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Well-wishers look on as rowers embark for the race taking place at the same venue where the rowing competition was held at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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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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Finish line end of the 2000-meter Toda Boat Course.
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Carrying back a single sculling boat
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End of the Toda Boat Course, near the 2000-meter finish line.
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The place was not as crowded as you would think.
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Housing for visiting rowing teams whose school flags are displayed.
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Rowing team from Nagahama
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Boat landing near finish line.
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Hosei Univ. cheering section on the first day (Aug. 24, 2006) of the 33rd All-Japan Intercollegiate Rowing Championships.
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Azaleas in full bloom along the lake edge
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Finish line 300 meters later
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第33回全日本大学選手権大会・第46回オックスフォード盾レガッタ
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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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Numerous college and corporate rowing clubs have dormitories along the boat course.
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The rowing lesson starts with an ergo workout.
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Cheering section for Nagahama
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Notice board for the race schedule and results.
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Four-man race with the cox at the stern
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On July 29, 2007, this regatta was held for the second time. It targets mainly beginner rowers. Organized by the Seta Rowing Club which seeks to have more people enjoy water sports on Lake Biwa. Seta-Karahashi Bridge was the regatta's starting line. The Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD was awarded to all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in all five categories.
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View from the spectator stand, near the finish line.
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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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Starting line. The man says "Yoi" (Ready) then "Go."「用意」、次いで「ゴー」
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Sixty rowing teams (300 people) rowed in five categories, including beginner and expert rowers, ranging in age from junior high to senior citizens.
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Rowers reach the finish line after 2,000 meters.
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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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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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This is the boat dock where people got on and off the boats. The boats were provided by local rowing organizations. The regatta was organized by the Seta Rowing Club in Otsu.
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The surroundings are not very scenic, and the water is not so clean.
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The regatta was set for 300 meters. It was a hot, summer day.
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Off they go
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Kyoto Univ. alumni crew at start line
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A rowing team leaves the dock for Seta-Karahashi Bridge seen in the background.
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Kyoto Univ.
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"Lake Biwa Rowing Song" was played all day long over the PA system.
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Close-up of rowers at Asahi Regatta
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On Karahashi Bridge
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Seta-Karahashi Bridge, the start line.
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Kyoto Univ.
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Finish line.
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Cheering section
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Race starts for Kyoto Univ. alumni
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Up to four rowing teams raced down a 250-meter straight course.
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Preliminary heats were held on the first day.
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High school spectators near the finish line
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Kyoto Univ. alumni
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Coach with megaphone
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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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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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Kyoto Univ.
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Eight-man race
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All the boats are held stationary with a rope provided from the bridge.
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Exhausted rowers at finish line.
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Awards ceremony was held from 2 pm after each final race was completed.
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The oar handles overlap when you pull them. Often my hands bumped into each other.
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Winners of the preliminary heats advanced to the semi-finals held on the 3rd day (Aug. 26).
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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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Kyoto Univ. comes in 3rd place
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Awards ceremony. The presenter is Shigeru Aoyama, the director of the Lake Biwa Rowing Course.
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The race course is filled with boats on the side practicing or rowing to the starting line.
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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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Starting line staff
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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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Most races were not close.
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The Toda Boat Course is a perfectly straight body of fresh water stretching over 2000 meters.
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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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Kobe Univ. women rowers
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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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Two-man boat race
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Kyodai alumni in their 20s and 30s
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The 250-meter course is very short, and each race ends within a minute or two.
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Shiga Univ. cox at Toda Boat Course
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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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Cheering/coaching from bicycle
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Kyodai alumni in their 20s and 30s
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Finish line. In the background is the Kyoto University Rowing Club's boat house.
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Shiga University women rowers
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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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Cheering/coaching on foot
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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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The race had to be stopped for a few minutes each time this cruise boat passed by.
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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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Awards ceremony
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The Lake Biwa rowing Song CD was also sold.
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Shiga Univ. banners
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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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Boat landing
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Todai's 4-man crew rowing
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Only one bridge (for pedestrians only) spans over the course at the 500-meter line.
