38th Venice Vogalonga / by Marco Secchi

The Vogalonga is an act of love for Venice and its waters, for its lagoon and its islands, for rowing and its boats. The Vogalonga retains over time its original purpose: to disseminate knowledge, awareness and respect for the essence and culture of our city.The Vogalonga is a celebration for the entire ‘people of the oar,’ and today, just as in the beginning, it is a peaceful testimony against the wave-motion, so dangerous for the city and the lagoon.

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The Vogalonga is a non-competitive race  where any kind of rowing craft can take part, and rowers take over the lagoon and canals. This year,at the 38th Vogalonga, there were a record 6.500 participants, in over 1.700 boats (Marco Secchi)