On Sunday afternoon, on the waters of the lagoon, the instructors of "Row Venice" got some attention during the women's 4-oared race during the Regata di Mestre.
Their recent report via Facebook reads:
A fine showing by our the Row Venice instructors in the women's 4-oared gondola race today: there was at least one RV instructor in every crew from 2nd-6th place. Extra congrats go to Sofia and Carlotta in the blue gondola who, with Cris at the helm, took home their first bandiera in a city-wide race.
Taking second place were Elena, Nausicaa and Rossana in the red gondola; Elisa's violet gondola was third, Cris and her crew 4th, with Jane and Sibylle taking 5th place, and Gabriella right behind them.
No rest for the weary, though; time trials for the Sant'Erasmo regata are on Thursday. Stay tuned!
I know I've said it many times, but I love what Row Venice has done - offering lessons in the art of Venetian rowing.
It's been a nice surprise, however, to see these women do so well in competition as well.
Bravo Row Venice!
I didn't think I could like you any more than I already did,
but you proved me wrong again.
Good luck in the next regatta.