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* March 16, 2023: Vesper Hoodies now back in stock! Updated design for 2023! CLICK TO BUY

* November 17, 2022: 4 Oar Rule is in Effect

* April 18, 2022: COVID-19 Response Level 2: Click for Details on Vesper Clubhouse Requirements

HS Program Dock Schedule


Spring Break "Traffic" at the Club and on the water

Just a heads up that beginning next week (20th) through the 31st, three of the high school programs will be on Spring Break. This means they will be rowing during the day as well as their normal afternoon practices.

Next week is only Sacred Heart, but the week of the 27th through the 31st will be both FSS and GFS.

It should all be in iCrew.  Plan accordingly.


Monday through Friday

5:00am - 7:00am: Boy’s Latin except on Monday

3:30pm - 6:00pm:   GFS, FSS and SHA all will be rowing with the exception of Wednesday when only GFS will be rowing



7:30am - 9:30am:    Friends Select

9:00am - 11:00am:    GFS Phase One

10:00am - 12:00pm: Sacred Heart Academy

10:30am - 12:30pm:  Boys’ Latin

11:00am - 1:00pm:  GFS Phase Two


2023 Club Dues Payment

Please use the following link to pay your dues:

If you have failed to pay dues after 2/28/2023, your VizPin key will be deactivated and you will no longer be considered a member of the club.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Membership Chair @Vesper Membership


River Conditions


4 Oar Rule is IN EFFECT

Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, PA

  • Temperature: 52.7 ° F
  • Streamflow: 1950 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 6.30 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph

Doc Riggall Boat Christening

Vesper Boat Club hosted a christening of the 1964 boat, Donaratico on Sunday, December 12,2021. Approximately, 50 guests were in attendance including several Olympians.  The surviving bow section from the Donaratico Eight named after Vesper’s long-term President “Doc Riggall” is a very significant historical artifact. Considering the circumstances of its survival, we are fortunate and grateful to still have it; just as we are fortunate and grateful to still have Boyce Budd, Emory Clark, and Stan Cwiklinski join us fifty-eight years after they and their Vesper crewmates powered that great Donaratico Eight into the history books during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The bow section of the boat is now at home at the Vesper Boat Club.
Thanks to those who helped with the event, Nan Dormans, Alexis Franklin, Melissa Hilton, John Tiernay, Joe Henwood, Rick Stehlik, and Bonnie Mueller. 


Are you interested in becoming a member of the Vesper Boat Club? Vesper offers various membership categories for rowers, and non-rowers alike.

You'll also find forms and waivers in this section.

Masters Rowing

Vesper offers a competitive program, and coaching for our masters athletes who are looking to compete at local Philadelphia races, Diamond State Masters Regatta, USRowing Masters Nationals Championships, Head of the Charles Regatta, and Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

Vesper Boat Club has no affiliation with any other ‘Vesper’ organizations public or private.