On Aug. 1st the La Spezia Gulf Rowing Race celebrated
its 90th anniversary. It takes place on the first Sunday
of August each year. La Spezia is located between Genoa
and Pisa towards the eastern end of the Ligurian Riviera.
The race is part of the Festival of the Sea. 13 crews repre-
senting as many neighboring towns and villages compete
over a distance of 2000 m, reaching three times the buoys
that mark the race course.
At top right of the stamp is the ensign of the event that
is awarded to the team of the winning village.