Rabelos are a traditional Portuguese cargo boat developed for transporting people and goods such as port wine along the Douro River to Porto.
The Wikipedia tells me that
. It must be quite a sight. port wine companies continue to maintain a fleet of rabelos and race them each year on St John’s Day, June 24
My thanks to Dave Rowlands for spotting this one!
The Cavan Town Men’s Shed and Lough Erne Heritage
and recreated a famous race. Cots used to be a regular form of transport in the Lakeland area of County Fermanagh. have built a pair of traditional cots
My thanks to Malcolm Woods for the tip!
33 kilometers of this! How? I take my hat off to you, ladies and gentlemen of Friesland.
PS – there’s more
. Thirteen starts of ten boats each, apparently… here
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