The 1st Australian Vogalonga Down Unda
The Vogalonga Down Unda will be held at the historic Port of Goolwa, just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Come row or paddle at your own pace through the safe and protected Lower Lake waters of the Murray River.
Travelling from the Goolwa Aquatic Club heading east along the Goolwa Channel shoreline past the Hindmarsh Island bridge, winding through the wetlands of the Currency Creek marine reserve and returning to the GAC.
From 5km up to 8 kms
Departing from the Goolwa Aquatic Club, travel through the safe & protected waters of the Coorong Quays marina on Hindmarsh Island and back again. Ideal for families with young children.
Something For Everyone!
Just like in Venice, whether you row sculls, tinnies, wooden dinghies, English skiffs, Irish currachs, paddle kayaks, canoes, dragon boats or SUPs or even something by foot – so long as your craft is human-powered – you are invited to be part of this amazing event.
And with a bit of luck you may even spot a Venetian boat rowed Venetian-style!
If you would like to help us build one of these boats, click here.
Feel free to dress up in colourful themed costumes or simply wear your local team gear or create something special to commemorate your crew’s participation in the event.
Resources for Participants
Highlights from Vogalonga 2019 in Venice
A small group of traditional Venetian rowers came up with the idea of a non-competitive rowing regatta as a way to revive the tradition and, over time, an increasing number of local Venetian rowers were joined by boats and crews from all over Europe rowing and paddling in solidarity with Venice.
2020 will be the first Vogalonga Down Unda in Australia. If you participate, you will be making history with us. Read more.
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