Friday, September 20, 2013

Caorlina Racers

video by Andrew McHardy

Once again I receive a message from Andrew.
Once again I'm jealous.
Here's a front row view of the Caorlinas racing by in the Regata Storica.
These are wide boats; their shape is almost more like a lifeboat.
This makes it all the more remarkable to watch them literally plow through the water, moving much faster than you might expect.

I might suggest going full screen with this if you can.

As you can hear in the video, the crowd really gets involved in this race category.
I don't know if it's because with six guys on the boat, it's more likely that spectators might know some of the rowers.

I've always been impressed by the teamwork on these big boats.
Watching six rowers stay in time with each other, while giving it all they've got, is worthy of respect.

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