The folks at the Gruppo Sportivo Voga Veneta in Mestre have a fleet of beautiful boats - Venetian vessels of all types.
They love them all, and take great care of each one.
Recently they had the occasion to launch not one,
but two boats for the first time:
a mascareta and a caorlina.
Here's a nice video by Nereo Zane of the two boats being hoisted into the water and then rowed around along with a few other boats.
Looks like it was a bit chilly that day, but nobody seemed to notice.
They must have been having a great time.