annual Vogalonga boat race will be taking place on the 12 June 2011 at St. Mark’s Basin, Venice. The event takes place from 9am till 3pm and sees rowing boats of all descriptions take part in a 30km row across the lagoon to the island of Burano and back.
Those taking part competitively can complete the course in around two hours but those enjoying the spirit of the event in fancy dress and at a more leisurely pace can take up to five. The event has a huge variety of entrants, from across the world. It has also increased the popularity of rowing in the area significantly, with many rowing clubs having been created since its establishment.
The group was set up in 1975 to encourage rowing as a form of transport and rekindle the spirit of rowing as it had previously been overshadowed by the extensive use of motorboats in the lagoon. However it has now become one of Venice’s largest events. Over 1000 craft are expected to take part, and with them over 5000 rowers. Entries must be of traditional craft, but anyone can enter their boat of any size provided it is a rowing boat.
Finding a Venice hotel at short notice may be difficult due to the numbers expected to attend this event; therefore booking in advance is recommended to ensure a conveniently situated hotel close to the event.
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