Hiding out from the pouring rain in Amalfi, I watched the Regata Storica delle Repubbliche Marinare on a TV in the crowded Gran Caffè yesterday afternoon. Pisa started out strong and stayed in the lead to win the race. Although word on the street wasn’t the best for the Amalfi team, my boyfriend said that Pisa waters are lucky for Amalfi. It’s true! They ran a good race in second the entire time, and stayed there with a photo finish with Genoa who took third. Rather unexpectedly, the Venice team, who usually win each year, came in last. I’m not sure if the Amalfitans in the bar were more excited that Amalfi came second or Venice came last. I am happy for the Amalfi team to get second! Great work guys!! Go Amalfi!!