The French island of Groix, land of stern sculling

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    The French island of Groix, off the coast of Brittany, is ​​the land of stern sculling, a single-oar technique used for centuries by fishermen. Although traditional fishing has disappeared today, the island continues to keep the tradition alive by organising a world stern sculling championship each year. Islanders of all generations take part and competition is fierce. We went to check it out.

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