Rowing Teams

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Ardenza Rowing Team

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The Sezione Nautica dell’Ardenza (now part of the Livorno Sud team) is one of Livorno's oldest rowing clubs. The club won its last ten-man Palio Marinaro in 1983 and the four-man Palio in 2004. It has also achieved victories in the Coppa Barontini, and the Coppa Risiatori.

Benci Centro Rowing Team (Ovo Sodo)

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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.

Fabbricotti Rowing Team

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The Fabbricotti rowing club (now part of the San Jacopo-Fabbricotti team) participated in the minor Palio races from 1954 under the name of Rione del Fanale. After a long break the team made a comeback in 1973. Today’s Sezione Nautica Fabbricotti was founded in 1978 when the four-man boat came first in the Palio Marinaro and was promoted to the 10-man race for the first time ever.

Magenta Rowing Team

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The Magenta rowing team first took part in the Palio Marinaro in 1954 with the Origine team in four-men boats. It was later renamed Magenta -Origine and has obtained several good placings.

Montenero Rowing Team

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In 1951 Montenero participated in the organisation of the Palio Marinaro, contributing to the expenses and providing some of its own young rowers for those districts who needed them.
In 1973 Montenero formed its own team, and in 1979 the Sezione Nautica Montenero was established.