CC photo #182: Escort boat at the Joansøkusvimjingin 2011


A traditional Faroese rowing boat, design from way back in the viking days, used as on of the escort boats at the open water race “Jóansøkusvimjingin” across the firth of Tvøroyri back in 2011.


Our national sport is races in these rowing boats, arranged as a series of races at village festivals where they rack up points, with the big final being on our national day in the capitol of Tórshavn.


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