The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. While the earliest record of the regatta dates back to the 13th century, it wasn’t until 1899, when Count Filippo Grimani, the Mayor of Venice at the time, gave the event the title of Regata Storica, meaning “the Historical Regatta.” Today, the regatta is particularly well-known for the spectacular water pageant that precedes the race. Venice's glorious past is reenacted through scores of 16th century-style boats carrying the Doge, the Doge's wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. Each year, a mixed group from the University’s rowing team are invited to represent the University of Warwick at the International Universities race. 2018 saw our most successful year in seven years where we placed 2nd. Click on the article below to read the Rowing Club's blog about the event.