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 ...




On June 13th, 2015, The Royal Sport Nautique & the Vesper Club came together for a day of racing and an All American, “AllTogether” BBQ to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of both Clubs. The event was attended by 100 guests with fourteen visitors from the Belgian contingency. The Belgians enjoyed […]

All Together Bar-B-Cue


Michelle Sechser (s) and Devery Karz (b) won the lightweight women's double at the 2015 National Selection Regatta I
April 25, 2015, Mercer County, New Jersey— At the 2015 USRowing National Selection Regatta I Vesper Boats showed success in first step towards the 2016 Rio Olympics. All seven Vesper boats which raced at the NSR made the A finals. • Men’s Pair: Yohann Rigogne and Tom Peszek finish 2nd […]

Vesper Athletes Successful at National Selection Regatta I