Monday, June 7, 2010

Coppa Risi'atori

Venezia rowers, Coppa Risi'atori 2010, LivornoYesterday the “gozzo” (10-rower boat) of the quarter of “Venezia” won the “Coppa Risi'atori”, the first of the three major races of this year rowing season.Coppa Risi'atori 2010The race starts from the Meloria islet, about 5 km outside the port of Livorno, while the finish line is in the “Darsena Nuova”.Coppa Risi'atori 2010The final rush between “Venezia” and “Ovo Sodo”, in the crowded waters of the “Porto Mediceo”.Coppa Risi'atori 2010Too many boats around created some problems for the rowers.Venezia, Coppa Risi'atori 2010The “gozzo” of the “Venezia” passes alone under the swing bridge of the “Darsena Nuova”.Ovo Sodo, Coppa Risi'atori 2010The “Ovo Sodo”, an unlucky second, still hopes to gain revenge in the following races: the “Coppa Barontini” and the top race of the season, the “Palio Marinaro”.

See also: Gozzi & Gozzette - Palio Marinaro - Trofeo D'Alesio

20 comments:

Jacob said...

These are all superb action shots, VP! Fascinating. And exciting! The water looks a bit rough and very crowded! Love that first shot...no problem telling who the winners were!

Great post all around!

brattcat said...

I agree with Jacob. These are outstanding, VP.

Luis Gomez said...

VP these are wonderful. They look like so much fun.

Dina said...

So many boats, so much muscle and excitement.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots which make me feel the excitement.

Gunn said...

just SUPERB shots from what looks like a very very nice day!!

Cezar and Léia said...

You took amazing pictures from this great event, what a beautiful day there, I think it's Summer inspiration!
Have a nice week,
Léia

Saretta said...

Great shots, I think the third is my favourite though.

Small City Scenes said...

The red boat is the winner!!!
The water is alive with boaters. Look how rough the rowers make it. MB

Lois said...

What a fabulous series of pictures. This looks so exciting!

Per Stromsjo said...

Talk about rush hour!

Kaori said...

What a race! The waves must also make it difficult to stear the boat! How exciting to have so many boat races to see :D

Halcyon said...

Wow! Looks like they really made some waves.

T. Becque said...

That looks like great fun!

JM said...

WOW! Great action shots, VP!

Suzanne said...

I almost felt as if I were there.

joo said...

Terrific post VP:)

Wolynski said...

Great photos, especially the third one. Do these boats ever crash into one another?

Leif Hagen said...

AWESOME boat racing photos!

Steffe said...

Must have been a fun event for you.