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* February 29th: 2024 Dues Deadline Click HERE to pay


* February 24th: Annual Vesper Banquet & Members Meeting


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MJ & Elizabeth Win Silver


MJ & Elizabeth Win Silver
MJ & Elizabeth Win Silver

MJ Wilson and her rowing partner Elizabeth Martin won the silver medal in yesterday's lightweight double sculls at the 2023 Pan American Games!


Please join in congratulating them on their incredible accomplishment!!!


From Rowing News:

In the women’s lightweight double sculls, Elizabeth Martin (Lexington, Mass./ Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Riverside Boat Club) and Mary Wilson (Dover, Del./Duke University/Vesper Boat Club/Penn AC) placed second in the final to bring home the silver medal. After getting off the line in fifth position, Martin and Wilson held the lead through the middle of the race before Chile took the top spot with just under 500 meters to go. The U.S. reached the finish line in a 7:14.54, three seconds behind Chile. Argentina won bronze in a 7:15.27.

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River Conditions


4 Oar Rule IS in effect



Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, PA

  • Temperature: 57.02 ° F
  • Streamflow: 1310 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 6.14 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.