Wave Walkers open day with Rowbust from London Ontario was a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who came along, including a team from Macmillan - we thoroughly enjoyed the training, paddling together and the delicious food! And we are pleased to welcome new recruits to the team!
Wave Walkers successfully completed the Vogolonga, the 30k race through the historic waterways of Venice. It is an annual event held originally in protest at the motorised boats in Venice and now attracts people and their boats from all over the world.
We trained for endurance and were extremely proud when we completed the course (over 40kms – including picking up and returning the boat) without incident! We were thrilled, in just over 18 months we had developed into a team that worked together, supported each other and didn’t need to stop for a rest after 20 strokes!
“It’s not a typical race - in fact it started as a protest against motorised boats on the canals” explains Ciara Sutton, who has previously participated. “Thousands of human powered boats take part. Wave Walkers were one of the boats that made their way along the Grand Canal on the 8th of June 2014”.
To experience it for yourself: