2024 Summer Racing Program

Applications are now being taken for our Summer Racing Program. Collegiate and U23 athletes are provided the opportunity to train and race along with our year-round Racing Team, use D1 tier equipment and benefit form a science based holistic approach to training.




Club Notifications

- River Conditions: 4 Oar Rule is NOT in effect Β 

 

 


HOSR Story Hour - Vesper

 

For those that may have missed the HOSR story hour about Vesper it was recorded and is available on YouTube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbrXqvgUcJY&list=PLWC5p7ZXaGX6WxB0ESXK144YoXAtR8hxU

 

Committee 50 members Hilary Langer and Dotty Brown facilitated an evening with very special guests exploring how Vesper Boat Club won its international reputation and ways it has nurtured its athletes.

 

  • 1865-1910 – The Creation of the Vesper Culture - Dotty Brown
  • 1910-1950’s – John B. Kelly – Champion of America
  • 1950’s – Kell Ushers in a new era - JB Kelly and Daniel Boyne
  • 1960’s – The Sixties - The Tokyo 1964 Olympic Gold Medal Eight - Boyce Budd, Dietrich Rose and Stan Cwiklinski
  • 1960’s & 70’s – The Rise of Vesper’s International and Olympic Women - Anita DeFrantz, Sue Tuttle Hingley, Jinx Sacco, Sue Hooten
  • 1970 – 1998 – Vesper as an Elite Training Magnet – Dietrich Rose, John Strotbeck, Ed Gribbin
  • 1998 – 2023 – Vesper - A High Performance Training Center Michiel Bartman, Ed Gribbin, John Strotbeck
  • 2024 – Vesper – A Senior Development Training Center JB Kelly and Mike Orzolek, Melissa Hilton

 

See other past and upcoming stories from HOSR:Β  https://hosr.org/50-years-50-stories/

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Upcoming Schuylkill River Regattas

Please be aware of the upcoming events that may cause closures and traffic on the river.

 

May 16,17,18 - Stotesbury Cup Regatta

June 1 - Independence Dragon Boat Regatta

June 15 - Schuylkill Navy Regatta

June 29,30 July 1 - Independence Day Regatta

July 20 - Phila. Youth Regatta

September 14 - Bayada Regatta

October 12 - Navy Day Regatta

October 25,26,27 - Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

November 3 - Hidden River Chase

Monday

Vesper Racing Team: 6am

La Salle All: 6 - 8:30am

La Salle Women: 2-2:30pm

Friends Select: 4-6pm

Sacred Heart: 4:30-6:30pm

La Salle Men: 5-6:30pm

 

Tuesday

Boys Latin: 5-7am

Vesper Masters: 6-7:30am

Friends Select: 4-6pm

Sacred Heart: 4:30-6:30pm

 

Wednesday

Boys Latin: 5-7am

Vesper Racing Team: 6am

La Salle All: 6-8:30am

La Salle Women: 2-2:30pm

La Salle Men: 5-6:30pm

Thursday

Boys Latin: 5-7am

Vesper Masters: 6-7:30am

Friends Select: 4-6pm

Sacred Heart: 4:30-6:30pm

 

Friday

Boys Latin: 5-7am

Vesper Racing Team: 6am

La Salle All: 6 - 8:30am

La Salle Women: 2-2:30pm

Friends Select: 4-6pm

Sacred Heart: 4:30-6:30pm

La Salle Men: 5-6:30pm

 

Saturday

Vesper Racing Team: 6-8am

Vesper Masters: 7-8:30am

La Salle All: 7:40 - 9:30am

Friends Select: 9-10:30am

Sacred Heart: 10-12pm

Boys Latin: 10:30-12:30pm

 

Sunday

None Scheduled


2023 Vesper Annual Appeal Header

Help Vesper achieve our 2024 goals by contributing to our Annual Appeal!Β Β Your contributionsΒ directly support Vesper's racing team and high-priority boathouse improvements.Β Β The generosity of the rowing communityΒ has always been a driving force behind our success.Β Β We invite you to donate any amount toΒ make a difference in the future of our club!

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Membership

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 β€˜Vesper’ organizations public or private.