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

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

The reason for which 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 promote (and reevaluate) the sport of rowing. Based on the race’s both national and international success, he was definitely right!

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

Thanks Gian Antonio!