Racing Team News and Updates

Read the latest info about the Vesper Elites, summer senior program and summer junior program.

Vesper Rowing Club Reigns at Independence Day Regatta

On a sweltering summer day on the Schuylkill, the Vesper Rowing Club captured the Mariner Points Trophy Sunday at the Independence Day Regatta. Vesper won the women’s eight final en route to a dominant showing in the points race. The champions finished with 522.75 points; runner-up Penn A.C. had 291. Read the full article on [...]

2013 Under-23 World Championships

On June 27th, Vesper’s U23 lightweight women won every lightweight event at the 2013 U23 World Championship trials qualifying 7 athletes in 3 boat classes to compete at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria on July 24-28th. The lightweight women’s 4x of Kayla McNeil (Georgetown), Jenna Hebert (Penn), Nikki Bourassa (Columbia) and Jamie Roloff [...]

2012 USRowing National Championships

What were you thinking after your race? “It is a pure joy to be a National Champion. I am relishing the moment right now, really having fun with training and racing and great competition. I am glad I could win one of these for Vesper.” —Matthew Brown, 2012 USRowing National Champion M1x What were you [...]

Head of the Schuylkill

Scott Wisniewski writes: Truncated racing went well [at the Head of the Schuylkill] again this weekend. Vesper finished top 3 in nearly every event it competed in; finishing 1st and 2nd in the light women’s 1x (Bryn Crawford, Mary Jones), 2nd in the light men’s 1x (Dan Scholz), and 1st by a huge margin in [...]

Vesper Women Golden At the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta

11 Vesper members won HOCR Gold this weekend in Boston. Jenne Daley along with Penn AC boat-mate Jenn Goldsack led the Gold Rush with a win in the Champ 2x on Saturday. Sunday’s racing saw the Champ women’s 4+ of Grace Latz, Vicky Optiz, Sydney Axson, Nicole Ritchie and Sam McDonald (cox) winning their even [...]

Womens’ Quadruple Sculls Bronze at Pan Am Games

Long time Vesper Member and former silver medalist at the 2009 World Championships, Megan Walsh won 2 medals at this year’s Pan American Games in Mexico.  Meg capped off another great performance with boatmate and Penn AC member Catherine Reddick, in the W4x; having to again fight back into medal contention after being in fourth [...]

Womens’ Double Sculls Silver at Pan Am Games

Megan Walsh and Catherine Reddick won a Silver Medal this morning in Mexico! 6 boats covered the first 500-m in a pack; Cuba and Argentina leading followed in short order by the US and Canada, with Brazil, and Mexico about bow to stern down to the lead group. By the 1000-m mark both the US [...]

129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Another good year at Canadian Henley! The Vesper U23 Lightweight women performed exceptionally well. The 9 U23 lightweight girls tallied 14 medals; winning the U23 lightweight women’s 2x (we were also 3rd in that event), senior lightweight women’s 8+ and senior lt. women’s 4x (less than an hour and a half after winning the eight). [...]

U23 World Championships — “A” Final!

Thank you everyone for your support! Though this afternoon’s race wasn’t flawless, the girls raced courageously throughout the entirety of the regatta and it was a great accomplishment to finally make the “A” final. There is no shame in loosing to the former Junior World Champions as they crushed the former U23 World Best time [...]

Schuylkill Navy Regatta

Here, at home we, had the Schuylkill Navy Regatta. We had both the year rounds, the summer and junior rowers racing. In total we won 8 gold medals, with also a decent amount of 2nd and 3rd places. Not a bad start for the summer racing. Here is a list of the winners: W Int [...]

Hamburg FISA World Cup #2

We had a busy weekend with racing. We had Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg and Matt Bokermann rowing at the WC in Hamburg. Our trip to Hamburg was good. Even though the result was certainly not satisfying, we know that we already improved during the races here and we come back knowing that we have a lot of [...]

Summer Senior Racing Program

Vesper Boat Club will roll out it’s most ambitious summer racing program yet in 2012. As you may know, Vesper’s U23 Lightweight Program has qualified a boat to compete at the World Championships in every year since it was started in 2009; in 2011, our women’s lightweight double raced in the Grand Final–the first time [...]

Summer Junior Racing Program

Vesper has recommitted to developing the best junior program in the country with a focus on competitive success. We are committed to offering athletes the best resources to help junior athletes: • Advance their collegiate recruiting profile • Improve their technical skill • Pursue national team aspirations • enrich their lives by having a genuinely [...]