Past Event: Alumni Sprints Regata

May 17th – All Day Event on the Schuylkill

Alumni Sprints Regata

Rowing in Philly

ALUMNI SPRINTS REGATTA (9:30 am – 2:45 pm)

and BOOK SIGNING (1-3 pm)

Schuylkill River, May 17th

Alumni Sprint Regatta Rules

+ Full details can be found at:

+ Distance: 1000 meters.

+ Men’s, women’s and mixed events in Open and Restricted Age categories.

+ Only same-affiliation school alumni crews may participate.

+ A boat’s age must AVERAGE at least the number in the restricted bracket: 40+, 50+ or 60+

+ All rowers are welcome, whether long-experienced or new to the sport. The Alumni Sprints does not require participants to have actually rowed for their alma maters.

Vesper Boat Club is hosting a book signing by our 1964 Gold Medal Olympian, Emory Clark, who will sign copies of his newly published book Olympic Odyssey. Emory trained at Vesper after graduating from Yale. The book signing is 1 pm till 3 pm. Free Admission. 10 Boathouse Row (215) 769-9615.

Intense physical and emotional exertion turned one man’s dream into reality. Clark brings his picaresque journey to life with intimate details, insightful commentary and humorous asides that come from a life-long love of competitive rowing and the perspective gained from reaching a pinnacle in the world of sports.

If you have any questions, please contact Dale Parenti at 215 219 7274 or