News from Row Venice
The Row Venice 2018 Non-profit Activity Report
For many years, Row Venice has been active in the promotion of Venetian rowing and in support of the many female athletes who dedicate themselves with passion and dedication to this sport. We offer Venetian rowing lessons among the quiet canals of Cannaregio, using the rare, unique traditional boats, the Batee a Coa de Gambero (batelle a coda di gambero, shrimp-tailed batellas).
Our boats, our professionalism and the passion we put into what we do have allowed us to grow rapidly, becoming the most popular outdoor activity to do in Venice (TripAdvisor, 2019). Today, Row Venice can count on a team of about 30 women between instructors and translators, many of whom are local and are champions who train constantly to qualify in the municipal regattas. We own 4 boats (three batee a coa de gambero and a bragozzo) and we would soon like to buy another batea. Every year a substantial part of our income is allocated to the sponsorship of female crews, and financing activities for the promotion and diffusion of Venetian rowing. We also participate in sustainable initiatives aimed at encouraging respect for waterways. In 2018, around 25,000 euros have been allocated to the achievement of our goals!
This year, for the first time, we decided to share with you the numbers we are so proud of. We know that everything we do is only possible thanks to you and your participation in our lessons. For this we would like to grazie mille, thank you very much and show you in detail what you’ve helped us to accomplish with the funds of Row Venice in the year 2018.
Please note, the tables below are best viewed in landscape mode on your mobile device. Download the PDF version here.
PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND DIFFUSION OF VENETIAN ROWING
|Viva Voga Veneta A.S.D.||Viva Voga Veneta A.S.D. Organizers of traditional nocturnal social rowing events (freschi) with live music, open to the city.||€4,880|
|Promotion of the Venetian rowing campaign in England at the Richmond Bridge Boat Club.||Round trip Flights Venice-London for 6 instructors and accommodation in Richmond. Read the article.||€2,400|
|CIVV (Comitato Internazionale di Voga Veneta)||Contribution toward the purchase of a traditional caorlina||€500|
SPONSORSHIP OF FEMALE CREWS
Venetian Racing Season
|Regata della Sensa||13.05||8||€150||€1,200|
|Regata di Mestre||27.05||24||€100||€2,400|
|Regata di Sant’Erasmo||02.06||10||€150||€1,500|
|Regata di Murano||01.07||8||€200||€1,600|
|Regata di Malamocco||08.07||10||€150||€1,500|
|Regata di Pellestrina||05.08||8||€150||€1,200|
|Regata di Burano||16.09||12||€200||€2,400|
|Regata del Mosto||30.09||4||€100||€400|
|Regata circuito VIP
|Plastic Free Venice
8 June, 15 Sett
|We provided boats and instructors throughout the day. Free participation to anyone interested helping the instructors with bags and nets to row between the canals and around the cemetery of San Michele to collect the plastic from the water and shallows.|
|Disnar per la Storica
Our champion women rowers who qualified for this year’s Regata Storica offered brief lessons for free to participants of the Disnar (the traditional city-wide dinners in anticipation of the most important regata of the season) at the Rialto. The aim was to contribute to the success of the Rialto location and introduce the protagonists of this year’s regatta. Unfortunately, heavy rain did not allow the activity to be carried out optimally this year.
High School Rowing Lessons
|Lessons offered completely free as part a project dedicated to the local high schools, in which classes of the Barbarigo, Benedetti and Foscarini high schools participated.|
Jane Caporal, along with 5 other Row Venice instructors and voga veneta champions who rowed with members of the Richmond Bridge Boat Club in the 2018 Vogalonga (the 30km rowing event held in Venice each spring) traveled across the Channel this weekend. They are...read more
Sometimes people who have lessons scheduled with us write to ask if they need to cancel their Venice trip due to the high tides. This is because they (logically) equate a tidal flood with the flooding of a river or other body of water, when it often takes days or...read more
With the main 2018 racing season now behind us and the travel season calming a bit, you'd think that we'd be taking time to relax and recover. Not so; there is always another race in which to compete, and even a small social event is enough to bring out our...read more