Friday 6 January 2017: 39th Regata delle Befane
The 39th edition of the Regata delle Befane (Regatta on Three Kings’ Day) will be held on the Grand Canal on Friday, 6 January 2017, at 10:00 AM.
||Departure of the boats from the Bucintoro boathouses at the Zattere.
||The Christmas Stocking arrives at the Rialto Bridge, with music and presentation of the Befane, who draw their starting positions.
||Starting gun. The starting line is in front of the Bank of Italy (Palazzo Dolfin Manin). The racecourse continues east down the Grand Canal to the Rio di San Polo (Palazzo Barbarigo dalla Terrazza) where the rowers turn around the paleto (buoy), returning back up the Grand Canal to the finish line at the Rialto Bridge.
||Announcement and awards to the winners of the 2017 race. The Pink Lionesses will be serving their traditional holiday sweets, mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm smiles to all, big and small, along the Riva del Vin at the Rialto Bridge.