Dad Vail Regatta

  • Hosted By: Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee
  • 2016 Registered Regatta


              Phone (610) 789-9600 • Fax (610) 789-5757
      Web Site - • E-mail - [email protected]


                                                                                                                             November 1, 2013

Dear Collegiate Rowing Competitor:

This year represents the 76th DAD VAIL REGATTA. Known again this year as the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, sponsored by
Aberdeen Asset Management, our regatta will be held on May 9th and 10th, 2014 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.
Please accept our invitation to join as an Affiliate Member* of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, which is an OPEN Regatta.
The Affiliate Fee for the 2014 Regatta remains at $1500. As an Affiliate Member School you will be entitled to the following

  1. First four boats entered are free - This includes Singles, Pairs, Fours or Eights.     
  2. A reduced boat entry fee - If you enter more than four boats you pay only $300
    for each additional boat. Non-Affiliates pay $450 for each boat entered. The entry fee
    for the Single is $200 for both categories.
  3. Guaranteed entry to all events in the Regatta – As an Affiliate Member you need
    not worry; one entry in each event is guaranteed.

  (Please note that all entries must be received by the Deadline Date.)

         Non-Affiliates will be entered on a space available basis.

The following amenities are available for all participants:

  • Potential financial support to Henley Royal Regatta or Henley Women’s Regatta for selected successful crews
  • Feeding of the Athletes a complimentary lunch on both days of the regatta.
  • Alumni Site on the banks of the river - A great way to entertain and to assemble former rowers and friends of rowing. 
    Tent rentals are available.

The single remains as a regular event with medals and points.  It is also the only event where a rower can double up.  A rower
may participate in the single and one other event.

To accept our invitation to become an Affiliate Member School, please go to, click on the link for RegattaCentral
and remit the Affiliate Member School fee of $1500 to Regatta Central.  Please remit payment by December 16,

Whether you become an Affiliate Member School or not, you will enjoy all the amenities that we have in place to celebrate our
76th regatta.  Athletes and coaches will continue to enjoy the convenience of our launch area with our state of the art launch
docks.  Located below the race course, this area allows crews to practice on the river, and also makes launching before the race
and docking after the race very convenient.  Our beautiful awards dock will be exciting for all medal winners.

Regatta Central serves as Internet Agent for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta registration and all Dad Vail entries.  Please
register at Regatta Central and remit all payments to them.  REMEMBER THE AFFILIATE PAYMENT DATE IS December 16,

Please visit the Dad Vail web site at   We are all excited about the event this coming spring and hope that you
will attend.

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a USRowing registered Regatta.


John F. Leonard, Secretary, DVROC


 *To qualify as an Affiliate Member School, the sport of Rowing must be recognized by the Administration of that school as an Intercollegiate Sport or Recognized Club Sport.