This year is a special edition, because it is dedicated to the memory of Gian Antonio Romanini: “D’Inverno sul Po” founder.

Gian Antonio Romanini was a prestigious and well known man in the Italian rowing society, he was the president of the Esperia Rowing Club for many years and after that he was the president of the Italian Rowing Federation for 20 years, during the Abbagnale brothers’ Olympics successes.

The reason why Gian Antonio decided to organise the race was to upgrade and safeguard the river Po area, to create an important event for the entire city of Turin and to evaluate the sport of rowing. Seeing the race both national and international success he was definitely right!

He was a wise and charismatic man that strongly believed in the future and in the power of sports!

Thanks Gian Antonio!