Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta

  • May 10, 2024 To May 11, 2024
  • sprint
  • Cooper River
  • Pennsauken, NJ (USA)
  • Hosted By: Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee
  • USRowing Registered (Self-Insured regatta)

Registration is now open.  We hope you can join us on the Cooper River May 10-11, 2024.

The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is celebrating 85 years of the finest collegiate rowing.


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While honoring the traditions of the past, we are also focusing on improving the future by providing the following features:

  • A quality sheltered, narrow, six-lane buoyed racecourse on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey. 
  • A festive experience that has become a Dad Vail regatta tradition. 
  • A tented facility provides complimentary lunches.  This allows for athletes to mingle with other teams on Friday and Saturday.
  • Prepare for upcoming conference & national championships.
  • Qualifier for the IRA for men
  • Qualifier for NCAA Sponsorship and Women’s Rowing Championship
  • Prepare for ACRA Club National Championship

BONUS:  We have secured the use of the Cooper River FREE of charge for participating teams to train from Sunday, 5/12/24, until Wednesday, 5/15/24, from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily following the Dad Vail Regatta. 

Events for all your crews:

  • Singles, Pairs, Fours, and Eights
  • Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman/Novice Events
  • Lightweight Fours and Eights
  • Para-sculling Events
  • Make every effort to ensure each crew entered will have at least two quality


  • Compete against both club and varsity programs, head to head, for great

cross-conference competition.

  • Welcomes hosting conference events within the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta.
  • Enjoy Athlete and Alumni Villages; festival atmosphere; food, music and


—     Televised coverage on NBC Sports on multiple occasions post-race.

—     Coaches, rowers and fans relive the action!


—     Your race will be archived individually and available on YouTube.



The Dad Vail Regatta is an open intercollegiate rowing championship for men and women teams not requiring a ranking or affiliation to participate. It is a rowing championship that encourages emerging programs to participate and experience an environment that provides an unequaled display of amenities and storied traditions endearing participants to the sport of rowing.


Providing the best rowing experience for coaches and rowers is the No. 1 priority of the Dad Vail Regatta and we know cost-savings is at the top of your agenda.

Contact John Leonard
Email [email protected]
Phone 610-789-9600 x 100
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors No
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion Yes
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x/Para (Non-Affiliates) $225.00
8+/4+/4x/2x/2- (Non-Affiliates) $475.00
Alumni $250.00
Corporate Challenge $1,000.00
Plus taxes if applicable