Boathouserow—Waves of Change
“In an excerpt from her new book, Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing, Dotty Brown, reveals what motivated these men, so hungry for gold.” “For more than 175 years, Boathouse Row has been a cradle of competition, a place where people develop a passion for […]

Boathouse Row: Waves of Change

Vesper in Monaco for the FISA Coastal Rowing World Championships
The Schuylkill Navy is proud to send 6 six rowers from Philadelphia to race at the Coastal Rowing World Championships as the US National Team. The Coastal Worlds—a FISA-sanctioned world championship—will be held in Monaco on October 22, 2016. The race is on open water in the Mediterranean off the […]

FISA Coastal Rowing World Championships

Tom Pezek, Yohann Rigogne, and Lou Lombardi will represent the United States at the 2016 FISA Rowing World Championships
Tom Peszek, Yohann Rigogne and Louis Lombardi recently have been selected into the USA National Team and will be competing in the M2+ event at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, starting August 21st, 2016 The M2+ is a self-funded event. Tax-deductible donations will go directly towards helping […]

The USA M2+ Needs Your Help Today

Mary Jones won the LW1x at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Please help support my effort to race at the 2016 FISA World Rowing Championships! They will be in Rotterdam, Netherlands, starting on August 21st. I will be competing in the Lightweight Women’s Single which is a self-funded event. Tax-deductible donations will go directly towards helping me cover the cost of […]

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2016 Olympic LW2X Katie Bertko and Devery Karz
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 ...

2014 Schuylkill Navy Athletes of the Year: Mary Jones (open female), Yohann Rignongne (open male), and Shannon Kaplan (masters female)
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