2017 is a special year for the Circolo Canottieri Palermo (Rowing Club of Palermo). The sports club, established in 1927 by members who had left the Canottieri Ruggero di Lauria, has just celebrated its 90th anniversary and has installed a new Honorary President in the person of Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele, a devotee of rowing, member and former competitor.
The mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, donated the ‘Tessera preziosa del mosaico Palermo’ to the club as an “acknowledgment of the commitment to sport and in witness of the spirit and values of the city throughout the world”. Moreover, the rowers of Palermo will have a new minibus at their disposal owing to the generosity of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro- Italia e Mediterraneo of Professor Emanuele.