TAPIA BOAT RACES

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Here is a nice snapshot of summer in Asturias…..The boat races of Tapia de Casariego on the west of Asturias.

The boat races has been held since 1965 to pay homage to the time before the arrival of the outboard engine when the fishermen of Tapia de Casariego would race each other back to port to get to the fish market first.

These heavy wooden boats are not easy to maneuver as you can see on the oarsman’s faces.

Beat that Oxford and Cambridge!! 🙂

You’ll find a lot of races like this in many of the fishing ports of west of Asturias. The race is held around the middle of August during the Interceltic Festival.

 

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