Just off of a silver-medal performance in the women’s double sculls at the 2017 FISA Rowing World Championships, Ellen Tomek has been named the 2017 USRowing female athlete of the year. “Tomek made history at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, [in September] by winning silver in the […]

Vesper's Ellen Tomek Named 2017 USRowing Athlete of the Year



Sarasota, FL — In a ripping tailwind, the USA M8+ with Yohann Rigogne in 2 seat, and Tom Peszek in 5 set finished behind the Germans, in a close and exciting final of the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships. Germany led the race, with little separation between 2nd and 6th […]

Vesper’s Tom Peszek and Yohann Rigogne Row to Silver


Sarasota, FL — Vesper’s Ellen Tomek and Meghan O’Leary, under guidance of coach Sarah Trowbridge, rowed to a 2nd place finish at the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships. The duo got out with the field, which stuck together without separation for the first 1000m As New Zealand slowly pushed out […]

Vesper’s Ellen Tomek and Meghan O’Leary Earn World Champs Silver


Sarasota, FL— Vesper Boat Club’s Michelle Sechser, paired with Potomac Boat Club rower and Philly native Emily Schmeig, rowed to a bronze medal finish at the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships, in Sarasota, FL. In the final of the lightweight womens’ double sculls, the USA duo sat back in 5th […]

Vesper’s Michelle Sechser Earns World Championships Bronze Medal



Five days of racing and the men’s points trophy hinged on the very last event of the 2017 USRowing Club National Championships Sunday. New York Athletic Club and Vesper Boat Club were dead even in total points as the last race of the week went to the line, leaving it […]

Down to the Wire Race Earns Vesper a Title Trifecta ...


BETHEL, Ohio — The 2017 USRowing Club National Championships came to a close on Sunday, July 16, as Vesper Boat Club hoisted the Colgan Cup, claiming the overall team points title for the sixth-consecutive year. Continue reading this article on the USRowing web site.

Clean Sweep for Vesper Boat Club at Club National Championships


Sarasota, FL — The Vesper Boat Club lightweight womens double of Katie Bertko and Devery Karz won the 2016 USRowing Olympic Trials. Rowing into a headwind, the duo completed the 2000m course 12 seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor. Most recently, Bertko earned a bronze medal at the 2015 […]

Vesper Lightweight Women’s Double to the 2016 Olympics



“The National Rowing Foundation announced the selection of two devoted patrons of rowing, and six crews comprising twenty-six athletes for induction to the prestigious National Rowing Hall of Fame. The crews of the boats being honored include exceptional men and women—heavyweight and lightweight—who undertook the daunting competitive challenges of international […]

Vesper Boat Club Members Inducted into the Rowing Hall of ...



Mary Jones, Yohann Rigongne, and Shannon Kaplan were recognized as the Open Female, Open Male, and Masters Female Schuylkill Navy 2014 Athletes of the Year. Shannon, one of the most exceptionally gifted athletes in our [the Philadelphia] community. A strong cyclist and multi-sport competitor, Shannon is a multi-time elite national […]

Three From Vesper Recognized by the Schuylkill Navy as Athletes ...



(Photo: USRowing) PRINCETON, N.J. — Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia has been named the 2014 USRowing Club of the year, the association announced Wednesday. Although Vesper is historically one of the most well known rowing organizations in the country, this is the first time Vesper has won the award. “This […]

Vesper Boat Club is the 2014 USRowing Club of The ...


2014 USA LW4x (Photo: Erik Dresser/Row2k)
The 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands will feature a few familiar faces from Vesper Boat Club. This is the largest contingent of rowers to have worn the V on their backs since the mid-80s. They will depart Philadelphia on August 15th to compete in the regatta from August […]

Vesper Boat Club Well Represented at 2014 World Championships


By Dorothy Brown ‘Old men.” “A curious crew.” “A crusty bunch of adults.” That’s what the press called the eight-man crew from Vesper Boat Club as they swept the national trials and, in a huge upset, headed for the Tokyo Olympics. The year was 1964… Read the entire article at […]

Vesper Crew, the Heroes of ’64