Pellestrina Boat Race
01 August 2010
Promoted by the Municipality of Venice and supported by the Rowing Association and the Coordination of Rowing Societies, the Pellestrina Boat Race has a huge following amongst the local residents so much so that each year it brings several hundreds of spectators into this history, tradition- and nature laden strip of land. It is also an event that represents a test bed for rowers in anticipation of the renowned Historic Regata (with the characteristic style known as venetian rowing which is held the first Sunday in September. The 2010 edition of the Pellestrina Boat Race, which sees the participation of traditional boats from Venice, will take place on August the 1st with the following line-up of boats: at 16.30hrs the youngest riders in the typically Venetian two-oar pupparini, followed by the women's race in two-oar mascarete at 17.15hrs and the mens race in two-oar pupparini at 18.00hrs. The race will take place along the shore of the island facing the Venice lagoon, and is ideally best followed from a boat but is also fascinating if watched on-shore The race usually follows this route: Cantiere Mesetto, Canale di Pellestrina, paleto opposite the Church of Saint Anthony and arrival at the Church of the Madonna of Apparition.
Period: 01 August 2010
Event location: Isola di Pellestrina (VE)
Comune di Venezia