News, Articles and Noteworthy Goings-on at City Barge

A lagoon row in Venezia

A lagoon row in Venezia

On this clearest of mornings, as we stand on the edge of the landing of the San Giobbe Cantiere boathouse looking over the calm Venetian lagoon, we can see the sun gleaming on the snowy mountaintops a hundred kilometres away. This is our Long Row during the annual training week hosted by our friends at Settemari Venetian rowing club.

Visit to ASD Canottieri Sile

Visit to ASD Canottieri Sile

In June 2022, I met a group of rowers from Treviso’s SILE club when I joined the CIVV rally in Padua. Earlier this year, the SILE club contacted me to say they were coming to Oxford for the 2023 rally on 19-22 July. Stefano Melanotte invited me to visit the club during our March training with Settemari.

Cloning the mascareta “Settemari”

Cloning the mascareta “Settemari”

We bought our delightful little mascareta “Settemari”. from the Settemari club for €1,100 in March 2006. She is light, easy to launch, and responds quickly. Tim Williams has offered to lead the club in crafting her twin to create a matched pair.