VOGALONGA 2020 (long row around Venice ) 2 spaces left
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I’m pleased to announce the Venice Vogalonga 2020 trip.
This will be be on a first come first served basis as places are limited to 16 people including the coxes.
There are two options :
Depart Thursday 28/5 return 2/6 via car and ferry as part of the towing team.
Depart Friday 29/6 return 1/6 via plane. With this option you can of course choose different dates to fly if you wish to make a longer holiday of it.
Price : £200
Includes, car ferry, petrol, tolls ( very expensive ) extra insurances for towing and breakdown cover, boat hire from the club and overnight accommodation for the drivers both ways. Plus entry to the event itself.
Over night accommodation if going in the cars.
Accommodation in Venice
Group meal on the Saturday night ( optional ) but great fun and exceptional value ( Nikki )
Posh water taxi in Venice , who wouldn’t want to arrive in style.(Nikki)
Rowing vest ( optional ) (jane)
Personal travel insurance
Please note that the entry cost includes a medal, certificate and T-shirt on completion.
We will row on the Saturday and go exploring ( in my boat this will be cox and rotate )
The actual event is in the Sunday when they close the grand canal to water taxis etc. This event takes about 3-4 hours, it’s not a race but a procession with approx 7500 rowers in 2500 boats of all descriptions but must be human powered.
Having done the event before I can only advise at what a privilege it is to do it and of it’s beauty.
Drivers - Mark Brownjohn and Mark ( Clare Gibbs wonderful partner)