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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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Temporary boat landing
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Kyodai's 4-man crew rowing
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The Lake Biwa rowing Song CD was also sold during the regatta which lasted from 9 am to 4 pm.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Course boathouse
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Carrying the boat back
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CDs
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Whenever a race is proceeding, the boats in the side lane keep still.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Course boathouse
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Sketch of regatta course
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You can walk along the boat course only on one side (on the right as pictured here).
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Dragon boat
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Dragon boat
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View from bridge looking toward the finish line.
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Free rides on this dragon boat were also provided.
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Kyoto Univ. rowing to victory
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Dragon boat
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The Toda Motor Boat Race Arena is where the starting line is.
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Rowing on the dragon boat
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Cheering section on bicycles.
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Dragon boat going to the Seta-Karahashi Bridge.
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Practicing during no races.
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Kyoto University's winning rowing crew
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Bridge fence
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Sleek racing row boats and traditional yakata picnic boats on upper right
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A taiko drummer sits at the front of the dragon boat.
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We rowed according to the taiko drum beat.
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Writing names on award certificates.
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Alumni race starting at Seta no Karahashi Bridge
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Some of the prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Notice the Lake Biwa Rowing Song CDs (75 copies).
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Awards ceremony
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Starting line: ATTENTION!
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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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A representative from each winning team went to receive a medal and Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD. Each team had 5 members, so 5 CDs per team.
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The Lake Biwa Rowing Song CDs were donated by Philbert Ono.
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GO!
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The junior category team receive their medals and CDs.
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The beautiful 15-page program included an ad for the Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD.
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Starting line staff must have strong back muscles.
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Nihon Univ. in foreground and Kyoto Univ. in background
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Nihon Univ. takes the lead at 500-meter line.
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Kyoto Univ.
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京都大学 男子8
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Starting line
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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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Toda Park fence
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The Toda Boat Course was used for the rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
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Final day (Aug. 27) for the finals. Much more crowded than the first day.
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Waseda Univ. cheering section.
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Waseda Univ. cheering section.
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Chuo Univ. cheering section sees off their 8-man rowing team.
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Cheering/coaching horde on bicycles.
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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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Regatta on Lake Biwa
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More info about Lake Biwa Rowing Song here.
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"Tell us my friends your stories, with your fervent hearts."
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Fixed-seat boats
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Sleek boat slicing through the water.
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Site of the 3rd Imazu Regatta on Lake Biwa, off the shore of Imazu, Takashima. Held on Aug. 17, 2008, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Organized by the Takashima-Imazu Rowing Club NPO. 高島・いまづロウイングクラブ
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The Imazu Regatta was originally held annually during 1927-36 by the rowing club of the local high school in Imazu (the present Takashima High School). However, the war forced the annual regatta's cancellation.
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In Aug. 2006, a local NPO called the Takashima-Imazu Rowing Club restarted the Imazu Regatta with the support of the rowing clubs from Imazu Junior High School and Takashima High School.
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The regatta race course was 500 meters long off the Imazu Nakahama and Ichigasaki shore. It had four rowing lanes. 今津中浜〜市が崎沖合
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The finish line was in front of the Sunbridge Hotel seen here. It was a nice, sunny, and calm day for a regatta. レガッタのBGMは「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語版。
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Finish line. It cost only 500 yen (insurance) to race in the regatta. You do not have to form a rowing team to participate. Single individuals could also register to race in the regatta.
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There were four racing categories: 1. Junior and high school students, 2. General public (beginners or experienced), 3. Rowing club alumni and experienced rowers, and 4. Combination of 2 and 3.
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Five types of boats were provided: Single scull, double scull (shown here), quadruple with cox, ocean scull, and fixed-seat boats.
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Quadruple with cox. This boat belongs to the NPO. The races were separate for men and women.
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Quadruple with cox going to the start line.
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The regatta's main objective is to have more people try rowing as a sport.
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Regatta starting line. By hosting a regatta, the local junior high and high school kids can learn about the hard work that goes behind a regatta.
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The other quadruple with cox boat.
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Ready to race.
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Quadruple race
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Single scull
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Women's single scull
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Imazu Junior High School students
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Starting line
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