Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Whole Lotta Remi

I shot this at the Gruppo Sportivo Voga Veneta in Mestre - a rowing club I've been lucky to be a member of since 2000.

At the GSVVM, there are boats of all kinds - all are Venetian, requiring forcole and remi for propulsion.

The boats are stored in a semi-covered area, and launched when needed.
The remi and forcole are kept in the club facility - safe from the elements and theft.
To ensure the best performance and proper ergonomics, each type of boat must be rowed with specific forcole and remi of pre-determined length and width.

At the GSVVM, the remi for each boat are tied together and labeled, making it easier to keep track of everything.

I can't imagine how much money this "forest of remi" might be worth.

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