Today was the 41st Vogalonga (long row) a 30km non-competitive rowing race around Venice. 2000 boats and about 7000 competitors took part. This is a time-lapse video of the start of the race by Manuel Vecchina - watch out for the cruise ship!
Here are some photos taken from the Cannaregio Canal later in the race (they may take a while to load):
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And here is a video of the boats finally arriving in the Grand Canal: