Vesper Crew, the Heroes of ’64


The eight-man crew from Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia wwept the national trials and, in a huge upset, headed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (Source: vesperboatclub.org)

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…

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