Most viewed - Lake Biwa Citizens' Regatta 2007 びわこ市民レガッタ
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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.101 views 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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The junior category team receive their medals and CDs.74 views
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The beautiful 15-page program included an ad for the Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD.72 views
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The Lake Biwa Rowing Song CDs were donated by Philbert Ono.69 views
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Awards ceremony54 views
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Writing names on award certificates.45 views
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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.42 views
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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).40 views
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Dragon boat going to the Seta-Karahashi Bridge.39 views
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Free rides on this dragon boat were also provided.38 views
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We rowed according to the taiko drum beat.38 views
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Sketch of regatta course37 views
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Rowing on the dragon boat37 views
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Dragon boat35 views
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Dragon boat34 views
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A taiko drummer sits at the front of the dragon boat.34 views
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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.32 views
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Dragon boat30 views
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A rowing team leaves the dock for Seta-Karahashi Bridge seen in the background.29 views
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Seta-Karahashi Bridge, the start line.29 views
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CDs29 views
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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.28 views
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Up to four rowing teams raced down a 250-meter straight course.26 views
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All the boats are held stationary with a rope provided from the bridge.26 views
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Most races were not close.26 views
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The 250-meter course is very short, and each race ends within a minute or two.25 views
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Finish line. In the background is the Kyoto University Rowing Club's boat house.25 views
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The race had to be stopped for a few minutes each time this cruise boat passed by.23 views
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The Lake Biwa rowing Song CD was also sold.22 views
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The Lake Biwa rowing Song CD was also sold during the regatta which lasted from 9 am to 4 pm.19 views
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