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Being my first regatta, I was at first daunted by the rowing terminology for the different types of boats.
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Carrying back a single sculling boat
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Rowing team from Nagahama
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Finish line 300 meters later
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Four-man boat race. There were also foreign rowers from international schools.
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Tokyo Univ. (Todai) crew return to land after a race
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The rowing lesson starts with an ergo workout.
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Cheering section for Nagahama
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Four-man race with the cox at the stern
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Four-man race starts with the cox at the front.
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Kyoto Univ. alumni crew in dark blue T-shirts
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Kyoto Univ. alumni crew at start line
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Close-up of rowers at Asahi Regatta
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On Karahashi Bridge
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Race starts for Kyoto Univ. alumni
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High school spectators near the finish line
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Kyoto Univ. alumni
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Kyoto University's cheering section for the 8-man raceComplete with cheerleaders.
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Kyoto Univ. starts to veer off course
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Eight-man race
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The oar handles overlap when you pull them. Often my hands bumped into each other.
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Starting line
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8-man crew alumni in their 20s and 30s at starting line
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Kyodai alumni in their 20s and 30s
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Shiga Univ. cox at Toda Boat Course
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Kyodai alumni in their 20s and 30s
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Shiga University women rowers
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The Shiga University Education Dept. B team placed 3rd in the Women's Category. 一般女子の部 3位 滋賀大教育B
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Todai's 4-man crew rowing
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Kyodai's 4-man crew rowing
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Kyoto Univ. rowing to victory
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Kyoto University's winning rowing crew
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Sleek racing row boats and traditional yakata picnic boats on upper right
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Alumni race starting at Seta no Karahashi Bridge
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Race course at the head of Seta River where it meets Lake Biwa. 1000-meter course with 6 lanes.
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Todai and Kyodai coming round the bend
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Kyoto Univ. goes on to win the main race of the day in 10 min. 11 sec., over 20 sec. ahead of Todai.
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Kyoto University 京都大学
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Nihon University takes the lead (later wins the race) 日本大学
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Chuo University (came in 4th) 中央大学4位
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Fixed-seat boats
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Sleek boat slicing through the water.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta. Also see my YouTube video here.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta.
   
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