Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trofeo D'Alesio

Trofeo D'Alesio 2010I am not an early riser, so when I arrived at the “Porto Mediceo” the “Trofeo Gaetano D'Alesio”, the first rowing competition of the season, was almost finished. I barely managed to watch the last race, the one with the ten-rower “gozzi”.Trofeo D'Alesio 2010The boat of the quarter “Venezia” won the chronometer race.Trofeo D'Alesio 2010The boats of the “rioni” (quarters) “Salviano” and “Fabbricotti”.Trofeo D'Alesio 2010The boats of “Ovo Sodo” (Hard boiled egg) and “San Jacopo”.Trofeo D'Alesio 2010The boats of “San Marco - Pontino” and “Borgo Cappuccini”.Trofeo D'Alesio 2010The four-oars “gozzetta” with the ladies from “Salviano”.

See also: 27th TAN - Gozzi & Gozzette - Palio Marinaro

17 comments:

brattcat said...

This is wonderful. The collected images really capture the energy and power of the race. I would never have known you hadn't been there since the crack of dawn, recording the efforts of the competitors.

Jacob said...

I find this all very fascinating. It's not something one would see in the States, so far as I know...the competitive spirit is invigorating. This is the first time I've seen women involved. If it's like golf, I'd rather watch the women play than the men!

Excellent photos, as usual, VP!

tapirgal said...

It looks like great exercise on a nice day (the sun finally came out!) - and I love the black and white ship behind the rowers in the last pic. Nice shots.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these pictures!

Kaori said...

VP you're such a snoozer ;-D But I'm glad you caught the last of the races! I love the way they move foward across the water. Great photos!

CafebyJW said...

The first pic, he looks so relax..and the rest is just awesome.

Love all the pictures.

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joo said...

Terrific colletion! My favourite one obviously is the first - looks as w way of rowing I would like the most;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful sunny day there, just perfect for the competition!Oh gosh, I think that guy in the first shot was enjoying the view after finishing the race!Great shot!
Also loved see all girls going on so well!
Wonderful post dear VP, thanks a lot!
Léia :)

Gunn said...

Gosh.... so many STRONG sporty people!
I am glad you got up "early enough" to take these action shots.
Thanks for sharing.

Hilda said...

Congratulations to Venezia! I'm rooting for Ovo Sodo to win something — just because I love the name. ;)

B SQUARED said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day to sleep in. Can't imagine watching too many of the races.

Mo said...

Who won?

cieldequimper said...

I remember this from last year. Again a great photoreportage and the first one... redolent of la dolce vita, maybe after the race...

Small City Scenes said...

Stroke! Stroke! I want to be the coxswain.

Seattle has several races a year and the universities have teams. MB

JM said...

Great motion shots but... it could be me on the top one! :-)

Dina said...

The first photo is a nice contrast to all that energy and effort in the others.

Steffe said...

Looks like a good workout! Nice set of rowing photos.