Year: 2022



Having received a friendly reminder from SN regarding a Vesper Boat that was breaking a rule,  I just want to remind everyone to be aware of all SN Safety Rules and make sure you are following them.

Due to the absence of the Safety Curtain/Cables, and until its return, remember these three changes:

1) All boats must be on the paddle at the end of the Statue Garden Wall
2) Returning boats must be single file only once you reach Sedgeley
3) No youth boats may be below the Girard Ave Bridge without their perspective Coach

Vesper Captain

4 Oar Rule Lifted

Effective Today Wednesday, April 13th, the Four Oar Rule is lifted.

The weather is great this week and the water temperature is almost 54 degrees; let's hope this holds and that Spring is finally here!

See you on the water!


Finals at the first National Selection Regatta of 2022

Yohann Rigogne
Yohann Rigogne - Vesper HP Team Head Coach

Finals at the first National Selection Regatta of 2022 for Vesper HP team

Gaby and Sophie battled in the F final and we saw Sophie take second place and Gaby third in that final.

Emma had a good last race and claimed the second spot in the E final.

Charly and Julia in a compact D final, took respectively 3rd and 5th in that race.

Cristina after a really intense effort, finished 3rd in the C final and Kate was able to secure the 5th spot. Shirley, also in the C final for the men, did a really strong sprint, again, and finished 4th.

Eva, in the lw1x B final, wasn't able to push the other girls around too much and finished 3rd in that race.

Solveig raced really well in the lw1x A final, finishing 4th. Promising result for the future.

Dominique, after one of the best racing plan in the semi finals of the regatta, created the show once again in the A final, by making moves early in the race and keeping his ground to the finish and taking the 3rd place of the race. The A final was only composed of Olympians and national team athletes and is for sure Dominique's best first step in elite rowing.

Overall a good and exciting selection regatta for Vesper HP group!




Dom 3rd

Shirley 16th


Solveig 4th

Eva 9th


Pretto 15th

Horvat 17th

Forman 21st

Lonchard 23rd

Tierney 26th

Pennoyer 32nd

Thomas 33rd

Go Tigers!

Coach Yohann Rigogne

4 Oar Rule

4 Oar Rule

Effective immediately - The 4 Oar Rule is back!

Mother Nature doesn’t want Spring to be here yet, and the the next few days are guaranteed to be below our threshold for safe rowing in singles.   While this is definitely very temporary, it is necessary.

Stay safe and hurry back Spring!!!

Vesper Captain

NSR 1 2022 Coach’s Update

Yohann Rigogne
Yohann Rigogne - Vesper HP Team Head Coach

Vesper HP group performed really well in the first couple rounds of the regatta. Thursday, everybody will go on the water to race their finals or the semi finals.

Gaby made it to the F final, Emma and Sophie to the E final.

Julia and Charly were sent to the D final after really competitive  repechages.

Shirley, Cristina and Kate were able to get a spot in the C final. They fought really hard on the rep and represented Vesper against really fast athletes.

Solveig and Eva will have their shot to make it to the A final in the Lw1x, tomorrow during the Semi Finals.

Dominique pulled a really strong race in the repêchage and finishing second, gave him a chance to compete against the other 11 fastest scullers in USA, to try to reach the A final Friday.

Go tiger!

Coach Johann Rigogne

4 Oar Rule, Dock Schedule

From the Captain - 4 Oar Rule, Dock Schedule


Effective Friday, March 18th, the Four Oar Rule will be lifted. While the water temperature is still in the mid to high 40’s, the air temperature for the next 3 weeks is sufficient to lift the rule.


Please check the Vesper website to see which club boats will be unavailable during high school practices and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Happy Spring Everyone!




Boat Rack Space

Rack Space at Vesper
In an effort to get organized for a great Spring Season and beyond;  I am asking for Member requests for the following:
1) You want to rent a boat rack and I have not contacted you within the last week regarding the wait list.
2) You currently have a boat at the club but wish to move. Examples: move from outside to inside or get on a Waiting List for the Singles bay.
Please email me at with your requests as soon as possible.
Sally Scott


Vesper Dock Reopening

Effective tomorrow, 2-7-22, the dock closure is canceled.

The ice is gone (but don’t be complacent about a random ice chunk) and the weather is less severe. However, the 4 oar rule remains in effect and remaining cautious is always a good thing!

And get this: Masters Practice is on for Tuesday morning!!!!  Have fun AND be safe!!


Vesper Dock Closed

The Vesper Dock is closed.   No rowing may be attempted due to ice.

The dock will remain closed until further notice.     Everyone cross their fingers for some warmer days soon!

All Together!