On November 11, 1974, a group of Venetians,
with a passionate interest in rowing. in the lagoon and in the traditions
of the Serenissima, got together on the island of Burano
for the first race in a unique regatta.
Great and splendid Regattas have always
been held on numerous occasions in Venice : the visit of a foreign
prince, the election of a Doge or of a new Pope were the occasions
on which the pomp and power of the Serenissima Republic were paraded
before visitors eyes.