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    Default The TrawlerRegattas

    Good morning to everyone in the Forum and a happy thanksgiving to all who celebrate this important day. Today I am going to show you a very famous sport in my country and throughout the Cantabrian coast and Galicia "The Trawler Regattas. But first I am going to tell you the story of this tradition that began as a job and ended up becoming a sport. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century my country was engaged in whale fishing and on the ships they carried auxiliary boats that served to harpooners to get as close to the whale and away from the ship because with the tail they could sink it, so that those boats used with the strongest men and they paddled faster to reach the whale and once caught they approched the ship to transport it to the port. But the whales went away and the boats could not go that far, so those boats dedicated themselves to fishing other kinds of fish and those boats were no longer necessary and then the sailors decided that they could serve to practice rowing and thus they were born rowing clubs and then came the competition between villages and clubs and today is something very dear and competitions are very famous. As you can see the photos show the struggle of man with the sea, also for about twenty years also participate women who demonstrate how with effort everything can be achieved. Hope you likeClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: The TrawlerRegattas

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds similar to the Dragon Boat races they have here in our Country.
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    This is amazing, and would be wonderful to watch. Those waves must be extremely challenging. A wonderful re-birth of a new tradition.

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    As rough as the seas are, I'd hate to have the job where you are standing...is that the coxswain?
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    bubba if the one who is standing is the helmsman and helps to turn the boat on the buoys, and I will tell him that all rowers are amateurs and do not have a salary, competitions are held during the summer that the sea is calmer, but a storm can always come at the time of the competition and there are those incredible photos

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    Default Re: The TrawlerRegattas

    Very interesting story. How far do they row in the competition, is it all day or just short distances?

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    Oh my, No life vests? Those rowers sure are brave. Look at those waves, amazing the boats don't sink. Thank you for sharing parts of your heritage with all of us. It is fun to see and learn.

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    Wonderful that such traditions are kept alive. Thank you for sharing a piece of your history with us.
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    I loved your story & all the pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: The TrawlerRegattas

    Amazing!! What a great sport that came from your countries whaling days.

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