Thursday, August 13, 2015

Final Systems Check

You don't just "pick up" Venetian rowing, at least not without some work. 
For the last couple weeks Micah - one of our new trainees has been out
on the water, getting lots of knowledge and practice from a couple of my favorite gondoliers.

Today was Micah's final rowing test - the "final systems check".
Micah rows while head trainer Simon enjoys the ride.

We don't wear shorts on passenger cruises, but for training, and other non-passenger adventures, definitely.

Today was a "shorts day".
Heck, shorts were invented for days like this.

It was a great day to be out on the water.

He's got an impressive crew rowing background, so a lot of attention was focused on translating the movements.  Thanks to my gondoliers Simon and Kalev, and tenacity on Micah's part, today he passed with flying colors.

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