Date Added: 18 March 2016
Sétoise Royal Joust of the Framework in Sète (Mediterranean Sea) on the day of the Feast of St. Louis. Water jousting consists of two huge rowing boats with a raised ladder at one end. On the ladder sit four jousters dressed all in white. In the boats, there are ten rowers who then propell the boats towards each other. As the boats get close, one of the jouster's picks up their shield and jousting pole and tries to dislodge the other boat's jouster from their platform. A great applause greets a jouster falling into the canal. The boats past each other seven times and the winning crew is the one who unseats most opponents. In the boats alongside the rowers, there is an on-board band of pipers, oboist and drummers, who knock out a beat for the rowers to follow.
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