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Vesper 2023 Elections


The Vesper Boat Club 2023 election process has begun.    Our elections happen in two steps, the first being the Call for Nominations whereby Members nominate fellow members (including themselves) for officer or director leadership positions.    The second step is the Election itself whereby those positions are filled.   Positions are formally seated for their one (officers) or two (director) year term at the Membership Meeting which typically coincides with the annual banquet (but not always).


Per our Bylaws, to vote in our elections you must be a Life Member or Full/VIP/Family Member for at least two years and in Good Standing.  Family Members are eligible for two (2) votes.


We are again using Election Buddy to facilitate our elections.    The Call for Nominations is now closed as of midnight Sunday January 15th.


We are currently contacting all eligible nominees to ask if they will serve if elected.  If they decline or cannot be reached prior to January 19th they will not be listed as a candidate in the Election.


We expect the Election to commence on or about January 20th.  Notification will be here and via the newsletter.


All Together!


Club Membership Notifications


* January 5, 2022: Call for Nominations open. Will close @ midnight January 15th.


* January 5, 2022: Club Dues are now owed for 2023.  Click to pay:


* Happy New Year to all Members and Friends!


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


* September 27, 2022: Lanie & Solveig win Silver @ 2022 Worlds!!!


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

2023 Club Dues Payment

Please use the following link to pay your dues no later than 2/28/2023.

If you have failed to pay by this date, 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


Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, PA

  • Temperature: 40.1 ° F
  • Streamflow: 5460 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 6.95 ft
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Lanie Tierney and Solveig Imsdahl win Silver @ 2022 World Championships

Solveig, Lanie and their coaches Michael & Michiel
Lanie & Solveig Rowing in Final

Vesper Elite and U23  Dock Schedules

Please be aware and of course courteous, of the following dock schedules when you plan your rowing. 

  • Monday -> Friday 6:30 am to 8:00 am: Vesper Elite Team
  • Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am shove: Vesper Elite Team

Note:  While you probably want to avoid the busy river during these times, please contact the Captain if you need help finding an alternate club boat to row.

Vesper Boats
Vesper Open 8

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.

High Performance Rowing

Vesper is recruiting aspiring National Team rowers to join us in Philadelphia. A High Performance extension of the Elite Team, these athletes—based on factors such as prior national team experience, test results, and race performance—may qualify for housing and racing expense support, and other benefits.

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.