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The 6th annual Lake Biwa Kaitsuburi (Little Grebe) Regatta was held on Sept. 16, 2007. This regatta is mainly for ordinary people of all ages wanting to row. Lake Biwa Rowing Course (Biwako Sotei-jo) in Otsu, Shiga. 滋賀県立琵琶湖漕艇場
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The regatta started at 9 am, and ended at about 4 pm. Omi-Ohashi Bridge in the background.
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The regatta was set for 300 meters. It was a hot, summer day.
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"Lake Biwa Rowing Song" was played all day long over the PA system.
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Finish line.
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The main boat type used was the "knuckle four," a boat developed in Japan for stability rather than speed. Good for beginners.
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Awards ceremony was held from 2 pm after each final race was completed.
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1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams received a trophy, certificate, and Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD. The CD was donated by Philbert Ono.
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Awards ceremony. The presenter is Shigeru Aoyama, the director of the Lake Biwa Rowing Course.
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Trophy for you.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD presented to a winner. A CD was also presented to the regatta's youngest and oldest rower.
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The BL Club C team placed 2nd in the Masters Women's Category. マスターズ女子の部 2位 BLクラブC
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The SAKURA team placed 2nd in the Family category. ファミリーの部 2位 SAKURA
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3rd place winner in the Masters Men's Category. マスターズ男子の部 3位 大歯大松籟会B
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The BL Club B team placed 2nd in the Women's Category. 一般女子の部 2位 BLクラブB
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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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Writing the winning team's name on the award certificate (one per team). Students from Doshisha University Rowing Club served as volunteer staff.
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Sports Masters poster. The annual Sports Masters national competition was held in Shiga in 2007. This regatta was a supporting event instead of an official competition.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Course clubhouse, in front of which the awards ceremony was held. It is next to the finish line. The facillity is operated by Shiga Prefecture.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Course boathouse
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Lake Biwa Rowing Course boathouse
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