Sixth edition of the international universities rowing palio

The international universities rowing palio will reach its 6th edition this year on September 2nd and 3rd as part of the Historical Regatta. This year IUAV and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice will be joined by the universities of Padua, Vienna and Warwick.

The challenge will take place in two steps: the selection of first and second place teams (Final A) and third and fourth place teams (Final B) on 270 meters in Sacca San Biaggio, followed by the 750 meters final races between Rialto Bridge and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in the Grand Canal.

The winners will earn the international universities rowing palio trophy offered by the New Murano Gallery srl, art glass factory. Designed by a glass master, the trophy was inspired by the shape of a paddle. The teams who will arrive in second and third place will be awarded a Venetian golden medal.

The rowing challenge has been possible thanks to the support of CUS Venezia, the City of Venice and Ve.La S.p.A. The traditional boats, galeoni, were made available by Venice Citizens Committee for the Regatta of the Italian Maritime Republic.

The programme:
Saturday September 2nd 2017
3pm, three race sets for the selection of the Final A and Final B teams in Sacca San Biagio - Sacca Fisola

Sunday September 3rd 2017
5.50pm Final B in the Grand Canal
6.30pm Final A in the Grand Canal
Awards will follow.