The people of the Lagoon began to compete with the oars to get to the market as soon as possible and sell their products at the best price. The competitions began spontaneously, linked to work, and between women and men that shared the same fatigue and the same knowledge of the currents, wind and other climatic conditions.
For this reason, until a few decades ago, the inhabitants of the islands won the regattas more than the citizens.
Today the sport of rowing is practiced by young people, women and men.
One of the most spectacular competition is the Women’s Regatta on Caorline, created in 1999 to transmit the passion for standing rowing to the younger generations, has reached its 22nd edition this year.
The 2020 edition will be held on March 8th International Women’s Day, a colourful and festive tribute to the strength of women.