Benci Centro Rowing Team (Ovo Sodo)

The Benci Centro coloursThe Benci Centro colours

As far as the rowing competitions are concerned, the team continues to be given its familiar Ovo Sodo ('boiled egg') nickname by rowers and fans alike.

The Sezione Nautica Benci Centro rowing club has won the Coppa Barontini 4 times with the ten-man boat - in 1987, 1996, 2006 and 2007, the Coppa Risiatori 3 times with the ten-man boat – in 1986, 1992 and 2008, and the Palio Marinaro an astonishing 7 times with the ten man boat – in 1984/1987/1992/1995/ 1996/2006 and 2007. They were also the winners of the Palio in 2008.

The Ovo Sodo BoatThe Ovo Sodo BoatIn addition to the main rowing events, the Benci Centro club also organises an annual race in memory of Giancarlo Lubrani, one of the most important founders of the club. The race is called the Giancarlo Lubrani Memorial race.

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